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About Us

 

1525 is your Partner for Creative Promotional Solutions.

1525 is a turn-key operation providing everything from logo design, to business cards, to screen printed t-shirts, to high end crystal awards.  

Most of you will already have a logo.  In that case, it will be our job to maintain its integrity regardless of process.  We understand that graphic requirements for the internet, versus paper printing, versus embroidery are different.  Our hands on knowledge with a myriad of processes makes us uniquely qualified to execute your requirements in a manner that honors your brand.

Whether outfitting the senior staff members of your corporation, an entire soccer league, or coming up with a nice give-away item for a trade show, our ability to find the perfect solution–and within budget–makes us a valuable business partner.  We are very diligent in our effort to keep up with the newest processes and products.

Ultimately, we want happy customers!

 

Square Logo RGB 140x140Why 1525?  What Does It Mean?

Simple answer!  Karin is number 15, and Bill is number 25.  Their jersey numbers have always been significant so it seemed like a logical choice!

Meet the Team

Bill and Karin Conrad have been involved in the Screen Printing, Embroidery, and Promotional Products industry since 1985. They met in 1981, in the training room at Santa Clara University. Bill was on the baseball team, and Karin was on the volleyball team.

One could say that combining Bill’s fine arts major with Karin’s marketing major was a marriage of convenience. Between the two of them, the production and business aspects of starting a company were covered.

Their first company began in a garage and within 5 years occupied 20,000 square feet and employed 34 people. It grew from word of mouth based on the ability to produce a quality product, on time – yes, rocket science!

A full service screen printing facility, the company offered logo design and artwork generation as well as very high quality screen printing on apparel and accessory products.

Their second company featured the same services as the first, and added embroidery as an in-house process. In addition, they also began to sell promotional products. The company was truly a single source solution for corporate customers, schools and clubs, and athletic programs.

In 2008, Bill and Karin went in search of adventure and made the move to Portland, Oregon! After some discussion, they decided it was time to begin a new company. It seemed a shame not to capitalize on the years of experience and industry knowledge that had been accumulated.

1525 differs from prior companies in that all of the production is outsourced. This creates the ability to pick the vendors that best meet your needs. The hands on knowledge from running production facilities in the past is extremely useful as we work with different manufacturers on your projects.

 

Karin Conrad

Karin Conrad

Head Honcho

Bill Conrad

Bill Conrad

Other Head Honcho

 
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