Meet Tony ‘Turks’ Bourke
Founder and owner of Turks Tees
Birth of an idea
Turks Tees was born in May 2019, the realisation of a lifelong interest in screen printing ‘Punk and Psychedelic’ inspired designs from the Sixties and Seventies.
Utilising homemade equipment, I began printing small quantities of high quality T-Shirts for friends on my Dining Room table. Despite expanding into a garage studio in my garden, I still print using simple ‘low-tech’ methods.
Everything done by hand
All aspects of the print, including the design, the creation of an Acetate image, coating and exposing screens and printing and packaging are executed by myself. This ensures a consistent quality of T-Shirts and allows me to bond with my customers, which has resulted in me making many new friends.
I am able to print anything from a ‘unique’ one off design to large quantity production runs.
All my T-Shirts are printed on Gildan or Continental 100% Cotton T-Shirts using Eco-Friendly water based inks.