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I met with “Man-u-iLL” at his Graphic Printing Studio on Main Street in Danbury. From the outside looking in you’d think it was just a T-Shirt, Sign, and Graphic Design Shop. You’d never know there was a complete studio in back or that they offer website design, commercials, voice overs and everything related music and mixing. iLL Ink was started by Josh, aka Man-u-iLL a hip hop artist because he needed something that could channel his creativeness while paying the bills.
ill Ink started on August 17th of 2011, and with Man-u-iLL’s strong following in the hip hop world his shop as really taken off. As his tagline explains we’re “Taking the Market off the Corner, and Cornering the Market.” He has a soft spot for emerging artists, and offers every service that a business or artist needs to promote themselves in the Danbury Area and beyond. He is esteemed by his followers for making such a big power move, and opening up his own business. Man-u-iLL works with many different local businesses in Danbury doing custom T-shirts, Signs and even car advertising.
What was the Hardest thing about opening up Ill Ink?
“There was definitely a learning curve when I first opened up,” explains Man-u-iLL. He talked about how he needed to channel his creativity into graphics for different businesses from Landscapers to Personal Trainers. iLL ink does everything including T-shirts, Business Cards, Signs, Banners, Websites.
He explains that juggling his hip hop career owning a business was very difficult in the beginning. He’s got a fully stocked recording studio back that’d he’d love to spend all day in, but he does more than just rap in this recording studio. He actually went to school for 12 months for music engineering, and is proficient in commercials, voice overs and music mixing.
If your customer was to choose between iLL iNK, and three other Graphic Printing Studios - why choose yours?
“People come to iLL iNK for a couple reasons,” explains Man-u-iLL. “First, we’ve got the best customer service, it’s like southern hospitality here – you get treated right. Second, people come to iLL iNK because I make things really easy for them, and half the time they don’t even know what they want. Choosing between silk screen or thermal transfer sounds like a hard choice to make, but I make things easily understandable. Lastly, people come to Ill Ink for the innovation. I’ve got a baby on the way, and need to pay the bills so I can’t hang in the studio every day. That built up creativity that’s been dormant really comes out in our products, and people love it,” says Man-u-iLL.
My interview with Man-u-iLL was a real eye opener. Driving by iLL iNK on Main Street in Danbury, you can tell it’s got some flavor, but stepping in back blew my mind. From the recording studio, to the intricate designs, to the music behind it all – iLL iNK is a hidden gem in Danbury.
Contact iLL iNK Graphic Printing Studio of Danbury
Address: 258 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Owner: Josh aka Man-u-iLL
Year Established: 2011
Phone: (203) 748-0711