The Shop

Arm Factory was first established in the summer of 2006 at the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook, Maine a restored textile mill now housing a myriad of creative services and manufacturing. Our team of artists pooled their resources to create the foundation of what is today a quickly growing print shop and artist’s community. Today we are based in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, Maine at 200 Anderson St., an exciting hub of progressive local businesses in a creatively & culturally emerging area of the city.

 

We specialize in hand screen printed media and design with a sustainable flair. Our shop uses soy based chemicals, recycled papers and organic cotton (when requested) and we use environmentally friendly water based or non-pvc and phthalate free inks.

 

Products we use include:

One Stroke Inks– Family owned & manufactured in Kentucky. Their inks include pvc-free & non-phthalate, soy oil based options.

Franmar Chemical– For 30 years developing natural, safe, and effective products for workers so they don’t have to work around toxic chemicals, their lungs and hands can remain healthy, and their disposal of the end product/waste is much easier on the environment.

French Paper Company– A sixth generation, family-owned, American company established in 1871. Hydroelectric generators installed on-site in 1922 have saved over one million barrels of fossil fuel to date. French was an early pioneer of recycled, 100% post-consumer and other environmentally friendly sheets.

Royal Apparel– Produces 95% of their inventory in the U.S.A. Royal Organic line is fabricated from 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC cotton grown from non-genetically altered seeds and is nourished without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.