meet the squeegees

Established August 2007, Ink Lounge teaches screen printing workshops for all ages and abilities. We have open studio hours where screen printers can schedule time to print their own projects. We host parties and events where you can customize the experience for just about any age. We screen print commercially for many types of projects and clients. We have a shop full of screen printing supplies for local artists. We continue to do commercial graphic design and our own art prints. We even run monthly First Friday Micro-Markets with local makers. Whew.

So when we talk about the versatility of screen printing – we truly mean it and continue to evolve the culture of our space as we expand what we can do with the process.

Every once in a bit people say some nice stuff about Ink Lounge.

Westword * 2017 Best Craft Classes

Born Footwear blog * 2015

Innovators Peak * 2015

Modern In Denver * Spring 2015 Fresh Prints

Uppercase Magazine * Printmaking Issue #25 2015

Creative Mornings * Denver Ink Experts

Westword * 2014 Artcrank

Confluence Denver * 2014


ManCraft has also gotten some nice love!

The Denver Post * 2014

The Denver Post * 2014

Westword * 2014 Best Holiday Craft Show

The Denver Post * 2013

Westword * 2012 Best Manly Holiday Craft Market


We're Supporters and Members of:

Denver Art Museum * website

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver * website

Denver Museum of Nature & Science * website

Denver Botanic Gardens * website

Denver Tool Library * website

AIGA Colorado * website

Art Directors Club of Denver * website

Icograda * website

Nicky Alden: Owner & Ink Charmer * email

Nicky's a graphic designer, illustrator, copywriter and screen printer who is curious about almost everything. Which is why she's really great at working with kids as she can relate to their always asking "why?" She also has a sweet side and loves doughnuts, cupcakes, puppies – and to offset the sweets, she makes some time for gardening and running  (3-5Ks, marathons - even a triathlon). Her pedigree includes Creative Director at Bonfils Blood Blood Center for 8 years and designing in the creative department at Chipotle. She's served as AIGA CO Vice-President and Partnership Director and has taught design classes at Metro State University in Denver.

Stu Alden: Owner & Creative Mechanic * email

Stu is an odd mix of things from graphic design to screen printer – mechanic, builder, violinist, traveler, studied music + math + elementary education + art + design and continues to teach workshops – yup chock full of a lot of random things. If you visit the studio you'll understand as along with art prints – he's crafted multi-purpose workbenches, stairs with shelves in the side, 2 washout booths and more. He's rebuilt a 1966 Plymouth, a 1965 Cushman scooter – and recently finished rebuilding his 1966 El Camino. He's also served as AIGA CO President, Education Director, Events Director and taught design at several of the local universities.

Squeegee: Studio Ambassador

Squeegee joined Ink Lounge June of 2016. Her sparkling personality is what got her in the door, but we admit her enthusiasm for working with kids is what ultimately got her the job. Currently she's here part-time and if you stop in, she'll most likely bark at you to let everyone know you're here...

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email: stu@inklounge.com  * Phone: (303) 321-7101 * Address: 29 S Fox Street, Denver, CO 80223