We had the good fortune of connecting with Brenda & Gabriel Rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brenda & Gabriel, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Honestly, we started Con Safos Print Co. because we weren’t getting what we wanted out of other printers. We would try to have shirts printed for events and our tattoo shop. The quality was always terrible, or we would get over priced. That on top of not wanting to work for minimum wage for someone else while not being able to be with our kids. It was a tough spot. We figured if you wanted something done right, right?
So we started printing out of our dining room with some cheap speedball screens. A few shirts, and some bandanas. That was 2017.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
People tend to forget that art is what makes the world a beautiful place. Trying to create art though, is probably one of the hardest things to do. We’re always so hard on ourselves. We just need to learn to take it easy, and create every day. And that’s what makes you a good artist.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If you ever visit Laredo, Texas stop by our shop Por Vida Tattoos. We also have a lot of amazing food spots. La Inda packing co. Not only has an amazing assortment of spices, but an awesome restaurant as well. We can get drinks and watch live music at Cultura Beer Garden, or Coffee at Gloria’s coffee bar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Thank you to everyone who keeps us going. Our friends and family are our number one fans.