Our Services



For over a decade, Boundary Waters has been providing the leading screen printing service to the local community. Screen printing is a technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto apparel and accessories like shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, and so on. Our modern equipment allows us to print six crisp, vibrant colors in a single design. Bulk or single-item orders are available.



Our embroidery artists are experts at decorating clothing with patterns or pictures sewn directly onto the material. Customized names, custom designs, logos, patches, and just about anything else can be embroidered. We can even attach Velcro to your embroidery work for easy placement and removal!

Leather Patches


Custom-made leather patches can be applied to all garment types. These stylish patches have exploded in popularity for hats, name tags, and accents for aprons or tote bags. Our laser engraving technology can add a unique two-color appearance to your patches.

Custom Artwork


Boundary Waters owner Michael Karns has been creating custom artwork for over 35 years. He graduated with an art degree from the University of Osh Kosh and moved to California for better business opportunities—well, that and the surfing! Michael can create custom artwork as part of an in-house job or for any media you may need.

If you enjoy our shirts, you may also like to add on with our other services…

Business Cards

Having a professional business card is critical. They’re more than just a way to easily hand out your contact information to potential clients—a business card is often your first impression. Bring your own design or let us take care of it for you. One or two sided printing is available.

Custom Stickers

Need stickers with vivid, won’t-fade coloring and tough adhesive? Whether you need just a handful or you want to save and order in bulk, our high-quality stickers are custom printed and cut to your exact specifications.

Banners/Event Tents/Pull-up Signs

Get noticed with affordable, high quality outdoor advertising media. Call us today to discuss great pricing for tough-yet-gorgeous custom banners, tents, car magnets, window clings, and more.

Or come visit us at:

907 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Award-winning screen printing works
  • Embroidered names & art on a variety of garment types
  • Unique two-color laser printed leather patches
  • Outdoor advertising media like banners, tents, and car magnets
  • Pictures of around the shop & our friendly team

We’re so proud of the work we’ve done for countless businesses and organizations in this wonderful community! You’re invited to peruse our gallery, which is just a small sample of what we’ve achieved since opening our doors back in 2011.

Our Team

Boundary Waters is a family owned and operated business. Artist Michael Karns and his wife Lisa, his children Trevor and Heather, and his two friends Duggan and Josh… but we all know that the friendly family dogs Bear, Dexter, and Max are the ones really running the show here!

Michael Karns


Michael Karns graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Michael is known for his award-winning work, easygoing personality, and dedication to quality.

Lisa Karns


In addition to her impeccably amazing managing skills, Lisa is the resident Jack-of-all-trades. Our projects are a success thanks to her dedication to both customer service and keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Trevor Karns


Trevor joined the Boundary Waters team just a year after its inception when Michael needed the extra help. Since then, the father-and-son team have been working together. Trevor’s precision while printing has ensured that the quality of each print be no less than perfect.

Bleu Karns


Bleu, Michael’s daughter, shares her father’s artistic eye—this is readily apparent in her excellent embroidery work. Her attention to detail will always ensure that you have the best looking product possible!


Screen Printer

Duggan is nothing short of a master at screen printing. You’ll usually find him manning the equipment in the shop, checking to make sure everything is perfect. He is also a talented laser printer for our popular leather patches.


Screen Printer

Josh is the latest addition to the Boundary Waters team, but his dedication to quality makes it seem like he’s been here from the beginning. You’ll find him doing an amazing job at screenprinting!



Maggie is the key to making sure Boundary Waters stays in tip-top shape thanks to her bookkeeping skills. Her attention to detail makes her by far the best bookkeeper around and we couldn’t run the shop without her!

The Dogs


When you visit, you’re sure to meet at least one of the real bosses at Boundary Waters: Bear (left), Dexter (middle), or Max (right) are all lovely, friendly dogs—give them a pat on the head!

Find apparel that best fits your vision – view our supplier’s clothing catalogues below


Award winning techniques

  • First Place 2017 Impressions Award - Manual Textile Screenprinting
  • Third Place 2018 Impressions Award - Manual Textile Screenprinting
  • Second Place 2019 Impressions Award - Manual Textile Screenprinting
  • Second Place 2019 Impressions Award - Artists Award

Watch our commercial full of happy customers!

We’re proud to be a contributing part of the Redding community. However, our happy customers span from all over the globe.

Take a look at our commercial, which showcases our customers sporting our gear.

Come visit us

and let's meet!

907 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM