Enemy Ink began July 2001, with a single station screen printing press purchased on Ebay with the goal to provide band merchandise for ‘Spitvalves’, an Orlando Ska-Punk band fronted and managed by Enemy owners Charlie Bender and Brad Palkevich. Soon the word got out and Enemy found itself printing kick ass merchandise for local and national underground artists.
Rapidly Enemy grew in size and scope, from a small shop with a single manual press to a successful DIY ethos driven print shop running multiple automatic presses capable of producing thousands of printed pieces per hour.
Enemy continues to be artist driven. Palkevich and Bender now perform in Orlando punk band The Attack. As part of the arts community Enemy provides all kinds of superior printed products at amazing prices. Enemy also sponsors and participates in many arts driven events such as battle of the bands events, art shows, tattoo conventions, and lecture series.