The BBT crew proudly representing your excellent apparel standing in front of the wall of example and sample works.

Who We Are

Brown Box Tees is a creative design and screen printing company. We have produced 17,000 towels for the Minnesota Timberwolves home opener all the way down to 12 unique shirts for the local softball team. If it can be screen printed; we can do it!

Brown Box Tees evolved from AK Performance Graphics to focus solely on making high quality screen printing.

Mission Statement/Promise:  We screen print to bring our creativity to you. We are more than ink on a shirt; we are designers producing quality products with quality customer service.

“Be Inspired and inspire someone daily”

Why choose Brown Box Tees?

Fresh & Clean Designs

With over 15 years of design experience we pride ourselves with the ability to create unique, personalized and trending artwork. Our focus is on making you, the customer happy. We won’t be content until you are.

Low Cost

We keep our overhead low so that we can pass that savings on to our clients. Our prices are very competitive and we always check around for the cheapest prices on garments and materials so you know you are getting the best prices possible.

Relationship Focused

We know what it is like to work with a large company and how that can make you feel like a number and not a human. That is not us. Yes we are small, but that allows us to focus on quality, not quantity. We pride ourselves on building strong business relationships with our clients. We love humans and really enjoy connecting with you and seeing your face light up when you see your shirts for the first time. It is such a great feeling knowing you can bring a little joy and happiness to someone. Isn’t that what life is all about anyways? We sure think so!

Such great quality. Reliable and creative. Mikey was the best to deal with. We will use and recommend Brown Box Tees to everyone we know

Nicole Bella


Brown Box Tees is like, probably the one of the better things in life. Just slightly trailing behind pizza and the dissipating scent of a loved one.

Levi Dambroten

Owner of Brown Box Tees, Mikey Fornicoia

Mikey Fornicoia, Owner of Brown Box Tees

Mikey has been in the creative business for over 15 years. He has been a graphic designer, web designer and spent many years in Hollywood as a film and television editor. He worked on The Shield, Burn Notice, and Sons Of Anarchy to name a few of his editing jobs.

Mikey worked with AK Performance Graphics for many years creating and producing screen printing. In 2014, the owner of AK Performance Graphics asked Mikey if he wanted to buy the screen printing portion of the company. The opportunity to take his creative talents to his own screen printing company was something he jumped at.

Mikey created Brown Box Tees and AK Performance Graphics became Blackfire Creative. The two companies still reside in the same location, creatively fueling one another while being able to focus on their speciality and each client.

He has the desire to “break the box” in the screen printing business and deliver unique and high quality products.