Metro Screen was founded in 1971 by Dwight and Billie Ballard in Gastonia, North Carolina. The Ballards ran a very successful screen printing operation until their retirement in 2000. At that time, Brent and Susan Brewer purchased Metro Screen. To stay current with new technology they added digital capabilities in 2008. After 11 years, Brent made the decision to pursue a new career. Frank and Angela Kemp purchased Metro Screen in 2011 and changed the name to Metro Print to reflect a multi-directional company. In 2013, Metro Print acquired Bel Graphics in Mt Holly, NC, and consolidated both businesses at the Mt Holly location. Another paradigm shift occurred in 2014 with the acquisition of automated screen printing equipment for apparel. This quickly became the fastest growing segment of their business. Currently Metro Print serves as a full line printing company with varied product lines such as banners, yard signs, magnets, embroidery, decals and screen printed apparel.