Selfie Mask Debut; The Milwaukee Mask Co. <br/> Makes News With Innovative Fabric Face Masks

The Milwaukee Mask Co. mission is to make face masks fun! These days, face coverings are an important tool to help prevent the risk of viral infection. The New England Journal of Medicine reported on a test that indicated that vapors ejected by a cough was equivalent to speech. Most masks aren’t very glamorous or comfortable, however necessary. This is why The Milwaukee Mask Co. wants to help our national community be safe, comfortable, and smile a little more with our unique face masks.

Our custom printed face coverings are designed to be comfortable and breathable for prolonged use. They are made with brushed 100% polyester so they can be machine washed for reuse. The face masks are made in the USA and come in three sizes with a wire nose bridge so that you can find the perfect fit from kids to adults.

What really makes Milwaukee masks stand out are the unique all-over printing. We use state-of-the-art printing technology to put just about any color, design, or pattern on a face mask. This means the possibilities are virtually endless! We offer 140+ pre-printed designs, or you can upload your own designs (or even your face!) and we will print them for you.

The Selfie Mask is More Than Fun, It’s Saving Lives

One of our new, popular masks is the Selfie Mask. Simply upload a quality portrait photo of yourself to our website. We will print the lower half of your face on the mask to match your upper half. It’s a ton of fun! Our Selfie Masks are gaining attention from the media. As seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Selfie Face Masks are a lot of fun, but they are also helping our medical community. A study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) indicates that lack of facial expression caused by masks may decrease perceived patient empathy and cause confusion, especially in elderly patients. Part of the aim of the Selfie Mask is to remove the negative effects of wearing masks in a medical setting and make interactions more personal.

Even though medical professionals must wear masks, having at least a portion of their face printed on a fabric face covering may help reduce these negative effects and improve patient experience. This is why The Milwaukee Mask Co. is donating a Selfie Mask to a medical professional for every mask sold. The more people purchase our masks, the more masks we will donate to nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers. #allinthistogether

What the Press is Saying

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — When asked about what’s new and exciting for FLS Banners, Owner Cain Goettelman has a sure answer: Selfie Face Masks.

The custom-made masks allow customers to upload a “Selfie” to the company’s website to create a personalized mask.

They’re donating a mask to a doctor or nurse for every “Selfie Mask” sold.

The personalized PPE isn’t all that’s new for FLS Banners since Local 5 last checked in with them in April: the banner company has created a new business centered around making masks.

“This is a great extension of who we are, but we wanted the masks to be different from our trade show advertising and banners and displays,” Goettelman explained.

The Milwaukee Mask Company is less than a month old, but the new name comes from FLS Banners’ past.

“The company was founded in 1972 as the Milwaukee Mask Company,” Goettelman told Local 5.

That version of The Milwaukee Mask Company made medical equipment before becoming FLS Banners.

“Being able to go back into our heritage and pull the name back out and make it relevant again was a lot of fun,” Goettelman said.

The new company is built on the belief that face masks are going to become a part of our new normal.

“We believe that face masks are going to be here to stay for a while and it’s really important that they become an extension of our person,” Goettelman said.

They’re hoping the fun designs help eliminate the stigma of wearing a mask.

“There’s more than 130 designs currently available and we’re adding more every week,” Goettelman said.

FLS Banners is also contributing to the “new normal:” they’re making signs and banners for area businesses.

“As businesses start to open, we now have a product that is designed to help people understand what are the requirements when you come into the business,” Goettelman said.

He told Local 5 that things have changed a lot for the company since they started making masks.

“Our initial initiative in making masks was helping the Door County community,” he said. “There was a shortage of them.”

Now, Gottelman is hoping to help our area and beyond settle into a new reality.

“We believe The Milwaukee Mask Company has a long way to grow,” he said.

Wearing a Mask is Now a Lot More Fun

You can follow CDC guidelines and have fun doing it! Create your own custom mask from The Milwaukee Mask Co. and show off your creativity!

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