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Working from the Outside to the Inside: Good Printing Isn’t Worth a Dime Without Customers

It’s easy to fall into the trap of spending all your time working inside your business, but how are you working outside to get new customers and clients? LaTonna Roberson of Lady Print Boss breaks it down in this Shop Talk from the Impressions Expo in Fort Worth. Even if you are a one-person shop…

“We’ve always done it this way.” It isn’t real

New Monthly Column by Michelle Moxley! Michelle Moxley works as Director of Innovation for M&R. She graduated from The Art Institute of Washington with studies in graphic design and animation. She has worked in a variety of production settings in R&D, production art and fine art capacities. Michelle is one of the most innovative minds in our industry and…

How Do I Decorate a Shoe? Transfers as a Solution for Difficult Applications

You probably have a heat press in your shop that you use for decorating on performance fabrics that can’t handle a pass through the dryer, but did you know you can also use your heat press to decorate shoes, boots, slippers and other items? In this Shop Talk from Impressions Fort Worth, Josh Ellsworth of Stahls…

Gildan 3rd Quarter Financial Report

Gildan recently released their 3rd quarter financial report. My take-away for our industry is that they have record sales and substantial profits in activewear. They are not hurting from supply chain or inflation issues as one might have imagined. You can read the entire press release below. Gildan Press Release Gildan Activewear Reports Strong Results for…

Concepts and Concrete Steps to Fast Screenprint Set-Ups

It doesn’t really matter how fast your press goes if you take too long to set up jobs. If your press isn’t spinning, you aren’t making money. It’s as simple as that. At the Impressions Expo in Fort Worth, Danny Gruninger of Daybirds Printing talked with Rick about the tools and processes he uses to…

See You at Impressions Fort Worth!

Beginner or experienced, everyone can get a lot out of attending the Fort Worth Impressions Show. What’s all this about DTF? What is the latest in DTG? What’s latest in the packaging world? Meet your decorator peers and talk to your vendors in person. Lots of exhibitors, a free happy hour, and free Shop Talks with the industry’s best and…

Stop Making Bad Screens: Tips on Improving Your Screenmaking

You can’t make a good screen print with bad screens. We pulled some technical pros in for this discussion, Art Dobie from Chromaline, Bill Smith from Saati and Gerry Charde from KIWO join Rick for this Shop Talk session from Impressions Expo in Atlantic City, March 2022. We’ll be bringing more Shop Talk sessions to…

Everything I Wish I Knew Before I Started Screen Printing: Shop Talk with Dennis Tan

Dennis Tan of Ampersand Print Co. in Brooklyn, NY left a job on Wall Street to become a screen printer. Find out the many things he has learned as a screen printing business owner in this Shop Talk filmed at Impressions Expo  in Atlantic City, March 2022. We’ll be bringing more Shop Talk sessions to…

Utah Company Fined for Blatantly Lying about “Made in USA”

A Utah company specializing in right wing apparel was fined $211,000 for bogus (the government actually used the word “bogus”) claims about their shirts being made in the usa. They were fined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for ripping out Made in China labels from shirts and sewing Made in USA labels into the…

SAATI bought IKONICS (aka Chromaline)

SAATI has announced that they have bought most of the assets of Ikonics from Terawulf Inc. in a long anticipated sale, since apparently Terawulf just wanted to be publicly traded on the NASDAQ and had no interest in the Ikonics business. SAATI, based in Como, Italy and in the USA in SC bought Ikonics  (based…

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