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AC Highlights and Impressions Forth Worth Coming Right Up!

Seems like just last week that we were at Impressions Atlantic City! (It was two weeks ago.) And now it’s time for Impressions Fort Worth, running from Friday, Sept. 10 to Sunday, Sept 12. Make sure to register for the launch party of MADE Laboratory, a new venture by our own Tom Davenport and Brett Bowden, happening on Friday night right after the show. There will be a keynote speech by Aaron Draplin, live music, food trucks and a good time to be had by all.

The Impressions show in Atlantic City was the first time back on the show floor in a long time for a lot of us, exhibitors and attendees alike. Overall, I’d say the show was smaller than in the past but mighty nonetheless. Our Shop Talk booth was hopping with lots of informative and interactive talks,  live poster printing and a happy hour and band the first night of the show. It felt great to see old friends, meet new ones and reaffirm our enthusiasm for the work we do in our shops every day.

Rk$tdy brought great vibes and sound with their mix of ska, reggae and jazz.
Brian Potash of Devilfish Fink not only printed live posters at the Shop Talk booth, he also stepped in for a tune with the band. As they say, talk to a printer and you’ll probably find they’re a musician, too.
Brian and Kaley of Devilfish Ink printed the AC colorway version of the poster designed by Aaron Draplin, to benefit Surfrider Foundation.
No drying racks? No problem!
Lots of attendees interested in Ed Levy of Hirsch Solutions’ talk about automating embroidery processes.
Great panel discussion about running a business of any size, with Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants, our own Rick Roth, Stan Banks of T-Shirt Side Hustle and Dennis Tan of Ampersand Print Co. Turns out bigger can just mean more headaches.
Lots of interest in learning about the advantages and challenges of running a shop, no matter the size.


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