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Prices Will Be Rising, SanMar Leads the Way on Transparency as to Why

As more people get vaccinated and begin to get back to more interactive daily routines, the effects of Covid-19 continue to rest a heavy hand on our industry. The global pandemic has disrupted global supply chains in a way no one has experienced before and we can’t realistically expect everything to bounce back to what it…

Former Alphabroder CEO Hullinger Joins Bella + Canvas as COO

Norm Hullinger, the former CEO of garment distributor Alphabroder, has joined BELLA+CANVAS as their Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his 9 years serving as CEO of Alphabroder, Hullinger was the company’s COO. Dan Pantano, the former president of Alphabroder, will step into the CEO role there. A BELLA+CANVAS press release notes that recent global expansion…

More Sustainable Packaging, More Sales

We have a guest post today about the benefits of using more sustainable packaging for your online retail orders written by friend of the Ink Kitchen, Brandon Lennart of Inferno Screen Printing in New Orleans. Hello fellow decorators. I spent a few months thinking on how to approach this article and in the meantime I have learned…

Don’t Miss Impressions Connect 2021!

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past ten months, it’s that we have to adapt to survive. And that’s why we’re kicking off the year by presenting our Shop Talk series at Impressions Connect, a virtual venue to connect with vendors, services and educational opportunities running from January 25th to 29th. You can register…

IK Interview Series: Colette Wilhelm of Contract Impressions

IK recently interviewed Colette Wilhelm, owner of Contract Impressions in Cape Coral, Florida. What is your current job title and what do you primarily do as your work? Owner – quotes, artwork and client interactions. What is your history in the industry? In 2014 I adopted a baby girl. I bought a vinyl printer and…

What’s New in Shopify Now

Shopify held its first-ever livestream, Reunite, to announce new and upcoming features on the ecommerce platform. They had a lot to offer to retailers looking to get online quickly and competently. With half of retail stores in the US shut down in late April, the economic repercussions of Covid-19 have been severe and many businesses…

IK Interview: Joe Sudrovic of Gorilla Joe Printing

This week we interviewed Joe Sudrovic, owner of Gorilla Joe Printing in Youngstown, OH. IK: How long have you been involved with printing and/or garments and how long since you have been “in” the industry? JS: Since high school. I’ve been “in” the industry, printing semi ok garments at first, since 2011. IK: How did you…

IK Interview: LT Magnotto of JakPrints, Seps.ink

We’re kicking off a series of interviews with people all across the garment decoration industry. Our first interviewee is LT Magnotto, a man of many talents. In addition to his work at JakPrints and his company Seps.Ink, he is also a founder of Guardian Cold Brew . I think that delicious coffee (you can order beans…

Live Graphic-Apparel Design Webinars on April 22, 24 and 29

Don’t miss the upcoming PolyOne Specialty Ink webinar series “Understanding Graphic-Apparel Design,” featuring Ink Kitchen’s own Tom Davenport, KC Hruby and Ink Kitchen BFF LT Magnotto of JakPrints and Seps.ink  Learn more about the craft and science of graphic-apparel design, from concept to final product, from some of the best in the business.  The webinars will be…

Press On Episode 2: Slowing Down, Moving Forward

This week in Episode 2 of Press On, we talked to printers all over the country to find out how shops are dealing with shut downs, slow downs and employee furloughs. They shared their frustrations and their advice. Financial relief in the form of SBA loans and grants was another major topic of the past…

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