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Talking Community with The Shirt Show

A couple of years ago two screen print shop owners, Andy Rudman of Shirt Kong and Dylan Gilligan of Upstate Merch, decided to open their weekly conversations to the community at large and created The Shirt Show podcast. In this Shop Talk Rick talks with Andy and Dylan about what’s happening in the screen printing…

Dov Charney Talks Garment Trends

Dov Charney, the man who brought us the original, iconic American Apparel brand, tells us what he sees coming next in garment trends in this Shop Talk from Impressions Expo in Long Beach. Get rid of those flimsy tri-blends. According to Dov, heavy-weight cotton in a wider cut, that’s to say “schleppy”, is going to be…

Creating Effective Videos for Marketing on Social Media

Learn how to use your cell phone to create powerful marketing content that will grab people’s attention. You don’t need to be a pro or buy fancy equipment. Your phone will do just fine. Don’t know what kind of content to create? Experts Sergio Ramirez of Video Marketing Beast and Stan Banks of T-Shirt Side…

Easy Fixes for Common Screen Making Mistakes

If your screens aren’t right, your screen prints won’t be right. Sounds simple enough, but it’s only easy to fix if you know what to do. We kicked off the 2022 Shop Talk series at the Impressions Expo in Long Beach talking about common screen making mistakes and how to fix them with Kevin Kauth…

Shop Talk Highlights at Impressions Expo Long Beach

It was great to be back in Long Beach doing Shop Talks at the Impressions Expo. If you couldn’t make it, or even if you were there, take a look at our video of expo highlights. Full video edits will be rolling out soon.  

Impressions Expo Long Beach Shop Talk Schedule

The show is going on and so are we! Like everything else these days, the schedule is subject to last minute changes, but if you want to see what we’re intending to bring you at Long Beach Shop Talk this week, see the schedule below. Impression Expo 2022 Shop Talk Schedule Friday, January 21, 2022: 11:00…

Printshop Workflows

Do you find creating efficient workflows in your shop a challenge? You’re not alone! In this Shop Talk recorded at the Impressions show in Fort Worth, Rick sat down with Ryan Graves, VP of Operations at Printed Threads, to discuss all things workflow, including the advantages and drawbacks of custom vs off the shelf shop…

Submit a Nomination for Impressions Community Service Awards!

No one can deny that we have all been through a couple of very challenging years that reinforced how much we rely on one another. Impressions is recognizing the spirit of giving to community with the inaugural Impressions Community Service Awards, to be presented at Impressions Expo in Long Beach in late January. If you…

Sustainability in Your Shop is a Process

Sustainability is more than a corporate buzzword. At least it should be. Corporations may have big budgets for dedicated CSR (corporate social responsibility) programs and cool infographics, but even without a big budget, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce waste, recycle resources and make your shop a more sustainable enterprise. Rick…

Automation Is for Shops of Every Size

In this Shop Talk video Ed Levy of Hirsch Solutions talks with Rick about automating embroidery and other decorating processes for shops of all sizes. Automation used to be too expensive for smaller operations, but now it has become accessible to all. Rick shares how it went when Mirror Image integrated embroidery automation and Ed…

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