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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…

Learn Why Transfers Are for Shops of Every Size

Transfers offer solutions for shops of all sizes- from home-based small businesses to multi auto print shops. Josh Ellsworth of Stahls Transfer Express, Stan Banks of T-Shirt Side Hustle and Jason Murphy of Sanmar talk in detail about how transfers and a heat press are valuable tools for shops of any and every size in…

Ways to Decorate Face Coverings

In our on-going series on masks, i.e. face coverings, we cover decoration. The varieties of ways to decorate masks and other face coverings, some of which then have different methods associated with them. transfers of a variety of types sublimation (also a form of transfer) embroidery pad print direct screenprint (with a variety of inks)…

How to Print Bandanas

  No doubt that printing loads of bandanas will be part of our “new normal”.  Here are some tips for success… 1) Iron or Steam Buy a commercial iron and/or steamer and treat every piece prior to printing to flatten wrinkles in the fabric.  It sounds like a lot of work, but it’s not as…

ThreadX 2020: Scottsdale, AZ

ThreadX 2020: Inspiring, Visionary, and Learning a Few Things The 2020 THREADX conference was the third annual. This year was sold out and it was an amazing opportunity to hear not only the best and brightest folks in our garment industry, but also have incredible folks from outside the industry. Everyone I spoke with had…

Curing Ink on Canvas

We received a panic inquiry from a supplier that we work closely with. They had a customer who claimed that they could not get their prints to cure on a canvas bag. We field many questions for our vendors, since printers love to blame the substrate for printing problems, so our vendors use us to…

WB/CAMP 2019: Michelle Moxley of M&R

Michelle Moxley, of M&R Companies, presents: Money-Ball Screen Printing Rigorous statistical analysis was used by the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball franchise to assemble a competitive team simply by taking a radical, yet sophisticated approach to analyzing players that traditional scouts had labeled as flawed. So, what does baseball have to do with screen printing? In…

WB/CAMP 2019: Danny Gruninger, of Denver Print House

Danny Gruninger, of Denver Print House, discusses the joys and headaches of water-based print production…

WB/CAMP: Water-Based Printing Summit 2019 Highlight Reel

WB/CAMP was an event like no other; great people, great fun, and so much to learn! We will soon start publishing a full series of talks and interviews, but for now, the highlights… WB/CAMP was made possible by a generous group of sponsors and participating companies… Bella+Canvas Douthitt GSF Green Galaxy Ink Kitchen M&R MHM…

Meet Beppe Quaglia, of Virus, at WB/CAMP

Are you going to WB/CAMP, Sep 19-20 in Sacramento, CA? I’ve already talked about why we’re excited for this first of it’s kind event, but here’s just one of many good reasons to attend WB/CAMP:  You will meet industry legend Beppe Quaglia, Founder of Virus Inks. Not only will Beppe talk about next-level water-based printing,…

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