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Fahrenheit AI Episode 3 AI TEXT!

Michelle Moxley Hruby with another dive into the AI world, this time with a focus on AI generated text, a look at current AI regulations, and a really freaky video featuring Arnold Schwarzeneggar as Whitney Houston. As per usual, plenty to think about, plenty to get excited about, plenty to strike fear in your real…

Sustainability: Imperatives and Opportunities

Rick sat down with Yoann Giorsetti, Managing Director of heat transfer vinyl manufacturer Siser North America, to discuss approaches to sustainability in manufacturing in the US and Europe and to share how we as business owners can influence our suppliers to pursue more sustainable practices. There are many ways decorators and suppliers can reduce their…

Fahrenheit AI Episode 2 Illusions.

Michelle Moxley Hruby has done it again, a great episode on AI in all it’s wonder, awesome potential and frightening potential.  You will have much to ponder as this episode on Illusion has some deep dives. Hats off, hands on, and giving AI the finger! Michelle Moxley Hruby ultimately lands on a creepy smiley face,…

How Employees with Disabilities Benefit Businesses & Solve Hiring Challenges

If you are struggling with hiring and employee retention issues in your business, you may be overlooking a valuable segment of the population, individuals with disabilities. Study after study shows that companies that hire people with disabilities have higher productivity, lower absenteeism, and better employee morale. Rick sat down with Jed Seifert of Stakes Manufacturing,…

No Trim, No Stop, All Color. Instant Color Embroidery: Coloreel

Rick sat down with Ed Levy, Director of Software Technology at  Hirsch Solutions  to talk about Coloreel, a revolutionary new technology that eliminates the need for thread inventory and color changes in embroidery. This saves time, money, and labor, and results in a smoother, cleaner back side of the garment. Coloreel works by instantly dyeing…

Not All Business is Good Business

Not every potential customer who comes calling is the right customer for your business. Knowing your niche it makes it easier to know which customers are a good fit. But how do you actually handle turning down work? In this Shop Talk from Impressions Expo Atlantic City, we gathered a panel of industry veterans who…

Garment Construction from Start to Finish

Screen printing is an art but it’s also science and chemistry. The more you understand about the fabrics you’re decorating and how they interact with different types of ink, the better your end results will be. There is so much terminology- ringspun, open end, carded, combed, singles, PDFs, garment dye, pigment dye and more! We…

The Coed Naked Truth: The Triumphs and Pitfalls of Owning a Small Business

Mark Lane, the CEO of Coed Sportswear, talks about the highs and lows of running Coed Naked, one of the hottest retail t-shirt brands of the 1990s, in this Shop Talk from the Impressions Expo in Atlantic City. He discusses how the company went from selling over 10 million shirts in 12,000 stores to nearly…

Analog Is Not Dead, Poster Printing Now

You would be hard pressed to find two individuals who care more about providing free screen printing information and education to as many people as possible than our own Rick Roth and legendary flatstock printer Andy Mac aka Andy MacDougall. (You’d also be hard pressed to find two funner people to have a beer or…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about DTF

DTF is the hottest new topic in the decorating world. With new technologies the equipment and supplies are not always equal to the hype, and real knowledge and experience are lacking to sort it all out. Industry experts Nick Buettner of ISW, and Matt Gusse and Jay Wilson of DTF2U provide that expertise and knowledge…

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