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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…

Bring Your Digital Content Up a Level

If you’re looking for a quick Master Class in digital content, we have it for you here in this Shop Talk. Serg Ramirez, Senior Content Creator and Digital Strategist for  Supacolor , led the Impressions Expo Long Beach crowd through his awesome 2023 Digital Content Playbook. From the physiological and psychological underpinnings of capturing your audience’s…

Unique Approaches to Sustainability in the Garment Industry

Rick interviewed industry veterans Zahir ‘Zach’ Sait, John Rusk, and Adam Walterscheid from Textisle, the company behind the Fairweather Johnson brand, to talk about their new, more effective methods of recycling fabric waste to create apparel. By color sorting and combining post-industrial and post-consumer waste, they create 100% recycled garments in a range of colors…

The Future of Transfer Technologies

Heat applied transfer technology has made great strides in the past few years. Now there’s almost nothing that can’t be decorated with a transfer. We gathered a panel of experts- Josh Ellsworth from Stahls  ; Jody Mazade from Howard Custom Transfers ; Nathan Anderson from FM Expressions ; and Mark Bailey from SanMar– to share their insights about how transfers…

Protecting Your Profits

Tax season is coming up soon and there’s a lot of misleading business advice flying around on social media, so we asked Tyrone Gregory  @TheSelfEmployedTaxGuy  and Stan Banks  @StanBanks  to join us in a Shop Talk about Protecting Your Profits. Nothing is certain but death and taxes, so keep your books in order and make…

Water-Based Printing Tips and Tricks

We gathered some of the most knowledgable water-based screen printers in the country for this Shop Talk on printing with water-based inks. Val and Eric Solomon of Night Owls, Danny Gruninger of DG Consulting and Tony Palmer of PalmPrint Screen Printing Consulting shared their expertise with the crowd at Impressions Expo Long Beach and our…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Garment Decoration

Is AI a tool or a threat to a creative business? It depends on how you chose to look at it. In this Shop Talk we had Michelle Moxley, Innovation Director at  @MRPrintingEquipment  , and Dave Gardner from  @GildanCorp  discussing the pros and cons of using AI in your art workflow. This talk was based on Michelle’s…

Dov Charney On 2023 Garment Trends and Why Made in USA is Important

Don’t worry if you missed some of the Shop Talks at the recent Impressions Expo in Long Beach. We’ll have every talk up on our YouTube channel in the coming weeks. First up is Rick’s talk with Dov Charney.  Unfiltered as always, Dov talked to us about garment trends, imprintable t-shirt history, how to get…

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