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30 Days Rubbernecking AI Generators

Art feeds the soul and is our connection point and even our purpose. Art heals us. I have made a career out of being artistic. In some aspects, the landscape is changing for commercial art with new Ai technology. Ai generators may forever shift the fine art landscape as well. I spent a month in…

Art for T-Shirts and T-Shirts as Art

There’s a lot to consider when designing for t-shirts. They fit on human bodies, which are not flat like the computer screens they are usually designed on. The shirts themselves aren’t perfectly straight either, before or after they come off the press. Learn what to do and what to avoid so you don’t end up…

World Cup of Shame

The New York Times reports that some World Cup soccer (football) jerseys are being made my workers with pay of $2.27 per day. You read that right, not by the minute, not by the hour, $2.27 per day. There is no standard of living in the world that supports paying people that low, even Myanmar. …

The “Visions of Sugarplums” Effect

Sometimes an observation is proven wrong with experience. I’m here to tell you that this one rings true again this year. Vacant stares, silly mistakes and absences seem to be the holiday norm right now at our factory. Needing or wanting to get more critical work done doesn’t matter, Christmas time’s a comin’. Here’s the…

Light Bulbs or Lasers- How to Make a Screen Room With Your Budget Big or Small

What’s the most basic screen room set up you can get away with? What will the screen room of the future look like? Co-presenters @Stan Banks of T-Shirt Side Hustle and our own Rick Roth talked with Kevin Kauth (aka  @EmulsionGuru  ) of Chromaline, Keith Perkins of Saati, and Brian Giddens of KIWO about everything you need (or…

Working from the Outside to the Inside: Good Printing Isn’t Worth a Dime Without Customers

It’s easy to fall into the trap of spending all your time working inside your business, but how are you working outside to get new customers and clients? LaTonna Roberson of Lady Print Boss breaks it down in this Shop Talk from the Impressions Expo in Fort Worth. Even if you are a one-person shop…

“We’ve always done it this way.” It isn’t real

New Monthly Column by Michelle Moxley! Michelle Moxley works as Director of Innovation for M&R. She graduated from The Art Institute of Washington with studies in graphic design and animation. She has worked in a variety of production settings in R&D, production art and fine art capacities. Michelle is one of the most innovative minds in our industry and…

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…

Gildan 3rd Quarter Financial Report

Gildan recently released their 3rd quarter financial report. My take-away for our industry is that they have record sales and substantial profits in activewear. They are not hurting from supply chain or inflation issues as one might have imagined. You can read the entire press release below. Gildan Press Release Gildan Activewear Reports Strong Results for…

Concepts and Concrete Steps to Fast Screenprint Set-Ups

It doesn’t really matter how fast your press goes if you take too long to set up jobs. If your press isn’t spinning, you aren’t making money. It’s as simple as that. At the Impressions Expo in Fort Worth, Danny Gruninger of Daybirds Printing talked with Rick about the tools and processes he uses to…

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