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NIKE and Fanatics Roasted for New Crappy MLB Uniforms

Major league baseball players and fans alike are complaining about the new uniforms designed by NIKE and made by Fanatics. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin says, “This is a little bit of a difficult position,” he said recently at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “We’re purely doing exactly as we’ve been told, and we’ve been…

DTF and DTG: What are They and When Do You Use Each?

This conversation between Rick and Jay Busselle from Equipment Zone at Impressions Expo Fort Worth provides a comprehensive overview of DTG (Direct-to-Garment) and DTF (Direct-to-Film) printing technologies. Here’s a summary of the key points: DTG Printing: Applications: Best suited for high-quality printing on cotton or high cotton content garments. Benefits: Excellent for short runs and…

Fahrenheit AI Episode 2 – The Art of Illusions

Introduction Welcome to this blog post about the fascinating world of illusions. In this episode, we will explore the concept of illusions and how they can be generated using advanced AI technology. Illusions have always intrigued and captivated human beings, and now, with the help of AI, we can create stunning visual illusions that are…

Quick Check on What’s New at Ikonics/Chromaline

I had the pleasure of visiting Ikonics (selling Chromaline branded products) in Duluth, MN. I have made prior visits and have previously seen their impressive production facility and met their impressive roster of dedicated employees. Those visits are documented here and here. Checking in on them they continue to make great emulsions with great quality…

Farenheit AI Episode 1 AI and Art: The Power of Variation and Creativity

Will AI replace your job tomorrow? Probably not, but someone who knows how to utilize AI tools could take your place by understanding how to work more productively and efficiently. Why not be that person yourself? If you haven’t yet started to wrap your head around AI, the time to start is now. We will…

Think Like a Business Owner, Not a Technician

It’s easy to get bogged down with the technical aspects of apparel decoration, but the real path to success lies in thinking like a business owner first. In this Shop Talk from the Impressions Expo in Fort Worth , Jennifer Cox of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals, explains that the key to success lies…

Dave Gardner Selected for Lifetime Achievement Award

At the recent Impressions Expo in Long Beach, Dave Gardner was awarded the third ever Lifetime Achievement Award by Ink Kitchen and Impressions. You can read about it here in Impressions Magazine. Dave pioneered simulated process printing and has created t-shirt color separations and artwork that are the gold standard to which all other printers…

Gildan Board Issues Strident Rebuke to Ex-CEO

Gildan’s Board of Directors have just released a detailed and highly critical timeline of events leading to Glenn Chamandy’s firing in early December. You can read the press release here. Allegations in this release include that “Mr. Chamandy failed to disclose that he had invested in funds managed by a Gildan shareholder who has now…

Gildan Makes Transition to New CEO Vince Tyra

  Despite the efforts to stop it by a couple of investors, Gildan has not only proceeded with new CEO Vince Tyra, they moved up his start date to January 15th from an original start date late in February, and Vince changed all his personal plans and he was in attendance Day One at the…

2024 Fundraiser for Care Closet LBC. Great Cause, Great Coming Together of the Industry

Impressions and Ink Kitchen have pulled the industry together to support a great local organization that does great work with the estimated 4,000 people without a home living in Long Beach. Ink Kitchen is producing a hand-done printing of the poster at the Impressions show in Long Beach. The posters can be procured for a…

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