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“That Asian Girl Print”

It’s funny, I still get calls from customers looking for “that asian girl print” (their description, not ours.)  We ran this design as a cross promo with American Apparel back in 2006.  When distributing these tees at shows or in mailers the response was crazy.  Most thought that it was a sublimation print or DTG,…

Misprint Monday–Spellcheck is Not Always Your Friend

Their is a problem with relying only on spellcheck, isn’t their? Won example is this Akademiks shirt. The client was the “urban” brand Akademiks, with a stylized A-K-A-D-E-M-I-K-S as there name. In one case, the art must have been “spellchecked” and it got corrected to be spelled “academics.” Sometimes your write when your wrong, if…

Domingo Gigante– Sin Cinta

El año pasado nos cambiamos a marcos rígidos hechos a medida y uno de nuestros objetivos era ir sin cinta. En términos de material y de mano de obra el coste de las pantallas de encintado es enorme. Gastábamos más de 5000 dólares al año en cinta solamente y quién sabe cuánto más en mano de…

Going Tapeless!

When we switched to custom-made rigid frames last year one of our goals was to go tapeless.  The cost of taping screens, in terms of both labor and material, is huge.  We were spending over $5000 annually on tape alone and who knows how much on labor.  A very large shop may spend many times…

Not Just Going Through the Motion

My partner in crime for The Ink Kitchen is Tom Davenport. Check out the video he just made at his shop to see how t-shirts are screenprinted in the modern world. Its a cool ride through a very clean shop, a cinematic trip. See a shirt design from start to finished product at Motion Textile.

TBT – Kiss at City Hall

Circa 1990 we color separated this photo at my shop Mirror Image, one of the most famous photographs ever taken. It was for the publisher Fotofolio and it had to be approved by Robert Doisneau himself.  We separated and printed this job 16 times until we were satisfied with the result and when the sample…

Web Wednesday: Goodfellas Merch

Goodfellas Merch located in Glendale, AZ.  I’m most impressed by this awesome video which clearly shows the passion they have for their work.  I had a chance to meet the “fellas” at MAGIC in Las Vegas and they really are “good fellas”.  Go figure.  Great work Joe, et al!

A Brother in Need: Jimmy Bones

At last year’s ISS Atlantic City show I was introduced to Jimmy and Drew from American Icon Screen printing in Newburgh NY.  It was great meeting Jimmy, clearly a good dude, and a fellow printer who clearly has a real passion for what he does. The night before Thanksgiving Jimmy was run over by at least…

Misprint Monday – Not Distracted by Gold

Congratulations to the Canadian hockey team for winning the gold medal with a great final game against Sweden. I’m sure many screenprinters can relate to the way my mind works. I love hockey and I’m enjoying the game, but I’m looking and it appears on the screen that possibly the dye of the red Canadian…

Domingo Gigante: I.K. Hilos

Cuando “The Know-It-All” (el sabiondo) debutó en ISS Long Beach el mes pasado recibimos una gran cantidad de elogios y preguntas sobre nuestros hilos personalizados. Esto es lo que hicimos … Creamos cuatro piezas únicas diseñadas por Rick y Tom e impresas y cosidas por ” Motion Textile” (Movimiento Textil). The “Know-It-All Hoody” (N280 NANO FULL-ZIP HOOD)   The “I.K. Cardigan” (District Made DM315) The “KnowTee” (4980…

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