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IK Interview Series: Colette Wilhelm of Contract Impressions

IK recently interviewed Colette Wilhelm, owner of Contract Impressions in Cape Coral, Florida. What is your current job title and what do you primarily do as your work? Owner – quotes, artwork and client interactions. What is your history in the industry? In 2014 I adopted a baby girl. I bought a vinyl printer and…

Neck Gaiters are Fine

Sometimes information travels too fast and that is particularly a problem where the information is misinterpreted or just plain wrong. Such is the case of neck gaiters and their efficacy in preventing the spread of Covid-19. It seems everyone saw the story that prestigious Duke University tested gaiters and that as a face covering gaiters…

R.I.P. Chris Caldwell

Our friend and colleague Chris Caldwell passed away at age 55 on August 22nd after a long illness. He will be missed. His big smile will endure. Chris has worked at Gildan for a few years after a long career at Fruit of the Loom. Look for a longer obituary in a couple of weeks.…

Executive Dialogue: Tito Echiburu of Avient Specialty Inks

In this edition of Executive Dialogue, Tito Echiburu, General Manager of Avient Specialty Inks (formerly PolyOne), talks COVID-19, a corporate name change, and diversity as a company core value. I’m guessing that when you took the job at PolyOne, you never could have imagined we would be in the situation we currently are in? First…

Ways to Decorate Face Coverings

In our on-going series on masks, i.e. face coverings, we cover decoration. The varieties of ways to decorate masks and other face coverings, some of which then have different methods associated with them. transfers of a variety of types sublimation (also a form of transfer) embroidery pad print direct screenprint (with a variety of inks)…

IK Interview Series: Mike Mossman of Colour Evolution

Last month IK interviewed Mike Mossman, General Manager at Colour Evolution in Auckland, New Zealand… June 7, 2020 How long have you been involved with printing and/or garments and how long since you have been “in” the industry? 28 years in Clothing, the first three years more in knitting fabric and garment manufacturing, decoration production…

Review of Action Engineering Mask Platen

We just tested out the Action Engineering mask hold-downs for printing masks. They have worked great for us, even on what I thought would be difficult masks, some triple ply pleated masks. We do NOT want glue on the inside of the mask, so even printing single ply masks we did not want to secure…

Face Covers, i.e. Masks are Here to Stay

We avoided mask printing at first. It seemed: to be taking advantage of a bad situation, too mercenary with people dying they medically don’t protect you that well you have to explain it covers your face and stops y0u from coughing out but not as well for breathing virus in some were really expensive some…

Varieties of Face Coverings. Part 1 of a Series

A mask is a mask is a mask, right? No. It seems like we have endless combinations of masks and face coverings. Besides the protective N95 masks, there are many other options for face coverings. Most responsible sources of information recommend wearing a face mask in public, and it seems to be part of the…

Sanmar Partners with Allmade

Allmade, a formerly self distributed brand started by screenprinters, has officially partnered with Sanmar.  The partnership will allow for better distribution and inventory for the brand. Four years ago a group of ten screen printers and Ryonet’s Ryan Moor set out on a mission to make a better t-shirt. It all started with job creation…

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