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Next Level Print Guide

I know we all have a different opinion on the shirts we like to wear. I have to say my absolute favorite shirt is the American Apparel TR401 tri-blend. This shirt also happens to be one of the most expensive to purchase… Although American Apparel has superior quality and is made right here in the…

Misprint Monday – Does it look like the mockup?

Occasionally we make bad calls on the production floor. Recently we had an order and the pantones were all specified. When we printed the blue that the design called for, it looked nothing like the mockup. Someone made the call to print the job anyway… Of course when the customer received the shirts, they didn’t…

Brushing Shoulders with Kiwo

If you hang out with any emulsion company, you will hear them talk about the importance of each step of the reclaim process. EVERY STEP. I have seen so many forum posts about how degreasing is a waste of time.  C’mon people! The screen is the most important part of screen printing, let’s treat it…

Ship Happens: Part Two (Variation on Mis-print Monday…)

A couple months ago I posted a warning about ship timing.  Before the holidays carriers are covered up with Christmas gift deliveries.  Well… the saga continues as the winter weather takes it’s toll on cities in the North.  A  week ago I fell victim to a horrible shipping error.  We were shipping 3 pallets with $25,000…

Nice Guys Finish Shirts

So, we all get asked to fold and bag shirts on occasion. For us, it might only be once a month or so… which does not necessitate purchasing a folding machine. When we do get asked, we are usually being asked to fold thousands of shirts however. Trying to get a floppy shirt into a…

Pad Printing

We have a guest post today from good printer and our good buddy Brett Bowden, El Capitan of Printed Threads in Dallas, Texas. [divider type=”black|thin|thick|short|dotted|dashed” spacing=”10″] There are many ways to print interior tags on shirts.  Tom’s post a while back showed the small screen printing presses that have hit the market in the past…

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