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What’s New in Shopify Now

Shopify held its first-ever livestream, Reunite, to announce new and upcoming features on the ecommerce platform. They had a lot to offer to retailers looking to get online quickly and competently. With half of retail stores in the US shut down in late April, the economic repercussions of Covid-19 have been severe and many businesses…

IK Interview: Joe Sudrovic of Gorilla Joe Printing

This week we interviewed Joe Sudrovic, owner of Gorilla Joe Printing in Youngstown, OH. IK: How long have you been involved with printing and/or garments and how long since you have been “in” the industry? JS: Since high school. I’ve been “in” the industry, printing semi ok garments at first, since 2011. IK: How did you…

IK Interview: LT Magnotto of JakPrints, Seps.ink

We’re kicking off a series of interviews with people all across the garment decoration industry. Our first interviewee is LT Magnotto, a man of many talents. In addition to his work at JakPrints and his company Seps.Ink, he is also a founder of Guardian Cold Brew . I think that delicious coffee (you can order beans…

Live Graphic-Apparel Design Webinars on April 22, 24 and 29

Don’t miss the upcoming PolyOne Specialty Ink webinar series “Understanding Graphic-Apparel Design,” featuring Ink Kitchen’s own Tom Davenport, KC Hruby and Ink Kitchen BFF LT Magnotto of JakPrints and Seps.ink  Learn more about the craft and science of graphic-apparel design, from concept to final product, from some of the best in the business.  The webinars will be…

Press On Episode 2: Slowing Down, Moving Forward

This week in Episode 2 of Press On, we talked to printers all over the country to find out how shops are dealing with shut downs, slow downs and employee furloughs. They shared their frustrations and their advice. Financial relief in the form of SBA loans and grants was another major topic of the past…

Keeping The Lights On– Paycheck Protection Program

UPDATE 4/1: The application for Paycheck Protection Loans is now available for download at the Treasury Department’s website. Lenders will start accepting applications this Friday, April 3. There is a cap on the amount of funding available, so submit as soon as you can. Last week Congress passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and…

Times Are Tough. Let’s Press On

Times are tough. We all know it and feel it. And it’s times like this that we need community more than ever. We’ve reached out to people in the garment decoration industry across the country to check in and see how they’re dealing with the situation. Press On, a new video series made in collaboration…

Apparel Industry Mobilizes to Help in Time of Crisis

As the nation’s hospitals face shortages of personal protection equipment due to the coronavirus, garment manufacturers are stepping up to help resolve the shortage of face masks for hospital personnel. At the request of the federal government, Hanes has recently started to switch over from the manufacture of apparel to the production of cotton masks.…

Considering an SBA Loan? Consider This, Too

Today we bring you a guest post by Jason Vanick, Chief Technology Officer of Princredible Inc, a contract screen print and embroidery shop. Our thanks to Jason for sharing his wisdom on SBA loans, which is based on personal experience. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision if this is one of…

Money Monday: Your Business and the Coronavirus. Part 1

As we are all now well aware, the situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) is fluid and changing by the hour. It’s impacting all of us personally and you probably feel it extra if you are a business owner. There are a lot of decisions to be made to keep you, your employees, and your business safe.…

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