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Misprint Monday: Why Am I Getting Pinholes?

Pinholes Pinholes piss off customers when you send shirts out without you having found them and removed them from your prints. They waste time and money and brain cells with shooting them out with dry cleaning fluid. They make you ruin most garment-dyed shirts (not Comfort Wash or most SanMar) because they can’t be shot…

Music and Screenprinting: Night Owl

My shop has had quite a few musicians work for me (Slim Cessna, Karate,…)  we all listen to music to get our asses in gear printing, we have music to concentrate in the office, we print for bands and festivals (for us Morphine, Mission of Burma, Farm Aid…) , so many musicians have gone from…

Cure That Ink!!!! You did? No you didn’t!

I often get inquiries from folks trying to figure why the ink has washed off their shirts. I wish I had a dime for every time they are sure it is caused by the garment or by overcuring. Sorry, it isn’t. While both of those things are possible, they are highly highly unlikely to happen.…

Using T-Shirts for a Positive Effort in New Zealand

After the  murders in Christchurch at two mosques a charity called Good Bitches Baking in New Zealand produced a shirt with a positive message and raised $25K for victim’s families. More on this story in the local press there.  

Shop Talk – Full Schedule – ISS Atlantic City 2019

The Ink Kitchen is hosting free talks on practical and visionary topics by folks that are decoration and garment experts. These talks are free, F R E E. Sponsored by Hanes, Hirsch, and all of our vendor pals.  Here’s the full schedule: Thursday, March 21 10:30 AM – High Density Special Effects: Art and Printing…

See you at ISS Atlantic City 2019

There are so many reasons to come to Atlantic City for the ISS show starting tomorrow. First on my list is to eat a White House sub… but a close second is the Ink Kitchen Shop Talks (booth #1337) where we have many speakers who have not shared their extensive knowledge before and they are…

Aruba and Alberta, Shop Moves

I’m with my friends at EMCO in Aruba. They are moving out of their old building (which once housed Aruba’s only agricultural business, Aruba Aloe.) They are moving to a new building on the same property. The resourcefulness of garment decorators and their ability to adjust to local circumstances never ceases to amaze me, and…

Shop Visit: Barrel Maker Printing

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Barrel Maker Printing. They have an office in downtown Chicago, but the main facility is in the Western burbs of Chicago. The owners are Justin and Erin Moore who started the shop in 2009. Justin gets my vote for funniest person in screenprinting, in the deadpan division. Erin…

Testing for Dye Migration

I”m on many screenprinter groups on social media, etc. I still see many printers spouting a wealth of misleading information. Today we discuss the test, next post will be on some direction on finding solutions. Before you can get an answer to a problem, it is always best to define the problem. With dye migration,…

Patriots Win! (Again…) Hot Market Printing

We printed Patriots victory shirts  on Sunday night.  Yes again. We might be the shop with the most practice at this hot market printing in the country, printing over 30 conference or world championships between the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. You can even throw in a couple of UConn, Eagles and Yankees victories…

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