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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…

Human Rights Watch Report on Abuses in the Pakistani Textile Industry

There is an appalling report by Human Rights Watch,  released on  1/23/19,  called “Unfair and Abusive Labor Practices in Pakistan.” There are approximately 15 million garment workers in Pakistan and many are working in abysmal conditions with no real protections. The piece makes truly sobering reading. You can also watch a brief video released along…

Misprint Monday: Preventing Scorching with a Transfer Press (Bottom Heat)

There are so many crazy fabrics out there, and we are all trying to decorate them. Transfers are a great option, but even applying transfers can cause scorching. At my shop we recently even had a low temp version causing scorching on some relatively expensive 1/4 zips. For both stopping scorching (who cares if the…

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