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Sponge Bob and His Friends

I’m always keeping my eyes open for cool or impressive techniques for shirts. I scan the attendees and the walls of the booths. There were three in the Rutland ink booth that caught my eye. The Sponge Bob print has a creative use of “blister base” used to portray Bob in all his spongey glory.…

Bunch a Know-It-Alls

At times the collective gathering of Know-It-Alls reached epic proportions on Day 2 of ISS Atlantic City

Tea Time?

An emulsion bucket that is a bit like a teapot? Hey, I sometimes like the little innovations better than the big ones. You can pour the emulsion better–more smoothly, with less mess, and you can also do it with only one hand. Having the bucket close to the scoop coater and pouring it slowly and…

ISS Atlantic City Day 1

Come see us at booth 1322 at the ISS Atlantic City show today, tomorrow and Sunday. We’ll answer your screen printing questions and tell you the best places to eat in AC.

TBT – Organic Man Redux

For Throwback Thursday, thoughts go to this photo of Stefan Bergill, organic man. It is baseball Spring Training time, Earth Day is coming up and there he is. The interview is as relevant as when I first did it. I have known Stefan Bergill since lived out West and he ran Patagonia’s Beneficial T’s program.…

Working Class Pontificator

Pierre Jamnicky owns Blue Moon Promotional in Ohio. He is also one of the founders of theshirtboard.com  He is a pretty serious dude, but with a sense of humor. He is a nice guy with a whole lot of interesting opinions, who works as hard as anybody.  He has started a slew of businesses, and one gets…

Throw Way Way Back Thursday

This screen is the first frame I made for the first commercial job I ever did, for Ken Brown Designs.  The image is from an ad from an old joke catalog, for some weird ass face paint. I exposed the image with a 150 watt light bulb and a pie plate reflector. Instead of a…

Web Wednesday – Moustache Wisdom OE vs Ringspun

Hey, I know it seems like pandering to our sponsors, but like I’ve said, I was a Hanes customer long before this here blog. I was going to write an explanation of Open End (OE) vs. Ringspun yarn and I think this video is a much more fun way of doing it. It is one…

Misprint Monday–Spellcheck is Not Always Your Friend

Their is a problem with relying only on spellcheck, isn’t their? Won example is this Akademiks shirt. The client was the “urban” brand Akademiks, with a stylized A-K-A-D-E-M-I-K-S as there name. In one case, the art must have been “spellchecked” and it got corrected to be spelled “academics.” Sometimes your write when your wrong, if…

Not Just Going Through the Motion

My partner in crime for The Ink Kitchen is Tom Davenport. Check out the video he just made at his shop to see how t-shirts are screenprinted in the modern world. Its a cool ride through a very clean shop, a cinematic trip. See a shirt design from start to finished product at Motion Textile.

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