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Executive Dialogue: Rachel Newman of Hanes

In this edition of Executive Dialogues, we caught up with Hanes VP, Rachel Newman to talk about the Hanes response to the COVID-19 crisis… Rick: When did you and Hanes know this COVID 19 would be such a game-changer? I know that you were one of the first companies I heard to take serious measures.…

Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Bobbin Tension with Bill Garvin

The always informative and entertaining Bill Garvin, of BG Tech Services, joins Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020 to discuss the importance of bobbin tension in embroidery.

Executive Dialogue: Danny Sweem of M&R

In this edition of Executive Dialogue we talked about COVID-19 and the industry with Danny Sweem, CEO of M&R… Rick: I remember being shocked when you announced at the end of February that M & R had decided to pull out of the FESPA trade show. I thought you were being overly cautious, and I…

Press On – Episode 5: How Suppliers are Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis

In Episode 5 of Press On we talked to industry suppliers to get their take on the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. #LETSPRESSON

How to Print Bandanas

  No doubt that printing loads of bandanas will be part of our “new normal”.  Here are some tips for success… 1) Iron or Steam Buy a commercial iron and/or steamer and treat every piece prior to printing to flatten wrinkles in the fabric.  It sounds like a lot of work, but it’s not as…

Reece University: State of the Industry Report with Ink Kitchen

Our friends at Reece Supply have put together an impressive webinar series for the whole week.  This morning, our own Rick Roth was joined by Marcia Derryberry of Impressions and Jason Murphy of Sanmar to discuss the state of the industry.  You can watch the webinar replay by clicking here.

Press On – Episode 4: Getting Through This Together

In Press On – Episode 4, we continue to bring together some of the brightest and best people in this industry to talk through some of the challenges and successes and to share ideas as a community. Because Together IS Better. We’re looking at how to use your shop to serve your community, the fast-paced…

Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Marketing on a Shoestring with Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman, Founder of Printavo, knows that to build a business you need more than just great products and service, you need effective marketing too.  Bruce joined Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020 to discuss marketing on a shoestring…

Press On – Episode 3: What’s Keeping You Going?

Episode 3 of Press On poses a few questions to decorators to help us understand what’s keeping them going during these toughest of times.  Thanks to La Tonna, Peter, Justin, and Kevin for the sincere responses! #LETSPRESSON

Press On Episode 2 Addendum: Lauren Roberts of Printed Threads

The Press On video series is a collaboration between the Ink Kitchen and our friends at Bella+Canvas, Ryonet, and Impressions.  This series aims to capture some of what everybody in our community is feeling during this unprecedented time. In this addendum to Episode 2, Lauren Roberts, of Printed Threads, shares her experience.

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