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Introducing the Low Bleed Podcast

We finally did it!  Low Bleed, the official podcast of IK, is launched and available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. Our first episode, recorded pre-pandemic, features flat-stock printing legend, Andy MacDougall.  We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed our time recording with “Andy Mac”.

Executive Dialogue: Tito Echiburu of Avient Specialty Inks

In this edition of Executive Dialogue, Tito Echiburu, General Manager of Avient Specialty Inks (formerly PolyOne), talks COVID-19, a corporate name change, and diversity as a company core value. I’m guessing that when you took the job at PolyOne, you never could have imagined we would be in the situation we currently are in? First…

IK Interview Series: Mike Mossman of Colour Evolution

Last month IK interviewed Mike Mossman, General Manager at Colour Evolution in Auckland, New Zealand… June 7, 2020 How long have you been involved with printing and/or garments and how long since you have been “in” the industry? 28 years in Clothing, the first three years more in knitting fabric and garment manufacturing, decoration production…

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…

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