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Misprint Monday: Edible Ink

Long ago, Rick developed an edible ink.  A crazy idea which, crazier yet, actually worked!  But… it never quite caught on and Rick’s dream of overtaking the ink market with delicious printed goodness never came to fruition.  Misprint!

Domingo Gigante: Tinta del silicón

Te guste o no, la impresión con tinta de silicona va a encontrar un espacio en tu caja de herramientas. Las ventajas son: – es muy elástica – tiene una migración cero en poliésters – es más barato que contratar un seguro cuando necesitas imprimir sobre una chaqueta elástica de 150$ Los contras son: –…

Web Wednesday: Is it Possible To Touch Color?

Kudos to Rip Curl for doing something truly innovative and important.  This should inspire ideas for all of us decorators…

Domingo Gigante– Tintas Fotocromáticas

No he trabajado mucho con tintas fotocromáticas. Dicho esto debería usarlas más a menudo. Esta tecnología lleva en el mercado bastantes años y el efecto que consigue es muy cool, y a la última moda. Las tintas fotocromáticas reaccionan en contacto con la luz Ultravioleta. En las fotos siguientes se usaron dos tipos de tinta…

Pure Utililty

Some people are struck upon visiting my shop at our employment of literally hundreds of these utility carts.  We have enough of them that when we receive garments we are able to immediately stack them onto a cart, thus making counting and stacking a single task.  We use them for everything.  They’re durable, reasonably priced, and easy to…

Photochromic

I haven’t worked much with photochromic inks.  That is to say, I should be doing more with these inks.  This technology has been readily available for many years and the effect, while a bit gimmicky, is actually pretty cool.  Photochromic inks react when exposed to concentrated UV light.  In the photos below two photochromic inks were used (red-shade blue…

TBT: TommyPop

Like so many screen-printers, I had a dream of creating my own t-shirt line.  TommyPop was my t-shirt line which was created around ’03 and and died around ’05.  The thing is, it’s really hard to have a successful screen-printing operation and a successful t-shirt line as both require full-time effort, dedication, passion.  Though TommyPop…

Web Wednesday: Wearables Digital

Wearables, a traditional print publication by ASI, is also available in digital format.  Good stuff for PPD’s and decorators alike.  They recently featured one of our prints in a piece highlighting v-necks…  

Mis-Print Monday: Find Your Center

Accurate print positioning is as critical as perfect halftone execution (maybe more so) when it comes to achieving desired results.  This order was returned a couple of years ago due to incorrect (off-center) positioning.  It may not seem like a big deal, but to a designer, this is highly critical.  It was a simple slip…

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