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Web Wednesday– HanesInk.com from a Designer’s Perspective

Every now and then during the course of a crazy day when questions are flying about garment styles and available colors and you find yourself thumbing back and forth through catalogs throwing little pieces of sticky notes between the pages to save the sections you’ll need to go back and reference… you discover that someone has…

La Cocina de tinta se va a la FESPA Digital 2014 – Transferencias

A pesar de ser un show digital, la impresión digital directa no ha impedido otras formas de decoración, ni ha parado la innovación de otra manera. La transferencia es una de las técnicas que tienen más fuerza, aquí vemos nuevas formas o mejoras para las transferencias. Éstas resisten la migración del tinte o pueden ser…

The Ink Kitchen goes to FESPA Digital 2014– part six: Transfers

Although a digital show, direct digital printing has not stopped other forms of decoration, nor stopped innovation in other forms. Transfers were one form going strong, here we see new forms or improvements for transfers that resist dye migration or can stretch with the new fabrics, apply to odd shaped substrates (shoes!) or machines that enable quick…

The Beauty of Craftsmanship

A booth with a display of furoshiki, tradtional Japanese wrapping cloths, caught my eye at FESPA Digital last week. It was a Japanese company called Denatex, who were promoting their new zero-emission, smoke-free sublimation transfer system. They collaborated with a traditional furoshiki maker from Kyoto to create their display items, which were beautiful. And they were handing out squares of printed…

The Ink Kitchen goes to FESPA Digital 2014 – part one

A few notes from  FESPA Digital in Munich, Germany: Progressive companies in the USA are now part of a global system, they are here in Munich seeing what is going on. Environmentalism is not dead, the rest of the world is passing the USA by. Not so many heads in the sand here (or is…

ISS Nashville Pre-Show Report

We went to check out the beautiful new Music City Center today to get a preview of what some of our IK Sponsors will be showing at the ISS Nashville Show for the next three days. We saw the Kornit Breeze and a Tajima single head laser at the Hirsch booth. (#604). American Apparel (Booth #704) has…

Domingo Gigante– Las rosas siguen siendo rojas… Las trampas del color.

Este post de hace de cinco años todavía sigue vigente. El otro día alguien hablaba del “teal “, un color que puede ser desde azul brillante a un color mas azul verdoso. Esto es lo que pasa con el color, puede ser una trampa si no tienes cuidado.Hoy recordamos las maravillas del Sistema de Comparación…

Web Wednesday – The Ink Kitchen Meets Kitchen Ink

Down on Frenchman Street in New Orleans on a Tuesday night which was turning into Wednesday morning I met Rosin, selling her “Kitchen Ink” wares at a table. She literally screens on the floor in her kitchen, air dries her ink, and has a total DIY operation going. A few photos of her designs and…

Misprint Monday – Misguided Monday This Time

Tom posted Saturday about the “literally” hundreds of carts he has at his shop. I had one of those moments a few years ago where we finally got more carts, and I said to myself, what a total dumb ass I am. I can’t tell you how many years we had been putting shirts on…

Web Wednesday–Mike Thompson

When it comes to illustration especially on wearables, there are two things that truly separate the elite from everyone else–composition and execution. In the early 2000’s I had the privilege of working with someone who is a master at both, Mike Thompson. Mike headed up the tee shirt division of Ecko Unlimited and I was…

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