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Money Monday: How to Get a Tax ID (EIN)

If you are growing your business from a hobby or a small side gig, there will come a point in time when you need to get yourself set up as a legitimate business– to get a bank account, establish accounts with distributors, and file and pay taxes. In order to do any of this, you’ll…

Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: The Future of Garment Decoration

Perhaps the most experienced and knowledgeable three minds in DTG formed this all-star panel to discuss the future of garment decoration.  It’s Shop Talk with Jacob Edwards (Jakprints), Alex Phelan (OvalJet), and Kevin Tsukahara (DTG Expert)…

What’s Your Side Hustle?

Nobody loves a side hustle better than I do. At one point I had four going simultaneously while working my full-time job. Now I’m down to three. I kept two of the old four, dropped one because it stopped being fun, and picked up a new one. You might wonder, “Why a side hustle? Shouldn’t…

Garments and Common Sense Inventory

Hey, the Mets, Royals, Blue Jays, Cubs and Dodgers all win in the baseball play-offs and your shirt distributors run out of Royal Blue t-shirts for a month. Maybe Taylor Swift is seen in a video that goes viral and she is wearing a pink Dickies work shirt and you then can’t get one for…

WB/CAMP 2019: Michelle Moxley of M&R

Michelle Moxley, of M&R Companies, presents: Money-Ball Screen Printing Rigorous statistical analysis was used by the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball franchise to assemble a competitive team simply by taking a radical, yet sophisticated approach to analyzing players that traditional scouts had labeled as flawed. So, what does baseball have to do with screen printing? In…

WB/CAMP 2019: Danny Gruninger, of Denver Print House

Danny Gruninger, of Denver Print House, discusses the joys and headaches of water-based print production…

Mainstream Bootlegs Everywhere

The Washington Post this morning has an article about how Amazon aids and abets thieves in selling counterfeit merchandise. This is rampant in the t-shirt world as well. I regularly have to police all the many many sites selling shirts that have bootlegs of even my non-profit and charitable organization clients. Printers have to get…

We Had a Great Time and Did Something Good

A few weeks ago we were able to hang out with all of our industry pals at Panther City Print Party. The Post in Fort Worth was nice enough to host us and after all of the good times and shenanigans that you already read about, we tallied up a bunch of cash that we…

Misprint Monday – Shipping Woes, Tips and Tricks

We recently had a new employee ship a package via UPS to a US Post Office box and it was a very important shipment. UPS does not generally deliver to a USPS box. We were lucky and this was a concert venue that gets lots of packages and UPS automatically reroutes them (with a charge)…

Misprint Monday: Pick Your Errors

We printed this shirt at Mirror Image nearly 25 years ago. It had to be approved by Robert (pronounced RO BEAR) Doisneau in France. In order to print it we separated it and set it up and printed it almost 16 times to get it right, at a time when film was really expensive and…

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