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Field Trip to Hirsch: Let’s See Some Heavy Duty Equipment

Tom and I visited the Hirsch showroom and office in NC. We received some great hospitality and we got to see some of the best equipment available for shirt decoration: Kornit Direct to Garment, MHM Automatic Textile Press, Tajima Embroidery, and Seit Lasers. Ostensibly it was to show some folks that were new to the…

Foil, the Other “F” Word

Guest Post by our good pal Brett Bowden of Printed Threads in Tejas. A few extra comments were added by the IK. The trend of foil has lasted longer than any of us thought it would.  We added foil application to our toolbox at some point when one of our clients approached with an order…

Fallos de Impresión: ¿Por qué no se ha curado la tinta?

Hoy tenemos algunas fotos de una compañía de camisetas a la que un impresor informó de que las prendas quedaban fatal después del lavado. Podrán ver las fotos a continuación de este post. Por lo que veo la tinta no se curó y estas pueden ser las causas: La falta de curado puede ser debido…

TBT – Process Master, Andy Anderson.

Andy Anderson is a screenprinter in located in Nashville, TN. His process prints are as good as they get, and they have been great for a long, long time. My shop mostly does simulated process. We originally did that because we found it so difficult to do traditional CMYK printing. Andy does it the old…

Web Wednesday – Crookedbrook.com

In my travels on the web, I ran into crookedbrook.com  I love the work that they do and I absolutely flipped for this great line on their site: “If your only concern is “how much per thousand stitches?” let’s not waste each others time. Search engine results pages are full of companies that offer “Discount Custom…

No tires esa tinta de descarga

Dos trucos que ayudan con esto: 1. Puedes mezclar todas las tintas de colores que necesitas pero espera hasta el último minuto para añadir la tinta de descarga. Si tienes un proyecto largo añade el agente sólo a la cantidad de tinta que vas a usar el primer día. 2. Esa tinta de descarga funciona…

Don’t Toss that Discharge Ink

Discharge ink has a “pot life” of only four to six hours. Once you add the discharge agent, the chemical ZFS that makes the shirt discharge, you can only use that ink for so long before it no longer will discharge. Two tricks that help with this. 1. You can mix up all the colored…

Illusion vs. Reality in Design

The original design of this Octoberfest Lederhosen shirts was to go from the top seam of the shirt down to the bottom of the  shirt, bleeding off the top and bottom and if possible going up over the shoulders of the shirt. There are ways to get that done, but at a considerable cost and with…

Ghost Story

I’ve posted about ghosting before, but here’s a quick refresher as I have been asked three times in the past week to help a shop with ghosting problems. A ghost image is an image from a shirt that appears faintly on another shirt (or rarely but sometimes on the back of the same shirt, or around the…

Imprimir Sobre y Alrededor de las Cremalleras

Hoy en día hay una variedad de palés disponibles para imprimir sobre y alrededor de las cremalleras. Hace seis años o más no había tantas opciones así que opté por una solución casera que todavía usamos y consistía en un tablero cuya parte superior era de espuma…        

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