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#TBT- Lenticular Screen Print

In August of ’96, I was waiting at a bus stop in the old downtown section of Prague. Across the street there was an unusual billboard. It was made up of vertical slats with different images printed on each side of the slat. The images were divided in such a way that you could only…

Domingo Gigante–Nunca se sabe de donde vendrá la inspiración!

A mediados y finales de los 90, la alta densidad y las impresiones dimensionales era lo que se llevaba. Ahora tenemos otra manera de imprimir y de trabajar y nos manejamos como pez en el agua. Antes, estaba constantemente por todas partes buscando inspiración para texturas y patrones que trabajar en una impresión dimensional. Parte…

Throwback Thursday–Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places

You never know where inspiration will come from! Back in the mid to late 90’s, high density and dimensional printing was all the rage. We now had another print dimension to work with and I took to it like a duck to water. I was constantly looking for textures and patterns everywhere I went as inspiration…

Misprint Monday: An Outsourcing Nightmare

Many years ago this design came our way as part of a program we are running for a retail line.  We told the customer that this was a print more suitable for a belt printer as the graphic ran from the garment body and over the sleeve with a bleed of the edge of the…

V-Neck Trouble

Printing off the collar on a v-neck tee can be, as this graphic reads, “trouble”.  An ideal graphic, ie: low to moderate coverage, halftone, or distressed, a lightweight garment with a flat collar (in this case District DT161 makes all the difference as does a low viscosity ink (in this case Rutland chino base with…

Domingo Gigante: I.K. Hilos

Cuando “The Know-It-All” (el sabiondo) debutó en ISS Long Beach el mes pasado recibimos una gran cantidad de elogios y preguntas sobre nuestros hilos personalizados. Esto es lo que hicimos … Creamos cuatro piezas únicas diseñadas por Rick y Tom e impresas y cosidas por ” Motion Textile” (Movimiento Textil). The “Know-It-All Hoody” (N280 NANO FULL-ZIP HOOD)   The “I.K. Cardigan” (District Made DM315) The “KnowTee” (4980…

I.K. Threads

When The Know-It-Alls debuted at ISS Long Beach last month we received a lot of compliments and questions on our custom threads.  Here’s what we did… Designed by Rick and Tom then printed/stitched at Motion Textile, we created four unique pieces: The “Know-It-All Hoody” (N280 NANO FULL-ZIP HOOD)     The “I.K. Cardigan” (District Made…

In the shirt, on the shirt, above the shirt.

TBT Hail Thursday! Old post on depth in screenprinting. Digital is all well and good, but screen printing is deep man. Screen printing has depth. This is a great shirt to illustrate the point. Notice the grey area, that is curable base, no pigment. You can also use very low pigment percentages up to 15%…

TBT – Not Following One’s Own Advice

In honor of my post on American Apparel, here is my TBT post from my old blog, musing on procrastination and on equipment. It was inspired by head manufacturing dude at American Apparel Marty Bailey. Fact: We have one of the most reliable presses ever built, an MHM SP4000. The SP3000’s and SP4000’s we have…

Domingo Gigante!

En honor al programa de TV de variedades Sábado Gigante bautizamos nuestros mensajes en español en The Ink Kitchen (La Cocina de Tinta) “Domingo Gigante!” Sábado Gigante es el show de TV en funcionamiento mas antiguo del mundo, 51 años y contando. Tiene una enorme audiencia en América del Norte y del Sur. El espectáculo…

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