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Hanes with an Innovative Approach

Hanes and Champion have a new site at hanesink.com for ordering a shirt, focused on all high schools and colleges. I guess it might cut into the businesses of a few people, but mostly it seems like it might lead to less aggravation and more business for most of us. If somebody wants a single shirt for…

Arrggh: Pirate Printers Literally Taking It To the Streets

“Pirate Printers” Raubdruckerin literally take to the streets in their home Berlin but also in Lisbon, Amsterdam, Paris and around the world and print shirts using objects on the streets. So cool. Some photos and then a more or less translation down below about what they are about. Raubdruckerin uses existing surfaces such as grids,…

How to be a Better Printer: Spend a Little $ Wisely

Question: Our printing doesn’t seem to be getting better, what are the best ways to go about improving our printing abilities?   Answer: My two cents? Stop being penny wise and pound foolish. Saving twenty dollars and buying a gallon of inexpensive but inferior emulsion is a terrible idea. Inferior emulsions don’t have the resolution…

Misprint Monday: Bad Art

Maybe it is because we do a great deal of creative and difficult printing, or maybe I was a jerk in a past life and this is my karma, but for some reason I get to see a whole lot of bad art for t-shirts. The worst of it often is not only bad, but…

Misprint Monday #2: Juston Beeber With a Purpose

I’ve seen spelling error’s that have been viewed by as many as a dozen people and nobody catches it. This has to be one of those type of errors. “Purpose” is not only spelled wrong, the word spelled correctly is directly under it. Ouch. Ouch. Double ouch. However, I sayeth that thou should casteth no…

Misprint Monday: Registration

That green leaf in the photo isn’t arty, it is wrong. It is out of registration. Why are things out of register on your prints? Oh, let me count the possible ways… It wasn’t registered properly by the press operator. Start with the obvious, believe me I have seen folks do crazy stuff when all…

California Dreaming ISS Long Beach Day 1

Day 1 of ISS Long Beach was hopping! We’re printing live at the show in the Hirsch booth on the MHM SP-5000 and giving the shirts away at the Hanes booth as they come off the dryer. The deal is– give us a like on social media and we’ll give you one of these cool X-Temp shirts.…

ISS Long Beach Giveaway!

The Ink Kitchen is so psyched about the ISS Long Beach show that we’re running a giveaway on our Facebook page from January 22-26. Check out the details on Facebook (click on the title to expand this post and then on the image below) and leave a comment on which prize you’re hoping to win.

Sneak Peek of our ISS Long Beach Shirt

Here is a sneak peek of the shirt we’ll be printing at the Hirsch booth on Hanes X-Temp shirts at the ISS Long Beach show. Come watch us print at Hirsch, booth #1635 and #1735, and get your free shirt at the Hanes booth #1227. All the Know It Alls will be there to chat and answer your garment and decorating questions.

Silicone Inks at Long Beach ISS

If you are attending the Long Beach ISS show this week, you might want to check this out. Silicone is a great insurance policy IMHO. It can block dyes and it really can stretch. We have posted on it previously at the Ink Kitchen. Without a doubt silicone ink is one thing you need in…

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