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Bootleg Shirts Wink Wink

The New York Times today had an article about bootleg shirts adding to fan frenzy about the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team. Honestly I think it is a good idea. So many bands that allowed bootleg recordings actually boosted their sales of recording, and I think this is an analogous situation. Let a little creativity and…

Happy Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day. Happy Earth Day! Earth Day started in 1970. There are some real great proponents of environmentalism in our industry. Some simple advice on Earth Day: – use the greenest products you can and when you use them, do it responsibly. A great example is to use roll adhesive which will…

Web Wednesday – If You Swear and Nobody Hears You Is It Still Swearing?

Apparently there is a curse involved in this shirt, but I’m not sure I even understand it after only reading this article once… This Mississippi State t-shirt according to the Clarion-Ledger involves a curse. Decoded swearing is still swearing apparently. Sometimes I’m glad we have our own blog so we don’t have to deal with…

Contract Printing: Good or Bad?

Being a contract printer (ASI supplier) for ASI distributors and other promotional product “professionals” is a love/hate relationship if ever there was one. When the relationship goes well it is a great cooperative arrangement and the distributor (in their white hat of course emblazoned with their clever name and logo) is our financier, our great…

Human Rights Shirts

I am in Brooklyn in New York (look it up, there is a Brooklyn in CT as well) at the Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International. Volunteers from all over the country get together to work on human rights issues. They also wear all kinds of t-shirts. T-shirts are clearly a way that many people…

Web Wednesday – Spectrum Works and a Novel Approach to Helping Others

While at the Atlantic City ISS show at the Ink Kitchen booth we met some folks from Spectrum Works. They are a decorating shop dedicated to helping folks with autism help themselves. They seemed like great folks doing some good work. You can find out more about them at their website http://spectrumworks.org/ In their own words:…

Snowed Under – Viruses and Snowfall

We’ve been figuratively and literally snowed in for the past week. Some jackasses hacked into our site and we have had a devil of a time getting back on track.  The problem is stemming from our web hosting provider, not something targeting us specifically. Hey, it’s nice that it isn’t personal, but frustrating because we can’t…

Je Suis un T-Shirt. Am I Charitable?

There is an interesting article in the New York Times on the post tragedy selling of things, particularly t-shirts In particular. They focus on the terrorist killings of the newspaper staff in Paris and all the shirts and other items for sale related to that. Folks want to express themselves on an issue, and that statement might…

ISS Long Beach – Green Products and Organics

We’ll do a longer post after the show, but check out some environmental products if you are still at the Long Beach ISS show: American Apparel has baby shirts that are organic and other organic items as well. Econscious has organic shirts, hats and my favoite of their products, really nice organic hoodies. Rutland Ink…

Embezzlement

Tom and I have been praised more than a few times for admitting mistakes we made in our shops on mis-prints, and the like. This is a tougher admission I make to you today.   I had someone embezzle from my business. They stole $80,000 from my business and it happened at a time when…

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