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Meet Beppe Quaglia, of Virus, at WB/CAMP

Are you going to WB/CAMP, Sep 19-20 in Sacramento, CA? I’ve already talked about why we’re excited for this first of it’s kind event, but here’s just one of many good reasons to attend WB/CAMP:  You will meet industry legend Beppe Quaglia, Founder of Virus Inks. Not only will Beppe talk about next-level water-based printing,…

Video: FESPA Global Print Expo ’19 Munich

There’s a world of print (not to mention people and culture) beyond the borders of the USA.  That’s why we travelled to Munich for the FESPA Global Print Expo ’19. Here’s the official IK highlight reel…  

Video: IK Goes to Bavaria

In May, we went to Bavaria to see where the world’s best textile presses are made, in the MHM factory (Erl, Austria), and to attend the FESPA 2019 Global Print Expo in Munich, Germany.  In the coming weeks we’ll post a couple of videos to highlight MHM and FESPA respectively.  Until then, here’s an overview…

R.I.P. Herbert Mayrhofer

Herbert Mayrhofer died this weekend in Kufstein, Austria after battling kidney disease for some time. Mr. Mayrhofer was arguably the most brilliant engineer our industry has ever seen. He designed the MHM press which is the gold standard for automatic screenprinting machines. Herbert was also a fun guy and a friend and he surely will…

Using T-Shirts for a Positive Effort in New Zealand

After the  murders in Christchurch at two mosques a charity called Good Bitches Baking in New Zealand produced a shirt with a positive message and raised $25K for victim’s families. More on this story in the local press there.  

The Totally, All-New, Impressions Shop Talk, Hosted by Ink Kitchen

We were thrilled to host Impressions Shop Talk at ISS Long Beach 2019.  Thanks to our collaboration with Impressions and the participation of our good friends we were able to present some of the best and brightest minds to the industry in a fun and candid format.  Perhaps you were there, maybe you weren’t, either…

Danny Sweem Named CEO of M&R

Danny Sweem was just named CEO of M&R, replacing founder Rich Hoffman who will stay on during the transition time. Look for more reporting on this in coming weeks. What follows is the resume type facts about Danny Sweem. Let me say that I’ve known him for almost 25 years and he is one of…

Gildan’s Financials

The Gildan financial report on the year 2017, 4th quarter 2017, and the outlook for 2018 are available for your perusal here. A few take-aways from a quick look see: – They made a boatload of money. Gross sales of $2,750.8 million and generated free cash flow of $519 million. That’s a whole lot of…

Gildan To Close New Bedford, Massachusetts Dyeing Facility (and Warehouse in CA)

Gildan has decided to close their garment dyeing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Gildan bought the plant from Comfort Colors in 2015. It will close now as of February 28th, 2018 and 90 workers there will lose their jobs. The facility originally was opened in 1995 in a cavernous former armaments factory by the then…

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