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Apparel Industry Mobilizes to Help in Time of Crisis

As the nation’s hospitals face shortages of personal protection equipment due to the coronavirus, garment manufacturers are stepping up to help resolve the shortage of face masks for hospital personnel. At the request of the federal government, Hanes has recently started to switch over from the manufacture of apparel to the production of cotton masks.…

What To Do in Your Shop about Covid-19 (Corona Virus)

Hey, for those of you only reading the first sentence, wash your hands more! The coronavirus is real. It is still spreading in Europe and the USA and much of the world. You don’t need to panic, but there are some easy steps and some perhaps difficult steps we should be taking in our shops.…

Impressions Atlantic City Postponed until October 8th

The Atlantic City Impressions show will move to October 8th due to the obvious need to contain the coronavirus Covid 19 which tends to spread in crowds and in situations of close social interaction and follows recommendations by the State of NJ and the World Health Organization. Statement by the expo management follows or follow…

Corona Virus Covid-19 and Our Industry

We sent out inquiries about Corona Virus Covid-19 to the best and brightest in our industry, and most of the CEO’s in the decoration and garment and promotional products industry responded. In all we made inquiries to the management of almost 100 of the top companies. The best response was also the shortest response. One…

Corona Virus (Covid-19) Forces Cancellation of FESPA Global Print Expo 2020

This Just in, FESPA 2020 EVENTS POSTPONED The negative repercussions of Corona Virus (Covid-19) on our industry are mounting.  FESPA dropped the following press release this morning: In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in mainland Europe, and in close dialogue with its national Associations and exhibitors, FESPA has today taken the decision…

ThreadX 2020: Scottsdale, AZ

ThreadX 2020: Inspiring, Visionary, and Learning a Few Things The 2020 THREADX conference was the third annual. This year was sold out and it was an amazing opportunity to hear not only the best and brightest folks in our garment industry, but also have incredible folks from outside the industry. Everyone I spoke with had…

Alphabroder Acquires Golden State Activewear

Alphabroder has acquired Golden State Activewear it was announced today. Some key Golden State employees will be staying on and insuring no interruption of service to their existing customers. There was no initial word on if and when the Golden State warenhouse might close down. Owners Scott and Laurie Prestine have operated Golden State for…

Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Part 1

Veni, Vidi, Vici… We saw new things and old friends and then made new friends.  We drank beers with Andy Mac and then he showed us all how to print posters like the OG poster printing machine that he is (thanks Andy).  We raised money for a great cause and had fun in the process…

WB/CAMP: Water-Based Printing Summit 2019 Highlight Reel

WB/CAMP was an event like no other; great people, great fun, and so much to learn! We will soon start publishing a full series of talks and interviews, but for now, the highlights… WB/CAMP was made possible by a generous group of sponsors and participating companies… Bella+Canvas Douthitt GSF Green Galaxy Ink Kitchen M&R MHM…

Panther City Print Party 2: Good Times for a Great Cause

Last week, at ISS Fort Worth, the Ink Kitchen and Hanes threw the second annual Panther City Print Party to Benefit the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition. With the help of our generous sponsors and attendees we were able to raise over $5k for a great cause, all while having a great time amongst friends.  The…

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