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ISS is Now the “Impressions Expo”

ISS or the Imprinted Sportswear Shows are going to be called Impressions Expo starting at the Long Beach show in January 2020. Most folks saw it at a show aligned with Impressions anyhow, and nobody under the age of 75 knows what the hell “sportswear” is. It also was time for a change to reflect…

Misprint Monday: Why Am I Getting Pinholes?

Pinholes Pinholes piss off customers when you send shirts out without you having found them and removed them from your prints. They waste time and money and brain cells with shooting them out with dry cleaning fluid. They make you ruin most garment-dyed shirts (not Comfort Wash or most SanMar) because they can’t be shot…

Cure That Ink!!!! You did? No you didn’t!

I often get inquiries from folks trying to figure why the ink has washed off their shirts. I wish I had a dime for every time they are sure it is caused by the garment or by overcuring. Sorry, it isn’t. While both of those things are possible, they are highly highly unlikely to happen.…

Ink Kitchen on the Printhustlers Podcast

Ok, let’s get this straight… I was never a skate punk, I only had friends whom were skate punks.  I can’t ride a skateboard and I only own a few JFA records. Bruce Ackerman, founder of Printavo, has not only built an impressive business but he’s also proved you can be a nice guy doing…

Shop Talk – Full Schedule – ISS Atlantic City 2019

The Ink Kitchen is hosting free talks on practical and visionary topics by folks that are decoration and garment experts. These talks are free, F R E E. Sponsored by Hanes, Hirsch, and all of our vendor pals.  Here’s the full schedule: Thursday, March 21 10:30 AM – High Density Special Effects: Art and Printing…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Brett Bowden of Printed Threads

Brett Bowden, Founder/Owner of Printed Threads, sometimes known as “Screen-Print Jesus”, sermonizes on the importance of customer service.

See you at ISS Atlantic City 2019

There are so many reasons to come to Atlantic City for the ISS show starting tomorrow. First on my list is to eat a White House sub… but a close second is the Ink Kitchen Shop Talks (booth #1337) where we have many speakers who have not shared their extensive knowledge before and they are…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Jason Murphy of SanMar

Jason Murphy, friend of the Ink Kitchen, and an all-around good guy, talks transfers and more. Meanwhile, Rick defends himself from Pam’s heckling.  

Aruba and Alberta, Shop Moves

I’m with my friends at EMCO in Aruba. They are moving out of their old building (which once housed Aruba’s only agricultural business, Aruba Aloe.) They are moving to a new building on the same property. The resourcefulness of garment decorators and their ability to adjust to local circumstances never ceases to amaze me, and…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Ray Ferriola of Donray Printing

Ray Ferriola knows pretty much everything there is to know about sublimation. In his Shop Talk he explains what the process of sublimation is, what you can do with it and what materials you can use it on.

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