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ISS Long Beach. Come Hang Out with the Ink Kitchen

We’re at ISS Long Beach in the back room (Pacific Ballroom.) Come hang out with your fellow decorators and spin some vinyl, have a beer, take a load off and sit on the couch and talk shop with us. MHM booth 3503 is the site of the Ink Kitchen hang out, come join us.  

Brett Bowden: Why You Should Attend ThreadX

Know-It-All Brett Bowden talks about why you should attend the upcoming ThreadX conference.

Mis-Print Monday: Black Ink, Black Shirt. Simple, Right?

This “expectation vs. reality” example shows that this “simple” and “clever” concept is actually not so simple to achieve (and maybe not that clever?) We get a ton of requests to print black ink on a black shirt.  To achieve the effect, the following considerations must be taken into account: First, and most importantly, what…

Misprint Monday (on a Friday…) : The Grey Blues. Brett on Triblend Issues

From our pal Brett Bowden at Printed Threads in Texas comes this tale of woe. It doesn’t seem right to publish a story about a “bedeviled” Christian shirt on Christmas (this coming Monday) so we put this out today, a Friday. The joys of printing on Triblends (cotton, polyester, rayon) that are 100% black… Our…

Looking Outside the Industry for Solutions

Guest post from our pal Brett Bowden from Printed Threads in Texas: Earlier this year I was getting frustrated at our pallet storage situation. We have so many different sizes of pallets and at any given time we might need to move them from press 1 to press 4. After looking at all of our…

Misprint Monday: North Korea Unveils New Intercontinental T-shirt Cannon

Great piece on new North Korean technology at Bluerock Public Radio’s website. Satire is a great weapon. It does give me occasion to tell of my interaction with a t-shirt cannon. Some years back I was at a minor league hockey game of the Providence Bruins. Some up with people looking folks skate out between…

ThreadX 2018

Finally… a conference designed for us by us.  ThreadX is for business owners and managers seeking insights on the current state of and the future of the decorated apparel industry.  Top-notch speakers, including Johnny Cupcakes!

Mis-Print Monday: Expectation vs. Reality: This is the last time I order anything from a third party seller on Amazon

This poor guy just wanted a t-shirt without a “left chest” duplicated on the back of the shirt… This is the last time I order anything from a third party seller on Amazon from ExpectationVsReality

Mis-Print Monday: Comic Sans in Famous Logos

Found this on Reddit and thought it just had to be shared here… Comics Sans in Famous Logos from graphic_design  

Field Trip to Printed Threads and The General Store

We recently took a field trip to Fort Worth, home of Printed Threads and The General Store.  Joined by my good buddy Paul Riva, Owner/Founder of Apparel Graphics in Oakdale, CA, we barely made our 5am flight out of SMF and in just a few hours we were picked up at Dallas Love Field by Brett and…

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