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Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Emotional Intelligence at Work with Sabrina Del Toro

Our friend and perhaps one of the smartest people in the industry, Sabrina Del Toro, joins Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020 to share her thoughts and wisdom on emotional intelligence in the workplace…

Shop Visit: Visiting the Bayside Factories

Bayside is the pre-eminent maker of USA made and union made apparel in the country. I have visited their facilities over the past couple years. They are vertically integrated, taking cotton and other raw materials and turning them through all the steps to a finished garment. They have come a long way from their start…

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…

Video: MHM Factory Tour

We spent a day in the MHM factory, in Erl, Austria, to see how the world’s best textile presses are made and to meet the people whom make them.  Our friend, John Potter, gave us the full factory tour.  We were not disappointed…

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…

MHM, FESPA 19, and Reasons to Love Bavaria

We made a recent trip to the beautiful Bavarian region of Germany with a three-fold agenda: 1. Visit the MHM factory (Erl, Austria) to see where the worlds best presses are made and meet the people who make them 2. Attend the FESPA 2019 Global Print Expo in Munich, Germany 3. Take in the sights,…

Shop Visit: Barrel Maker Printing

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Barrel Maker Printing. They have an office in downtown Chicago, but the main facility is in the Western burbs of Chicago. The owners are Justin and Erin Moore who started the shop in 2009. Justin gets my vote for funniest person in screenprinting, in the deadpan division. Erin…

Big Party Tomorrow, You are Invited

You can check out a state of the art screenprinting shop tomorrow in Sacramento, my buddy Tom Davenport’s shop is pretty awesome. You can see a video of it here, but actually it is more impressive in real life. In person will be best, but we’ll also have photos and videos the next few days,…

Are You Feeling Lucky?

You should because if you’re reading this you’re invited to our Lucky Friday Thirteen Bash at Tom’s shop, Motion Textile, this coming Friday, April 13. Just click here for your free tickets. We could have just said, ‘Hey, we’re having an open house in conjunction with The NBM Show in Sacramento,” but that’s not how…

T-shirts from Hell

We are headed to the SGIA show in New Orleans October 10th, it is coming right up. I hope to check out my pal Brandon’s shop Inferno Merch and Screen Printing when I’m in New Orleans, so look for that in a couple weeks. I love the wide range of people you meet in our…

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