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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…

Misprint Monday: End of an Era, American Apparel To Be Sold (sort of)

American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection yesterday and at the same time Gildan has put in a bid for the brand name. To be exact Gildan says, “an asset purchase agreement (APA) to acquire the worldwide intellectual property rights related to the American Apparel® brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC, (American…

One Caucasus Festival: Screenprinting in Far Away Places

Hey, I’ll get to the point first, the shameless ask… If you can, donate to a great free music and arts festival happening in the Caucasus region, the country of Georgia to be exact. gofundme.com/onecaucasus is where I’m collecting money to help them raise money. Next week this reporter will be traveling for about thirty…

It is Called “SCREEN” Printing, Focus on Your Screens

We recently visited Anderson Studios in Nashville, TN. He has won more screenprinting awards than all of you readers put together. For printing the proof is not measuring dots or holding some line screen, the proof is what the prints look like. Andy Anderson’s prints are phenomenal and we’ll get into that in future posts.…

Shop Tour: Anderson Studios

The Nashville ISS show is this week, I hope to see some of you there. Last year I had the distinct pleasure of visiting with Andy Anderson and seeing his shop in Nashville. He is a real renaissance man, with three distinct areas of expertise: motorcycle design and painting, underwater photography, and then to top…

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