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Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Part 4

Talking Shop at Shop Talk The Decorated Apparel Community had historically been plagued with misinformation, suffered a lack of communication, and had fallen prey to hucksters and snake oil salesmen.  We looked to experts and gurus to solve our problems. We were afraid to share with one another and learn from each other.  We turned…

Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Part 3

What’s all the RuckUs About? If you came of age in the 90’s (as I did) you know that it was a sometimes glorious, sometimes hideous, and nearly always a confusing time to be alive.  With the huge exception of the Gulf War, we weren’t really at war.  Hubble launched and so did the WWW. …

Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Part 2

The Show Floor There are so many good reasons to attend a trade-show: Learning, networking, socializing, talking shop, happy-hours, fancy dinners, parties, bars, etc.  Ok, ok, let’s not forget why we are there in the first place: the show floor.  Companies expend tremendous resources to exhibit at a trade-show.  It’s not just the cost of…

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…

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…

Ink Kitchen & Hanes Present: Panther City Print Party 2

Are you going to ISS Fort Worth 2019?  Party with us, right after the show on Thursday night… Panther City Print Party 2 Benefiting Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Where: The Post at River East 2925 Race St Fort Worth, TX 76111 When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:30pm ‘til close Door Prize @ 6:oopm (business card…

Meet Beppe Quaglia, of Virus, at WB/CAMP

Are you going to WB/CAMP, Sep 19-20 in Sacramento, CA? I’ve already talked about why we’re excited for this first of it’s kind event, but here’s just one of many good reasons to attend WB/CAMP:  You will meet industry legend Beppe Quaglia, Founder of Virus Inks. Not only will Beppe talk about next-level water-based printing,…

Video: FESPA Global Print Expo ’19 Munich

There’s a world of print (not to mention people and culture) beyond the borders of the USA.  That’s why we travelled to Munich for the FESPA Global Print Expo ’19. Here’s the official IK highlight reel…  

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,…

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