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Wow. Fun Party for a Good Cause. Lucky 13 Bash

Our partner in this endeavor we call theInkKitchen.com pulled out all the stops on Friday and we had the Lucky 13 Bash. Tom Davenport’s Motion Textile was transformed into  a graduate program in advanced screen printing, a beautiful cool club for the evening, a gathering of many good and knowledgeable folks in our industry to…

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…

Fun? We have your damn fun. Lucky 13 Bash coming at you.

In a post on some forum on the internet this week somebody was saying that our industry, in particular our trade shows, are not fun. Fair enough.  Sometimes these things have been boring. We at the Ink Kitchen have been working the past few years to shake it up. I think we fell from lofty…

A Clean Bobbin is an Embroidery Necessity

At ISS Atlantic City the Ink Kitchen hosted “Shop Talks” and one was by Bill Garvin. We had a full house of folks listening to 20 minutes on bobbin tension. Part of the talk was about bobbin cleanliness being essential. His basic message was “don’t be screwing around with the thread tension!”  Instead he said…

ISS Atlantic City, Here We Come. Come Hang Out with US and Talk Shop

The Ink Kitchen crew will be at ISS Atlantic City after surviving the Blizzard of 2018, take a left when you enter the show floor and find us all the way down on the left at Booth 1506-1507. We have brought some great vinyl and a turntable to entertain you with the sounds of jazz,…

What To Do in AC When You are Not at the Show (Who the Hell is Lucy?)

Plenty of reasons to attend ISS Atlantic City that occur on the convention floor. There actually are almost more reasons to go to the show outside of the show, and I don’t mean losing your money in the casinos. AC has some great eats and a few great sights. At the risk of causing longer…

ISS: Atlantic City: Why Go?

You should try and attend the ISS Atlantic City trade show. If not this trade show, some other one you can get to. Hear me out on why. Here are some paradoxes about our industry: Your Fellow Decorators: – The nit-wits and the misinformed. There is a wealth of misinformation out there about decorating. Check…

Acres of Promotional Products

The PPAI Promotional Products Expo starts tomorrow January 16th. Well it started yesterday if you are into seminars. The product area opens Tuesday January 16th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. I’ve been exhibiting or attending for a long time and it actually seems to have improved in that it is now…

Long Beach Here We Come

ISS Long Beach 2018 is coming up next week. See us there at our decorator’s “hangout” where we will have tunes (vinyl only,) couches to rest those dogs and chat chat chat, and we will also have what most decorator’s pick as their social lubricant of choice (i.e. beer…) Here’s a few moments captured by…

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