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Speaking the Language, a New World of Spreading the Word(s)

This month I wrote an article for the very good trade journal called Printwear. I’ve done that for many many years, through a host of good editors starting with Mark Buchanan right through my pal Emily Thompson and to the current talented Carly Hollman-Long. When you go to China, you can just speak English and…

Atlantic City ISS 2016

Day 1 of ISS in Atlantic City. We did this combo screenprint and DTG (direct to garment) print. You can screenprint the underprint quickly and then digitally print a whole series of images that print on top of it. In this case we printed a postcard image of NYC, Atlantic City, Ocean City and so…

Atlantic City ISS Coming Up This Week

Atlantic City show is coming up this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Come by the Hanes/Champion booth or the Hirsch booth and say hello. We will have a bunch of our Know-It-Alls armed with years of experience and one of those Magic 8 balls and we can thereby answer any or all or your questions about…

Official Ink Kitchen ISS Long Beach 2016 Highlight Reel

ISS Long Beach 2016 was a total blast and of course the Know-It-All’s were there, creating and capturing the action.  Here are some of the sights and sounds from the show.  Enjoy!

Long Beach – Advice Tidbits Received

If you keep your ears open and wits about you, there are so many smart people in this industry to learn from. Depending on the timing and your mental attitude you can take some of the advice as superficial or profound. Here are a few of my zen master moments after ISS Long Beach and…

Long Beach Part 1: Know-It-Alls, Ink and Level Platens (…Pallets, whatever…)

Well, the Ink Kitchen “Know-It-Alls” descended on ISS Long Beach 2016 and we had a pretty damn good time and met a whole lot of great folks that do printing and embroidery. Here’s post numero uno regarding some of what we found in Long Beach this year. We had our guide to the show, many of the…

California Dreaming ISS Long Beach Day 1

Day 1 of ISS Long Beach was hopping! We’re printing live at the show in the Hirsch booth on the MHM SP-5000 and giving the shirts away at the Hanes booth as they come off the dryer. The deal is– give us a like on social media and we’ll give you one of these cool X-Temp shirts.…

ISS Long Beach Giveaway!

The Ink Kitchen is so psyched about the ISS Long Beach show that we’re running a giveaway on our Facebook page from January 22-26. Check out the details on Facebook (click on the title to expand this post and then on the image below) and leave a comment on which prize you’re hoping to win.

Sneak Peek of our ISS Long Beach Shirt

Here is a sneak peek of the shirt we’ll be printing at the Hirsch booth on Hanes X-Temp shirts at the ISS Long Beach show. Come watch us print at Hirsch, booth #1635 and #1735, and get your free shirt at the Hanes booth #1227. All the Know It Alls will be there to chat and answer your garment and decorating questions.

Squeegeeville

I met Andy MacDougal for the first time at the SGIA this year. He clearly is a talented screenprinter, a good guy and a funny guy. He has a cool website called Squeegeeville with among other things a good basic screenprinting book and simple equipment, in particular a great simple vacuum table set up for printing posters.  If…

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