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Web Wednesday – Continental Clothing

This sign for the Fair Wear Foundation was outside a t-shirt shop selling pretty typical tourist shirts in Heidelberg Germany. I asked the owner about the Fair Trade shirts and whether any consumers there cared about that. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, “yes, of course.” I think that in the…

The Beauty of Craftsmanship

A booth with a display of furoshiki, tradtional Japanese wrapping cloths, caught my eye at FESPA Digital last week. It was a Japanese company called Denatex, who were promoting their new zero-emission, smoke-free sublimation transfer system. They collaborated with a traditional furoshiki maker from Kyoto to create their display items, which were beautiful. And they were handing out squares of printed…

Domingo Gigante– FESPA Digital

Imprimir sobre ropa realmente ha evolucionado mucho y el mejor lugar para verlo es en los ganadores de los premios FESPA 2014. EEUU lideraba el mundo de la impresión pero los ganadores de este año eran de Rusia y Polonia. Cuentan con detalles increíbles en 3D e impresiones lenticulares, el resto del mundo está en…

The Ink Kitchen goes to FESPA Digital 2014– part four

The FESPA digital show in Munich was not only a great exposition on what is going on in printing, but it also shows the potential for trade shows themselves to be so much more than what we typically see in the US of A. This is not exactly what we see when we go for…

The Ink Kitchen goes to FESPA Digital 2014 – part two: Awards

Printing on garments has really come a long way and nowhere is that more apparent than in the winning prints for the FESPA Awards 2014. Once printers in the States ruled the world, but no longer. The winning prints at FESPA are incredible and they come from shops in Russia and Poland. From super fine…

The Ink Kitchen goes to FESPA Digital 2014 – part one

A few notes from  FESPA Digital in Munich, Germany: Progressive companies in the USA are now part of a global system, they are here in Munich seeing what is going on. Environmentalism is not dead, the rest of the world is passing the USA by. Not so many heads in the sand here (or is…

ISS Nashville Pre-Show Report

We went to check out the beautiful new Music City Center today to get a preview of what some of our IK Sponsors will be showing at the ISS Nashville Show for the next three days. We saw the Kornit Breeze and a Tajima single head laser at the Hirsch booth. (#604). American Apparel (Booth #704) has…

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