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Misprint Monday: Wash It!

Q: Is the ink dry on the shirt you printed? A: It doesn’t matter. Ink can be dry on a shirt and it will not last through a wash. Unless  you are unethical and plan to leave the country after selling a shirt, you want the print to stay on the shirt beyond the first…

Video: MHM Factory Tour

We spent a day in the MHM factory, in Erl, Austria, to see how the world’s best textile presses are made and to meet the people whom make them.  Our friend, John Potter, gave us the full factory tour.  We were not disappointed…

Remembering Barry Chouinard

July 19th would have been Barry Chouinard’s 68th birthday. We mourn his passing and most of us remember him pretty damn fondly. He lived a full life, touched lots of people, and nobody would say he got cheated. So I pose the question, “Did you ever meet Barry Chouinard?” The only possible answers would be…

Wanna Design Like Draplin?

If you were at ThreadX19 you were probably blown away by keynote speaker Aaron Draplin, like we were. Did you know that you can take online classes taught by Draplin on the Skillshare platform? The Design Like Draplin: 21 Tips for Speeding Up Your Design Workflow class is a great one to start with, but there…

And Then There Were Four

Ink Kitchen is stoked to announce the addition of our fourth partner, longtime IK contributor Brett Bowden. Brett is founder and owner of Printed Threads in Fort Worth, Texas, a SGIA board member and one of the masterminds behind the popular ThreadX conference. We admire his dedication to industry education and to helping other decorators…

We’re Super Excited for WB/CAMP and You Should be Too!

WB/CAMP: Water-Based Printing Summit, September 20-21 Powered by SGIA and hosted by Motion Textile Presented by Bella+Canvas, Ryonet, SanMar, SPSI, and Ink Kitchen. Supported by Douthitt and SAATI.   If you love/hate water-based printing this event is for you.  Two days of talks and hands-on printing demonstrations from the best in the industry: Beppe Quaglia – Virus…

Misprint Monday: Too Good To Be True

Customer comes to you with a huge order and makes disparaging remarks about the prior print shop they were using. Celebrate? No, BEWARE! Most of the screen printing of t-shirts is not rocket science and unless someone comes to you for what you very specifically are good at, be careful with new customers. This customer…

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…  

Misprint Monday – Dead Man’s Curve

Dead Man’s Curve by Jan and Dean recorded in 1963 It only has a little bit to do with today’s post. Its a brain trick I use to remember to check any type that is written on a curve. There is something about type in an arch that makes it harder to see errors, so…

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…

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