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ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Milissa Clark of US Blanks

Milissa Clark, of US Blanks, is the real-deal in custom apparel.  In this Shop Talk she discusses both the possibilities and the realities of custom cut-n-sew.

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Jason Murphy of SanMar

Jason Murphy, friend of the Ink Kitchen, and an all-around good guy, talks transfers and more. Meanwhile, Rick defends himself from Pam’s heckling.  

Aruba and Alberta, Shop Moves

I’m with my friends at EMCO in Aruba. They are moving out of their old building (which once housed Aruba’s only agricultural business, Aruba Aloe.) They are moving to a new building on the same property. The resourcefulness of garment decorators and their ability to adjust to local circumstances never ceases to amaze me, and…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Ray Ferriola of Donray Printing

Ray Ferriola knows pretty much everything there is to know about sublimation. In his Shop Talk he explains what the process of sublimation is, what you can do with it and what materials you can use it on.

ISS Atlantic City: Don’t Take The Train!

Don’t plan on taking the train from Philadelphia to Atlantic City because there is no train to Atlantic City from Philadelphia at the moment. Read about it here. A huge thanks to Ink Kitchen friend Richard Greaves for letting us know that the train from Philadelphia 30th St Station to Atlantic City has been off…

Shop Visit: Barrel Maker Printing

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Barrel Maker Printing. They have an office in downtown Chicago, but the main facility is in the Western burbs of Chicago. The owners are Justin and Erin Moore who started the shop in 2009. Justin gets my vote for funniest person in screenprinting, in the deadpan division. Erin…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Megan Spire of Bella+Canvas

Megan Spire, Director of Distribution and Sales at Bella + Canvas, talks about the industry shift toward premium fashion garments and the advantages that fashion garments can provide for your customers and your shop.

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Dov Charney

He’s controversial, he’s candid, he’s a force.  Dov Charney, of Los Angeles Apparel, talks about how transparency and authenticity are more important than buzzwords when it comes to ethics and sustainability.

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talks: Bill Garvin

Want to know what $8 piece causes 85% of the problems that happen with your $25,000 embroidery machine? Watch this Shop Talk by Bill Garvin and find out.

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talks: Michelle Moxley

Michelle Moxley, of M&R, reigns supreme as the queen of special FX screen-printing. When it comes to cutting-edge apparel decoration and treatments in a high-volume production environment she can teach you or school you, either way she’ll blow your mind with her legendary work.  

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