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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.  

Testing for Dye Migration

I”m on many screenprinter groups on social media, etc. I still see many printers spouting a wealth of misleading information. Today we discuss the test, next post will be on some direction on finding solutions. Before you can get an answer to a problem, it is always best to define the problem. With dye migration,…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talks: Jakprints

Nobody knows DTG like Jacob and Mike of Jakprints. Here’s the truth on DTG from the guys who’ve grappled and tamed this beast over the past 10 years.

Patriots Win! (Again…) Hot Market Printing

We printed Patriots victory shirts  on Sunday night.  Yes again. We might be the shop with the most practice at this hot market printing in the country, printing over 30 conference or world championships between the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. You can even throw in a couple of UConn, Eagles and Yankees victories…

The Totally, All-New, Impressions Shop Talk, Hosted by Ink Kitchen

We were thrilled to host Impressions Shop Talk at ISS Long Beach 2019.  Thanks to our collaboration with Impressions and the participation of our good friends we were able to present some of the best and brightest minds to the industry in a fun and candid format.  Perhaps you were there, maybe you weren’t, either…

Human Rights Watch Report on Abuses in the Pakistani Textile Industry

There is an appalling report by Human Rights Watch,  released on  1/23/19,  called “Unfair and Abusive Labor Practices in Pakistan.” There are approximately 15 million garment workers in Pakistan and many are working in abysmal conditions with no real protections. The piece makes truly sobering reading. You can also watch a brief video released along…

Misprint Monday: Preventing Scorching with a Transfer Press (Bottom Heat)

There are so many crazy fabrics out there, and we are all trying to decorate them. Transfers are a great option, but even applying transfers can cause scorching. At my shop we recently even had a low temp version causing scorching on some relatively expensive 1/4 zips. For both stopping scorching (who cares if the…

Shoptalk at ISS Long Beach 2019: A Quick Recap for Those Who Missed it

The Ink Kitchen created a Shop Talk area at 2019 ISS Long Beach. A highlight was to have professionals working in the field come in and share their vision and their expertise. Many of them had never spoken in public before, so this was fresh and fun and down to earth.  We’ll be sharing more…

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