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Web Wednesday – Boston We Stand Together

https://www.facebook.com/bostonwestandtogethershirt We are selling shirts and with the generosity of Jakprints, Indiemerch.com, Hanes and Mirror Image employees, we can give 100% of the price (not of the profit, of the entire purchase price) to two charities that work with folks that need prosthetic limbs. At the site you can buy the shirts for find links…

Innovators Gonna Innovate (With Highly Confidential Proprietary Process Photos)

This progressive print is one of our “Award-Winning” prints, named first in an April contest. Motion Textile and Mirror Image combined skills to create this Uber print, a real metaphysical marvel, a post-modern achievement. The radius of the Circular Pattern was particularly of note to the judges, as was the prodigious Quality and Quantity of…

Misprint Monday – Intentional Mess

We have tried many tests on garments in the life of our company, but I think today we tried the craziest test on a garment we have ever tried. A customer wants to know, does corn starch stick to 100% polyester shirts? The answer is yes. Somebody that works for us just came in the…

¡Namaste!

Me encanta cuando se nos presenta un proyecto divertido y desafiante.Nunca antes habíamos impreso sobre colchonetas de yoga pero uno de nuestros clientes favoritos nos lo solicitó así que a ello nos pusimos. Para que lo sepáis, esta es la primera impresión que hacemos a mano en casi diez años. ¡Namaste!

Counselor’s Hot 25

Counselor Magazine, an ASI publication, publishes an annual list of the “25 Hottest Movers And Shakers In The Industry”.  Somehow I ended up as unlucky number 13!  They included a few words about The Ink Kitchen.  Thanks Counselor! Read Counselor’s Hot 25 here    

Namaste

I love it when a fun and challenging project comes our way.  We had never printed yoga mats before but when one of our favorite customers came through with the request I jumped on it.  FYI, this is the first hand-print that we have done in nearly ten years.  Namaste!    

#TBT- Lenticular Screen Print

In August of ’96, I was waiting at a bus stop in the old downtown section of Prague. Across the street there was an unusual billboard. It was made up of vertical slats with different images printed on each side of the slat. The images were divided in such a way that you could only…

Web Wednesday – Made in USA, sort of…

FESPA is the international organization for screenprinting and digital printing. They are usually ahead of the US on many issues: for example I saw my first DTG unit at one of their shows, saw them embracing digital before the US, and saw them embracing environmental concerns before the US. Interestingly they focus in this piece…

Resurfacing

Print Resurfacing is one of my favorite techniques.  A variety of effects can be achieved through the simple process of heat pressing a printed image with a piece of specialty paper, ie: matte or gloss, between the print surface and the heat platten.  We have used this technique successfully over the years to mimic litho-transfer,…

Misprint Monday: Streaky

A clogged jet on an imaging device causes a streak across the entire graphic and nobody notices until the boss man comes walking through the shop (a fresh set of eyes always seems to catch the mistakes).  How does this happen?  It’s unbelievable and it’s embarrassing, but it’s reality and it happens to the best…

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