Why A Waterbase Workshop?

Why A Waterbase Workshop?

Hey you. Yes, you. Sitting there complacent and comfortable in this industry. You've been around. Trade shows. Networking events. Supplier office demos. Hopefully, a Shirt Lab or two (It's not too late to register for Shirt Lab Atlanta!…
Shirt Lab Portland: Perfection in Sasquatchland

Shirt Lab Portland: Perfection in Sasquatchland

You knew this blog post was coming. It's the recap of Shirt Lab Portland. Which is actually a misnomer, because it was actually in Vancouver, Washington at Clark College. Tom and I discussed what to call it, and if we had used Vancouver…
Pay Up Sucker - Why Getting 100% of the Money Matters

Pay Up Sucker - Why Getting 100% of the Money Matters

Shops in the decorated apparel industry have had an established challenge with managing money. You absolutely need it to survive. Cash is always king. Without it, you can't pay your staff, your bills, and most of all, yourself as profit. Duh. Yet,…
Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

In the sport of track and field, there are a few types of relay races. All at different distances. You may have seen those before on the Olympics or maybe even at your local high school. Concrete-feet enabled kids like me didn't participate.…
Leadership Clarity

Leadership Clarity

I want you to stop and consider your level of "Leadership Clarity" in your shop. What exactly do I mean by this? Let's review these points and discuss: Leading by ExampleInspiring a Shared VisionImproving ProcessesEnabling PeopleElevating…
Basics: Wet on Wet Screen-printing

Basics: Wet on Wet Screen-Printing

There are many reasons why a t-shirt shop should learn how to screen-print inks using a wet on wet technique. The primary driver though, is simply speed. Every time you flash, you are slowing your production output. If you are flashing…