Are Your Print Crews Failing You?

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One of the most frustrating things in the t-shirt business is explaining to a client why an order that was printed and shipped wasn’t as perfect as it could be.  Every shop makes mistakes, no matter how many quality control steps and controls…

Pathways to the Brain Trust – SGIA Congress of Committee’s Success

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Last fall I was invited to participate in the 2014 SGIA Congress of Committees in Fort Lauderdale.  This event, held this past week, brought together the top print industry professionals for a series of meetings that focused exclusively on…

5 Biggest Issues in the Decorated Apparel Industry Today

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These challenges are the ones that I am either constantly getting asked about, or face every day in my own job.  I’m sure there are more than five.  There could be hundreds really, as every shop faces a different struggle.  However, that…

2014 ISS Long Beach Wrap Up

Sixteen degrees and snowing...  That was the weather in Milwaukee when I left for the sunny, and high seventies/low eighties weather of Long Beach, California for this years Imprinted Sportswear Show.  If anyone needed a reason to jet out…

Start 2014 Fresh – Rethink How You Design T-shirts

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Design Challenge!!  In an attempt to get your creative engine thinking in new directions this year, here is a baker’s dozen of some brief challenges to get you going.  Good luck!  (If you use any of these, I’d love to see the results. …

2013 Work Sets Up Goals for 2014

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First, thank you for reading my blog!!  I appreciate your time and hope that I have contributed something valuable for you. So the year 2013 has finally come to a close, and like a lot of people there is some time for some introspection. …