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When is it time to automate?

When Is It Time to Automate?

"When is it time to automate?" Have you ever asked this question? I'm not talking about just with your screen-printing presses either. There are many different areas in your shop that moving to an automated process could be a huge benefit. In…
Discipline Starts with Me

Discipline Starts With Me

How is the level of your discipline when it comes to your work? What about your employees? The first step in learning to get more accomplished every day is realizing that you are accountable for your own actions. Don't like what's going…

Together Is Better: Notes from ThreadX19

ThreadX19 in San Diego was a smashing success at generating an avalanche of ideas and networking opportunities for garment decorators. During the last three days, I asked many attendees, "Why are you here?".  I got basically two answers…
Inaction

Inaction: Complications of Newton's Third Law

Newton's Third Law states: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." You may have learned that in high school science class. In the decorated apparel industry, we have our own physics law too. Have you heard or seen this? "For…
Jedi Mind Tricks for the Decorated Apparel Industry

Jedi Mind Tricks for the Decorated Apparel Industry

Don't you wish you could pull off some "Jedi Mind Tricks" in your shop? "Sorry, but these are not the stupid-low-prices you were looking for. You will happily pay double." Believe it or not, you can deploy these in your shop with some…
That's Not A Box of Shirts

That's Not A Box of Shirts, That's A Box of Money

I've said it a million times probably, "That's not a box of shirts, that's a box of money." Yet, plenty of shops don't have a solid process for handling their receiving duties and that cascades down into poor inventory control too. When…