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Next year is here

Next Year Is Here

Next year is here. Finally. That dumpster fire that was 2020 has been sent packing. Good riddance I say. A shiny new year is upon us. Three cheers for 2021! But hold on. Was has changed other than one number on the date? If…
Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Is production scheduling your constant struggle? You know, the ability to accurately plan, predict, and produce the orders in-house on a scheduled timetable? For many shops in the industry, the thought of an accurate production schedule…

25 Guiding Principles for an Apparel Decorator

In the last two weeks, I've probably talked to two hundred shop owners or more. Between Shirt Lab Atlanta and ISS Ft. Worth (where I taught eight classes over a three-day span), I've been just a tad busy. During that time I've chatted with…
Check Screen Tension

Problems With Your Print? Check Screen Tension

Screen Tension. What's ironic about this industry that is called Screenprinting is that so many shops completely ignore the screen part of screenprinting. It's funny because it isn't like this is some sort of deep, dark, industry secret. Yet,…
Start Up Procedures

Key to Better Shop Efficiency? Start Up Procedures

Just. Start. Already. How you do that can make a gigantic difference to your overall shop efficiency. What do you emphasize in your company? When I travel and go to shops, one of the things I love to observe is how the entire company starts…
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…