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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…
Performance Numbers Impact Future Predictions - Marshall Atkinson

Performance Numbers Impact Future Predictions

Let me start this article off by stating right away we will be looking at numbers. Performance numbers to be exact. For most people, it's a snooze fest. Numbers? Bore-Ring. Data isn't as sexy as discussing shirt styles, artwork,…
Screens: Biggest Issue In Your Shop - Marshall Atkinson

Screens: Biggest Issue In Your Shop

Today we are going to look at the biggest problem facing shops that screen-print apparel. At least from my perspective anyway. My guess is that this problem is probably in your shop. Right now. This challenge gets ignored most of the…