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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.…
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…
Processes Transcend Goals

Processes Transcend Goals

In any business, there are plenty of reasons why setting goals is a good thing. For one, it gives us a brass ring to reach. In fact, I've written many articles that are either about setting SMART goals, or used the concept of SMART goals…
Stop Using Band-Aids To Cover Up Problems

Stop Using Band-Aids to Cover Up Problems

Band-Aid Definition: an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center used to cover minor wounds. a makeshift or temporary solution. Noun: band-aid; plural noun: band-aids "a band-aid solution to a much deeper problem" We're obviously…
Avalanche of Accountability

Avalanche of Accountability

How is the accountability level in your shop? You know, the daily level of "Get 'Er Done"! I'm not singling out production either. They often get the short end of the stick when other departments upstream don't hit all of their goals like…
No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

Quick question: Can your shop operate with a no excuses mentality? For the decorated apparel industry, what does that exactly mean anyway? At best, it's a culture-driven herculean challenge. Worst, it probably means some people you work with…