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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…
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…
Print Flash Print - Marshall Atkinson

Print Flash Print: An Ode to the T-shirt Screenprinter

Print Flash Print. A mantra for the one-color hit. Bold replacing boring of a blank stock t-shirt. A delicate effort of force. Print Flash Print   Daily rituals. More sales add both security and stress. For the…
Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

How are your shop's core fundamental skills? Somewhere along the way, many decorated apparel industry businesses have lost the fact that their level of ability to complete core tasks with predictable excellence drives their level of craftsmanship. Yep.…
There is No Growth Without Friction - Marshall Atkinson

There Is No Growth Without Friction

  Let's talk about your company trajectory for a minute.  You are here.  Your goals are over there.  The growth you need to bridge that gap?  That's the meat of the sandwich.  That's work. But here's the deal.  There is no growth…
You Can't Boil the Ocean - Marshall Atkinson

You Can't Boil The Ocean

  Have you ever heard this phrase, "You Can't Boil the Ocean"? I stumbled upon it a few months ago somewhere and jotted it down in my journal.  (Yes, I started journaling last year to improve my writing and idea flow). Can you…