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Why is it so expensive?

Why Is It So Expensive?

"Why is it so expensive?" You've probably have viewed a version of the following post somewhere in the past year or so. My Shirt Lab partner, Tom Rauen, sent me this earlier this week with the suggestion that I alter it for our industry. What…
Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Quick. Name a problem that your business faces today. I know you have one. Every business does. But what are you doing about them? For many decorated apparel industry businesses most aren't working on them as they are constantly head…
Pantone Books Not Accurate?

Pantone Books Not Accurate?

Recently I reposted an excellent blog article by Rick Roth from Ink Kitchen on my social media feeds. (Please read Rick's article!) My repost of that article on LinkedIn prompted an interesting online discussion and a few phone calls. The…
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…
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…