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Basic Sustainability Tips for T-shirt Print Shops – Here’s the Easy Fruit You Can Pick

Most t-shirt printing shops that I know are only concerned about one thing – getting that particular day’s orders printed and shipped.  Thoughts about building a sustainability program seem very earth-crunchy and usually too foreign to…

Sustainability Challenge – Embroidery Stabilizers

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If you embroider apparel you are very familiar with this problem.  After your machine has completed the run, the next step in production is to remove the excess embroidery stabilizer (or pellon, backing, or whatever you call it in your shop). …

Wish List for the Decorated Apparel Industry

I had a really interesting conversation yesterday with an equipment vendor of ours.  During the dialog he asked “What do you wish for everyday that would make your job easier?”  Of course, he was just trying to sell but it was great fodder…

Are You A Red Printer?

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By now everyone is completely familiar with the ubiquitous term “Green” for environmental concerns.  Being a responsible steward of the environment is not only good for your overall karma, as it’s the right thing to do; it’s also proven…

Why a Sustainability Program Makes Economic Sense for Your Shop

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I could easily write an article describing the myriad of ways that every apparel decorator can contribute to the “greening” of the industry.  You can’t pick up a newspaper, magazine or watch a TV show without someone blathering on about…

ISS Long Beach Show Recap – Big Success!

I just returned from an outstanding couple of days at the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach California.  I’ve attended many of these types of shows over the years, but this one stands out for several reasons.  First, and the most…