Rick Medlin: The President and CEO of Fruit of the Loom (photo by Business Wire)

R.I.P. Rick Medlin of Fruit of the Loom

Rick Medlin the President and CEO of Fruit of the Loom passed away of natural causes yesterday November 27th, 2016 “The entire Fruit of the Loom, Inc. team worldwide, with nearly 30,000 employees, is incredibly saddened by the loss of their sincere and principled leader. “Rick was a special leader and a special person. He was extremely proud of the progress and success we have
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Misprint Monday: End of an Era, American Apparel To Be Sold (sort of)

American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection yesterday and at the same time Gildan has put in a bid for the brand name. To be exact Gildan says, “an asset purchase agreement (APA) to acquire the worldwide intellectual property rights related to the American Apparel® brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC, (American Apparel), a U.S.-based manufacturer of fashion basics, for a cash
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Misprint Monday: There is No Joy in Mudville…

The photo of pallets loaded with boxes is of World Series championship shirts headed to retailers. No such luck for the Indians this year. Future Hall of Fame lock GM Theo Epstein’s Cubbies triumphed over the overachieving Terry Francona led Indians. It took not just 7 full games but an extra inning of high drama as well but in the end they were vanquished. One
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Cubs and Indians Win! No, not a misprint Monday on that but…

The Cubs and Indians are in the World Series! Who would have thunk it? Besides my thinking that if the Cubs win the next round that Theo Epstein becomes a candidate for the Baseball Hall of Fame, I have a couple of other thoughts as a t-shirt printer. Clearly most of the t-shirt world is going towards subtle prints and soft prints. I don’t have
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The message changes with heat to: "Donald, el que lo lea." This means something like whomever reads this is gay.

Whoever Reads This…Fun with Ink, Beer, Trump and Shirts

Donald Trump famously said he wants to build a big wall between Mexico and the USA and that they don’t know it but the Mexicans will pay for it. A Mexican brewery decided to turn the tables on Trump and has been selling shirts that look like shirts that support Trump, but when exposed to heat change messages. With heat the ink is exposed that
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A Little Art Prep Goes a Long Way

We recently had a client come to us asking to print a 10 color job with a huge amount of ink coverage.  The artwork consisted of mostly solid colors butt registered, which included some small details.  Ohhh…. and its just a few thousand prints. These types of prints require a little extra thought from the art dept and production manager.  We typically put gutters into
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Damaged Goods

We recently started offering fulfillment services.  There is so much to learn about the fulfillment business, from pick-and-pack to inventory control to high-volume shipping.  It’s both intimidating and exciting. On a humorous note, processing returns creates some spontaneous moments of laughter.  When product is damaged in shipping it can really get bad…