Better Screenprinting. 4 to 6

People always are asking how to be a better screenprinter. Today let’s talk some philosophy with our inspiration coming from power hitter J.D. Martinez who just signed a 110 million dollar contract with the Red Sox, 71 year old hitting instructor Craig Wallenbrock, and Martin Luther King Jr. How do you make your printing better? Most want the easy answer of the magic white ink,
Continue reading…

Color of the Year: Pantone 18-3838 (Ultra Violet)

Most of us communicate color information using the Pantone Matching System or “PMS”, (though not to be confused with the condition PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome.) Pantone also every year announces the “Color of the Year.” They scour the globe and come up with a color. This year it is Pantone 18-3838 Ultraviolet. The Pantone Institute waxes absolutely poetic about their choice. ” “From exploring new
Continue reading…

ISS Long Beach 2018 Highlights

ISS Long Beach brought Round One of The Ink Kitchen Hang Out, with vinyl, beer and a place to hang out and get to know people. Check out the show highlights now and keep an eye out for more coming soon.

Misprint Monday: Wishful Thinking about Screens

Having talked shop with quite a few people at ISS Long Beach I have detected quite a bit of wishful thinking going on out there about screens. With some shops there seems to be a bit of a move away from Newman Roller Frames and in my opinion most of that thinking is not thorough thinking. You can’t get rid of your retensionable screens and
Continue reading…

Patriots Win. The Thrill of Victory. The Agony of …Victory

You can see the piece the local TV station did on our company Mirror Image printing Patriots shirts here. The story is accurate but the back story had a little more pain in it. “Hot market printing” is the phrase used to describe printing shirts right after a local championship game so that shirts can be in local stores the next morning. My company has
Continue reading…

Acres of Promotional Products

The PPAI Promotional Products Expo starts tomorrow January 16th. Well it started yesterday if you are into seminars. The product area opens Tuesday January 16th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. I’ve been exhibiting or attending for a long time and it actually seems to have improved in that it is now on one big floor not upstairs and down, and the
Continue reading…

Long Beach Here We Come

ISS Long Beach 2018 is coming up next week. See us there at our decorator’s “hangout” where we will have tunes (vinyl only,) couches to rest those dogs and chat chat chat, and we will also have what most decorator’s pick as their social lubricant of choice (i.e. beer…) Here’s a few moments captured by our pal Ben at the 2016 show.  See you in
Continue reading…