Seeing Your Work Come to Life (Fruition…)

You work hard with a customer and months later if you are lucky you get to see the fruits of your labor (pun intended.) All the pieces we worked on for the new Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House were on display during their opening week. The stuff really looked good in the store and it was cool to see people trying the garments on, carry
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FREE FREE FREE! Free Art!

I was discussing with a friend the other day that the word “FREE” is like crack. Stuff can be useless (like crap you find at a promotional products show for example) but if free, people will flock around like flies on … You get the idea. The British Library has made available 1,023,750 images. Free inspiration. Free. There is very cool stuff in there and it
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Stop Panicin’ and Get a Mannequin

From our pal Brett Bowden of Printed Threads: Something that I have struggled with for a long time is placement.  Where is the perfect place to start a print.  Is it 4 fingers from the collar?  Are my hands a normal size?  When struggling to decide if something is printed in a spot that will look good when wearing, sometimes you just have to put
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I”m on shaky ground here and I might lose half of our readership by posting this. Most of the country hates the Patriots, but I’m admitting here that I’m a huge Patriots fan and huge Tom Brady fan. There is a new commercial out and I”m not really a fan of the product and it looks a little too 1984 for me, but there is
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Farm Aid 2015

There is  Willie Nelson (with Imagine Dragons) at Farm Aid 2015 wearing a shirt we designed and printed at my shop Mirror Image. It is always a thrill to see your handiwork up on the big stage and broadcast around the globe. Folks at my shop including Pam, Brian, KC, Ruth, Aimee, Ray and all the production folks worked very hard to get good designs
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Canned Cleverness

We printed some sample Nano shirts for Hanes and we at one point discussed some clever packaging ideas, but I forgot about all that until today when a can of Nano arrived. They are nice soft shirts that actually fit more than teenagers and I enjoyed receiving the clever packaging that promotes these good shirts. Unlike many promo shirts this Nano is nice enough that
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Computerized T-Shirts, Coming Soon?

That shirt was made a few years ago by Georgia Tech. It is called the smart shirt, and is for use on the battlefield to diagnose where a wound occurred. It was the start of what will be coming to the marketplace sooner than we could have imagined, computerized clothing. Google is ramping up their game and soon you may be waving your hand over
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Shirt Company Feels the Heat

I cannot understand how somebody could be so stupid as to put out a shirt to the general public as the Under Amour company did this week (see below.)  Call a spade a spade, this was a moronic move. Under Armour  removed the shirt, but somehow I wish we could sentence those responsible to a couple hundred hours of reading up on World War II history.
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