T-shirts as Great Billboards

Hey found two of our shirts had big public showings and even better, the displays were for good causes. It feels good to get something positive happening with some fabric and some ink slinging. There are a couple of great charities that my company Mirror Image works closely with: We print shirts for the Armenian Tree Project which is a great community project doing reforestation
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Misprint Monday: A Rare Fix. A Slave Associated Logo Obliterated.

I say a rare fix, because 95% of the time you try and fix a misprint with some overprint, etc. you are wasting your time. It usually looks stupid or worse and takes a long time. Usually it isn’t worth it. Get the depressing misprints out of your sight asap for any price and move on to making money doing what you do well, not by
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Misprint Monday- Prints that Should Not Happen

I got interviewed by the Providence, RI TV station WPRI this week about counterfeiting Super Bowl merch. It does take the money out of the pockets of legitimate businesses involved, as well as the players and owners (not sure they need more money but…) http://wpri.com/2017/01/27/how-to-spot-counterfeit-sports-gear/ What I did not get into during the interview is the fact that the NFL only gives a few licenses
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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: “Beg for forgiveness, say you’ll never do it again, pay a reasonable settlement and move on with your life.”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball are about to make a massive crackdown on copyright violations (whether real or perceived) in the coming weeks. The Major League Baseball Playoffs are upon us and big bucks are at stake. Where big bucks are at stake, you always will find lawyers and big business. Even a letter of the alphabet,
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One Caucasus Festival: Screenprinting in Far Away Places

Hey, I’ll get to the point first, the shameless ask… If you can, donate to a great free music and arts festival happening in the Caucasus region, the country of Georgia to be exact. gofundme.com/onecaucasus is where I’m collecting money to help them raise money. Next week this reporter will be traveling for about thirty hours each way to help with the One Caucasus Festival
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Make America Confused Again!

Make American Great Again? Make America Gay Again? Make America the jumbled up bunch of confused people we have always been I would say. Trump have been using American Apparel merchandise for some of their campaign stuff. Really? I guess Trump forces are trying to avoid the Dubya issues with merch (the Bush folks were selling campaign garments that were made in Burma which were outlawed by
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Misprint Monday: Candidates Be Careful

As the political campaigns heat up, check your spelling. Note the enthusiastic but unspellchecked folks behind VP Biden, and their “FOWARD” message. I hear on two campaign stops they trotted out Drumpf, errrr Trump signs that had Tennessee spelled wrong. Once yes, twice oh no. More serious than an innocent spelling error, Bush in his last election cycle had goods made in Myanmar (Burma) being
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Shop Tour: Bibliographia

Today’s post comes via Andy MacDougall, screen printer extraordinaire and all around good guy (and fun guy.) You can check out some of what he does at squeegeeville.com.  I titled this a shop tour, but we are talking the reverse, this is about a shop that comes to you. In 2008, printmakers Delilah Knuckley and Abraham Mong fell in love when they were in Richmond,
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