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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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! April 22nd has been the annual day since some folks started it in 1970. After witnessing the terrible Santa Barbara oil spill Senator Gaylord Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media. He persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a
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Dumb Theft by the Gap, Plain and Simple

The above Facebook page is the official page of the band (and very good band at that) The Shins. The GAP was selling The Shins shirts and another band without permission. I think that is called stealing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Gap removed the items, I should hope so. You can buy the real Shins shirts at their merch page.`

That Order That Sounds Too Good to Be True

That order that is too good to be true? It is too good to be true most likely. Take a deep breath and delete it. Via the comments we got this request at the ink kitchen yesterday: Am interested in purchasing some blank t shirts and below is the specs and quantities needed.order: Brand:Jerzees/Gildan Size:Adult small size Quantity:400PCS 100% or 50/50% Cottona Color:Orange Brand:Jerzees/Gildan Size:
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