Interview with Scott Craig GM of Wilflex AND Rutland

PolyOne Corporation, the company that owns Wilflex Inks, recently bought Rutland Plastic Technologies. This gives PolyOne ownership of the companies supplying ink to a majority of garment printers in the USA.  Last week I had a chat with the General Manager of Wilflex and now also of Rutland. Our chat reinforced some of the obvious benefits to what the merger could possibly mean, and reassured
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IK Shop Visit: Our Pal Brett Tours with Till and His Medium Sized Shop Which Is Called “A Small Print Shop”

This shop tour is by our brother-in-arms Brett Bowden El Capitan of Printed Threads in Texas. I have known Stephen Till for years through music.  It is to my delight that he has become a brother in the screen printing world as well.  While spending some time in the mountains of Colorado, I took the trip down to Denver in order to check out his
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Web Wednesday – The Ink Kitchen Meets Kitchen Ink

Down on Frenchman Street in New Orleans on a Tuesday night which was turning into Wednesday morning I met Rosin, selling her “Kitchen Ink” wares at a table. She literally screens on the floor in her kitchen, air dries her ink, and has a total DIY operation going. A few photos of her designs and of her and her pal follow, apologies that I captured
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TBT – Organic Man Redux

For Throwback Thursday, thoughts go to this photo of Stefan Bergill, organic man. It is baseball Spring Training time, Earth Day is coming up and there he is. The interview is as relevant as when I first did it. I have known Stefan Bergill since lived out West and he ran Patagonia’s Beneficial T’s program. He’s a good guy even though he is a Red Sox
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Hanes and Andrew Verga, the Printer’s Friend

Yeah, Hanes is a sponsor, but they were a preferred vendor long long before that. It is interesting to see Hanes which is probably the most “established” shirt brand be at this point one of the most cutting edge in terms of fabric technology, screenprint friendly tools, and product development. I have a new Nano zip hoodie and I love it. Good stuff. Here goes
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HOARDER ALERT!

Do not watch this video if you are a hoarder. Tom and I have some hoarding tendencies, you can see us fidget a bit as Paul Gallagher, successful CEO of Hirsch International and a most zen individual, tells of his making the Hirsch offices more efficient and by doing so, his elimination of “things.” One hears of efficiency and of going paperless a great deal,
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A Visit to American Apparel

  The  Ink Kitchen aims for the quick jab, a paragraph and a photo and back to your day. Occasionally a subject will deserve a longer form. A day long visit to American Apparel is such a topic. From time to time you’ll see these longer pieces, probably about once a month. You also are going to see that I have a pretty positive attitude
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Layabout or Visionary?

Our mate Joel Taylor is owner of PSI Screen Printing and he hales from Currumbin Waters in Queensland,  Australia. His shop is not far from Brisbane, which is a long way from Long Beach, CA where Know-It-Alls Tom and Rick interviewed him for The Ink Kitchen during the recent ISS show.  His wife luckily considers him a visionary (not a layabout, which is English English
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