Gildan Announces 4th Qtr and 2016 Earnings

Gildan released 4th Qtr and full 2016 earnings and their forecasts for 2017. In their own words: Net sales growth of 8.1% in the fourth quarter GAAP diluted EPS and Adjusted diluted EPS of $0.32, both up 14% compared to Q4 2015 2017 Adjusted diluted EPS guidance of $1.60-$1.70, representing 9% growth over 2016 at midpoint of range Record free cash flow of $398 million
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Skateboard Printing

So,  I own a skate shop that is right down the street from my print shop.  Because of this I decided that we should print our own skateboards. Last year we purchased this fancy little press: http://www.neverthelessscreenprintingsupplies.com/silk-skates-deluxe-skateboard-screen-printing-press/ Really, we probably could have just built a jig and used some hinges, but these press has a couple nice features, such as pegs that mount the press to
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Let’s Chat. A Unique Interface with Customers

Spin Ink Screen Printing has a unique approach to sales. If you get on their website, a chat window opens up. The four of them on the sales team take turns answering customer inquiries this way. Owner Jon Weizman said he was on a utility site with a chat function and got the idea to try it for his business Spin Ink in the Toronto,
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Sanmar and Alphabroder Working Together?

I have to say this is unprecedented. Alphabroder and Sanmar issued a joint statement today, I have never seen them cooperate on anything. Also unprecedented is their call for congressional action, I have not ever seen that from shirt distributors in the past 25 years. What they are calling for is for folks to fight a 20% import tax suggested by Republican in Congress. I’m
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How Much do I Love these Lasers?

In 2015 I wrote about implementing a laser positioning system by Lase-it.  It seems everyday we have some sort of project which reminds me how happy I am that we made this investment.  Today we are printing these uber expensive (and very nice for us distance runners) paneled singlets.  Precision placement of the “Rebels” text on the biased panel, not a problem…