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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Jakprints – the Future of Printing Now

I was stoked that the road back from Farm Aid passes right by Jakprints and I got to see my buds the owners Jacob and Dameon and my other buds working there LT and Jeff and to talk shop and as always to have a good time. My take on Jakprints is that two skatepunks wanted to figure out how you could get 75 shirts,
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Andy Anderson: Nashville Renaissance Man

I feel very fortunate to get to spend some time with Andy Anderson at his studio in Nashville recently. Besides being one of the best screenprinters in the world for over thirty years he also is a master at creating motorcycles that are works of art, and then as if that isn’t enough, ranging far away from Nashville he is a great underwater photographer. In
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Fun with Matching

It’s never fun matching another printer’s work, specifically with full color prints.  You are kind of screwed in these situations because without provided seps and reliable engineering forms or without intimate knowledge of the other printer’s methods you are just making an educated guesses and if you say forget it and simply aim to improve the print or better match the original art the customer
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Approved!

We send a computer mock up like The Pawtucket Film Festival example below to every single customer. What we want back (if all information is correct) is the word, “Approved.”  Not “it looks good to me,” “wonderful,” “great,” “ok,” “thank you so much,” or any other number of niceties that might make you feel good but don’t give you the information you need to proceed.
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TBT: How I Got Into Screenprinting

It isn’t often that our first commercial screenprinting jobs are documented. Usually we get into this business in a sort sideways move. We help somebody out or make shirts for ourselves and never really think it will turn into a business. Somehow lo and behold eventually we end up finding ourselves in the business. I just received photos of my first “commercial” printing. But first
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Creative Time

My daughter Ivy Neff is at the end of her undergraduate studies at a cool art school north of Boston called Monserrat. It was written for her art school cohorts, but I think her Facebook post might also resonate with many folks I know in this industry. “To any Montserrat seniors who think that documenting your studio hours is a waste of time: When I
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