What We Have To Work With: In, On, and Above the Shirt

I always say that we can design in, on, and above the shirt. Your design canvas is not a computer screen. It is the fabric of tote bags, shirts and other garments. We are lucky to be able to design with depth. Thinned based inks go into the fabric, regular inks stay on top, and high density inks rise above the shirts surface. In, on,
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Spring is Not Just Flowers: Screen and Substrate Moisture Issues

After the winter of our discontent, well at least in our Northern climes, Spring is (almost) here. Thoughts turn to verse: You can’t see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it’s there.  It’s the same with spring.  You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland.  ~Paul Fleischman People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball.  I’ll tell you what I
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Canvas Tote Bag Printing – Some Basics and Some Tricks

There are a wide variety of types of canvas bags out there in the world. They are all waiting to be decorated by the screenprinter. There are specifications of all the fabrics in terms of weight, weave, etc. In my many years of buying canvas totes and even working directly with companies that are manufacturing bags : in plain English, it is mostly bullshit. In
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