Long Beach Part 1: Know-It-Alls, Ink and Level Platens (…Pallets, whatever…)

Well, the Ink Kitchen “Know-It-Alls” descended on ISS Long Beach 2016 and we had a pretty damn good time and met a whole lot of great folks that do printing and embroidery. Here’s post numero uno regarding some of what we found in Long Beach this year. We had our guide to the show, many of the companies that Tom and I partner with in our shops
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Ink Kitchen “Guide to ISS Long Beach” – #1

So, here’s post #1 of our recommendations of what to check out at Long Beach ISS this week. It isn’t what you might expect, since I don’t think seeing everything NEW! is all that important. I’ll mention again that we don’t rave about companies because they are our sponsors. We turn that on its head. We were already using the sponsor companies’ products at our shops and
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Mis-Print Monday: A Bit of a Stretch

We recently ran a pre-production sample print on this 100% cotton fleece boxer.  Our client was most concerned about achieving a clean print over the seam.  Done.  However, we received a complaint that the ink was cracking at the point of the seam.  We didn’t have any of Rutland’s new Endurance Plus ink on hand and dye-migration was not a major concern anyway so went
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