SGIA Expo Atlanta 2015 – San Mar and Garments You Can Decorate, What a Concept!

My mind is boggled by companies that don’t even test their products before selling them to screenprinters and embroiderers. If you can’t hoop the left chest, or a material scorches your fancy lightweight fabric at any temperature, what good is it to us? On the other hand, San Mar has a great guy Mark Bailey working on their garments full time, instructing decorators and listening
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Dye Migration, the Screenprinter’s Nemesis. Part 6. Poly White as a Partial Solution

Another tool in fighting dye migration is “Poly white.” We use Rutland’s “Super Poly White” but other companies have similar formulations. In some ways the game has been upped. Once you could sometimes use cotton white on 50/50’s and a white for 50/50’s would always work. Now sometimes we can’t even count on the dye stopping of 50/50 whites on 50/50’s, and on a few
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Computerized T-Shirts, Coming Soon?

That shirt was made a few years ago by Georgia Tech. It is called the smart shirt, and is for use on the battlefield to diagnose where a wound occurred. It was the start of what will be coming to the marketplace sooner than we could have imagined, computerized clothing. Google is ramping up their game and soon you may be waving your hand over
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Jazz Fest Shirts and More

Every year we look forward to a parade of funny and interesting t-shirts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This year that didn’t really happen. We found some but it was rather slim pickings but that’s the way fashion rolla. And just when you think you know what’s in and what’s out, you don’t. On our way out of the festival we came across
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Misprint Monday – Fighting Fibrillation

Fibrillation is defined as “the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of the muscle fibers of the heart.” I’m talking about that type of fibrillation in this post, but many a screenprinter has felt like they are going to have a heart attack over the type of fibrillation that happens to t-shirts. Fibrillation in screenprinting is when the fibers of a shirt stick through the ink giving
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