Misprint Monday: Right and Wrong, Black and White?

We recently mocked up a job on lime green shirts with white ink. Not super high contrast but it looked ok. The customer approved the mock up, and the customer had seen the blank shirts in this color before. We printed the job and the customer was unhappy at the lack of contrast. We could not really disagree. As you can see it is tricky
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Cubs and Indians Win! No, not a misprint Monday on that but…

The Cubs and Indians are in the World Series! Who would have thunk it? Besides my thinking that if the Cubs win the next round that Theo Epstein becomes a candidate for the Baseball Hall of Fame, I have a couple of other thoughts as a t-shirt printer. Clearly most of the t-shirt world is going towards subtle prints and soft prints. I don’t have
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Misprint Monday: GRRRR… Tell me what is wrong

One of our most popular series here at the Ink Kitchen is “Misprint Monday.” The philosopher Immanuel Kant once said, “…in the misfortunes of our best friends there is something which is not altogether displeasing to us…” I don’t want you readers to get the wrong impression from our articles on how to do things “correctly” that we always do things correctly here at my shop. I’ll share
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Misprint Monday: Candidates Be Careful

As the political campaigns heat up, check your spelling. Note the enthusiastic but unspellchecked folks behind VP Biden, and their “FOWARD” message. I hear on two campaign stops they trotted out Drumpf, errrr Trump signs that had Tennessee spelled wrong. Once yes, twice oh no. More serious than an innocent spelling error, Bush in his last election cycle had goods made in Myanmar (Burma) being
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Misprint Monday #2: Juston Beeber With a Purpose

I’ve seen spelling error’s that have been viewed by as many as a dozen people and nobody catches it. This has to be one of those type of errors. “Purpose” is not only spelled wrong, the word spelled correctly is directly under it. Ouch. Ouch. Double ouch. However, I sayeth that thou should casteth no stones, for there but for the grace of God go
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Misprint Monday – I’m Stupid and Whatever, Time to Deal with It

That thumb drive is where a bunch of our digitizing was located. Only there? Yes, only there! How stupid is that? Totally ridiculously stupid. Totally difficult to find any of it, not backed up… stupid, stupid, and stupid. If you don’t do anything that stupid, you are superhuman… or more likely a liar. We all do dumb stuff and we get a blind spot to
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Mis-print Monday: Super Bowl Level Sewing Error

Its bad enough that whiny face Peyton Manning won the Super Bowl (Hey, I”m an unabashed Patriot fan) but look at that hat. Biggest stage there is and New Era QC failed and Mr. “175 Yards of Total Offense” got a hat with “Champions” upside down on the back strap. Super Bowl advertising cost over $160,000 per second to put in perspective. That’s a pretty
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Mis-print Monday We’re Just Working for the Weeken

Today’s post comes from our pal Brett Bowden of Printed Threads. Everybody’s working for the weeken We have been really busy lately.  It always seems like when you have no time for problems, that is when problems arise.   The other night we were printing shirts after business hours when we realized a small problem.   Our art departments weary eyes missed a spelling error.
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