Misprint Monday–Spellcheck is Not Always Your Friend

Their is a problem with relying only on spellcheck, isn’t their? Won example is this Akademiks shirt. The client was the “urban” brand Akademiks, with a stylized A-K-A-D-E-M-I-K-S as there name. In one case, the art must have been “spellchecked” and it got corrected to be spelled “academics.” Sometimes your write when your wrong, if you know what I mean….  Don’t trust machines entirely, use
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Misprint Monday – Not Distracted by Gold

Congratulations to the Canadian hockey team for winning the gold medal with a great final game against Sweden. I’m sure many screenprinters can relate to the way my mind works. I love hockey and I’m enjoying the game, but I’m looking and it appears on the screen that possibly the dye of the red Canadian jerseys is bleeding into the white of the players names
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MAGIC Monday

Today we skip our usual “Misprint Monday” post and instead opt for “MAGIC Monday”.  No, this has nothing to do with David Copperfield or Criss Angel.  I’m talking about MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas.  MAGIC is the gathering place for the apparel industry and I’ll be there representing our side of the industry on behalf of SGIA.  More to follow…

Misprint Monday: Cold Press Blues

Printers have a bad habit of forgetting to heat their pallets before starting a print run.  The underbase does not gel sufficiently and ink sticks to the back of the subsequent screens, chaos ensues.  Start wiping screens.  The result is that the first half dozen or more prints lack opacity and are grossly undersaturated, enough so that they are deemed as misprints.  “But it’s only
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Misprint Monday: Torqued and Twisted

We recently had an order returned due to placement issues.  The printing was “crooked and off-center”.  Upon review of the returned goods we were able to ascertain the real issue… Torquing occurs in the manufacturing process and is most pronounced on non-tubular garments constructed from lightweight, stretchy fabrics (in this case a tri-blend).  The difficulty in printing such garments is in loading on press.  Does
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