The Little Guy

We recently installed press #5 at Motion Textile.  I’ve affectionately nicknamed this 8-color MHM X-Type Plus “The Little Guy” (maybe I was thinking of that Portlandia sketch?). A few thoughts on going small with this new install: Sleeves The majority of sleeve prints that we run are very simple (2-4 spot color) prints with a flash or two.  We can now schedule (almost) all sleeve print jobs on this
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Idle Hands and Idle Presses

If you’re like me, you dread the thought of the slow season. For most printers the first quarter of the year is painfully slow.  Your hard earned gains from the prior year seem to evaporate and you hope you can hang in there to see the busy season return. You are dying to get to the point where you and your staff will be yet again be
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Pricing: Don’t Be Greedy. Pigs Get Fed and Hogs Get Slaughtered

My friend Gaylen has a phrase that I go to at least a couple times a week. He says, “pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered.” That is some good homespun wisdom. If you want customers long term, you don’t want to overcharge them. Somebody gives you fifty percent of your business and if you overcharge them, what is going to happen if eventually they
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