Shop Tour: Anderson Studios

The Nashville ISS show is this week, I hope to see some of you there. Last year I had the distinct pleasure of visiting with Andy Anderson and seeing his shop in Nashville. He is a real renaissance man, with three distinct areas of expertise: motorcycle design and painting, underwater photography, and then to top it all off he is probably the best printer of
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Job Staging Carts

At Motion Textile we are working on implementing legit carts for job staging (we currently use these flat shelf utility carts which are awesome for garment staging but not so much for job staging).  If you incorporate job staging (I’ll define this as the collection of screens, inks, squeegees and flood bars per production specifications in advance of a scheduled print run) as part of your production process (and if you
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Reflections at the End of the Trade Show Season – Part III

Here is my third post, some final refections as the busy trade show season is mostly over. The biggest trends of the past ten years have been related to digital printing and to concerns about the effects of printing and garments on the environment. Developments in the environmental realm seem to have slowed down, but still do continue and I assure you they will not stop.
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Reflections at the End of the Trade Show Season – Part II

Here is my second post, some refections as the busy trade show season is mostly over. The biggest trends of the past ten years have been related to digital printing and to concerns about the effects of printing and garments on the environment. Developments in the environmental realm seem to have slowed down, but still do continue and I assure you they will not stop. We
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Badass Foil

We have spent  years experimenting with foil on shirts. Rather I should say that we produced actual jobs with different foil applications and always achieved great results. However, in almost every instance we had to do a lot of “tinkering” to get those good results. I finally feel we have dialed in on a very simple process which delivers awesome and consistent results.  Here it is: –  We now use a water-based foil adhesive and print
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(Near) Misprint Monday: First Print Approval

It doesn’t happen very often but when it does I always ask myself the same question, “how did we all miss this?”.  A typo, right in front of your face goes unnoticed by all involved parties: designer, end-user, distributor, and printer.  It is only caught moments before production is set to commence during a “first print approval” at which time the print is inspected for quality,
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TBT – More Andy Anderson, Process Master

Another throwback Thursday and a couple more pieces by Andy Anderson from Nashville, TN. The dude can print some serious process prints, traditional process being his way usually.  I asked him about these two prints, Andy:  “The only thing I can remember is the Kenny job was done in 1983— it was our first entry in the Golden Squeegee competition as it was called and
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TBT – Process Master, Andy Anderson.

Andy Anderson is a screenprinter in located in Nashville, TN. His process prints are as good as they get, and they have been great for a long, long time. My shop mostly does simulated process. We originally did that because we found it so difficult to do traditional CMYK printing. Andy does it the old school way and has really mastered it over the years.
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