Scrub Down, Chow Down, Bottoms Up

We had a cool time with some fellow printers and a few chill vendors this week. A good time was had by all at our Ink Kitchen “East Coast Scrubdown and BBQ.” Three customers of mine hooked us up big time. Best Q around from Blue Ribbon BBQ, best brews around with Summer Ale and my personal fave Porch Rockers from Sam Adams, and what
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The Ink Kitchen East Coast Scrub Down and Barbecue

What are you doing next Wednesday? Why not spend the afternoon (and evening) talking shop and shooting the…breeze while enjoying some Blue Ribbon Barbecue, Iggy’s Bread, and beer and cider from Sam Adams Boston Beer Company on us- The Ink Kitchen and Peter Rinning of QRSTs. We’ve got Greg Jensen from SAATI and Brian Lessard from Rutland Inks coming, too. Come to Mirror Image at 190 Exchange Street in Pawtucket, Rhode
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Reflections at the End of the Trade Show Season – Part 1

A few refections as the busy trade show season is mostly over. I think the biggest trends of the past ten years have been digital printing and environmental concerns. Developments in the environmental realm have slowed but still do continue and will not stop, we have to find increasingly safe and sustainable ways to do our work . Digital printing continues to innovate and grow.
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SGIA 2014 – A Biased Tour Part 2

Ah yes, the SGIA 2014 show. In Part 1 I made the point that boring can be ok. Putting solid machines and solid supplies on display is not such a bad idea. I’m usually skeptical about new wondrous devices and magical supplies that will solve all my problems and make me a millionaire anyway. Put a couple machines in the field, put your supplies into
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SGIA 2014 – A Biased Tour Part 1

SGIA 2014. Did I see anything new? Well not that much but that doesn’t mean at all that it was not worth attending. I saw friends. I talked to new vendors. I had time to talk face-to-face with established vendors. I got to talk shop with other owners. I got to see what is trending and what is not. I also saw some of the same
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ISS Nashville Pre-Show Report

We went to check out the beautiful new Music City Center today to get a preview of what some of our IK Sponsors will be showing at the ISS Nashville Show for the next three days. We saw the Kornit Breeze and a Tajima single head laser at the Hirsch booth. (#604). American Apparel (Booth #704) has lots of cool American-made garments, including these old school baseball
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