SGIA Expo Atlanta 2015 – San Mar and Garments You Can Decorate, What a Concept!

My mind is boggled by companies that don’t even test their products before selling them to screenprinters and embroiderers. If you can’t hoop the left chest, or a material scorches your fancy lightweight fabric at any temperature, what good is it to us? On the other hand, San Mar has a great guy Mark Bailey working on their garments full time, instructing decorators and listening
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What is a Good Shirt to Print On?

We often get requests to analyze shirts for manufacturers. I can tell you that some folks like Hanes and SanMar actually do care about you printers out there and try to make sure their products can be decorated. They don’t always fully succeed but they are definitely trying hard and often with great results. Other clueless manufacturers seem to just put out fabrics that may
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Ink Kitchen “Guide to ISS Long Beach” – #3

This is the third post of our pre-show Ink Kitchen advice on folks to check out at Long Beach ISS show Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. Come by The Ink Kitchen “Know-It-All” booth #157 which will be located on the far left side of the show floor. We have some cool stuff for you, experts to answer your garment and decorating questions, and of course
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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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