Color Separations 101 – by Scott Fresener

Color Separations 101 - Everything you ever wanted to know about Color Separations This article is for anyone involved in creating, managing or just...

Five Things to Know about DTG

Five Things to Know Before Jumping into Digital Printing This article is very PRO direct-to-garment or DTG. While some of the comments may sound negative...
SGIA Expo 2017 Show Review

SGIA Expo 2017 Detailed Show Review by Scott Fresener

This year’s SGIA EXPO was held in the New Orleans, LA USA, October 10 – 12. It was very weird and felt like déjà...

Stop Ruining Great Artwork by Scott Fresener

This is a topic I deal with every day as I do high-end photorealistic color separations for the industry. The original artwork is often...

What to Look for in Curing Units/Dryers by Scott Fresener

If you are going to print T-shirts then you cannot live without a curing unit. Whether it be your oven at home or a...

The Real History of Inkjet Printing on T-Shirts

This short article is one that was first posted on the U.S. Screen website a long time ago to show that none...

Printing Photoshop Channel Separations in Illustrator or Corel Draw

It is very common to create "channel" color separations in Adobe Photoshop. This is how automated color separation programs like T-Seps make separations. And, if you...

Scott Fresener Interview with The Print Life

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Cam Earven of the Facebook/YouTube channel The Print Life. The topic was "Buying Your First Automatic...

Is The Future Here? – Watch Interview with Pete Bolsoni

We were thrilled when one of our very first students - and youngest - Pete Bolsoni told us he had upgraded his shop to...

Checkout the Facebook Industry Related Groups

Facebook has open and closed groups and there are a LOT of them for garment decorating. In case you did not know about them...
Inksoft.com

Inksoft Business Software and Online Designer is Looking Very Good!

Comments by Scott Fresener: Over the years I have watched  the online designer guys work to be relevant to this industry. The problem has...

Congrats to Tom Rauen for Wearing 247 Shirts!

A huge congratulations to industry member, Tom Rauen, of EnvisionTees.com in Dubuque, Iowa for beating the Guinness Book of World Records for the most...

Examples of Good Marketing Tools by Aaron Montgomery

This article was written back in 2010 by our good friend, Aaron Montgomery, and the information is timeless. Enjoy. After a long break from writing...

Why every company should do a Marketing Plan – Big or Small – by...

to be a Pulitzer prize winning coffee table document that takes thousands of dollars to produce, but it does have to be something that...

Don’t we all want to work with professionals?

Commentary by Aaron Montgomery......I continue to be surprised by how some people stay in business. I do my darnedest to make sure that my...

Who is printing Super Bowl shirts? UPDATE

Every year T-Shirt printers in certain regions of the country gear up to print Football Championship shirts and then - if the stars are...

Heat Transfer as a start to Direct-to-Garment

Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay...

Small Business Marketing Tips – Second Edition by Aaron Montgomery

Marketing without being a Fortune 500 company.

Understanding White Ink Options

White plastisol is white plastisol, right? On the surface it all seems simple, but there are a variety of whites on the market and...

NewBie or Not NewBie? That is the question by Pat Fresener

Hey, the good news is that this article is really for those who are thinking of joining the revered group called “newbies” so “experts”...

Why I smoke cigars

OK, this has nothing to do with business..... or does it?  I first started smoking cigars in high school.  They were called Swisher Sweets...

“Is it possible to buy a GOOD/CHEAP (Insert Product Here)?” by Aaron Montgomery

I try to monitor the industry message boards as time permits and it amazes me how in our industry this seems to be the...

How to make Artwork Color Separation Friendly

It’s Time For An Artwork Resolution to Help Make Separations Easier and Better The title of this article says it all. For high-end color separations...

Life Changes by Aaron Montgomery

It has again been a while since you all last heard from me. Sorry for that! As with most people I had the greatest...

The Work Order Flow Through Typical Production

I talked last week with printers in Florida, discussing how a physical work order progresses through a production shop. Here's how it works for...

Sensory Overload – Training in Today’s World of Garment Printing by Terry Combs

Much of the free screen printing information on YouTube and in the forums and the blogs is based on opinion and a limited, sheltered experience.

Small Business Marketing Tips

Thank you small businesses! With your help our economy is recovering, and most people I talk to are telling me their businesses are improving.
SGIA Expo Live with Scott Fresener

LIVE from SGIA 2016 in Vegas!

In 2016 the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas was HUGE (September 14-16) and it was as great show. Better yet.....we did 14 Facebook LIVE...

Third Party Inks for Film and Direct to Garment

Someone quizzes me on this subject three or four times a week. So here’s the scoop on those third party...

That Thing You Do With One Hand by Pat Fresener

I’ve been trying for some time to get around to writing on my blog. I’d like to say my excuse for not getting around...

Union Ink Closing/Moving New Jersey Factory – after 87 years

No, Union Ink is not closing. But, their parent company Rutland Holdings, has moved the Union Ink production/manufacturing to their Pineville, NC facility. Wow!...

Wall Street Journal Article and Video – Finding the Perfect T-Shirt

On June 4, 2014, The Wall Street Journal had a great article and video titled Finding the Perfect T-Shirt. It was very informative and...

Customer Service – Does anyone know what it means? By Aaron Montgomery

Aaron Montgomery talks about customer service.

But the Experts Say…

Most of us who have been in this industry for a while can name those people we feel are the experts in the field....

A Good Day to Start a Business by Terry Combs

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know the economy has been down for months, jobs are being lost, credit is tight to non-existent,...
T-Shirt Report

The T-Shirt Report with Scott Fresener & Richard Greaves – Episode 24 ISS Show...

We just released Episode 24 of the T-Shirt Report. The T-Shirt Report is an industry internet vblog that we are doing with our very...

Important Photoshop Display Settings Change – Don’t miss this.

Starting with Photoshop CS4, I noticed that often on jobs that were color separated as a typical "channel separation" that they would not display...

Where are the customers?

This article was first written in 2009 but it is still relevant today. ...
T-Shirt Report

Fresener & Greaves LIVE from SGIA Atlanta

Scott Fresener and Richard Greaves were webcasting the T-Shirt Report LIVE from the show floor of the huge SGIA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, November...

Who really uses T-Seps and FastFilms?

Some days I feel like a hairdresser. I know much more than I should. Over the years I have had the great pleasure of...

Finally… a T-Shirt that can read your body!

This is what we have all been waiting for - a shirt that monitors key body indicators. The shirt is called the D-Shirt (for...

The “Print” Cycle of Life – Part One

Hey Hey Everyone! Phht Phht Check Check 1,2-1,2 Is this thing on? Mike Fresener here posting from a secret location deep in the Kentucky...

The Print Cycle Of Life c.2 – Part Two

When we first started this site five years ago, Mike Fresener did some blogging on it. We have gotten things down to less bloggers...

Microsoft now forcing some users to upgrade to Windows 10.

Last week I had three customers in a row call to ask why their T-RIP didn't work and all three then told me that...
Fresener Greaves ISS Show Review

ISS Long Beach Show Review with Fresener and Greaves

Commentary by Scott Fresener. Doing T-Shirt industry trade show reports has become a tradition and I have been teaming up with my good friend...

T-Seps is Compatible with the new Photoshop CC 2018.

Great news! T-Seps 3.5.5 is compatible with the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2018. Download a Free Trial today and start doing high-end printing on...

Richard Labov of Union Ink Passes Away

November 17 - Quick industry announcement from Scott Fresener. It is with great sadness that I announce industry pioneer, and my good personal friend,...

T-Seps Now 64-Bit on MAC

It is often hard to keep up with technology and companies like Apple and Adobe don't make it easy for small software developers like...

Happy Birthday Adobe! 25 Great Years

Adobe - the makers of Photoshop - is celebrating their 25th year! Who would have thought that a little company and simple program to...
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