Being Your Own Consultant

Terry Combs tells how to be your own consultant.

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Value Do You Add? By Mark Coudray

In general, the public sees apparel decorators as "just another t shirt guy." We must be recognized as the premiere authority of decorated apparel in our market or niche. Our credentials must be unchallenged. Our technical ability recognized by the marketplace. Our reputation must go beyond our local market/niche to encompass everything about how our product is used. But how do we accomplish this?

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,...

Product End of Life – Windows XP and Epson 3000

Manufacturers use the term End of Life or "EOL" when a product has run it's course and it is time to retire. We are...

Woodstock…I was there … or was I?

This is a "reprint" of a fun little article I wrote on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in August of 2009. I thought I...

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...

Twitter 101 – Time to “Get It” by Scott Fresener

As more and more people use Twitter in their business and more and more people are confused by it.....I thought I would post an...

On Doing Business in Changing Times by Mark Coudray

The industry has been through economic fluctuations in the past. We've seen ups and downs based in the general economy. We've also see the disruptive impact of new and emerging technologies. Times have changed and almost everyone I know and talk to are challenged with a serious impact to their business. Here are some ideas to help you position yourself for more business in hard economic times.
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...
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...

Maximum Production

MAXIMUM PRODUCTION20102015 Probably 15 years ago, one of my sons was working on that report all our kids have to write at some point in...

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....

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...

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...

Secrets to High-End Printing on Dark Shirts – Important Information!

This article was promoted by yet another call from a new T-Seps user (large company) faced with the same old "we can't print that"...

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...

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,...

Customer’s first job with T-Seps

I have been working with a start-up screen printer in Mesa, Arizona called Group Imaging and they are doing things all the right way....

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

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 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...

Why I read the Wall Street Journal

Call me a traditionalist. I still love the smell of coffee in the morning and a good newspaper to get my day started.  As...

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...

Fresener-Greaves T-Shirt Report is Back! Check out our latest show.

Don't miss our latest show from Thursday, October 26. Our special guest was Bruce Ackerman from Printavo.com. We also had a final review of...

I finally got a little “ink”

With rumors of my "retirement" rampant for the last year, it was refreshing to go to Fespa in Munich and at the same time...

My Tips and Tricks for Getting onto Twitter (Part 2)

So now that you know where I am coming from in this social networking world, I would like to share some of the tips...

Hey..#51 out of 75 in the Stitches Magazine Power 75 is not bad!

In the December issue of Stitches Magazine they came out with the Power 75 list of industry movers and shakers.  The Power 75 list is...

Spray on T-Shirt… Life Will Never Be The Same – by Scott Fresener

This is what it has come to. You go to your closet. All your shirts are dirty. You pick up a can of "Shirt...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fespa Munich Show Review

Although we did not attend Fespa in Munich this year (May 20-23, 2014), our friends at Stitch & Print in Holland posted a nice...

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...

My Social Networking History (Part 1)

First off let me start by saying I am far from being an expert on Social Networking. I am a bit of an addict,...

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...
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...

The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act and You

This one has been bouncing around for a few years and was stayed a year ago pending review and defining the guidelines better. This...

“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...

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...

Where are the customers?

This article was first written in 2009 but it is still relevant today. ...

New Profession

My wife, Pat, and I spend part of our summers in Bowling Green, Kentucky to be near our son Mike and family (grandkids!). We...

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...

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...

The Eagle Has Left The Nest

Have you been to the mall lately? Other than WAY TOO MANY neon colors - what did you notice that was missing? Finally..... prints...
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