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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Four Rules of Management for Each Department

Sometimes in the heat of battle, we forget there is a customer involved in this process. If every department has the attitude of pleasing the customer, your business will prosper, guaranteed.

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?

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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"...

Cotton Prices Go Through Roof – UPDATE (again) by Scott Fresener

This article keeps getting deeper and deeper.  It has been updated three times now as cotton prices continue to soar and everyone is raising...

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”...
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...

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...

Let Them See You Sweat

The Wall Street Journal had a great article today about "smart" clothes made from new fabrics that react to changes in the body. They...

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...

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...

Making Your Meetings Matter

Are you a meeting minimalist, or do you have meetings for the purpose of planning another meeting?

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...

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...

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...

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...

Can you Believe the Hype?

With the mass of information that we all receive in today’s world, from social media, TV, radio, newspaper, etc., do you find it harder...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Where are the customers?

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

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...

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...

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...

The Four Day Work Week

Terry Combs talks about going to a 4-day workweek. Good ideas!

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...

Stitches Magazine – Power 75 for 2014 – #51 Again

The number 51 must be my lucky number. Once again I am on the Stitches Magazine Power 75 list of the industry's top 75...

The Future of Clear Inkjet Film by Terry Combs

“Why is this clear film so hard to find these days?”

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...

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...

Small Business Marketing Tips – Second Edition by Aaron Montgomery

Marketing without being a Fortune 500 company.
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...

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...
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