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...

Just what you need. A $170 T-Shirt to help your posture.

I was a little blown away when I first read about the UpCouture T-Shirt from France that was designed to help your posture. The...

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!...

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...

Being Your Own Consultant

Terry Combs tells how to be your own consultant.

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...

Time to get with it! Hats are WAY in!

Scott Fresener still has a thing for hats.

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...

Making Your Meetings Matter

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

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...

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...

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...

Obama Signs “Anti-Trinkets and Trash” Bill

On November 9, President Obama signed what might be called the "Anti-Trinkets and Trash Bill" as part of a bill to cut government wasteful...

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...

What Can We Learn From Fashion Week? By Scott Fresener

Fashion week was held last week in New York City and I think for the masses it is one more boring "I could never...

Twitter Pet Peeves

Aaron Montgomery's Twitter pet peeves exposed.

The Four Day Work Week

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The Future of Clear Inkjet Film by Terry Combs

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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?

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 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...

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...

Some thoughts about working from home

So as I sit here in my office which is less than 20 paces from my bedroom, I think about the ups and downs...
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