The History of Embroidery

  The History of Embroidery This isn’t your normal sewing circle By Tom Gomez September 1, 2017 Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. In modern days, embroidery is usually seen…

Tri-Blend T Shirts and the challenges of printing on them

The Tri-Blend T Shirt Oh the ever changing landscape in the apparel decoration industry. And one of the most desired shirts of all time, the Tri-Blend.  In fact, once you wear one it is very likely your whole closet will get a total remake.  One of our favorites is the Next Level ladies and unisex…

Screen Printing Fashion Tees and Choosing the Right Design

There are many challenges when printing on today’s hottest fashion trends, none more difficult than girls fashion tees. So why are ladies tees so different?  Well… to start with, like it’s counterpart (the unisex tee), the fabric is very thin and stretchy.  But to compound matters the shirt is hour glass shaped which causes the…

Understanding Pantone Color Guides and Screen Printing

  The Dilemma PMS colors or the Pantone Matching System color guides are a mystery to most people and taking some time to understand the theory behind the system and how it relates to t-shirt printing will go a long way in satisfying the end user’s expectations. Different Pantone Books So let’s take a minute and look…

Things To Avoid In Illustrator

Here is a list of design elements to avoid when designing in Illustrator for T-Shirt art. As T-Shirt printers and art separators (the function of separating the image colors into individual spot color plates) there are several design elements we would prefer not to see in a file for print quality and ease of use. No…

Bold is Best!

Why Bold art works best in Screen Printing One of the biggest problems we see in screen printing when receiving art from a designer that has spent most of his career in the paper print side of the business is too much detail. When we say too much detail what we are really talking about…

Top 5 Biggest Mistakes in the T-Shirt Screen Printing Business

Here are the 5 biggest mistakes you will find in the Screen Printing business We would like to share some valuable information with you that we hope will help you with your next t-shirt project. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes you will find in the Screen Printing Industry and how to avoid them. 1. Poor…