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What the Chewbotcas Can Reveal about Color Phase Shifting


With embroidered custom apparel, one of the biggest challenges can be thread color selection.  That may seem like a nonsensical issue at first, but consider the two main issues: While there are thousands of Pantone colors, there are only hundreds of thread colors. The apparent color of thread is affected by the angle of view and the direction of the …

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Would You Like to Supersize the Screen Printing on that T-Shirt?


If you really want your screen printed t-shirts and hoodies to stand out from the crowd, consider going with an oversized image to create a watermark effect on your garment.  One of our clients is a youth motocross racing club from south of the Seattle-Bellevue area in Washington.  For a number of years, they just went with a basic two …

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Getting from Concept to Custom Patches in Five Days


“How quickly can I get some custom patches made?” is a question we commonly get. We had a customer contact us and explain that he needed 20 patches within five days.  We asked for art to estimate the job.  The only art available initially was this.  While we are sometimes able to work some magic with the art customers supply, …