Shirt Show brings you all the things you need to know in the shirt world. Discussing everything screen printing, entrepreneur life, free time off-press, and what’s for dinner. Co-hosted by Andy Rudman of Shirt Kong, and Dylan Gilligan of Upstate Merch.
Jeff McGuire | Evergood Merch | Shirt Show 38
Freshly unemployed, Jeff McGuire is diving headfirst into his business Evergood Merch, and is currently in the midst of building out his shop space. He's been printing and producing pins in his chosen niche market for years, and though he isn't new to this industry, he has a fresh clean slate in front of him and is determined to do things right. Andy and Dylan get Jeff's full story and discuss topics such as: Barriers in working with overseas manufacturers, embarrassing yourself in front of customers, company culture, investing in the right equipment, letting employees print their own work, comic con, and firing customers.
Shop Talk: Low Cure vs Standard Cure Inks
Here's a short and sweet discussion on the nuances of low cure and standard cure inks. Aaron Blank of Monarch Color stopped by and helped Andy and Dylan fully understand the different factors and considerations one should take into account when deciding which ink to use in your shop, and how.
Kellan Conrad | Black & Whyte Screen Printing | Shirt Show 37
In the middle of a polar vortex, we decided to heat things up with some hot imported Tim Hortons coffee, and some good old fashioned conversation with our buddy Kellan Conrad of Black and Whyte Screen Printing. Kellan has been through a lot in his 11 years of printing, and we covered it all. Topics discussed include: Canadian supply issues, freezing emulsion, discovering the spot gun, unventilated print spaces, shop fires, insurance, fraud, new vs used equipment, growing pains, and how cookies can only make your customers more upset.
Rik Espinosa | Kinetic Print Co. | Shirt Show 36
We got together with Rikzilla himself, Rik Espinosa. Having recently just acquired an automatic press from Anatol, Rik shares how switching to the auto has changed his shop, and gives us the story of how he and his partner went from printing for their university, to going out on their own and providing offset and screen printing services as Kinetic Print Co. Though they've stayed busy during the pandemic, he is hesitant to hire on some help, and picks Andy and Dylan's brains on what they'd do if they were in his shoes. Other topics discussed include: Marketing, branding, texting vs emailing customers, Every Time I DIe, hot wings, BBQ, and press fires.
Tony Esteves | Tiny Fish Printing | Shirt Show 35
Tiny Fish. BIG episode. We got together with Tony Esteves of Tiny FIsh Printing, and at some point during the interview, he starts running this show, and asking US the questions. He wouldn't accept anything less than a 3 hour episode, and boy did we deliver. Lucky for you, this episode is 100% high quality content, full of thoughtful discussion on topics such as: Hot market printing, pre production samples, Tony's Warped Tour adventures, cease and desist orders, free speech, focusing your offered production services, parenting, software, chili, weak bladders, and how to flip a manual press.
Aaron Blank | Monarch Color | Shirt Show 34
Get ready to take some notes, Aaron Blank of Monarch Color hopped on the podcast and dropped a lot of knowledge on us. Find out how Aaron and Monarch got into the plastisol game in the first place, and what systems they have in place to continue to produce their top notch shirt paints. Nerd out with us, we're talking: How Monarch mixes their inks down to the particle level, opacity, consistency, PMS matching, regular vs low cure inks, dye migration, why your shop could use a toaster oven, and what we have cued on Netlicks.
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Crucial industry resource
Shirt Show is an absolutely critical resource for anyone that is currently involved with, or looking to be involved with the screen printing industry. Start-to-finish relatable content, tips and general shop talk that is useful for any shop whether you’re printing for fun in your garage or you’re a 10-auto contract shop. Spreading the wealth of knowledge is the future of the industry and Shirt Show helps to spearhead that mentality.
Top notch screen printing resource
Great resource for any size shop in the retail/apparel decoration industry. Keep up the good work fellas!
Shirt Show!!!!!! It’s top notch. Andy and Dylan are funny as hell and I formative. Plus a lights out intro song.