193 episodes

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.

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    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

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.

    Navid Sarfaraz | Syndicate Screen Print | Shirt Show 193

    Navid Sarfaraz | Syndicate Screen Print | Shirt Show 193

    Honored to have spent our Valentine's Day with Navid at Syndicate, who is currently working through a new press install. Of all the people he could have gone on a date with, he chose us, and the conversation that followed was sweeter than any heart shaped candy on the market. Navid has come a long way from embroidering for 50 cents an hour, and we're proud to help share his story which is sure to inspire. Topics of discussion include: Muscle Milk, breakfast at lunch not brunch, hot market printing, Shirt Show Spring Break, the ideal amount of press heads, garment decoration in prisons, going from embroidery to screen printing, the unbearable weight of a chameleon, when or when not to give advice, Super Bowl commercials, and experiential marketing.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Neal White | Tomahawk Printing Company | Shirt Show 192

    Neal White | Tomahawk Printing Company | Shirt Show 192

    We got to meet with Neal a matter of hours before signing the lease on his own shop space. Not what you'd expect to hear from a shop with nearly a decade of business under it's belt already. You also wouldn't expect to start up a print shop of your own out of the shop you were just fired from either, but Neal found a way. Not your average print tale here folks! Topics of discussion include: Breathing exercise, Andy offending Dave Gardner, the Super Bowl, Shirt Show Camp 2024, Hotlanta, starting as a screen cleaner, specialty prints, the impact of water based inks, leasing shop space and equipment, entering into a partnership, sharing feelings, shop TVs, and Rom Coms.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Aaron Berns | Hello Merch | Shirt Show 191

    Aaron Berns | Hello Merch | Shirt Show 191

    Posted up at the M&R booth at ISS Long Beach, we say hi to this guy from Hello. Known for their merchandising and fulfillment for touring artists, Hello Merch has been servicing your favorite band since '08. Stoked we got to chat with Aaron Berns, and figure out just how he keeps an operation with so many moving parts running smoothly. Topics of discussion include: Making your lead printer your production manager, managing people, shadowing and training, production samples, pushing water based ink, dealing with on demand ordering, and chicken fingers in dimly lit Ubers.

    • 49 min
    Garret & Jessica | West River Printing | Shirt Show 190

    Garret & Jessica | West River Printing | Shirt Show 190

    A shop started post-pandemic, and raised by Shirt Show… Garret and Jessica Pratt somehow managed to create the beautiful West River Printing despite our terrible parenting. Topics of discussion include: Oregon trail, music, DIY camp shirts, getting backed by an insurance company, family businesses, getting through slow seasons, coaching customers, and Mr. Beast.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Dallas & Thai | Opake Screen Printing | Shirt Show 189

    Dallas & Thai | Opake Screen Printing | Shirt Show 189

    Opake is a shop that does it ALL, and Dallas & Thai are the duo behind Vancouver's favorite one stop shop. With it being January in a brand new year and all, we found ourselves not only reflecting on the past, but planning for an effective and efficient 2024. Topics of discussion include: Ear hair, the January lull, vehicle wraps, diversify or focus, online stores and fulfillment, screen printing classes, group chat etiquette, setting goals, having mentors, and sloppy joes.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ranger & Pulido | Norman Roscoe | Shirt Show 188

    Ranger & Pulido | Norman Roscoe | Shirt Show 188

    So glad we got to catch up with Ranger & Pulido, the two halves of the brain behind Norman Roscoe in Denton, Texas. A unique and inarguably original shop that is dripping in nostalgia, fueled by genuine enthusiasm, and is unafraid to shoot from the hip. Topics of discussion include: Stress induced delirium, herniated discs, growing your retail, vintage tees, the importance of location, faith in humanity, dipping your toes into DTF, targeted marketing, January scaries, and Reddit.

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Nicelikerice ,

Review #100 boiiiiii 💯

Listening to this podcast is like drinking lemonade flavored bath water.

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jahenry13 ,

One of the best out there.

I’ve learned a lot about the industry through the Shirt Show podcast. Love that they bring different people in from all facets of the industry. I think it’s super helpful that they talk about everything involving the production process, but also talk about the issues we all face as entrepreneurs running our small to medium sized businesses.

Chase Abbott ,

Fairly handsome hosts

Good show, and hosts not ugly at all. They might not be able walk without a cane but their show is one of the best.

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