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Lakers vs Clippers tees

Tees for the Lakers vs Clippers match up are starting to come off the press.  Go get them at the Staples Center store and inside the arena on game day.  Click on the header or "read more" for pics.

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Thank You, Sanmar!

Some holiday chocolate love from the good people at Sanmar.  Thank you, Jennifer!  These things aren't going to last very long. ;)

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Messin’ Around

We've worked our butts off this year and hey, it's Friday.  Just a little fun with a remote control airplane in the office before we pack it in for the week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYP4eTxSlh0

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Finally!!!

So, we've moved and finally found time to get our website up and running.  Take a look around and see what we have going on.  There will be much more added in the coming months, which is why we decided to go with blog-based site.  Leave us a comment, see what we offer, read up on our artwork mumbo jumbo, do whatever you want!  Poke around, have fun and give us a shout!  We'll help take your company to the next level with our design, color separations, printing and more!

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Bad Artwork = Worse Printing

Screen-printing is the act of printing onto a substrate through a mesh screen.  We all get that, right?  Right.  How it’s done is the part most of us don’t know.  Simply put, we forcibly cram plastic ink through a screen mesh left open by tiny dots from the emulsion onto a shirt that’s not entirely flat.  (Sweet, I got to use the word “cram”!) So, what in the world does that mean?  It means there are a lot of things that affect the final print of your art.  Pretty much, in the simplest of terms it means this – no matter how good your art is, it is going to lose a little bit of its luster...

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Acceptable Art File Formats

We understand there are many ways to create our images and also know that putting them on a tee isn’t always the sole reason for their creation. We receive everything from files built for the big screen from the studios to scans of hand-drawn sketches for school kids. Ultimately, our goal is to put them onto a shirt using only a limited amount of colors and since it’s quite an involved process, providing the optimal file format is always a wise choice. Here’s a breakdown of what kind of file to provide dependant on how it was created but first, let’s start with the unacceptable formats. Unacceptable...

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What Do You Mean, I Can’t Print Something From The Web?

Resolution is a huge factor when dealing with artwork and to be honest, probably one of the most misunderstood things when it comes to dealing with artwork.  Here’s a little bit of a guide to understanding what’s what when it comes to dealing with images from the web. Your screen, the one you’re looking at right now, is displaying everything at 72 dots per square inch or “DPI”.  That’s standard.  Your TV at home is the same.  This is all well and good when dealing with something output to a screen but when it comes to something that’s going to be printed, we need a lot more...

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