"Kelsie," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $35
Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long since I had anything new. As for where I've been, Tobie and I have been working hard on another screen printing job that's giving us a lot of trouble. We switched from hobby grade ink to good commercial stuff, and the learning curve has been kicking us in the butt. We know it's better ink, but it has quirks of its own. The order we're working on is for 180 shirts, which should be no big deal. However, the order is mixed, with items made of a myriad of different materials and textures. So, as soon as we figure out how to print on one type of item, we have to start over again on something new. And since we're working with water-based inks, troubleshooting delays cause the inks to seize in the screens, then we have to shut down, clean everything up, and start over. So, while 180 shirts should be a one-day project, we've been averaging around ten shirts a day, or sometimes less, while working like crazy to figure everything out. When it does work, the results keep getting better and better, so we know we must be getting somewhere! Anyway, thanks to everyone for being patient while we work this out!