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Aug 12 '14
As much as I would love this to be about a fat guy called Frank, I must disappoint you now because it isn’t. Although actually it will be no disappointment at all if you check out this clothing label. Really good designs and the prints look and feel great on the 100% organic cotton tees. There’s even a reflective samurai…and a camo Fat Frank, he’s pretty cool.
Not far off the pro package here with printed inner necks and sleeves too.
If you’ve read our latest newsletter (email us on email@example.com if you’re interested in what we do and want to start receiving our newsletter), you’ll know we’re offering more services to complement our screenprinting. We now offer to individually bag and re-label your garments, and print bespoke swing tags amongst other things. An example here, printed on 100% organic cotton, carbon neutral tees using 100% waterbased ink for KRO Clothing (Keep Right On, which you’ll know if you’re a Blues supporter like these guys!). We added all the extras on this one; we removed the neck labels, printed the inner neck of the tees and added our own hand-printed tags before packing them into their own individual bags. Pretty stylish I reckon.
We’re calling it the Pro Package, it deserves that sort of a name…
There’s a growing contingent of Judge Dredd fans, it seems, and so we have been asked to print a few different designs onto tees. The latest ones-the D.S.D.C. vests are for a film screening in Prague. I haven’t yet seen any of the films, but am a bit inspired, especially if it meant going to Prague for the weekend (I don’t suppose it will).
The badges on these are printed using gold ink, looks amazing close up! Annoyingly I didn’t take any shots up close, so can’t show off the shiny stuff, but I’ll be sure to next time… There has also been talk of screenprinting some comic posters drawn by a rather well-known actor, but we’ll wait to see whether that happens before I reveal more!
Here’s to the successful start of the Tour de France, setting off from our island once again! We’re very excited to have been asked to print these special limited edition tees for Rouleur Magazine, commemorating the years “the greatest race in the world graced the shores of Great Britain”. Only 101 printed, which we packaged and sent off at the end of last week and they’ve nearly all gone already!
As ever 100% water based inks and the good folk at Rouleur chose 100% organic cotton Fair Wear Foundation certified tees manufactured using wind and solar power. Good on them! We spent quite a long time getting the colour and texture right on these tees, but we’re really pleased with the end result!
See them on show (and read loads of interesting cycling related stuff) here: Rouleur.cc
Wow, we’ve had a pretty busy few weeks, so little blogging unfortunately.
We printed these recently for the folk at JustGiving for their current YIMBY project-a crowdfunding community which, incidentally, has been short listed in the 2014 Tech4Good Awards-fingers crossed! Printed on 100% organic cotton tees (good on them) using 100% water based inks.
If you’re feeling in need of inspiration on this sunny afternoon, look no further: weareyimby.com
So rather timely, I thought, what with all this football talk at the moment. Great sketch here by Dan Genders of Kenny Dalglish 3 colours printed by hand using 100% water based inks. I should probably go into how he has shaped The Game of football and so on but I really don’t know the details, so I’ll avoid the predictable onslaught of opinions and keep my mouth shut…! Anyway great drawing, great print.
100% water based ink on 100% organic cotton, climate neutral totes we printed at the start of the week for The Brothers McLeod. This is for their 365 project-1 second of animation for every day of 2013. Wow! They’re currently in Annecy for 365’s French adventure, which incidentally is one of my favourite places-it’s beautiful, you can see the mountains and there’s a massive lake. Oh and of course amazing French food and drink…
I really like what they do; witty chaps who can illustrate, and animate…there simply aren’t enough of those around!
Another brilliant illustration from Sandra Dieckmann here, ‘Ghosts’ tote printed with 100% water based inks. I really love Sandra’s work, so I’ve also sneaked in a few pics of another design we printed a while back, as I think the bison deserves to be flaunted…
Awesome print by mr the beef from Brothers of the Stripe for Pick Me Up Festival. (Their very first exhibition was at Get A Grip…) 100% water based inks on coated paper gives it a really good texture. According to mr the beef Carbon was the theme, so we should probably wait to blog about it until Carbon Reduction Day or something, but we’ve waited long enough and it’s too good to keep hidden away-so here it is!
100% formaldehyde-free GOTS water based discharge print for the band Cantaloop. Our discharge inks mean that we can get great colours on 100% cotton garments, pretty much regardless of the colour and are super soft after the first wash. Run your hands over the print and you can barely feel that they’re there.