Working with Vinyl

When a client puts in an order that requires customization among the shirts, what do you do? You can screen print it, but mostly it’s not worth the work and time. You can outsource, but then you’re losing out on a bunch of profit. A relatively easy way to solve the problem is vinyl, […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to Remove Heat Transfer Vinyl from Fabric and Reapply

How to Remove Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) from T-Shirts and how to Reapply
Occasionally, you’ll find yourself needing to know how to remove heat transfer vinyl from fabrics that either you, or a previous decorator had pressed onto a t-shirt. Well, how do you go about doing that? With VLR Heat Transfer Vinyl Remover for Fabrics!

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A Follow Up on Working in a Home Business: Weather

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Working in a Home Business and Weather
For those who are not aware, we operate our silk screen home business out of our garage. I pretend not to mind having to park my car outside. This garage is located in Kingwood, Texas, which is basically Houston. Houston is hot, muggy, and prone to floods. Mostly just […]

By |January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The Shop Gnome’s Commentary About a Home Screen Printing Business

The Shop Gnome’s Commentary About a Home Screen Printing Business

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Home Screen Printing Business and My Thoughts
So you’re considering starting a home screen printing business. If I asked you what Apple, Disney, and The Ramones all have in common, what would be a good answer? Hint: they all started out as little known businesses in a garage and became giants in their respected fields. Okay, the last one is […]

By |December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Shop Gone Has Learned a Little About Polyester Printing

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The Shop Gone Has Learned a Little About Polyester Printing
Learning new things is fun. To me at least. I know there are a bunch of people out there who think, “Nah, I know everything already. so I’m good.” For the most part, we call these people God or teenagers. I am neither of […]

The Shop Gnome Says Hello!

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Shannon AKA the Shop Gnome, and I am a recently acquired addition to Mikey Designs Screen Printing. I’m a lawyer turned artist’s apprentice, which isn’t exactly the way I thought things would turn out, but it appears screen printing is the life for me. One day […]