Concerned About American Apparel? We’re Here To Help

 

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With American Apparel’s bankruptcy and Gildan’s recent purchase of the brand and assets, the future of American Apparel is not for certain. All the public really knows is that Gildan purchased the name, inventory and some equipment. Employees have been laid off, production has stopped and retail stores are closing by the end of April. This can be a cause for alarm for some brands that typically use the brand’s garments, but do not fear! We’re here to help! From American Apparel stock levels to alternative garments, we’ve got you covered.

 

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Endless Possibilities With Screen Printing Effects

 

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 Want to add a little sparkle or shine to your clothing line? You’ve come to the right place. We offer a variety of effect inks so you can wow people with your awesome apparel.

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Screen Printing Ink Breakdown

 

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A lot goes into apparel printing. Picking the right garment, print locations, color separation…the list goes on and on. Choosing the right apparel ink for the job is a crucial step in making the final product look exactly how you want it to. The pros here at Jakprints are here to break down your options so your apparel can look its best.

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How to Design an Embroidery Graphic That Works

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Embroidery has been one of the biggest fashion trends for a hot minute. From Dad Hats to Jackets, embroidery is everywhere. But a lot goes into making a quality piece of embroidered apparel. Designing for embroidery is a little different than designing for screen printing, so we’ve put together some tips to help get your graphic embroidery ready.

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Talkin’ Tiny: Enamel Pins and Design with Charlie Wagers

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Enamel pins are everywhere these days. They’re taking over Instagram, Etsy and big retailers like Forever21 and Urban Outfitters. Everyone at Jakprints has at least a couple on their denim jackets, so we wanted to get the details on these mini accessories. We turned to the enamel pin master, Charlie Wagers of Lost Lust Supply, to find out what makes these tiny accessories some of the coolest around and talk design while we’re at it.

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Translation Please! Color Lingo In Print

Print lingo can get pretty intense, but we’re here to act as your translator so you can send your projects to the press with confidence. Color is an integral part of your print project, and having a grasp on the print lingo associated with it is just as important as your finished product. We want your project to be the best it can be, so we’re breaking down the different color models to make printing color confidently a breeze.

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The Essence of Spooky With Thirteenth Floor’s Billy Ludwig

vaudevilleHalloween is a big deal at Jakprints. Tons of material for haunted houses and costume parties are rolling off the press, and we love the spooky vibes that come with it. Lucky for us, Thirteenth Floor keeps us busy with eerie prints and apparel all year. We sat down with the man behind the brand, Billy Ludwig, to discuss his newest collection and designing with the eerie crowd in mind.

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Getting Retail Ready

Buying yourself or someone else a piece of apparel is a great way to treat yo-self or give a cool, thoughtful gift. As a brand, why not give your customers the ultimate experience of opening a package? Make a great first impression and ensure your products look professional and are dressed to impress. Print it, tag it, label it, fold it and bag it up with our Retail Ready Apparel Finishing Options.

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Streetwear and Lifestyle Brands with Byron McKoy

m1There’s a lot that goes into creating your own brand. Luckily, we know some incredible people in the scene that give great advice on starting your own label-like Byron McKoy of Hide & Seek Clothing.

Knowing what your target audience wants is a huge part of making a successful product, and Byron knows just how to do that. With introverts in mind, Hide & Seek offers apparel that lets those less social and more emotional wear their hearts on their shirts.

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