The fashion industry is always a full season ahead of the rest of the world. This is shown through the biggest fashion trade show in the world, Magic/Pool/Project trade shows in Las Vegas, they happen twice a year (Feb and Aug) and each trade show is for the season that they are currently in but ONE YEAR ahead (Feb is the fall show, Aug is the spring show). This system requires independent brands to keep up with this by coming out very early with their lines to impress buyers.As screen printers, because of this, we are usually printing tank tops in the dead winter, and long sleeved hoodies in the heat of summer. Some people who see this wonder "Who could possibly be ordering something so late", but this is due to the trends that are in place.We recently printed some tank tops for a really rad Canadian brand, RBLTG, out of Regina
Sometimes even the most simple things take a lot of time and effort to perfect. Our friend, Shaina Mote, Women's fashion designer, extraordinaire, needed to re-up on her stockpile of printed custom tags for her new lines that she is sampling right now, and we were her go-to to get those done.These tags were just strips of fabric, almost like edging or trim, but natural canvas style edging. She cuts it into strips and we print her custom tags right over top of them, then she is able to cut them and sew them directly into the garments when she produces her new lines. Its a really cheap and professional way for Shaina to get really nice custom tags made, and the way that we have developed printing them, its easy for us to churn out lots of these tags with minimal effort.There are SO many ways to develop cheap and easy workarounds
This post was from a year ago, but we thought it cool enough to repost.Our friends in the band Maniac were recently featured on the cover of the latest LA Canvas magazine. They wanted to print some rad handprinted posters to match the art that they created for the cover of the mag. We let them come into the Print Renegade HQ to lay out the posters and go to town on their creative stylings. Heres a little bit of how they created these amazing hand printed posters. (hand spray painting the first color, then printing the 2nd). TRUE ARTISTS!!