Arron Harnden

Fonts!... What matters and why when designing your artwork for T-Shirt Printing

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'A picture paints a thousand words'………why? Well, this is your brain working and deploying its imagination while accessing stored references to make sense of what it sees. Because your brain is super c...
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Hail the return of the Greaser

Hail the return of the Greaser
Customer Focus: The Bike Shed 'Identity' is an intrinsic human requirement. Without it, many of us are lost, uncertain of ourselves and left searching and unfulfilled. The vacuum left by this feeling ...
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The future of fashion could be a medieval throwback!!

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That old saying 'what goes around comes around' is kind of true but not absolutely true. I have been waiting patiently for the return of the Jacobean ruff and Tudor codpiece but I feel like somet...
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Fair Share! Is it the emperor’s new clothes?

Fair Share! Is it the emperor’s new clothes?
A LIVING WAGE IS A HUMAN RIGHT. IT SHOULD COVER THE BASIC NEEDS OF THE WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ALLOW FOR SOME SAVINGS AND MUST BE EARNED WITHIN A 48 HOURS WORKING WEEK- Continental Clothing Once i...
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The tour T-shirt; The ultimate souvenir

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If you are reading this, the chances are you are a serving soldier or share a general interest in the military. If you are neither, then please forgive some of the parlance, you will only understand i...
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Shop talk - When can water based inks work and when do they fail?

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Screen printers will mostly agree that they do not like using water based inks. In a fast paced print environment where 'time is definitely money' there are significant problems with using water based...
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Veblen, conspicuous consumption, virtue signalling and your T shirt brand.

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​ The unacceptable face of capitalism is in the news this week. Philip Green is accused of enriching his own life at the expense of the many, this is capitalism personified. It is an ugly face. This m...
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Where are T shirts and cotton garments manufactured?

Where are T shirts and cotton garments manufactured?
Lots of people simply will not give a fig. Why does it matter where your stuff comes from as long is its what you want at a price you are happy to pay? What does it matter if it was made in Honduras, ...
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What is colour matching for t-shirt printing?

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Your guide to Pantones, RGB, CMYK, HEX and just SWAGGING  it. SWAG is an acronym taken from the phrase S cientific W ild A rsed G uess. It is always better to avoid 'SWAGGING' it if real data and...
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Introduction to converting your design into an embroidery-able format.

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When you send us your artwork or logo for an embroidery order for the first time, there is a charge to convert this design into a format, which can be read and understood by the embroidery machines. T...
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What format is best when supplying artwork for screenprinting?

What format is best when supplying artwork for screenprinting?
My Nan was from Glasgow. She smoked too much, drank too much, and lived a difficult life where a practical mind-set ensured her survival through the Second World War, some heartbreak and some disappoi...
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Brand Focus -SPIRO sports brand.

Brand Focus -SPIRO sports brand.
I love getting sweaty. I have figured out that I really appreciate the feeling I get after I have worked hard. I have figured out that if my motivation starts to take a dip, I can buy a new piece of k...
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Not just about printed and embroidered t-shirts…we are also, all about bags.

Not just about printed and embroidered t-shirts…we are also, all about bags.
We Love Bags! We love bags because they stow your stuff. We love bags because they enable you to operate in tough urban environments by allowing you to carry those survival essentials; like your lapto...
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Hi Viz…for rugged builder types.

Hi Viz…for rugged builder types.
Health and safety regulations for wearing hi-viz workwear and some clothing solutions.   Hi Visibility clothing has been compulsory in some work environments now since 1992. You must conduct a ri...
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We have expanded our B&C range...

We have expanded our B&C range...
19 years in business (10 years younger than us!) means that B&C are just emerging from their teen years, about to blossom into a beautiful adult. It is often said that beauty is only 'skin deep'. ...
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Customer Focus/Product Development.

Customer Focus/Product Development.
SELKIE open water swimming.   Open water can be frightening. Slate grey craggy cliff faces plunging into a frothy tumult; angry swirls of murderous ocean can conjure a primeval fear where the dar...
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Do you like to get high? Have you tried running the London marathon?

Do you like to get high? Have you tried running the London marathon?
We all like to be comfortable. We spend most of our money and a lot of time creating an environment and a set of routines that help service our comfort. We like to be in an 'alpha wave state' where ou...
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The little people in your life…………..

The little people in your life…………..
Kids and toddler clothing for printing and embroidery. Look at this pitiful image and take a moment. What do you see?  These poor wretches were typical of their time when 'kids fashion' was a fut...
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So, you want to start a clothing company?

So, you want to start a clothing company?
Each day, we process around 300 quotations for customers who are looking to buy clothing for a number of reasons. We have workwear customers, we have marketing or advertising agencies, we have clubs o...
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Latest Sailing Clothing

Latest Sailing Clothing
If you like the sound of water slipping off your bow, the wind pressing your back as you cut along on a magnetic bearing and if you can recite the lyrics to Sally Brown (Roll and go) while chugging do...
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