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Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Tim » 15 Jun 2010, 09:06

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at the silk-screening process for LoadingReadyRun t-shirts.

Thank you to Shenanigans Screen Printing for making our shirts and allowing us in to take a look.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Yaxley » 15 Jun 2010, 09:25

That was a pretty cool video. I'd never thought about it before, but making those shirts takes a lot more work than I realized. I guess I assumed it was just totally automated.

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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby addeB » 15 Jun 2010, 09:51

Yeah I also though it was totally automated.

What if you need to print a shirt with a lot of colours? You can't have 20 of those screens?
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby MattAn » 15 Jun 2010, 10:05

I call shenanigans!

..Oh.. Wait.

My shirt is somewhere in that mass of awesome there. Thanks Chris! \o/ Brilliant work!
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Ottoman » 15 Jun 2010, 10:27

addeB wrote:What if you need to print a shirt with a lot of colours?
Print five colours, then swap out the screens?
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Postby Ed. » 15 Jun 2010, 10:30

come to think of it I dont think I have many shirts with more than five colours. His set up is the old way acoding to graham I imagine there is a more recent way for more complex designs.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby addeB » 15 Jun 2010, 10:55

Ottoman wrote:
addeB wrote:What if you need to print a shirt with a lot of colours?
Print five colours, then swap out the screens?

Yeah I figured so but that seems to be to much work for a shirt.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Pigmy Wurm » 15 Jun 2010, 11:09

addeB wrote:
Ottoman wrote:
addeB wrote:What if you need to print a shirt with a lot of colours?
Print five colours, then swap out the screens?

Yeah I figured so but that seems to be to much work for a shirt.


They probably charge more for more complicated designs with more colors.

Cool to see the proses and it is also cool to know that the shirts come from a local/independent place, makes me feel even more guilty for not having bought a shirt yet.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Bluebottle » 15 Jun 2010, 13:13

Cool. Always a big fan of behind the scenes, any scenes. Seeing how things work is fun.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Graham » 15 Jun 2010, 16:41

The shirts are all on their way, btw!
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Mr_Pokeylope » 15 Jun 2010, 18:46

Wow, that's pretty impressive. I wanted to buy a Science shirt, but they were all out of XL, so I bought one for my friend, which is now her favorite shirt. :D But I have a question: Does Shenanigans ship them out as well, or is that up to the LRR crew?
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Postby Tim » 15 Jun 2010, 19:37

We pick the shirts up from Shenanigans and do all the shipping ourselves.
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Postby Mr_Pokeylope » 15 Jun 2010, 20:18

Ooh, that had to be a huge pain. Haw many people do you have doing the distribution then?
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Xix » 15 Jun 2010, 20:53

Good video. Love the behind the scenes.
Yes, this does make me want to buy a shirt knowing that its all made locally.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 16 Jun 2010, 04:18

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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Keab42 » 16 Jun 2010, 05:42

Fascinating</spock>
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Ayailla » 16 Jun 2010, 15:43

I cannot wait to get the two shirts I ordered, and I will appreciate them more now knowing all the hard work that goes into them. Yes siree, I will be wearing a bib everytime I eat and everything.

But seriously, that work is very impressive. I believe somebody commented on the youtube video on how nice it is that you support local companies like that. Have you always been using them or have you switched?
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Moohawk » 16 Jun 2010, 17:28

Wow this video brought back memories. I took a class in high school where we did some photographer, some decal making, some airbrush art and some silk screening.

The shirt "oven" is waaaay better at Shenanigans though, we just had an overhead heater we had to monitor so our shirts didn't start to burn. A very interesting a fun process, though it does get messy if you're not careful.

This video makes me want to buy a shirt now...
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby theduckthief » 17 Jun 2010, 11:30

Cool process. I can't wait for my shirts!
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Blackie62 » 22 Jun 2010, 10:55

Aha, so these are the people responsible for my misprinted Desert Bus shirt.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Graham » 24 Jun 2010, 16:40

No they're not, those were done at a fulfillment centre in Texas.
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby wartjr2373 » 28 Jun 2010, 06:45

If you have a misprinted Desert Bus shirt, that's like a collector's edition or something. Wait until LRR gets really famous and then sell it!

As per usual, I enjoy behind-the-scenes stuff. Also, my shirt got here much sooner than I expected. Awwsome muffin!
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby iSven » 16 Sep 2011, 07:10

what is this printing technic called?

silk-screening?
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Re: Loading Time - Shirt Printing

Postby Graham » 16 Sep 2011, 13:04

Yes indeed.

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