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so i'm in baltimore this week for the printwear show. my dad decided he wants to add embroidery to our list of offerings and guess who gets to help run it? me, of course. it's pretty neat though and i'm excited to learn it. i mean we already sell to fire and police who are one of the biggest users of embroidery. so we've got an in with that market already. not to mention all the local business we could get. so we bought a single-head and 6-head machine today. pretty much like buying a car... a very very nice car. :)

it should be fun. plus we're gonna run it out of our old location which means i can get out of the "corporate" scene that i'm finding out i'm not really into. it should be fun to start so we'll see.

i had a killer headache today but i took some advil and i can feel it going away.

i can't believe august is almost over. so much has been going on it's just crazy. i gotta go get ready for dinner. we're eating italian tonight. YUM!

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On August 26th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC), callmesteam commented:
weird... i've been looking into buying an embrodering machine and a silkscreen machine. i found a decent embrodering machine for about $9000... not really a nice car, but ok.
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On August 27th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC), susieq replied:
that is so weird! what makes you want to get into embroidery? we just bought a 6-head and single-head machine for about 60k. they're pretty sweet.

don't get a silkscreening machine. there's this new technology out there for doing t-shirts that's going to put messy silkscreening out of business. i'll try and find the website. basically they're these printers that print directly onto the shirt and then you just heat press it to lock it in. no mess! and it's cheaper. so yeah pretty cool stuff.
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On August 27th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC), callmesteam replied:
we've just been looking into starting a small business. offering cheap silkscreening locally. the only place that does it is in the mall, and their designs are really limited.

we figured we'd open a business side too (for businesses i should say) and thats where the embroidery comes in.

the direct transfer sounds cool, is it spongey though? i hate that type of puffy print.

im glad you're updating more. how far is downingtown from cincinnati?
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On August 27th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC), susieq replied:
here's the site for one of the companies that invented it: www.chromablast.com

it's not puffy at all. it's really nice actually and gets even nicer after you wash it. not to mention the colors are just brilliant.

there's a lot of money to be made in embroidery... if you do it right. we went to a 5 hour seminar today all about it. it was brain overload but it certainly gave us a better idea of what we're getting into.

cincinnati is probably 8 hours away. are you going there?
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On August 27th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC), callmesteam replied:
yeah... we're going from October 1-8. Fotini is from there, so we're going to see her family. I thought you were like 4 hours away and was going to try to roadtrip it. 8 hours, is a bit much for a one week visit. soon though! i really want to get back to the east coast. maybe go to DC next year, and we can meet up then or something... sound good?
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On August 27th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC), susieq replied:
yes that sounds ilke fun! i'd love to do that.
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