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Dear Customer Service Rep…

I bought a TV & TV stand this week…. one from a Department Store, the other from a Big Box store. Dear Customer Service Person: (in person) I am truly sorry you hate your job. I am sorry you feel a need to pretend you are busy. I am sorry you were raised by wolves & don’t know to […]

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Good corporate citizenry… just a little (rant) advise.

We all get it. Being a good corporate citizen (doesn’t that sound grown up?) can be very satisfying. It is a “feel good” moment when you realise your company can afford to help others. We work hard to make sure we partner with  events that offer some  marketing value, if possible… because we have to make money […]

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T-shirt love – a cautionary tale

Remember in the beginning, you loved me so much… smooth cotton surface, beautiful shape, my spectacular dye job and unblemished texture. You would run your hands all over me, on and off your body. I looked good on you. People would even say I looked good on you! You loved me so much, I got […]

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Ordering T-shirts for “Dummies”. A quick guide to getting started.

“I want to have t-shirts printed … but I don’t know how to get started” … we hear that all the time, no worries, you aren’t alone. Textile screen printing is a very mysterious process to some. (wow, that almost sounds sexy, doesn’t it?) Yesterday, I had a customer, that could not understand our medium […]

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“You are trying to trick us into working harder”

That was a comment by an employee who had just been introduced to a company incentive….LOL. This happened many years ago , off-shore, to an old pal of mine …but it still makes me laugh. I guess they were right! Working harder, working smarter, working more efficiently, working to make your company better, faster or […]

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You can’t pull orders out of your ass if your head is in there.

Another rush job…..eeeeeek! Always another rush job…..*sigh*! Time to get your head out of your ass and realize that rush service comes with every job & your companies ability to perform under pressure is duly noted & assessed by your customer. A good customer will recognise, appreciate & retain  the memory of your great effort. Yay them! […]

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Textile Screen Printing – Blog Opener & a little ranting

Hey! Tracey Johnston-Aldworth here……just started this blog to rant, educate, talk in general & answer your questions (if I can) about the textile screen printing industry. Traces Screen Printing Ltd (my company) has been in biz since October 1985 … I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about textile screen printing in […]

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I pooped today! & the best (& worst) of rude t-shirts.

Dear Math, I am not your therapist. Solve your own problems. I’m not drunk, I’m awesome! When I fart, you will be the second to know. Get me drunk & enjoy the show. I pooped today! Paddle faster, I hear banjos. T-shirt slogans, sure have changed. Rude & controversial ones have always been around, but […]

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