March 6th, 2015 Show Notes – Spring Trade Show Review

Spring Trade Show Review

March 6th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast.  This week, Aaron and Terry had a full slate of wonderful guests lined up to a full Spring Trade Show Review. We will talk to Tim Gibson from Next Level Apparel about the ISS Atlantic City show and some events they are sponsoring, Greg Kitson from Mind’s Eye Graphics about the recent MAGIC Show and SGIA’s involvement, Dave Pomeroy from the NBM Shows about their Orlando show and upcoming Arlington, TX show and Jeff Brown from ISS Shows about Long Beach and the upcoming Atlantic City event. Plus Aaron and Terry will discuss DAX and other great events going on around the industry.

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Quick Tip March 6th, 2015 by Terry Combs

The Four Day Workweek – On my own production floor, the four consecutive 10-hour day workweek has been a success. And the employees love having a three day weekend. With this schedule you save one day of starting up and shutting down production. Instead, that saved time translates to more productivity. And that translates to another step on the road to doubling your production.

Another plus with the four day workweek is the availability of an entire day (Friday) for overtime work when necessary. Having a crew for a half or full day of overtime on a Friday is tremendously easier to pull off than arranging overtime for Saturday. All this overtime work is accomplished while employees’ friends and family are at their own jobs or school. And the staff still has a traditional two day weekend ahead.

For the front office, the fifth day with no production staff allows them to get things done without questions and issues from the production floor. It’s the perfect opportunity to work on projects and long term planning, or to just get caught up or ahead of the game.

If management squirms about the idea of shutting off the lights in production on Friday, it’s usually because they’re afraid some last minute rush order won’t get done. The easy solution is to have one all around versatile employee work on Friday to take care of any out of the ordinary order or issue, while in reality this employee is just there to make other managers feel better. Before long, everyone will discover that this one Friday employee-in-reserve will be unnecessary.

February 14th, 2014 Show Notes – Large Format Sublimation

Large Format SublimationFebruary 14th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast discussion with Rich Foltz about wide format sublimation. Get all the info you need to get into wide format sublimation including an interview with Catalina Frank of Epson America about their new sublimation solution.

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January 31st, 2014 Show Notes – Low Cure and Specialty Inks with Jeff Proctor

NX InksJanuary 31st Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast discussion with Jeff Proctor about Specialty Inks and Low Cure Inks for use on today’s high performance fabrics. We also had a chance to talk to Scott Ritter the founder of the DAX Shows that are coming up.

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January 24th 2014 Show Notes – Screen Printing Chemicals Discussion

January 24th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast discussion with Dave Gehrich about screen printing chemicals. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge from years at ICC and now with Atlas Screen Supply. He is also on a one man mission to rid the world of dip tanks so check it out.

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Live from ISS Long Beach Show Notes

Imprinted Sportswear ShowJanuary 18th Show Audio

This episode was a very special one for us and was also the first time we have done the show live from another event. We came to you all live from the Impressions Magazine booth at the ISS Long Beach 2014 show. Here is the list of wonderful guests we had stop by and chat with us.

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January 10th 2014 Show Notes – Separations with Mitch Different

January 10th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from our second season in 2014 so you can get more details. Terry and Aaron are pleased to welcome in a wonderful guest, Mitch Different, that gives us a ton of information about color separations, artwork and screen printing.

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January 3rd 2014 Show Notes – 10 Things We Would Like to See

January 3rd Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from our first show of 2014 so you can get more details. Terry and Aaron talked about the 10 things they would like to see happen to improve the industry in 2014. We also had great feedback from people in the chat room, so make sure to listen live on Blog Talk Radio and join the chat room at the bottom.

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December 20th 2013 Show Notes – Awards Show

Terry as Elvis... Awards Show

Terry as Elvis… Awards Show

December 20th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from our first ONE HOUR Awards Show, December 20th, 2013, so you can get more details. Terry and Aaron announced the winners of the first annual awards show, the 2 Regular Guys REGGIE Awards for the decorating and personalization industry.

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December 13th 2013 Show Notes – Niche Markets for the New Year

December 13th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from December 13th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. Terry and Aaron discussed several potential niche markets that you can also find in Terry Comb’s weekly newsletter for screen printers called Screen Print Weekly. Continue reading