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Offline tonypep

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Who are you Mentors?
« on: April 23, 2019, 03:54:18 PM »
I will start with mine although they are probably obvious. First and foremost is Joe Clarke. Runners up are Richard Greaves and Mark Coudray.
To be sure, I have penned a few articles in the day but they will never compare with what they have contributed and will continue to do so. Greaves on Garments was such an important source of information in an educational void. And of course, Control without Confusion was and continues to be a standard even if I did not get the title right
Side note, my literary and art inspirations come mainly from Tom Robbins and Nick Bantock. Not to take away from anyone past and possible future contributers.
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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 03:56:08 PM »
all 3 of those gentlemen are the best.

Tony you've been up there for alot of us on this board.

Danny (don't let him see), is another one.
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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 04:18:41 PM »
Same here TP. Before the interwebs came along the monthly trade rags were my go to source for knowledge.

Greaves website is still up and contains the screenprinters guide book. The M&R Textile Printers Bible, co-authored by Joe Clarke and Colleen Lynch, is out on the web. Of course many articles by Coudray can be found too.

p.s. A snip from Bill Hood's Who's Who...."Bill Wainer is perhaps best known as the original printer of the Legendary Nocona Boot Series. He did the Rattlesnake, Bank Robber, Scorpion designs, and maybe the Gila Monster. When his shop closed, Wainner drove to California to turn the program over to Mark Coudray. That series went on to become the foundation for four color process and ultimately Joe Clarke’s  definitive book on Four-Color Textile printing, “Control Without Confusion.”

Bill Wainer installed a used Precision electric for me back in the day. He also taught me to stretch roller frames by hand.
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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 05:19:56 PM »
Did not know that about Bill Wainer. Also a pioneer. Certainly a Precision Electric may be on Americas Pickers soon!

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 07:52:27 PM »
Used to read tons of bill hood articles / books in the early days of my shop. Totally forgot about that guy, wasn't he on this board for a while? Or maybe that was a different one, either way Bill Hood was pretty influential for me. Found Joes Textile Printers Bible a couple yrs ago, super info there. Still a great resource. Connecting with another semi local shop owner was also pretty helpful. Being able to step into another successful shop to see how they did things right and also wrong has also been massively helpful.

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 08:13:20 PM »
I probably read Control without confusion several times over. I used to soak in everything mark Coudrey wrote. I was the oddball at my work that wanted all of the old magazines to read the articles. At one time, I was a hoarder of trade magazines and had them in stacks organized by year and month. Probably had about 8 years of them x 3 trade mags. The Press, (harder to organize with the others)  Printwear, Impressions, ScreenPrint and a few stragglers. Highlighted and yellow post it all thought every one of them. When I had any issues, I could refer back to them.  Not so much today. Our phone and google is today's magazine library.
So, Mine were Mark Coudrey, Jeff Campos, and Thomas Freska (Spelling?) but I believe he was the editor and I also think there is a Jr that is also in the screen print industry as a contributor but I have not seen much of him. I followed every story about anyone who would write about separation (but there weren't as many) Mostly Mark Coudrey (Current Hero), Jeff Campos and The Current and still great Scott Fresenor. He was another Hero Icon when I was growing up and still is today. ;)   All of these guys are friends of mine today, so that's pretty awesome. Except Jeff Campos. He disapeared from the screen print lime light about 15 years ago.
I know Bill Wainer today, but didn't know he was a part of all of that back in the day. But now, at least I can say I've directly worked with the one and only Tony Pepitone. ;)
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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 09:58:20 PM »
Without being an ass kisser tons of people on here over the years. The amount of personal interaction and help has been amazing. Not only that but friendships out of it  That's hard to beat.

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 12:34:37 AM »
A long time ago a man named Roger Jennings taught me most of what I know about screen printing.
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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 05:17:13 AM »
Thank you Dan for the comment. My post was not meant to be a solicitation at all. My GF says that is good to be the one and only. She could not put up with of two of me!

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 07:00:29 AM »
All these guys are great. But back in the day Al Patsy and his son Ben Patsy show me the world of Emulsion and Mesh. Also read anything Lon Winters dose!

And a big shout out to David Zimmer!
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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 10:05:51 AM »
A long time ago a man named Roger Jennings taught me most of what I know about screen printing.

my very first press was an R Jennings and all I learned at first was from the VHS copy that came with the press. I was pretty much self taught for years.

But I will say the people on this board have shown me more in the past few years than anyone else I have talked to.

Will now get myself a copy of control without confusion.

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 10:12:47 AM »
A few guys on this very forum!  Like someone else mentioned, friendships made here are hard to beat.  All the guys mentioned have affected my life over the past 20 years, but  someone who really made a difference in my life was Rich Hoffman, I owe him everything!
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 01:01:24 PM »
The truth be said. Those guys mentioned are the main stream heros and trade publication contributors. But when it comes down to it there are a couple dozen regular people that know as much( maybe more) and still print everyday. Thats where the rubber meets the road my friends. Hit the floor and set me up a 16 color on black with a flock and foil in the same design then explain to me the importance of pallet temperature and my squeegie , mesh selection along with a garment that they ACTUALLY printed. Or someone that can actually go into a shop , analyze it and actually make real changes on the fly to get it running like a machine. Those are the guys that are the game changers. Just sayin

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 01:37:14 PM »
All true however making changes on the fly can bring some interesting challenges. Immediate changes can often cause disorder. Yes, many vendors and icons may come in and be persistent. The Boots on the Ground people sometimes know better. Not always, however they do it every day. I have most always found it best to get feedback from them

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Re: Who are you Mentors?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 01:43:26 PM »
All true however making changes on the fly can bring some interesting challenges. Immediate changes can often cause disorder. Yes, many vendors and icons may come in and be persistent. The Boots on the Ground people sometimes know better. Not always, however they do it every day. I have most always found it best to get feedback from them
Tony times have changed out there in the larger shops. the culture in most is not the same, the pace is fast and furious. With 15 autos running quick decisions have to be made often. Im not talking about average boots on the ground people. Im talking about the no names that have comperable knowledge in plant not just good writers with head knowledge. The unsung heros are the people that impliment the knowledge in real time everyday.  A person cant roll on past reputation forever. Lets see something new for a contributor? tell the people about new techniques, show samples, print specs, DO A VIDEO. ahhh  thats what i knew you would be thinkin. not gonna happen because most of the mentioned heros cant actually set up a press and print, actually coat a screen or print a 4 layer HD with flock that they are writing about.. How about a 10 color discharge design in a shop with zero humidity.  I heard some one say  " you wanna impress me STEVIE? Then take the wheel"
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