Interview with a Kornit Direct to Garment Printer Operator

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Interview with NW Custom Apparel’s Kornit Hexa Operator.

Erik

Hi, this is Erik with Seattle’s Custom Apparel, and I will be interviewing with our direct-to-garment printer operator named, David been working with us since mid-April. We sent him back to Milwaukee to train him on the Kornit direct-to-garment printer, and I have some questions to ask David to see how things are going here at Northwest Custom Apparel.

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Erik Mickelson is the Operations Manager at NW Custom Apparel

David

I love working here. Every day I come to work, I deal with a different fire and have something else to do. There’s no repetition. It is real-time.

Erik

Do you have a favorite design printed here in the last four to five months?

David

David Hanson is a Kornit Printer Operator at NW Custom Apparel

David Hanson is a Kornit Printer Operator at NW Custom Apparel

My favorite design is by a guy named Isaiah Thompson from Top Clothing. He has designs that turn Che Guevara into Captain America. It’s pretty impressive.

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Direct to Garment Printing Department. The Kornit Storm 2 is made in Israel.

Erik

That is great. Another great thing about direct-to-garment printing, it’s a water-based ink. It’s safe for children. There are no toxins like traditional screen printing.

David

The printers are working fantastically, and it’s cool to watch them chug the shirts repeatedly.

Erik

We had an issue with a direct-to-garment printer last week, but luckily enough, David, our technician and print operator, was able to correct it.

David, can you give us a brief synopsis of what happened with our direct-to-garment printer?

David

Well, what happened with the printer is that it has issues connecting from the computer directly to the printer, so all I had to do was change the tubing, and the computer and the printer, and doing that caused the pneumatic system, which is all of the air, to go out, so that’s more tubing. So it is breaking things in the process of fixing other things.

Erik

That is incredible that you are just 20 years old and can do so much with this Kornit.

Now, we have two Kornits here, so when one goes down, we have a backup. Moreover, David is just learning. He will be one of the better technicians for the direct-to-garment printer out here. So this has been an interview with David, and is there any last comments you would like to say in this excellent interview, David?

David

Just that Northwest Custom Apparel is a great place to work and got benefits people. It is real time—no bad days.

Erik

Well, thank you, David, and we enjoy working with you too.