We're feeling all nostalgic here at Fretshirt HQ this week, if for no better reason that to give me something to blog about!
So, settle back into the legacy of your ancestors - you'll see what I did there a bit later - and I'll begin.
Way, way back in a time before the Interweb, and all all the other digital do-dahs and whatsits - Hope that's not to technical for you? - we have now, there was Television.
Not much television though here in the UK. Just three channels until the imaginatively named Channel 4 started in 1982 and then they only broadcast for around twelve hours a day. Coming on at just before lunch and then going off before midnight with a quick blast of "God Save the Queen!".
Okay, so by now, you're probably thinking what has this got to do with your favourite T-shirt printing company in 2018, well, hang on, because I'm coming to that.
Now where was I?... Oh yes...
With so much dead air to fill what did the broadcasters do?
They showed test cards. The idea being that people could tune in their televisions by twiddling knobs, and bending wire aerials into bizarre shapes using the card as a guide. Which is just what we do here at Fretshirt.com.
No twiddling or bending, and no televisions either, come to that, but always testing, with, what else, but a test card.
Yes, that's right, we use the pictured test card design whenever we need to check how are DTG printers are doing as all those tiny lines, and vivid colours boarding each other, will show you just how procise a printer, or more accurately the print head, is .
And so ends today's lesson in how to fill out a blog post with random facts and information.
Now, for those of you who made it this far, we have some actual news.
We have a new partner.
Please welcome Destructive Creations and their squad-based, tactical real time strategy game Ancestors Legacy to the Fretshirt merchandise family.
There's nothing to show you as yet, but there's some great designs being worked on, and more importantly I got to announce it before the Social Media team, which is all that matters. Not that it's a contest or anything!
Until we Fret Again.