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How Can I Remove Oils and Grease from Khaki Pants in Wetcleaning?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: Khaki pants seem to be a good candidate for wetcleaning, but I often...

Use a Hothead or a Solid Plate

Tom Lucenta |

What’s the ultimate tool for pressing the wrinkles out of suede and...

What’s the Best Way to Remove Candle-Wax Stains?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: A customer brought us a tablecloth that was stained with candle wax....

When the Label Says ‘Spot-Clean Only’

Martin L. Young Jr. |

It was the way the light reflected off the shiny, smooth satin that...

All Business Is Local

Diana Vollmer |

How well do you know your community? The knowledge is invaluable to a...

More Than Just Cleaning Clothes

Howard Scott |

Every drycleaner says he or she cleans clothes, but such a statement is...

Out for Blood, with a Digester Bath

Martin L. Young Jr. |

The white-linen designer dress was a gift from her grandfather after she...

From Crisis Comes Rebirth

Diana Vollmer |

Recently, many successful drycleaners have found themselves back at work...

How Can I Prevent Discoloration from Shirts’ Seam Adhesive?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: After laundering and pressing a shirt several times, sometimes a dark...

Stains Are More Than Skin-Deep

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I’m sure she was once a beauty queen, and she’s still stunning in her...

How Do You Prevent Swirls when Finishing a Twill Weave?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: When my finisher presses slacks that are constructed with a twill...

Get on The Brand Wagon

What your business means to customers begins and ends with branding. You...

Networking in The Virtual World

Diana Vollmer |

One of the biggest buzzwords in business today is “social networking,”...

The Hole Truth and Nothing But

Tom Lucenta |

As long as people wear suede and leather garments, they’ll make holes in...

Pressing with a Form Finisher

Tom Lucenta |

Ever wish you could steam the wrinkles out of a suede or leather garment...

How Do You Restore an Acetate Fabric?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: Is there any way to restore sizing damage or color loss in acetate...

Supplier, Vendor or Partner?

Diana Vollmer |

Suppliers and vendors are critical to the success or failure of a...

Make Your Plant a Household Name

Martin L. Young Jr. |

A first look at the comforter gave me the impression that she had...

Take the Next Step with Your System

You have a point-of-sale (POS) system in place. It holds your pricelist...

Promote Your Site to Win Customers, Golomb Says

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW ORLEANS — Websites are an essential element of marketing today, said...

Making the Most of Clean

Ian P. Murphy |

It’s difficult to see everything at a Clean Show, but most attendees...

Personal Care and Positive Attitudes

James Smith |

Every drycleaning store needs to stand out from the competition —...

Can a Drycleaner Switch to an All-Wetcleaning Operation?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: With perc under so much pressure from regulators, I’m interested in...

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Everett Childers |

People often compare drycleaners and airlines in terms of service and...

Treating Protein Stains on the Wet Side

Martin L. Young Jr. |

Not all stains come out in the machine. That statement may be contrary...

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