The National : DRY CLEANER MAY 2017
20 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER MARCH APRIL MAY 2017 BAD CUFF PRESSING From my desk here, perhaps hundreds or thou- sands of miles from your shirt unit, it is my job to help you improve the qual- ity of your shirts and to increase your profitability. That isn’t always an easy task. But today, I’d like to talk about two really bad things that may be happen- ing from time to time. Knowledge of this will go a long way towards eliminat- ing the problem. 1.What is the most ugly pressing error that you can do on a shirt? 2.What part of a shirt is most often over-looked by an inspector? When I had my big wholesale plant years ago, a very ugly pressing error came to light and it happened to be on one of my own shirts. I was not happy. I called a meeting of the inspection staff to discuss this with them. I remember using push-pins to display my shirt on the bulletin board in the meeting room. I was pretty lucky at that particular time. I had an inspection staff that was dedicated and concerned. They readily agreed to address my problem du jour. Minutes later, at their job stations, my inspectors whined about this problem area. The pressers needed to be re-trained and supervised. The problem area was more “common” than I thought. I still was not happy. It turns out that the ugliest thing that you can do to a shirt is the same Don Desrosiers on ... These beautiful shirt cuffs pass any inspection!