Image Armor Oeko-Tex Eco Passport Certified Products Image Armor

Image Armor Pretreatments Now Oeko-Tex ECO PASSPORT Certified

Image Armor DTG Pretreatments Oeko-Tex Certified

Image Armor Oeko-Tex Eco Passport Certified Products Image Armor

Image Armor is proud to announce that both the Image Armor LIGHT and ULTRA Shirt Formulas are now officially Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certified. 

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is an independent testing and certification system for chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries used to manufacture textiles.

A three-stage verification process analyses whether the chemical products and each individual ingredient meet specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance with statutory regulations.

  • Stage 1:
    Restricted Substance List (RSL) and Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) screening
  • Stage 2:
    Analytical verification performed in an OEKO-TEX® member institute laboratory

Image Armor products are available worldwide and dealers can be found here.

RTP Apparel has 3 Year Shelf Life

Image Armor Gives RTP Apparel Shirts a Longer Shelf Life

Image Armor Gives RTP Apparel a Longer Shelf Life - 3+ Years

Image Armor is proud to announce that our partnership with RTP Apparel, the world's first mass produced DTG Ready To Print apparel, has provided these garments with a longevity that no one else can match to date.

We have been asked on a regular basis how long the shelf life is for an RTP Apparel brand of DTG Ready To Print shirt. In the past we've joked that we have not yet found a shelf life. In saying this, it has been true. We have not yet found a shelf life for the RTP branded shirts.

This morning we decided to pull a shirt from our original batch from the 1st quarter of 2016 and print it to see the results. We followed all of our standard procedures of pre-pressing the shirt to remove any and all moisture prior to printing. 

We printed on an Epson F2000 with OEM inks, set the White and Color LEVELS to 2 as we normally do for our prints with that ink set. This is the result that we got.

As can be seen, the shirt printed perfectly well after sitting on our shelf for 3 YEARS (actually more than three years, but who's counting?). The whites were white and the print looks fantastic.

That is the beauty of our RTP Apparel shirts. Not only were we the first to bring Ready To Print DTG apparel to the industry on a big scale with multiple colors and styles, but we are also the original and can claim a shelf life. 

So, anyone telling you that the pretreatment is only good for 6 months or you need to use the shirt as soon as possible or it may not be good is just plain wrong. We proved that with this print. 

We do suggest using the shirts as soon as possible. Not because of a shelf life, but because if you have shirts sitting on your shelf for more than three years you have bigger problems with your business to worry about than the shelf life of a shirt.

3+ Year Shelf Life for RTP Apparel Shirts Made Possible by Image Armor Technology

Trigon Imaging Solutions Image Armor Dealer

Trigon Imaging Solutions the Newest Image Armor Pretreatment Dealer

TRIGON IMAGING SOLUTIONS THE NEWEST IMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENT DEALER

Trigon Imaging Solutions Image Armor DealerTRIGON IMAGING SOLUTIONS THE NEWEST IMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENT DEALER

Image Armor Pretreatments is excited to announce that Trigon Image Solutions is the newest dealer for the Image Armor line of pretreatments.

Trigon Imaging Solutions is located in Milford, Oh (south of Columbus and east of Cincinnati) and is a full service center for wide format printers, UV printers, laminators, engravers, cutters, supplies and more. Their product line also includes the Epson F2100 series Direct To Garment printers and supplies.

The Image Armor pretreatments are a great substitute for the original Epson OEM pretreatments. Image Armor ULTRA is a one stop solution for white ink printing on dark garments for everything from 100% cotton to even printing on 100% polyester.

For more information or to order contact Trigon at 877-319-3359 or visit their offices at 575 Chamber Dr, Milford, OH 45150, or by calling (877) 319-3359.

Image Armor in Italy DoctorPlotter

Image Armor Products Available in Italy Through DoctorPlotter.com

Image Armor in Italy DoctorPlotter

Image Armor is proud to announce that we have additional distribution in Italy for the Image Armor product line. DoctorPlotter.com now carries the full line of Image Armor pretreatment solutions and inks.

Located in Giaveno Italy, DoctorPlotter.com carries a wide array of direct to garment supplies. Our new distributor carries the Image Armor F-Series inks for the Epson F-2000/2100 DTG printers as well as the B-Series inks for the Brother GT3 series of injet printers. They also sell a variety of addition products such as heat presses, print heads, maintenance stations, plotters, printers and more. Additional information can be found at www.doctorplotter.com or by emailing them at shop@doctorplotter.com.

 

 

Image Armor Oeko-Tex Eco Passport Certified Products Image Armor

Image Armor LIGHT and ULTRA Shirt Formulas Oeko-Tex Eco Passport Certified

Image Armor Oeko-Tex Eco Passport Certified Products Image ArmorNew Philadelphia, Ohio March 8th, 2019 – Image Armor is thrilled to announce that our IA Light and Ultra pretreatment formulas  for the Direct to Garment Industry are OEKO-TEX®, Eco-Passport Certified as of February 2019.

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is an independent testing and certification system for chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries used to manufacture textiles.  The certification proves that ECO PASSPORT certified textiles and textile ingredients that are OEKO-TEX®-compliant are free from dangerous levels of potentially harmful substances such as allergens and carcinogens.   

Image Armor strives to be the most trusted pre-treat solution in the garment decoration industry by continuing to maintain a high standard for health and human safety. Our pretreatment solutions were both tested at the ingredient level against OEKO-TEX® Restricted Substance Lists (RSLs) and Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL).  These tests are made to ensure that certified products can be used in the sustainable production of human-ecologically optimized textiles. 

Axiom America Now Carrying Image Armor DTG Pretreatments

Axiom America Newest Image Armor Dealer with Locations in California and North Carolina

Axiom America Now Carrying Image Armor DTG PretreatmentsImage Armor is proud to announce that Axiom America is one of our newest DTG pretreatment dealers. Axiom America has offices in High Point, North Carolina as well as Irwindale, California. They sell the Brother GTX direct to garment printers as well as embroidery,  sublimation printers, lasers, other supplies garment decorating supplies and equipment.

Started in 2004, Axiom has been a nationwide leader in decoration technologies that help companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by combining best of breed products with unparalleled technical support and manufacturing consulting. They are highly involved in the sublimation and Direct To Garment printing industry and Image Armor is excited to have the entire Axiom team covering the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Los Angeles area.

Axiom America can be contacted at their North Carolina office in High Point at (336) 882-8729 or at the California Irwindale office at 800-697-6523 or locally at (336) 882-8983.

The Image Armor products are available on their website at www.axiomamerica.com.

 

B-Series DTG Inks for Brother GT3

Image Armor B-Series Inks Now Available in Canada Through DTGInkCanada.com

Brother GT3 B-Series Inks for DTG printing

Image Armor B-Series Inks Now Available in Canada Through DTGInkCanada.com

The Image Armor B-Series inks, which are a third party ink solution for the Brother GT3 DTG printer, are now available in Canada through DTGInksCanada.com based out of Manitoba. These inks feature the same cure time and color characteristics of the original OEM inks.

The B-Series inks are a drop in bag replacement and not an entire cartridge. The original OEM cartridges are used, opened and the original OEM bag removed. The new 380cc B-Series bags are inserted into the cart, the cartridge is then closed up and used in the printer like normal.

It is highly recommended to not mix the OEM and Image Armor B-Series Inks and the white inks should be replaced when the weekly flushing routine is finished and white ink is ready to be reloaded into the printer. The CMYK can be loaded behind the OEM and filled with an Initial Cleaning. See our PDF on converting the  B-SERIES Inks Conversion Document – PDF Version.

For more information and to purchase visit www.dtginkcanada.com or by calling 204-505-5440.

Image Armor Inks in Russia

Image Armor Inks Take Over Russia

Image Armor Inks in Russia

Image Armor Inks Take Over Russia

Image Armor is proud to announce that GarmentInks.ru located in Moscow, Russia is now carrying the entire line of Image Armor pretreatments as well as the E-Series inks for Epson repurposed printers. 

Now DTG printers located throughout Russia can utilize Garmentinks.ru to purchase the direct to garment industry’s best and fastest curing white DTG ink on the market. Any DTG printer with a DX5 or DX7 printhead can gain the benefits of increased wash durability and a 35 second white ink cure time with the Image Armor E-Series inks.

Garmentinks.ru is also carrying the full line of Image Armor pretreatments. The LIGHT Shirt Formula is designed mainly for CMYK printing on white and light colored 100% cotton, blends and 100% polyester fabrics which increases wash durability, reduces dot gain which increases vibrancy and detail. So printing CMYK on 100% polyester is no longer an issue and results in prints that look and wash like sublimation but all from your DTG printer! 

The DARK Shirt Formula and ULTRA Shirt Formulas are designed for white ink printing on mid to dark colored shirts. Both formulations increase the wash durability and make DTG printing easier with a wider application window and giving increased print sharpness.

Garmentinks.ru can be found at their website or by calling +7 (499) 490-5274 or dropping them an email at sales@garmentinks.ru.

GSG Image Armor Pretreatments

Graphic Solutions Group GSG Now Carrying Image Armor Pretreatments

GSG Image Armor Pretreatments

PRESS RELEASE – October 25th, 2018

GSG NOW CARRYING IMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENTS

The Graphics Solutions Group (GSG) based out of Dallas, TX is now carrying the entire line of pretreatments from Image Armor. With the addition of GSG, Image Armor customers now have faster access to shipping and reduced shipping costs on our entire line of pretreatment products. 

The Graphics Solutions Group is based out of Dallas, TX also has distribution centers in Austin, Baton Rouge, Cincinnati, Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. GSG sells the Brother GTX series of DTG printers as well as the Epson line of DTG printing as well as carrying a full selection of sign and screen printing supplies and equipment. The addition of the Image Armor pretreatments to GSG’s inventory helps make direct to garment printing easier and more profitable.

Image Armor pretreatments are great alternatives to the OEM solutions currently available and provide increased image clarity, resolution, and color intensity for cotton, blends, and polyester fabrics. 

Customers of GSG can contact Graphics Solutions Group by calling 800-366-1776 or by visiting their website at www.gogsg.com

Katana DTG is now carrying Image Armor Inks and Pretreatments

Katana DTG Now Carrying Image Armor Inks and Pretreatments

Katana DTG is now carrying Image Armor Inks and PretreatmentsImage Armor is proud to announce our newest distributor for the Image Armor line of products -Katana DTG. Katana is a manufacturer of economically priced direct to garment printers based in California and is now carrying the Image Armor pretreatments and E-Series inks that work very well with the P600 format DTG printers.

Combining a very cost effective DTG printer with the Image Armor products allows new DTG users to gain an upper hand in the industry while learning the trade. With the fast 35 second white ink cure time of the Image Armor E-Series inks in conjunction with Image Armor pretreatments new Direct To Garment businesses can compete and be more profitable than most other OEM printers that use OEM ink sets.

More information about their printers and the Image Armor line of products can be found on the Katana DTG website or by calling their office at 888-317-4384.