Come See Image Armor at the Printwear NBM Show This Week In Indianapolis

2016-indy-Come-to-The-Show-GraphicCOME TO INDY THIS WEEK AND SEE WHAT IS NEW IN THE DTG INDUSTRY: 

The Indy NBM Show is this week so make sure to stop by and see Image Armor in our Booth #1227. Come and see examples of how the Image Armor products can improve your DTG printing and take it to the next level in 2016. See our 35 second cure white ink while enjoying the sights & sounds downtown Indy. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Indianapolis.

2016 ISS Nashville ISS and Image Armor

Visit Image Armor in Nashville May 19th-21st, 2016

2016 ISS Nashville ISS and Image Armor

The Nashville Imprinted Sportswear Show is coming up quickly and we wanted to invite you to the show! Visit the Nashville Convention Center May 19th – 21st and come and see why Image Armor is changing the industry. Find out how Image Armor can help your DTG business be more profitable this year.

You can see the difference that our pretreatments make, how we can improve your quality of prints on white, light, and dark garments as well as how you can branch into doing other types of fabrics like polyester.

For new users who have never tried Image Armor pretreatments we will have samples we will be giving away. Who knows – we might even give away some of our industry changing E-SERIES inks while we are in Music City USA!

Come and see us in booth #107 – we look forward to seeing you there!

Are Your Inks and Pretreatments Safe for Kids?

CPSIA-Tested-and-Compliant-Inks-and-PT-Collection-600pxImage Armor is committed to bringing you the best and safest products. This is why we ask – Do you know what’s in your inks and pretreatments?

If you are printing DTG products for children 12 years old or younger, you may or may not be aware of the Consumer Product Safety Act of 2008. The products need to be certified that they are safe for children, but what does this really mean?

Basically, CPSIA “Certification means the issuance of a written Children’s Product Certificate in which the manufacturer, importer, or private labeler certifies that its children’s product complies with all applicable children’s product safety rules.”. Our entire line of pretreatments and E-SERIES inks have been tested for lead and soluble heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, mercury, etc. and were found to be in compliance with the 2008 federal act.  This is a distinction that some other ink and pretreatment manufacturers can not claim.

So, if you are printing shirts for children under the age of 12, the entire Image Armor line of products is compliant and will help keep your products safe for children when used as directed.

The CPSIA compliance was something that Image Armor wanted to do for oRoHS-Compliant-Logour customers as a proactive stance. We believe it was in our customer’s best interest to be able to show that the components we use to manufacture our products can be used to help create a finished product that are safe for kids when used in conjunction with CPSIA tested garments.

The entire Image Armor line of products was also tested and is RoHS compliant. RoHS certification ensures that the Image Armor products do not exceed the limits allowed for the substances banned under RoHS, which include lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP).

So, the real question is… What’s in your pretreatment and inks?

MESA Supplies now selling Image Armor DTG E-SERIES Inks

MESA Supplies Now Carrying Image Armor Inks and Pretreatments

MESA Supplies now selling Image Armor DTG E-SERIES Inks

MESA Supplies NOW Carrying Image Armor E-SERIES Inks

Image Armor is proud to announce that MESA Supplies of Fort Worth, TX is now carrying the Image Armor E-SERIES inks and pretreatments.

MESA is a direct distributor of apparel decorating supplies and accessories, specializing in DTG and is located in the Southwest United States. This allows for more customers to achieve next day shipping on DTG inks and pretreatments for all those last minute needs.

Image Armor inks can help take your Direct To Garment business to the next level with an incredible 35 second white ink cure time, better wash fastness and white ink "stretchiness". These factors result in a much higher quality end print. When used in conjunction with the Image Armor pretreatments, the DTG printing business just got closer to achieving screen printing quality from a digital printer.

MESA can be contacted by calling 800-330-3867 and pressing Option 3 or by visiting their website at www.mesasupplies.com.

 

Come to Atlantic City to What’s New with Image Armor

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The Long Beach ISS is done and gone and we are now looking forward to the March 17th-19th Atlantic City Imprinted Sportswear Show. Make sure to stop by our booth #613 to see how the new Image Armor E-SERIES inks can change your DTG printing business. Also witness the results that our Image Armor LIGHT and ULTRA pretreatments can give your pretreated shirts and improve wash fastness and even allow you to print 100% white polyester with sublimation like effects! We look forward to seeing you there.

Image Armor Exhibiting at Long Beach ISS January 22nd-24th

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Visit Image Armor in Long Beach: The start of 2016 kicks off in Long Beach with the Imprinted Sportswear Show. Image Armor will be exhibiting in booth #128 inside the Long Beach Convention Center. Stop by and see what everyone is talking about with pretreatments that will change the way you prepare your DTG shirts and new inks with 35 second white ink cure times! Make sure to stop by our booth, see our new sample prints, white ink on black polyester, and how Image Armor products can help you increase your DTG business this year. See you in SoCal!

Image Armor Update Bulletin

Date: January 26th, 2016
re: White Ink Update

In November of 2015 we became aware that some of our customers were experiencing  performance issues with our white ink. We immediately  made inquiries to find out what was happening in the marketplace. The nature of the reports made it difficult to attribute the problem to a single cause or source. In the interest of caution and to ensure our customers had the best possible ink available, we quickly replaced all the ink in the field throughout our distribution chain. Since that time, we’ve discovered that it was not an issue with the ink but was due to the different handling requirement between our inks and other inks currently in the market.The entire Image Armor distribution chain has been updated to ensure they are consistently ensuring the inks remain homogenized during storage and before going to the end users. Since these procedures have been put in place no recurrences of these issues have been reported.

We encourage all of our end use customers to take a few minutes to agitate the white ink daily. This is to ensure that the ink is homogenized and to prevent any long term settling of the inks before use, whether the ink is in bottles or bags. 
 
Image Armor continues to work on making improvements to all of our products and particularly our white ink. We thank you for your business and your continued support with our efforts to bring new and innovative products to the DTG market.

Merry Christmas From Image Armor

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Everyone at Image Armor wishes you and your family the best this Christmas season. Enjoy the time with your friends and family and remember what the season is really all about. We hope you use this time to relax, recharge, and gear up for a great 2016. Thank you for your faith and support of the Image Armor family of products.

Merry Christmas!

On the 11th Business Day of Christmas Santa Went to Chicago

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11th-Day-of-Christmas-Chicago-DTGIt’s December 23rd and the 11th Business Day of Christmas in our Christmas Give-Away!

Today’s Selectee was A.B. Dada of ChicagoDTG.com located in the Windy City of Illinois.  A.B. will be receiving a complete Image Armor Ink and Pretreatment change over kit containing a Liter of each our E-Series DTG inks (white and CMYK) as well as Cleaning Solution and a gallon of ULTRA Pretreatment. This will ship out to him after the holidays so he can make good use of the slow time after Christmas.

It is almost too late to have a chance to be selected to receive a conversion kit for free – but there is still tomorrow! We are enjoying playing Santa and bringing holiday cheer to the DTG industry. Visit our SIGN UP page to get your name thrown into the hat to be on Santa’s NICE list this year. You have until tonight at Midnight to get your name into the action. There’s no obligation to submit your picture. You can even request to be anonymous if you win (we know some people are shy) – but we want to help spread some holiday cheer. So spread the word….. Christmas is ALMOST HERE! Merry Christmas!

10 and Counting – The Business Days of Christmas Give Away

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12-Business-Days-of-Christmas-1On the 10th Business Day of Christmas Image Armor Gave to…….. Pamela from Dallas, Texas.

Pamela will be receiving a complete Image Armor Ink and Pretreatment change over kit containing a Liter of each our E-Series DTG inks (white and CMYK) as well as Cleaning Solution and a gallon of ULTRA Pretreatment. This will ship out to her after the holidays so she can make good use of the slow time after Christmas.

There are only two Days of Christmas left and time yet for you to enter and have a chance to be selected to receive a conversion kit for free. Just ask Ryan from Red Money if he believes in Santa.  Visit our SIGN UP page to get your name thrown into the hat to be on Santa’s NICE list this year. You have until December 23rd to sign up. There’s no obligation to submit your picture. You can even request to be anonymous like Pamela – but we want to help spread some holiday cheer. So spread the word….. there are only 2 Business Days of Christmas left!