Image Armor is happy to announce to our West Coast customers that McLogan Supply is now carrying our popular F-Series inks designed for the Epson F200/2100 DTG printers. McLogan’s has multiple locations throught central and southern California.
The F-Series inks are designed with a 35 second white ink (and CMYK) cure time which is almost 3 times faster than the OEM white inks. This will help increase your production rates on smaller designs with less waiting time for the inks to cure on the heat press.
In addition, the ink savings are 30% lower than OEM inks. This means more money in your pocket the more shirts you print! In addition McLogan’s carries the entire line of Image Armor pretreatments. NOTE: When switching over from OEM to the Image Armor F-Series inks you must do a complete flush – see our information on how to properly do that here.
You can find the inks on McLogan’s website or just click on the picture to the left to take you to the McLogan on-line store.
April 25th, 2018
Image Armor / RTP Apparel is excited to announce the addition of Deana Leelachat to the corporate family of companies . Deana is a twelve year DTG industry veteran and will be taking on the role of our West Coast Operations. Based out of California, Deana will be working closely to bring more awareness to the popular Image Armor line of pretreatments and inks as well as the RTP Apparel line of DTG Ready To Print garments.
She will be working closely with our current distributors and customers to help make them aware of new innovations, educating customers and distributors on our current and forth coming products as well as helping manage and market for both Image Armor and RTP Apparel on the west coast.
Deana will be based out of Southern California and will become a more visible part at upcoming tradeshows.
Image Armor is excited to announce the release of our new DTG Capping Station Solution. This new solution is designed to dissolve wet ink and keep it from gelling. This keeps capping stations, flush boxes and ink lines open and cleaner. The Capping Station Solution dissolves wet DTG ink making which in turn helps your printer function at optimal performance. This new formulation will be available in late October.
COME TO LONG BEACH JULY 20th-22nd TO SEE WHY YOU SHOULD PRETREAT EVERY WHITE T-SHIRT
Image Armor is excited to be exhibiting at the Long Beach ISS July 20th – 22nd at the Long Beach Convention Center. Stop by in booth #1010 to talk about DTG and see why you really should be pretreating EVERY shirt you print. We will have on hand samples showing why you should pretreat on EVERY style of garment – including white.
Pretreating is the process of “preparing the shirt” to more readily accept the DTG water based inks used in direct to garment printers. Image Armor LIGHT provides a vastly improved surface on white shirts that will change the way you and your customers look at DTG printing. You will be able to see first hand how our proprietary formula improves wash durability and color vibrancy and image clarity on 100% cotton, 50/50 and even 100% polyester shirts.
As you can see in the image to the left, there is a vast difference in the image clarity and colors on this white 50/50 shirt. The Image Armor LIGHT Shirt Pretreatment works great on all CMYK prints and CMYK plus a light highlight white if needed.
Come and join in the DTG Revolution and visit our booth this summer at the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you can’t make the show in July you can sign up and receive a free quart sample of Image Armor LIGHT Shirt Formula simply by going here. We know you’ll love the results you see so much we are willing to put our money where our mouth is – which is why we are giving it away for you to try. You can also stop by our booth at the show to pick up your free sample if you have not tried the LIGHT Shirt Formula yet.
If you live in the midwest, make sure to come to the Indy Printwear Show this week June 1st-3rd. Stop by booth #516 to see the DTG industry’s newest and most innovative products that are changing the way you DTG.
Image Armor will be handing out free quart samples of our LIGHT and ULTRA shirt pretreatment formulas.
We will also be partnering up with RTP Apparel and handing out sample shirts of the RTP Apparel shirts that require NO PRETREATMENT prior to DTG printing.
So, stop by, say hello and come join the DTG Revolution in Indianapolis this weekend.
The May 19th Podcast of 2Regular Guys interview was conducted with Brian Walker where Image Armor, RTP Apparel, and the Direct To Garment industry in general and the true story of how Brian got his start in the industry (and it really is true). You can click play button below to listen to this interesting conversation and gain a little insight into where we are planning on taking the DTG industry.
A special thank you goes out to Terry and Aaron for doing the interview and for their efforts to continually educate those in the decorating industry.
Click the PLAY button below to listen to the entire 2 Regular Guys podcast.
DON’T LET AN INK DROUGHT DRY UP YOUR BUSINESS
With the arrival of 2017 the world seems to be in turmoil. Economic uncertainty. Wars. Environmental change. Droughts. There is always something that can affect your life. Don’t let an “Ink Drought” affect your business. Image Armor is the answer to any ink shortages you might be experiencing.
Let 2017 be the year that you change the future of your DTG business. We have the inks in stock at our distributors and we have benefits that will help change your business for the better this year.
- FAST 35 Second White Ink Cure Time – Increase your productivity
- More DURABLE prints – get better wash fastness
- More COST EFFECTIVE – save money not just in time but also in Ink costs
You can not afford for your business to run short on inks. Inks are the lifeblood of DTG. Image Armor realizes that if you are successful we will be successful. Call an Image Armor distributor today to make the switch to greener pastures in 2017!
An Image Armor Partner, RTP Apparel is excited to announce the industry’s first specifically DTG engineered Ready To Print shirt is soon to be unveiled. RTP Apparel Style #1600 will be released in Black and White colors, sizing Small through 3XLarge. These shirts are Ready To Print™ and are completely pre-pretreated throughout the entire garment. This means you can print anywhere on the shirt – front, back, side, sleeve – even inside the shirt if you want to.
Pricing will range from $3.75 to $6.25 per shirt depending on size and quantity purchased. A limited number a Sample Paks will be available for purchase for $15 and will contain two shirts in each white and black colors of random sizes starting January 16th, 2017.
RTP Apparel will also be exhibiting at the Long Beach ISS January 20th-22nd and giving away a very limited number these revolutionary shirts at booth #442.
We are committed to DREAM BIGGER™ in 2017. This commitment means helping grow the DTG industry this year – and helping make your business more successful.
We thought this would be a fun little print to show that you can print 100% black polyester fabrics with the Image Armor Series of DTG inks. This design was printed on a Brother GT3 with the soon to be released B-Series inks. We pretreated the polyester fabric with Image Armor Ultra and heat set under the heat press. We didn’t press it, but just hover cured. Then, we maxed out the white ink settings in the Brother, and printed….. Came out looking great.
As you can see in the picture, the image was printed on a Sport-Tek ST340. Image Armor is opening up a world of new possibilities for EVERY major DTG printer on the market.
We will try to post a video of the process soon to show, yes, you can print polyesters with the IA ink sets.