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.

Midwest Sign Supply becomes Newest Image Armor Dealer

Midwest Sign and Screen Printing Supplies Brings Wider Distribution to Image Armor Products

 

Midwest Sign Supply becomes Newest Image Armor DealerIMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENTS GAINS WIDER DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

Image Armor is proud to announce the addition of our newest distributing partner, Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply Co. Midwest will carry the entire line of Image Armor pretreatments in their 10 locations located in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Midwest has been a leading distributor since 1932.

Midwest is a full line Screen Printing, Sign and Direct to Garment wholesale supplier that serves a geographically wide area of the United States. With 10 different locations throughout the country the Image Armor product line will be more readily available to customers with shorter deliver times.

For more information you can visit the Midwest website at www.midwestsign.com or by calling Midwest at 800-328-6592. Additional information can be found on the Image Armor website at www.imagearmorpt.com

DTG Capping Station Solution

New Direct To Garment Capping Station Solution

DTG Capping Station SolutionImage 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.

One Stop Distributors of Grand Rapids Michigan Newest Image Armor Distributor

Image Armor is proud to announce that One Stop, a supplier of screen printing, embroidery, heat transfer and sublimation supplies in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is now carrying the Image Armor line of pretreatment products for the Direct To Garment industry.

Image Armor pretreatments are well known throughout the DTG industry for providing the best preparation for digital garment printing. 

With the addition of One Stop, Image Armor will now be available to a wider area of the country with one day shipping. This includes Chicago, northern Indiana and the Northwest areas of Ohio and all of the Lower Peninsula and part of Upper Michigan..

More information can be found by visiting One Stop’s website at www.onstopinc.com or by calling them at 800-968-7550.

What Do These Two Items Have In Common?

Vanilla Frosting and Pepsi Max

What do these two items have in common? Vanilla Frosting and a DTG print? The answer might surprise you.

  • 9 Million metric tons of it are produced each year (estimated)
  • It can be found in hydro-thermal veins
  • It is odorless
  • The exterior of the Saturn V rocket was covered in it
  • It is resistant to discoloration under ultraviolet light
  • It is used in skin care and cosmetic products
  • It can often be found in most red candy
  • It is used to create superhydrophilicity…think self cleaning glass – where water is incapable of sitting on it.
  • It is also used in sunscreen
  • It is not flammable
  • You’ve eaten it and used it in many various forms
  • It is used in pigments, paints, inks, and many other items
  • It is white…

Fun Facts - Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide. It’s what gives white frosting its white color… AND your white DTG ink. Titanium Dioxide is used extensively in paints, inks, and even food products. It is very versatile and makes your job of printing black shirts easier.

Do NOT try eating your inks. That would be bad. We just thought you’d like a Fun Fact about DTG.

Ricoh Print Head R-Series Inks

New R-SERIES Inks Available for Ricoh Based Gen 4 Printhead DTG Printers

Ricoh Print Head R-Series InksImage Armor is proud to announce the release of the new R-Series DTG inks for DTG printers that use the Ricoh Gen 4 printheads.  The R-SERIES inks carry on the legacy of our E-Series which include:

  • 35 second white ink cure time – save time and make more money.
  • More productivity during printing and curing.
  • Incredible white ink coverage.
  • Increased wash durability.
  • Cost effective pricing in comparison to other DTG inks.

The biggest features DTG owners of Ricoh based print heads will find attractive is the 35 second white ink cure time. Ricoh Gen 4 heads can print faster than re-purposed Epson printers. The faster 35 second cure time helps improve production throughput when using a standard heat press to cure the inks.

The new R-Series DTG inks can be found by contacting one of our dealers that carry both the Image Armor Inks and Pretreatments.

DON’T LET AN INK DROUGHT DRY UP YOUR BUSINESS

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!

RTP Apparel Side-by-side comparison

No Pretreatment vs RTP Apparel Garment with Image Armor Technology

We wanted to show you EXACTLY why you want to use the RTP Apparel garments that utilize our Image Armor pretreatment technology. This is especially true for a white T-Shirt. We’ve heard from many DTG’ers the question – “Why pay more, or a premium, for a white T-Shirt when you can purchase these shirts for $1.50 or less”?

RTP Apparel side by side print against a standard T-Shirt

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Taking a Closer Look

When the same design printed on the same printer with the same exact settings is printed on a “standard” shirt vs the RTP Apparel shirt – the answer is obvious. The color saturation and brightness the Image Armor infused garment is starkly better in comparison to the “standard” t-shirt that many people utilize just because the “standard” shirt is “cheaper”.

The image detail will be increased significantly due to the fact that RTP Apparel shirt holds the ink better and “in place”. This means that your colors will look better (yellows will look more yellow and not “muddied”, blacks will be black, and reds more vibrant) and the lines and edges of color will be much sharper in contrast to the non-DTG T-Shirt.

Another final qualifier is that the T-shirt will look better for longer. RTP Apparel utilizes the Image Armor technology in the shirts. This means most end-customers of the RTP Apparel shirts will experience a better looking print for a longer period of time. The wear and durability of your shirts will help result in happier customers who’ll come back for more.

You can get more information on RTP Apparel and sign up at the RTP Apparel Queue for these revolutionary DTG engineered T-Shirts – all made possible by Image Armor.