Image Armor Works Incredibly Well With Ricoh Based DTG Printers

Image Armor Works With Ricoh Based DTG Printers Like AnajetThe 2013 Philly NBM show proved to be an exciting time for Image Armor and those that have Ricoh based direct to garment printers.We wanted to thank Anajet for printing this fine sample for us at the show, which allowed Image Armor to do what it does best – protects the image. As can be seen in this photo to the left, the image was printed using the new Anajet M5 DTG textile printer, which utilizes the Ricoh print heads, on an athletic grey shirt using our soon to be released Light Shirt Formula (for use with white ink). With faster print speeds than other Epson based printers, typically the white ink may not have time to “flash” or gel up. Image Armor performed flawlessly by gelling the white ink up quickly allowing for a great looking final print.There are no excuses now for poor wash performing shirts in the direct to garment industry. Image Armor is here to Protect Your Image!

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Pretreating

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Pretreatment

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Pretreating
Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Pretreatment

Pretreatment in the past has been a huge deterrent for the newcomer to DTG white ink printing. You had to find “the sweet spot” or risk a failure of the print after the garment left your shop. This is not the way to run a business – not knowing if your shirt would fail and deteriorate when the customer washed the shirt.

What I end up telling people is, “Forget everything you thought you knew about pretreatment”. What do I mean by this?

  • In the past, with previous pretreatments, you had to use less pretreatment – and hit a very small window to achieve print wash success. This is extremely difficult when pretreating by hand, using a Wagner power sprayer. Even with an automated application system, though easier, it is still difficult. Image Armor actually allows you to apply more and achieve success with wash-ability. No more worries about applying too much pretreatment and your image washing or flaking off the shirt.
  • The leading brands of pretreatment on the market today are extremely reactive. By this we mean that anything the pretreatment comes into contact with will quickly corrode if it is made of metal. The picture above shows the inside of an aluminum pressure container. Each new aluminum container had pretreatment put into it, sealed up and let sit for one week. As you can see, Leading Brand X and Y shows a corrosive line and scaling on the side of the pressure container where the pretreatment sat idle for 7 days. The Image Armor left virtually no mark. The brass stem from the pressure container showed even more reaction with the pretreatments in Brand X and Y vs. Image Armor. What does this mean for the end user? Image Armor is less corrosive and easier on your equipment, making it last longer, less work on clean up, and less clogging of nozzles.
  • Crystallization has always been an issue with the leading brands of pretreatment. When heat is applied to “cure” or dry the pretreatment, crystals would appear in the shirt, leaving marks that were unsightly, making the shirt look less sellable. Image Armor reduces or eliminates this issues giving you a better pretreated shirt with little to no visible marking due to the pretreatment cure process. Just make sure to remove the Kraft paper or parchment paper immediately after the heat press is lifted or you can still get some crystallization from the steam being trapped on the surface of the garment under the paper and then returning to a liquid state…
  • Image Armor is a new formula – not a repackage of the current pretreatments on the market. It is mixed right here in America, made right here in America, and we take great pride in leading the world in helping advance the direct to garment printing industry in regards to this advancement in pretreatment technology.

Don’t assume that Image Armor is just one of the leading brands re-packaged. It is not. Anyone who has used it realizes that after the first shirt is pretreated and printed. When washed, the real results are seen. We are proud to be able to bring this technology to the DTG industry and are excited to help our customers Protect Their Image.

Front Page Image Armor Assasins Creed

A Special Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make Our Launch A Success

Front Page Image Armor Assasins Creed

Everyone at Image Armor would like to thank each and every person who helped make the launch of Image Armor Pretreatment Solutions a great success. We have been working feverishly to bring forth a new product to the DTG printing industry and with the help of everyone, the success has only begun.

Our mission is to advance the white ink direct to garment printing industry. Before today, if we are honest, white ink durability was not where it really needed to be – or what most people expected. We are proud to say the Image Armor has raised the bar of what CAN be expected from white ink DTG printers. Our end users can now expect to have one less variable to worry about during the decorating process. That’s our goal. Make the process as simple and as easy as possible so the business owner can focus on what they need to do – building their business.

I personally wanted to thank our entire network of beta-testers who were able to keep this quiet and out of the eye of the public until just recently. You were instrumental in helping us achieve a momentous day today.

I finally wanted to thank my entire staff, friends and family too. The Image Armor staff has greatly stepped up to the plate keeping the end vision in mind and giving me the time and tools to achieve something that not many have been able to achieve up to this point.

Thank you to my many friends…who supported and gave great input when needed. You know who you are.

And to my family and wife…who can’t wait for me to stop talking about Image Armor….(she has a long ways to go on that one especially since we have much more in the pipeline coming )

So, find out what all the buzz is about. Get some Image Armor for your DTG printer and start Protecting Your Image today.

Sincerely,

Brian Walker
Image Armor

Don’t be afraid of the dark anymore…

Never Be Afraid of the Dark again
As I write this, we have less than 24 hours before the official launch of Image Armor, which just happens to be Friday the 13th too. Everyone at Image Armor is excited about the launch and we are excited to hear from our users as they relate their experiences with this incredible new pretreatment for white ink direct to garment printing. We are expecting great things from the Image Armor line of pretreatment products.

Since Image Armor makes the pre-treating process much easier, we believe that we will be part of helping expand the white ink DTG printing market. It is well known that pretreating has always been a hang up for some people wanting to print dark shirts. Unfortunately, it is still very much a requirement. However, Image Armor helps reduce the constraints that have, up to this point, made white ink DTG printing a nightmare for some.

So, the question comes down to this: Are you afraid of the dark? With Image Armor Dark Shirt Formula you need not fear white ink printing anymore. You can check back tomorrow at 12:00 EST to find out all the details on where you can purchase Image Armor and how much it will cost.

Thank you to everyone who’s helped make this launch a success. We look forward to a “scary” launch tomorrow on Friday the 13th!

Image Armor Helps Protect the newest Epson DTG Printer on the market

Image Armor Helps Protect the Prints from Epson’s New Direct to Garment Printer

Image Armor Helps Protect the newest Epson DTG Printer on the market

Thanks to some of our Image Armor Pretreatment beta testers it has been found that  Image Armor Dark Shirt Formula works incredibly well with the new Epson SureColor F2000 direct to garment printer. As can be seen in the pictures above, without having been able to test various settings, a user on the T-Shirt Forums was able to post images of the printed shirts utilizing Image Armor Dark Shirt pretreatment formula. With little more than a hunch and some pre-pretreated shirts, Dekay317 was able to post an initial review of the new printer as well as images of shirts printed on Image Armor Dark Shirt Formula.

We welcomes Epson to the direct-to-garment printing arena and are excited to be helping advance the DTG printing industry with our new ground breaking pretreatment formula. Image Armor Dark will be released at 12:00 pm on Friday September 13th, 2013. Make sure to visit our website at www.imagearmorpt.com for more information on the launch of our exciting new product and where you can purchase it!

Image Armor Press Release in Impressions Magazine

Image Armor Press Release Hits Trade Magazines

Image Armor Press Release in Impressions MagazineImage Armor has hit the pages of Impressions Magazine announcing the release of the new Image Armor Dark Shirt formula. Image Armor will be begin selling the new industry Dark Shirt formula through a select distribution channel starting on Friday the 13th, 2013. Image Armor will enhance print wash-ability by up to 50% or more over leading pretreatments for white ink DTG printers currently on the market.

Image Armor Halloween Special Launch

Image Armor Pretreatment Celebrates Halloween Early

Image Armor 1 Week Until Launch PumpkinImage Armor is getting excited about the launch of its new Dark pretreatment formula. This excitingly “scary” event is set to take place on 9-13-13….which is Friday the 13th! To celebrate this launch we will be offering an incredible special at introductory prices that will make it hauntingly attractive for everyone to try out our dark shirt pretreatment formula. In addition, the image to the left has more to do with the special than we are letting on, but you’ll have to wait until next week to find out what that means!

Celebrate Halloween early with Image Armor Dark pretreatment for white ink Direct to Garment printers and PROTECT YOUR IMAGE!

Image Armor Pretreatment Ramp Up Process

Image Armor is Ramping Up for 9-13-13

Image Armor Pretreatment Ramp Up Process

Image Armor is ramping up production to be able to meet demand when we release this exciting new pretreatment solution on 9-13-13. Some of the comments we’ve seen from our independent testing sites are…

“This is like christmas coming early.” – spiderx1 on T-Shirt Forums

“My confidence level in what I am providing to my customers has gone thru the roof! While there is still a learning curve to getting good PT results…the curve has been flattened out substantially!!” and ” I think it is a testament to the bonding strength of the new PT which kept the print from sticking previously and it has kept the other shirts in the test looking very impressive. IMHO this new PT is a HUGE leap forward in the DTG industry!!!” and “I haven’t dialed in my exact settings for every shirt yet but the formula for getting good prints and good wash-ability has become much much easier to figure out!”  – Dekay317 on T-Shirt Forums

We let our customers do the talking. But we think that everyone will find that they can improve the quality of their printing as well as customer service. PROTECT YOUR IMAGE on 9-13-13.