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.

Brother GT3 Owl Print Perspective

Brother GT3 Inks Getting Closer

Brother GT3 Owl Print Perspective

New B-SERIES Inks On The Way

The Brother GT3 Ink sets are just around the corner. We are doing final field trials and wanted to show some stuff we were printing to give rise to your imagination. The new B-Series Image Armor inks are performing incredibly well in the Brother GT3 printers and with the Image Armor pretreatments.

Brother GT3 DTG printer with Image Armor InksMost Brother users will not see any real changes in their day to day activities. The B-Series inks continue the Image Armor tradition of a great 35 second cure time for white ink with increased wash durability and ease of use.

Interested parties can sign up on our SUBSCRIBE page to get updates as we release more information (or click the SUBSCRIBE link in the menu bar at the top of this page). Final pricing has not yet been set, however pricing is expected to be significantly less than the current Brother ink prices. This means more profit for your business and better end products for your customers.

In addition, the B-Series inks perform incredibly well with the new RTP Apparel Ready To Print DTG engineered t-shirts that require no pretreatment. Just pick, print, and cure… for more information see the RTP Apparel website at

Image Armor Customer Testimonial – Big Sky Promotions

2016 Long Beach NBM Show:

Mary Lyn stopped by our booth at the 2016 NBM Long Beach just to let us know she uses our inks and pretreatments. She told the story of shirts she printed for her husband and how well they’ve washed and how she love the Image Armor DTG inks and pretreatments. Here’s her testimony.

Image Armor Customer Testimonial – Old California Printing

2016 Long Beach NBM Show:

John Hernandez from Old California Printing stopped by our booth at the 2016 NBM Long Beach show and gave us a little history on his DTG experience and how the Image Armor inks and pretreatments helped his Direct to Garment business. Here’s a short testimonial video John shot for us at the show.

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