Trigon Imaging Solutions Image Armor Dealer

Trigon Imaging Solutions the Newest Image Armor Pretreatment Dealer

TRIGON IMAGING SOLUTIONS THE NEWEST IMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENT DEALER

Trigon Imaging Solutions Image Armor DealerTRIGON IMAGING SOLUTIONS THE NEWEST IMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENT DEALER

Image Armor Pretreatments is excited to announce that Trigon Image Solutions is the newest dealer for the Image Armor line of pretreatments.

Trigon Imaging Solutions is located in Milford, Oh (south of Columbus and east of Cincinnati) and is a full service center for wide format printers, UV printers, laminators, engravers, cutters, supplies and more. Their product line also includes the Epson F2100 series Direct To Garment printers and supplies.

The Image Armor pretreatments are a great substitute for the original Epson OEM pretreatments. Image Armor ULTRA is a one stop solution for white ink printing on dark garments for everything from 100% cotton to even printing on 100% polyester.

For more information or to order contact Trigon at 877-319-3359 or visit their offices at 575 Chamber Dr, Milford, OH 45150, or by calling (877) 319-3359.

DTG Tips and Tricks PT Tube Holder

Image Armor DTG Tips & Tricks – Pretreatment Tube Holder

Direct To Garment Tips & Tricks - Pretreatment Tube Holder

Most people just open their pretreatment container, stick the supply tube for the PT machine into the container and forget about it. But often times these tubes are curled and will want to "pop" or flop out of the pretreatment solution. So what is a Direct To Garment printer to do?

Simple. Make a DIY pretreatment tube holder in a short time that will keep your pretreatment supply tube in place, submerged and keep your pretreatment cleaner (no lint, shirt fibers, or dust and dirt). Watch our DTG Tips & Tricks video to see what and how we did it.

Image Armor Pretreatments Certified CPSIA Compliant - Lead Free- Prop 65 Certified - Phthalate Free

Image Armor Pretreatments Certified CPSIA and Prop65 Compliant, Phthalate Free, and Lead Free

Image Armor Pretreatments Certified CPSIA Compliant - Lead Free- Prop 65 Certified - Phthalate Free

Image Armor is proud to announce in our effort to be as environmentally conscious as possible that all of our pretreatments have recently passed a battery of tests and have been found to be compliant with the following:

  • CPSIA Compliant - Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • California Prop65 Complinat
  • 100% Lead Free
  • 100% Phthalate Free

Now, you can use our pretreatments with more peace of mind knowing we are in line with some of the strictest compliance regulations in the United States. We are completely Lead and Phthalate free resulting in our compliance with Proposition 65. 

DTG with the best, and one of the only few truly compliant and tested pretreatments available specifically for direct to garment printing. For further questions please feel free to contact us.

If you need the Letter of Compliance for your records you can download it here.

What's in your pretreat? We know. We've Tested It.

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.

 

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.

Katana DTG is now carrying Image Armor Inks and Pretreatments

Katana DTG Now Carrying Image Armor Inks and Pretreatments

Katana DTG is now carrying Image Armor Inks and PretreatmentsImage Armor is proud to announce our newest distributor for the Image Armor line of products -Katana DTG. Katana is a manufacturer of economically priced direct to garment printers based in California and is now carrying the Image Armor pretreatments and E-Series inks that work very well with the P600 format DTG printers.

Combining a very cost effective DTG printer with the Image Armor products allows new DTG users to gain an upper hand in the industry while learning the trade. With the fast 35 second white ink cure time of the Image Armor E-Series inks in conjunction with Image Armor pretreatments new Direct To Garment businesses can compete and be more profitable than most other OEM printers that use OEM ink sets.

More information about their printers and the Image Armor line of products can be found on the Katana DTG website or by calling their office at 888-317-4384.

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.

RTP Apparel unveils Pricing for Ready To Print Shirts

Image Armor Partner RTP Apparel Announces Pricing For Ready To Print Shirts

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.

RTP Apparel Styles and Pricing 2017

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.

Learn more about RTP Apparel on their website and get on the LIST to be able to purchase RTP Apparel as they become available.

Using Image Armor ULTRA with Brother OEM White Ink

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Over the past several months we have been testing the Image Armor ULTRA with Brother’s white OEM ink. We wanted to present our findings with the industry.

In the past, we really did not effectively endorse using our Image Armor ULTRA dark shirt pretreatment with Brother OEM inks. However, in our most recent testing we found that there was virtually NO difference between the results of using Brother OEM pretreatment or Image Armor ULTRA Dark Shirt Formula.

We found that ULTRA gelled the white ink just as quickly and effectively as the OEM pretreatment.

Take a look at the picture below.

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Photographed at the same time side-by-side, are you able to tell which is Brother pretreatment and which one is Image Armor ULTRA pretreatment? Although it is very difficult to discern any difference between the two prints on your computer screen, there is one that looks slightly better than the other (to give you a hint it is not the OEM). Click on the image to get a larger view to see the actual full results labeled at the bottom of the photograph.

We used the same shirt for each print – the Spectra Tees 3100 series black shirt. While using different pretreatments, we did apply the same exact amount and cured the pretreatments the same exact way on a Viper XPT-1000 pretreatment machine. Even the print itself was exactly the same. Below you can see our settings for the above print.

Brother White Ink Print Driver Image Armor PT

The Highlight was set to 7 while the Mask was set to 5. The shirts were printed immediately one after the other.

After printing, the ink was cured on a Hotronix manual heat press at 356F for 35 seconds using light pressure.

As cane be seen in the photo above, there was no real visible difference between the OEM pretreatment and using Image Armor ULTRA. This makes the ULTRA a great choice for Brother printer owners looking for a good alternative pretreatment that is ready to use – no mixing required.

If you have NOT tried Image Armor ULTRA yet, we want you to give it a try for FREE. This link will take you to a page talking about our Image Armor LIGHT Shirt pretreatment formula, but by filling out the questions and clicking that you use white ink we will also send a free quart of Image Armor ULTRA.

If you are not familiar with Image Armor LIGHT shirt formula for CMYK prints this pretreatment alls for printing on all types of fabrics from polyester to 100% cotton garments (for CMYK prints only). We know you’ll be amazed at the results or we wouldn’t be giving these samples away for free.

So, if you are looking for an easier to user pretreatment that requires no mixing, give Image Armor a try. You can find a dealer near you on our PURCHASE page.

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.