RTP Apparel has 3 Year Shelf Life

Image Armor Gives RTP Apparel Shirts a Longer Shelf Life

Image Armor Gives RTP Apparel a Longer Shelf Life - 3+ Years

Image Armor is proud to announce that our partnership with RTP Apparel, the world's first mass produced DTG Ready To Print apparel, has provided these garments with a longevity that no one else can match to date.

We have been asked on a regular basis how long the shelf life is for an RTP Apparel brand of DTG Ready To Print shirt. In the past we've joked that we have not yet found a shelf life. In saying this, it has been true. We have not yet found a shelf life for the RTP branded shirts.

This morning we decided to pull a shirt from our original batch from the 1st quarter of 2016 and print it to see the results. We followed all of our standard procedures of pre-pressing the shirt to remove any and all moisture prior to printing. 

We printed on an Epson F2000 with OEM inks, set the White and Color LEVELS to 2 as we normally do for our prints with that ink set. This is the result that we got.

As can be seen, the shirt printed perfectly well after sitting on our shelf for 3 YEARS (actually more than three years, but who's counting?). The whites were white and the print looks fantastic.

That is the beauty of our RTP Apparel shirts. Not only were we the first to bring Ready To Print DTG apparel to the industry on a big scale with multiple colors and styles, but we are also the original and can claim a shelf life. 

So, anyone telling you that the pretreatment is only good for 6 months or you need to use the shirt as soon as possible or it may not be good is just plain wrong. We proved that with this print. 

We do suggest using the shirts as soon as possible. Not because of a shelf life, but because if you have shirts sitting on your shelf for more than three years you have bigger problems with your business to worry about than the shelf life of a shirt.

3+ Year Shelf Life for RTP Apparel Shirts Made Possible by Image Armor Technology

Deana Leelachat Video Introduction

Image Armor Hires DTG Industry Veteran Deana Leelachat for West Coast Operations

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.

Join the DTG Revolution with RTP Apparel

Image Armor Partner RTP Apparel Starts a DTG Revolution

Join the DTG Revolution with RTP ApparelThe manufacturer of the DTG industry’s first widely available Ready To Print DTG shirt, RTP Apparel, announced June 29th that they are reducing pricing to help get people to try the pre-pretreated shirts. This DTG Revolution in pricing is only for a limited time and allows the wide spectrum of DTG printers to try out the product that will free them from the fun process of pretreating.

Each tee is priced down to $2.50 a shirt for S-XL and in white or black shirts. The RTP Apparel shirts allow you to print ANYWHERE on the garment without having to pretreat. Front, back, side, even over the sleeves.

“We are especially excited for people to see the difference on the white tees – the vividness and image clarity reveal any other printed medium out there and it can be done on DTG” said Brian Walker, founder of RTP Apparel. “We wanted to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with something special. This great country had its own revolution over 240 years ago. They had freedom in mind and we want to help start the DTG Revolution. To help people be free from pretreating.”

The RTP Apparel shirts will be available for a limited time in July for only $2.50 per shirt. You can learn more by visit the RTP Apparel website or can order shirts directly through their online store

2 Regular Guys Podcast and Image Armor RTP Apparel

2 Regular Guys Podcast Talk About Image Armor RTP Apparel and the DTG Industry

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.

Nashville ISS 2017 Viper XPT-1000

Nashville ISS is this Week – Pick Up a Viper XPT-1000 Touchscreen To Go

Nashville ISS 2017 Viper XPT-1000The Nashville ISS is this week – May 18th-20th – and i-Group, Image Armor and RTP Apparel will all be there showing what we have new in the industry. Check out all three companies in booth #109.

We will have a Viper XPT-1000 in the booth showing the new Touch screen unit. The XPT-1000 make pretreating easy with the new digitally controlled spray length and speed control via the intuitive touch screen interface. This unit is for pre-sale prior to the show for $3500 (That’s a $500 savings over the normal $3995 price it currently sells for). Interested individuals should call i-Group Technologies at 877-673-4378 prior to the show to reserve their unit.

Image Armor will also be handing out free samples of our pretreatments to new users  who have never tried our product before but want to see how our pretreatments can change the way you print.

RTP Apparel will also be handing out sample shirts that require NO pretreatment at all. So make sure to stop by our booth and say hello, see what is new and we look forward to seeing everyone in Nashville this year! DTG is changing and we plan on leading the charge!

2017 Hamburg FESPA Image Armor RTP Apparel

See Image Armor and RTP Apparel at the 2017 Hamburg FESPA

2017 Hamburg FESPA Image Armor RTP ApparelIf you are going to the 2017 Hamburg FESPA  make sure to stop by booth # A1-A45 to see the latest in DTG.

DP Solutions (Booth A1-A45) will be giving away samples of the most innovative new DTG Shirts to hit the industry in years. RTP Apparel shirts are completely ready to print – requiring NO PRETREATMENT prior to printing. You can print ANYWHERE on the garments – front, side, back, sleeve, etc. Just heat press to get rid of the moisture prior to printing. 

In addition, you can check out the Image Armor inks and pretreatments for that have advanced the DTG industry with fast 35 second white ink cure times and better wash durability. 

So, make sure to stop by Booth A1-A45 and talk to Wolfgang or any of his staff in the DP Solutions booth to find out how you can change your DTG business in 2017. 

Image Armor Partner RTP Apparel is Now Shipping Sample Paks

Image Armor is proud to announce that our partnership with RTP Apparel has resulted in the new DTG Ready to Print garment shirts are now shipping in Sample Paks. RTP Apparel is a new venture tasked with removing the job of pretreating shirts for direct to garment printing. The new RTP Apparel garments are engineered from the threads up to be ready to print – the entire shirt is pretreated. You can print on the front, back, side, sleeve – even inside of the shirt with your DTG printer.

The Sample Paks contain 2 white shirts and 2 black shirts – ready to print. Just pull the shirt, heat press for 10-20 seconds to remove all moisture and then print. That’s all there is to it. No messing with pretreatment anymore. 

And you know that the shirt will work. RTP Apparel utilizes the Image Armor pretreatments giving you the best possible DTG printing surface and interface possible.

Find our more by visiting RTP Apparel’s website or you can sign up to purchase your Sample Pack at www.rtpapparel.com/register and then place your order!

2017 Long Beach ISS Image Armor Booth 442

Come See Image Armor at the Long Beach ISS January 20th-22nd 2017

Make sure to come and see THE BIGGEST textile decorating show this year! January 20th, 2017 will kick off the Long Beach Imprinted Sportswear Show. Image Armor will be present in booth #442 with RTP Apparel showcasing our inks, pretreatments, and the newest an most innovative product of 2017 – RTP Apparel’s Ready To Print DTG shirt that requires NO PRETREATMENT!

We look forward to the first show of the year and to seeing old friends and making new one. If you are into DTG you have to stop by the booth – RTP Apparel will be giving away a limited number of free samples of shirts to businesses that are into the direct to garment printing segment of the industry.

We will see you in Long Beach January 20th-22nd, 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.

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.