Essential Tips for Keeping Your RICOH Ri in Top Shape

Ryan Hallahan

As part of our commitment to your success, we want to make sure that you are getting optimal performance from your RICOH Ri 1000 while also minimizing any issues that easily can be prevented by following a few simple tips

Cleaning the Wiper Blade in your XPD 724 Printer

Paul Boody

Learn how to clean the wiper blade in your XPD 724 printer.

Pricing of Legacy Garment Printer Inks

Osman Bayrak

Ever questioned why older DTG inks, especially white ink, come with seemingly high price tags? This article delves into the reasons behind the pricing of legacy DTG inks and how they compare to modern alternatives. Discover the factors influencing the cost disparity and gain insights into why legacy inks might seem pricier. Explore the evolution of technology and market dynamics shaping the pricing structures of DTG inks over time.

Digital Garment Printing on Non-Textiles

Osman Bayrak

The Direct to Garment (DTG) printing technology, initially designed for garments, has found versatile applications in the Awards & Engraving industry. It has become a valuable tool for printing on non-textile items, expanding product offerings for businesses in this sector. The process involves pre-treating the substrate, printing with cost-effective ink, and curing. This approach has proven effective on various materials like canvas, plastic, wood, glass, and metal. The adaptability and cost-effectiveness of DTG printing enable Awards and Engraving shops to offer new customized product lines to their customers.

Apparel Printer Marketing Ideas

Paul Boody

Seize the opportunities with your DTG Digital Garment Printer investment to turn it into a profitable venture. Explore various strategies to make money, and discover a multitude of avenues for success with your exciting machine.

Higher Quality Ink

Paul Boody

In 2008, the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing landscape saw significant advancements, particularly in ink technology. The introduction of the fourth generation of white inks addressed previous challenges, such as printhead clogging, leading to improved image quality and increased profit margins. These innovations marked a turning point, making DTG printing more reliable and efficient. Additionally, the emergence of automatic pretreatment units streamlined the process for dark garments, further enhancing the appeal of DTG technology. The role of RIP software became crucial in optimizing print quality and calculating real costs. Overall, these developments positioned DTG printing as a viable and profitable solution in the realm of apparel decoration.

Printing With White Ink

Osman Bayrak

There are several pros and cons to printing with white ink.  They range from the cost of the actual output, to the added maintenance to the learning curve.  When you boil it all down, the decision to use white ink is really based on the market you will be addressing, your willingness...

Advantages of Direct To Garment (DTG) Printing

Paul Boody

If you've struggled with high setup costs, color limitations, or lost customers due to customization constraints, DTG could be the solution.

Learn all about pretreatment with Brian Walker from Image Armor

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Discover the comprehensive guide to Image Armor Pretreatments in this video by Brian Walker from Image Armor. 

Epson Industrial F3060 Garment Printer Review

Dean Armando

The Epson SureColor F3060 is an industrial garment printer designed for mid-to-large garment printers seeking high production and cost-effectiveness. It features dual printhead technology and a bulk ink pack system, offering low ink costs, minimized waste, and one-pass printing at production speeds. The printer supports full-color plus white printing on various fabric types, allowing for quick and efficient printing, making it suitable for high-volume print shop environments.

Preventing Crystals With DTG Pretreatment

Dean Armando

In DTG printing, crystallization refers to a specific type of issue that can occur when drying pretreatment. Unlike other stains that discolor the fabric itself, crystallization appears to be on top of the shirt and looks like table salt is sitting on it. These crystals don’t fade over time or come out...

100% Red Polyester Shirt Printing with Image Armor Ink

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PRINTING 100% POLYESTER WITH IMAGE ARMOR ULTRA We've been hearing a lot lately about this pretreatment, this ink, etc. that will allow us to print on polyester fabrics. For the last 4 years Image Armor pretreatments have allowed this to be accomplished. Fortunately with over the past several years we've...

Learn How to Make Your Garment Printing Look Like Screen Print

Paul Boody

Ever wondered how to give your DTG prints that screen print look and feel? Well, you're in for a treat! We'll guide you through the simple steps in Photoshop, making it a breeze to infuse your prints with the allure of top-notch screen prints.

Quick ROI Breakdown on Direct to Garment Printers

Paul Boody

Thinking about creating with Direct to Garment Printers? Check out our breakdown on the Return on Investment on garment printers.

Pretreating and Curing the Pretreatment for 100% Black Polyester Printing

Paul Boody

Check out these practical tips – from giving enough pretreatment to using hover curing techniques and fine-tuning white ink application. Learn why nailing the curing process is crucial to avoid durability issues after washing. This guide dives into polyester-specific challenges, ensuring your prints shine and your business thrives.

Printer Warranties and Third Party Ink

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Discover the legality and protection provided by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act when it comes to using third-party inks for your garment printer.