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Digitally print on garments without pretreating.

Printed with SingleJet Opaque™ Heat Transfer Paper from RhinoTech

Printed with SingleJet™ Heat Transfer Paper from RhinoTech

This just in from RhinoTech with regard to a question on whether or not cotton garments needed to be pretreated before digitally heat transferring a design using SingleJet™ Heat Transfer Paper (for use with inkjet printers, especially the recommended Epson 1430).

The answer is, no, PRETREATING IS NOT REQUIRED before transferring a design (unlike when using a DTG system). Using SingleJet II™ (the newest generation) offers an easy process resulting in designs with bright color when printed on white and light color fabrics. You can also print a photo, flat color design text, block graphics or spot colors. Use SingleJet Opaque™ when transferring images to DARK garments and fabric. Color and white will be vivid. Add textile metallic foil and rhinestones so that apparel will have added bling appeal for the customer and increased value for the business owner.

Printed with SingleJet Opaque™ for DARK garments

Image at left printed with SingleJet Opaque™ for DARK garments from RhinoTech

Both papers are available in 81/2″ x 11 and 11″ x 17″.

RhinoTech offers Free Shipping opportunities when you order ON-LINE with a minimum $50 purchase and when delivered in the contiguous U.S.A. RhinoTech also ships world-wide. Contact the RhinoTech Customer Service Specialist for a shipping quote at 651-686-5027 x 4.

info@rhinotechinc.com

888-717-4466

 

Growing the Next Generation of Creative Types.

WHAT KID DOESN’T WANT ANOTHER T-SHIRT?

Here’s another way to transition your teen off the family payroll and into a pretty fun, creative, money-making and environmentally sensitive business.

18252-free2bshipping2btruckFree Shipping opportunities from RhinoTech are available on all purchases of $50+ when delivered in the
contiguous U.S. of A.
And, we ship world-wide.

651-686-5027    888.717.4466   info@rhinotechinc.com

Dynamic Digital Fashion.

for white; light color apparel (distressed, pink t-shirt .

This paper is weedless, so no wasted time picking paper and, only the toner transfers. good6

For Black and all DARK garmentsRhinoDARK™ heat transfer paper. It’s THE way to transfer images and specialty designs onto T-shirts, cotton shifts, tanks and other garments that are 100% cotton, 50/50 blends and 100% polyester for children, youth and adults.PW_RHNO_1505A (3) 500
THIS is RhinoDARK!

THIS is RhinoDARK!


Free Shipping opportunities from RhinoTech are available on all purchases of $50+ when delivered in the contiguous U.S. of A.
 And, we ship world-wide.
RhinoTech | 2955 Lone Oak Circle | # 2 | Eagan | MN | 55121
651.686.5027    ​ 888.717.4466

This is RhinoDARK Heat Transfer Paper!

In this second installment, RhinoTech showcases RhinoDARK Heat Transfer Paper.

THIS is RhinoDARK!

THIS is RhinoDARK!

This paper offers another amazing way to transfer images with a laser printer to transfer directly to all dark apparel and fabrics. It is also available in two sizes: 8.5″ x 11″ and 11″ x 17″. And, it’s compatible with the  RT SunAngel Printers. 

The RT SunAngel printers offer:
1) FLUORESCENT color toners! This laser printer enables the paper to be printed from the tray and straight out through the back; the sheet doesn’t have to go through a roller-type system.
2) FLUORESCENT WHITE toner that has two white toner cartridges to ensure opacity.
3) Traditional CMYK toners
4) WHITE toner.

To apply more bling and dimension to your prints, easily add Rhinestones and Textile Metallic Foil. Crunch the foil, lay it on the heat transfer, repress, and your design will be eye-popping.

Here is info and the directions on how to digitally print with RhinoDARK:

RhinoDARK transfer media is used as a set comprised of an ‘Image Sheet’ (A Sheet) and a ‘Transfer Sheet’ (B Sheet). Please follow the steps below for best results:

1. Place image sheet into the manual sheet feed of the RT SunAngel printer, smoothest side up (please note this is the coated side of the sheet).
2. Set the printer to print from the ‘Multipurpose Tray’ and set paper type to ‘Medium Light’ and set size to A4.
IMPORTANT: Remember to create the image in reverse to ensure it looks correct when transferred to the garment.
3. Print the image.
4. Once image is printed, place the transfer sheet on top of the print with the white (adhesive coated) side down – the image and the adhesive should be face-to-face.
5. Fold a small corner of the transfer sheet over prior to pressing as this will make it easier to peel apart after pressing.
6. Press the two sheets together using a heat press at 250 – 270°F for 30-45 seconds with high pressure.
7. upon opening the press & while hot – immediately peel the transfer sheet away from the image sheet quickly and evenly, peeling in a smooth, continuous motion.
8. Discard the used transfer sheet.
9. Trim the edges away from the image sheet to help ensure that no excess adhesive sticks to the garment.
10. Position the transfer sheet (print side down) onto the garment and press using a heat press at 250 – 270°F for 30-45 seconds using high pressure.
11. Remove the garment from the heat press and allow to cool.
12. Once the garment is cooled to the touch, carefully peel away the transfer sheet and the image will remain on the garment.
13. A final step is to apply a finishing paper to the printed area of the garment and press again for 15 seconds to provide a durable smooth finish.

Artwork Requirements Recommended by RhinoTech

For best results, it is recommended that solid colors only be used in the artwork. We also recommend printing white toner over all the color for greater opacity when printing on DARK garments.

Starting out with or adding a digital printing system is a way to jump-start your business.

Whether home or studio based, located in a store front or a commercial screen printing entity, RhinoDARK Heat Transfer Paper and other systems featured by RhinoTech is a way to add-on to your current service stream.  Use this digital system as a way to fill-in for your screen printed projects.

To help you get started, call 651-686-5027 ext 4; info@rhinotechinc.com; 888.717.4466. RhinoTech offers FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more when delivered in the contiguous U.S.

Please – invest in a high quality heat press.

Including and using the highest quality heat press, as possible, along with your Digital Heat Transfer System is a must, especially when you want your  digitally printed products to be worthy. Please, do not sacrifice excellence with a low-cost, lesser value and/or used heat press. If you do, you’re most certainly going to get what you pay for and you won’t be happy. Instead, follow the best business practice that is to purchase the highest quality press as possible. We guarantee that you won’t regret it.

A Heat Press for CAPS/HATS from RhinoTech

IMG_0558Printing on a curve takes a bit of finesse and can be acquired with some patience and testing. It takes a high quality Heat Press with digital time and temperature controls and the operator’s ability to figure out the pressure needed to apply when heat pressing. That’s why we always suggest that you purchase a test pack of paper. During the practice phase, you’ll be less stressed because you are just TESTING. You’ll be figuring out the differences between “low, medium and heavy pressure”, paper peeling techniques and more.  In the step-by-step instructional video above that also includes a how-to on using Textile Metallic Foil, please observe the technique used to produce perfect hats. You’ll discover that it’s important to develop a feel for the “touch and pressure” needed to print on a curve. This will be especially significant when printing on multi-paneled hats with seams.

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CAP Heat Press from RhinoTech

To help eliminate the search for a great, affordable cap heat press, we’ve tested low-cost, lower quality and high quality heat presses. We offer the latest CAP/HAT Press with confidence. This particular model features a special spring loaded cap mounting clamp. It also includes: a spring balance loaded pressure heat platen, swing-away digital panel, extra working room for mounting cap, full range pressure application, alarm/timer, digital temperature and timer display, Input Voltage of 110V and 120V and plugs into regular wall outlets.

So…let’s drive it home! Yes, it’s absolutely essential that a digital printing set-up include a reliable heat press with accurate time, temp and pressure results. So…be patient. Practice and test.  And, don’t worry, you will develop the touch to ensure that your creativity, hard work and passion will be reflected in your products.

For additional information on heat presses for apparel, mug, plate and other hard surface printing, click HERE. Many thanks!

free shipping truckRhinoTech offers FREE SHIPPING opportunities on orders of $50+ w/delivery in the contiguous U.S. They ship world-wide, as well.

Contact RhinoTech in all these ways: info@rhinotechinc.com    888.717.4466    www.rhinotechinc.com     651-686-5027

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So You’ve Received a Not-So-Great On-Line Review about your Business.

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R.E.S.T.R.A.I.N.T – it’s a good thing.

If you haven’t already had to read and deal with a negative on-line review about your business, customer service and/or product, don’t worry, because you will. It’s inevitable in these days of no-holds-barred social media.

In the following article reprinted from Printwear, 8 Ways to Handle Bad Online Reviews, Vince DiCecco shares splendid, spot-on advice. We are appreciative!

            Yelp receives an astounding 84 million visitors a month. According to a 2012 BrightLocal study, approximately 72 percent of consumers surveyed said they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, while 52 percent said that positive online reviews make them more likely to use a local business. So what should you do when there are negative reviews of your business on such sites?

1. Remain Objective—If the review or comment is obviously not serious, or if the poster is using angry, abusive language, your best option may be to ignore it. If possible, have it removed. Most consumer-review sites offer a way to flag or report reviews that violate terms of service.

2. Say “Thanks”—Whether or not you agree with the complaint’s validity, the reality is that a customer perceived an event in a certain way. Acknowledging the experience and the role your operations played in shaping that perception is the first step in successfully addressing a concern. Thank them for taking the time to offer feedback.

3. Respond with Tact—Keep it professional. Passive-aggressive or sarcastic comments will only fuel the flames.

4. Take it Offline (if possible)—Engage the customer with a short and positive private response that recognizes the issue and discusses ways to remedy the situation. By taking the issue offline, you can avoid a back-and-forth that could draw even more unwanted attention to the review. If successfully resolved, politely ask the customer to revise their review to note that their complaint was addressed, or delete it altogether.

5. Apologize and Ask for Input—A sincere apology does not necessarily mean you are agreeing with their assessment of the situation, but it does mean that you are genuinely sorry that they had a bad experience. An offer to make things right can go a long way to validate your customer’s concerns. It lets them know you are committed to ensuring it won’t happen again.

6. Flip the Script—Highlighting your strengths is a great way to frame your story while still making the person feel heard and acknowledged. Having the ability to react to negative feedback can actually be a positive move.

7. Evaluate the Public Response—Review sites allow for businesses to easily offer their views. Offer a short response that corrects the facts, but do not delve into specific inaccuracies.

8. Legal Action is a Last Resort—Publicity over an ugly lawsuit may drag the company into territory difficult to return from, no matter the outcome. Use it only if you must.smiley face

 

We hope that this guideline has armed you for when that less than glowing review appears. Thanks for reading and subscribing.

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