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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.

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In a Nutshell, Here’s Why a High-Quality Heat Press is a Good Investment.

We’re not sure why the heat press is often undervalued as part of a Digital printing equipment set-up. In fact, it is a key piece of the pie, because of 3 critical factors to ensuring the absolute best, final products. They are: PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE and TIME. And, that’s why we can’t stress enough the value of investing in a great performing heat press.

Presented in this step-by-step video is the RT Swingman 20 with a platen size of 16” x 20”. The RT Swingman 25P with a platen dimension of 20” x 25” is also an excellent option in the high-quality/affordability department. Both systems are offered by RhinoTech.

Features of the RT Swingman include these DIGITAL CONTROLS:

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ON and OFF switch is easily accessible in front of system.

A digital TIMER with alert that can be programmed for up to 99 minutes.

The PRESSURE reading sensor that with these settings: 1-3 for light pressure, 4-6 for medium and 7-9 that offers the highest pressure setting (KEEP A LOG OF THE PRESSURE SETTINGS YOU USE FOR SPECIFIC CUSTOMER PROJECTS, SO REPEAT PROJECTS WILL BE A BREEZE).

TEMPERATURE setting that can be digitally set for up to 450 degrees F or 232 C.

Additional cool elements:

Touch Screen with easy to lock-in time, temp and pressure settings.
Phenomenal heating element.
Simple Swing-away feature, unlike a pop-up clam shell.

An adjustable LEVELING PLATEN that can adjust up to 1 3/4” to enable the operator to digitally transfer designs made with SinglePrint™ heat transfer laser paper to FLAT glass and light color wood plaques, leather, Acrylic, ceramic and metal.

Find all RhinoTech heat presses HERE.

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RhinoTech – Helping to Turn Type 1 into Type NONE.

20150418_085739It’s oh-so personal. It’s for the kids. It’s for everyone living with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes. And, that’s why RhinoTech has been a 13-year sponsor of Team Michael, part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual WALK FOR THE CURE fundraising event. Emmabelle's team

Held in Sarasota, Florida, on April 18, 2015, RhinoTech printed Team T-shirts using SingleStep™ Heat Transfer Paper and raised funds to help researchers on a world-wide basis find a cure for Type 1, insulin-dependent Diabetes. RhinoTech Team Michael 1

JDRF is an exemplary organization. More than 80% of their expenditures directly support research and research-related education. Because of this, a glucose monitoring system invented by JDRF-supported doctors/researchers has profoundly benefited one of our own Team members. This system helps to maintain even blood glucose levels leading to improved and continued good health. For that, we are thankful. cokieAnd, we are grateful to our Team members and the many other WALK teams, including Coki, our Team mascot (who also received a custom printed t-shirt) who were happy to support Team Michael.

If you’d like more info or would to join RhinoTech’s, Team Michael, virtually or otherwise, please connect at 651-686-5027 x 6.  Thanks for reading all about it on this site!

 

 

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!

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The Digital Way to Print Your Signature Apparel Line.

YES, YOU CAN DO THIS.

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Find this Onesie on Etsy by BebeBottleSling

Thinking about creating your own line of digitally printed kids clothing and accessories? Showcase your contemporary brand concepts to market savvy kids and adults by producing them with the latest digital heat transfer systems that include: RT SunAngel Dark and RhinoDARK heat transfer papers, laser printers and toners that feature Bold White and Gorgeous CMYK & Fluorescent colors. Transfer a Tuxedo design onto a DARK color toddler Onesie; a camo design onto a diaper bag or backpack. Add green frogs, nautical images, teddy bears and novel sayings onto Tee’s. RhinoDARK and RT SunAngel DARK heat transfer papers can be used safely with 100% cotton, Polyester and 50/50 blends.

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To ramp up inventory volume, introduce SingleStep ™ heat transfer paper that can be used to transfer images onto white and light color garments and fabric accessories. Create signature gifts and accessories by adding SinglePrint ™ heat transfer paper into the mix to print onto multi-types of hard surfaces such as metal (think trending dog tag necklaces), wood and glass plaques, ceramic, Acrylic, leather and more. Both SingleStep ™ and SinglePrint ™ are compatible with the RT SunAngel printers.

A FULL HOUSE OF HEAT PRESSES

RhinoTech offers a variety of heat presses at various price points. Round out your fabulous digital transfer business with a perfect, high quality heat press that is the Swingman – 20P. Gain even heating performance, digital pressure, countdown timer, important, calibrated temperature control along with a fully adjustable pressure control. Check out the complete line of heat presses HERE.

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

 

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A Worthy Share from RhinoTech.

This short video is a review of the latest, high performing DIGITAL heat transfer papers from RhinoTech. In fact, they also represent the most current laser and inkjet transfer papers in the industry that can be used successfully to transfer images to DARK garments and fabrics. And, to offer the most vibrant of whites (no gray factor).

Though RhinoTech originally produced this big review during Halloween 2014, the information remains timely. Enjoy and thanks for reading/viewing.

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1. The first set of t-shirts have been printed with SingleJet heat transfer paper used with an inkjet printer.

As you can see, the colors on the white Tuxedo and Yoga T-shirts are chillingly vivid! Use this paper to transfer designs to pastel, light gray and all white/light color apparel and fabrics.

The Black Tuxedo shirt was digitally printed with SingleJet Opaque. It works alarmingly well to transfer     images to the DARKEST OF DARK garments and fabrics. The white that snaps off the shirt is daunting compared to most whites that appear grayed out.

2. The next set of shirts was printed with SingleStep that is designed to transfer to light/white color garments. Notice how the flower design on the pink t-shirt just oozes color. The secret is in the toner; the RT SunAngel DayBold Fluorescent toners used with the RT SunAngel printer.SingleStep CMYK

The white t- shirt with the flower design was printed w/SingleStep and traditional CMYK colors. Notice how regular CMYK colors are scarily dazzlingly!

The black T-shirt, printed with RT SunAngel DARK heat transfer paper for DARK apparel, offers the brightest of white (no graying) that snaps off the shirt.

3. The final series of t-shirts was printed with RT SunAngel DARK heat transfer paper. It’s spooky how excited Greg is about this paper!

The BLACK Anarchy T-shirt features pulsating brilliant blue, white and blood red colors and screams washability.

The CMYK colors printed on the next DARK T-Shirt also bursts with color. It’s simple to apply rhinestones and textile metallic foil right on top of the design for added value.

The RhinoTech logo on the final DARK t-shirt was printed using RT SunAngel DayBold Fluorescent toner. Textile Metallic Foil was added; the look is stunning! SunAngel DayBold w Foil

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SingleJet Opaque Heat Transfer – Print on DARK Apparel with an InkJet Printer.

Al B. Myson was tenacious when it came to finding the perfect inkjet heat transfer paper for his business. After much research and discussion, he found the RhinoTech youtube.com site where he watched the step-by-step tutorial on how to “Print on DARK with Jet Opaque Heat Transfer Paper”.  The rest is history; he purchased and tested the paper and then relayed that, “I am happy with your product and thanks a million!!!”

Mr. Myson also shared his Al B. Myson Blog post, Fantastic, Blank Heat Transfer Paper, for Inkjet Printers. The following is an excerpt: ……. “I watched a youtube video and could not believe that I found what I was looking for. The company called Rhinotechinc (editor’s note: RhinoTech) offers great blank heat transfer paper for inkjet printers and this video link demonstrates their one step heat transfer paper for dark colored t-shirts and they also carry blank heat transfer paper for light colored t-shirts as well, but you could also use the one step opaque for light colored as well. Honestly so far I have tested the one step heat transfer paper for light colored t-shirts and the quality is quite excellent, so I highly recommend trying the blank heat transfer paper from Rhinotechinc.com its quite affordable and I hope someone from Rhinotechinc  shares some more info on my blog and I hope they share my blog with others as well; because I truly support what they are doing for the t-shirt business!! Thank you Rhinotechinc.”

SingleJet Opaque Heat Transfer Paper from RhinoTech.

This one step heat transfer paper is used with the recommended Epson 1430 (and other inkjet printers) to create printable transfers to DARK fabrics and apparel. It offers a very soft hand and fabric drape on the finished product. With this paper, a little bit of ink goes a long way toward producing vivid, brilliant, colorful results on DARK garments; it is stretchy and has excellent wash characteristics.

Choose from paper sizes of 8.5” x 11 and 11” x 17”. And, a SingleJet Roll that comes in 13″ x 50′ is also available. For a test run, RhinoTech recommends a 10 pack of SingleJet Opaque.

This is how it works.

SingleJet Opaque is simple to use; basically, an image is printed right reading, the edges of the design are trimmed, the vinyl surface is peeled off then positioned on the shirt and heat pressed.

Place black shirt on platen, cover w/parchment paper and press shirt for a few seconds to remove moisture and wrinkles.

Remove parchment paper.

Peel film, position design, cover with parchment paper and press for 15 seconds at

360 degrees F with the RT DK20S 16×20 Digital Swinger Heat Press or the RTSW 1620 Heat press w/digital controls.

Let shirt cool to the touch before peeling parchment paper off to showcase your design. And, that’s it!

Additional features of SingleJet Opaque heat transfer paper include secure bond to fabric and excellent washability characteristics.

Again, we offer sincere gratitude to Al B. Myson for his accolades regarding SingeJet Opaque heat transfer paper. We extend the same to all our customers who gain increased bottom line benefits through use of this paper and all RhinoTech digital printing systems. We wish you much success in your printing endeavors. If you have questions, please contact our Customer Service Specialist at 651-686-5027 x 4 or info@rhinotechinc.com. We’re here to help!

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RhinoTech Wants You to be an Award Winner!

Shout out to all Apparel Decorators!Impressions Award 2014 300You still have time to enter your most creative, alluring, stunning, iconic work in the prestigious, Impressions Apparel Decorating Competition.

The deadline to enter is August 29th, 2014; there is no cost to enter.

This 36th annual contest will be judged at the Fort Worth Imprinted Sportswear Show, Sept. 18-20, 2014. Prize winners will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 20, and featured in the January 2015 issue of Impressions magazine. Winning work will also be showcased at impressionsmag.com in the Impressions Awards & Design Galleries and through their social media sites.

Additionally, thousands of show attendees and exhibitors will be able to view the champion work at the Impressions booth at all 2015 Imprinted Sportswear Shows.

Want to enter?

Visit impressionsmag.com for complete rules, category listings and the official entry form. Questions? E-mail Associate Editor Lauren Mitchell @ lauren.mitchell@emeraldexpo.com

RhinoTech digital heat transfer systems will help you Triumph.

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Printed with CMYK toners on Black w/RT SunAngel heat transfer paper.

An array of digital heat transfer papers and systems for apparel decorators are available from RhinoTech such as RT SunAngel DARK heat transfer paper, printers, toners in Daybold Fluorescent colors and white and in traditional CMYK + white. Don’t be fooled w/traditional, however. The CMYK toners offer vibrant, stand-out color and the white is the whitest of the whites. The Fluorescent toners are unrivaled. They offer a way to digitally print on black apparel with colors that will pop and stun! View step by step videos HERE.

The RhinoTech Digital Transfer Division also features these heat transfer papers: SingleJet and SingleJet Opaque heat transfer papers for use with inkjet printers; SingleStep that is a weedless paper for use with a laser printer that transfers unrivaled designs on light color garments; JetPro Active Wear and several other papers to transfer designs to white and dark apparel and fabrics that are 100% cotton, 50/50 blends and polyester.

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Black T-shirt printed with SingleJet Opaque.

 

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Here’s to your success – from the RhinoTech Team!VVG 660

RhinoTech shares an Illustrator Tutorial from Catspit Productions.

Creating Screenprinting Artwork In Adobe Illustrator: What Are Layers?

In this latest educational video from Jonathan Monaco who IS Catspit Productions, Jonathan provides a basic overview of how to work with layers in this CS3 version of Illustrator. His explanation of what layers are and how to build them in a two-dimensional way is straight-forward and simplified. The results enable you to create layers of color for artworkto be screen printed.

Designs created with this system can also be used with digital heat transfer papers and printers from RhinoTech. RT SunAngel DARK, SingleStep and SinglePrint heat transfer papers for laser printers are prime ways to transfer two dimensional images with vibrant color to both DARK and light apparel. The finished artwork can also be transferred to multiple types of hard surfaces such as light color ceramic, glass, metal, wood, plastic and leather via SinglePrint.

This is your RhinoTech Digital Transfer refresher:

Because one size and design does not fit all, RhinoTech introduces the way toward helping to create diverse, boldly printed images through its RT SunAngel DARK systems. These include heat transfer papers with printers that offer dazzling Daybold Fluorescent color and White toners and a system that features vivid CMYK and White toners.

The following papers can also work with the RT SunAngel printers:

SinglePrint™

…that is a single sheet heat transfer paper used for multi-surface printing. This weedless laser paper transfers the toner, only. Use it to print designs and photos on White/ Light colored Metal, Plastic, Ceramic Tile & Mugs, Wood & Glass Plaques, Leather and Card Stock. Use it with the RhinoTech T-shirt, Cap, Mug & Plate heat presses that offer accurate, adjustable heat/temperature controls, digital displays, touch keys, easy access to printing bed, alarms & timers.

SingleStep ™

…that is a self-weeding, heat transfer laser paper that uses a single-sheet process. And, only the toner transfers, not the background film! In conjunction with Textile Metallic Foil, you can also decorate dark apparel, as well as, light fabrics and offer immediate, value-added highlights.

Step-by-step instructional videos from RhinoTech on how to use these papers can be found HERE and by clicking on the highlighted transfer papers above.

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