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RhinoTech + HIX = a Powerhouse of a Manual Screen Printer for the Start-up – Professional Printer.

HIX Premier Rotary Printer 4Color 6Station-250x250

Dead-on accuracy, micro-registration, engineering excellence – a bold statement backed-up by the incredible performance of a HIX 4/Color – 4/Station NP Premier Printer.

And, RhinoTech is excited to be able to distribute this system to the world that showcases these features:

  1. Totally, tool-less, on/off contact and inclination adjustments.
  2. True, “all-heads-down” that allows printing at the speed of loading/unloading.
  3. Optional side clamps for improved grip.
  4. Optional “Bigfoot” side clamps for extra-large screen frames.
  5. Full range of optional, interchangeable platens from jacket hold-downs to sleeve boards, as well as, custom aluminum platens.
  6. Easy clean-up due to aluminum castings, anodized and epoxy coated finishes.

Thanks for your interest in this manual printer and all other U.S.A – built bench and stand-alone textile printing systems from RhinoTech.

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

Questions? RhinoTech has answers: 651-686-5027 x 4; info@rhinotechinc.com; youtube.com/rhinotechcompany for instructional videos.

 

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More Bling News for Printing on DARK Apparel & Fabrics from RhinoTech.

RT SunAngel 2

RhinoTech has rolled out a new digital printing system that has been demo-d via DAX shows in Chicago, Minneapolis and Kansas City. Next up for the RT SunAngel DARK debut will be the ASI show in Chicago in July. Other show demonstrations are still being discussed such as NBM Indy, ISS and more. RhinoTech has promised information as soon as it becomes available.

PRINT ON BLACK, NAVY, RED, ORANGE – ALL DARK APPAREL.

In the meantime, here is an extension of  their printing instructions found at RT SunAngel DARK video on how to add rhinestone bling to a DARK t-shirt printed with the RT SunAngel DARK series.

The shirt on the right was originally printed with RT SunAngel DARK heat transfer paper, printer & fluorescent color + white toners. Rhinestones were added to it by placing a sheet of random patterned rhinestones on top of the design, placing a piece of parchment paper on top of that…heat pressing it using LIGHT pressure at 300 degrees F for 30 seconds. When done, the parchment was removed and, using a soft cloth, the rhinestone sheet was rubbed thoroughly.  When cooled, the carrier sheet was peeled off ( RhinoTech would like to acknowledge USA Rhinestones for use of the rhinestone sheet).

IMPROVE YOUR COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE PROFIT GOALS.

By adding rhinestones, you have added more dimension and interest in your product. The product value has just increased, as well, enabling higher pricing and profit margins for you.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief, informative article in the digital printing realm. Again, thanks for subscribing and learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Survive and Thrive in Screen, Graphics and Digital Printing.

That’s the Way it Was and We Liked It!

Do you remember the Dana Carvey sketch on SNL, “That’s the Way it Was and We Liked It”? Basically, the character’s mantra was “Phooey on progress. I don’t like things now compared to the way they used to be!”  In thinking about the skit’s theme and how tough change can be for some people, in fact, for many in our industry, it’s actually understandable why people don’t relish change and why they want to hang on to the same way of doing business that has served them for decades (even if not very well).

So..because our livelihoods need to flourish, it’s a mandate that we continually look at trends, what the competition is doing, changing technology, needs of customers, the economy, new printing techniques, the decline of large-run printing jobs, innovation and more .

Diversify and be Flexible.

This article, Tracking Trends is Key to Business Survival, is a highly recommended first and/or second read. It was written by Greg Kitson,  founder of Mind’s Eye Graphics, for Impressions Magazine on Nov. 19, 2013. In “Tracking Trends is Key to Business Survival”, Greg thoughtfully shared how he was forced to change during complicated economic times and the impact of the loss of hi-volume orders, how he accomplished the change by looking at a variety of industry trends, what worked and what didn’t.  In order to survive, Greg shared that small- to mid-sized shops may find they need to regroup and discover what customers are willing to pay for, while also finding enough clients who want the same thing. Companies that are content and continue to do what they have been doing for the past 10 years will be in trouble. This statement remains unchanged today.

RhinoTech on Trend.

An example of a company’s ability to thrive is Eagan, MN-based, RhinoTech. With an ever watchful eye on trends and the tempo of the screen printing industry, the 18 year old company orchestrated its entrance  into the digital printing arena many years ago to ensure its place in the industry and to help its textile and graphics printing customers easily diversify, as well.

In doing so, RhinoTech (info@rhinotechinc.com) broadened its products/equipment base. It remains attuned to the nuances of heat press printing, equipment and heat transfer papers. It offers a wide range of heat press equipment, printers, toners and papers. The company extends its knowledge-base through in-person training and step-by-step video instruction. The company also sells Smart Designer X6 Creative Assistant software (that wraps into CorelDRAW X6) so that customers can buy an entire digital printing package complete with art production software. To help customers capture business with the Fluorescent printing on BLACK trend, RhinoTech offers RT SunAngel DARK. Screen and graphics printers AND embroiderers can easily diversify their businesses with this system to help capture all customers, especially those with short run project needs.

BE PROACTIVE.

Greg Kitson says it best, “I identify trends by reading industry trade magazines, attending trade shows and talking with peers. Don’t find out too late. Track trends now and be prepared for whatever the future may bring.” You can contact him at greg@mindseyeg.com. And,  please be sure to mention that you read his great article on this blog.

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Another option to print on DARK garments and fabrics from RhinoTech.

In the world of all forms printing (screen, digital and graphics), the search for a way to print on black, indigo, red, aubergine and other dark apparel and fabrics is on-going.  And, if found, the resulting image from this almost-perfect product should have durability through the virtue of the product, itself, and via prime washability characteristics. The following educational video is from RhinoTech (youtube.com/rhinotechcompany) featuring Jet Opaque Inkjet Heat Transfer Paper. The characteristics you seek have been found!

A Simple, Easy way to Transfer to Black.

This video is a great example of how a new guy to the industry not only learns the digital printing process and a few creative techniques, but then is able to share it to the world in a matter of a few hours due to the ease of use of the heat transfer paper and equipment. As you view the video, be aware that this inkjet transfer process can also be used with other substrates such as T-shirts, hoodies, golf towels, pillow cases, bags, hats, mouse pads and more. Another great aspect of the paper is that it offers a much softer hand, allowing for photo-quality transfers with a white base. Additionally, Jet Opaque heat transfer paper has a distinctive white coating that is actually peeled back and laid down onto the shirt for printing.

These are the steps to printing with Jet Opaque:

Trim off any excess white background (or, as you’ll see with the second that shirt that is going to be printed, add some extra something with a ripped edge – be wholly creative).

Prepress shirt to remove moisture and wrinkles @ 350F (adjustable temperature control, too)

Peel design

Place design on shirt

Immediately cover print with parchment paper and heat press for 30 seconds (using adjustable timer)

Slide t-shirt off press and lay flat until paper is cool to the touch

Remove parchment paper –  the colors will POP!

For best washing results, turn shirt inside out.

Jet Opaque is available in two sizes: 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17” and can be found HERE and HERE.

Contact info: info@rhinotechinc.com, 651-686-5027 or 888-717-4466.

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Digital Printing involved in Fashion, Marketing and Survival!

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The image at left is of a paracord bracelet with a metal dog tag. The dog tag was printed with SinglePrint™ by RhinoTech that is an outrageously cool, heat transfer paper for use with laser printers. It can be used to print on multiple types of light color surfaces, such as wood and glass plaques, ceramic, metal, leather, and acrylic. Aside from dog tags, print guitar picks, plates, glasses, mugs and more. The only other essential ingredient is an imagination!

Make a fashion statement. The tags can be printed in color, in any type of design with a beautifully coordinated paracord (that also is available in variety of colors, including pink/black camo).

Create a marketing opportunity. Print and distribute the dog tags on a ball/chain necklace or on a bracelet at trade shows, concerts and all types of community events with your company’s name, address and logo. Wear it out to dinner as a fashion accessory. You will be remembered and so will your ability to offer digitally printed items with SinglePrint™ that will turn heads!

Survival! With paracord and a dog tag, offer a great looking, potentially lifesaving survival tool if in a household emergency or dangerous wilderness situation that demands a big length of lightweight, ultra-strong rope where even the strands can be separated. Need to patch or pitch a tent, harness yourself to tree in a hurricane, create a set of shoelaces, make a backyard clothes or zip line? Need a fishing line, a line to make a fire bow or a first aide tourniquet? The paracord dog tag bracelet will always be accessible.

We want to credit ApeShirt Apparel Printing for printing the dog tags (he’s a master with SinglePrint™!). And, RhinoTech for an ingenious fashion/marketing/safety statement.

For more information on digital printing with SinglePrint™ and all other heat transfer papers, Metallic foil, t-shirt, hat, plate and mug heat presses, laser printers and digital art production software, please contact RhinoTech at 651-686-5027 x 2 or 4; info@rhinotechinc.com. Check out Facebook and youtube.com/rhinotechcompany for training videos and all things digital printing.

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