CREATE PHOTO TRANSFERS with HEAT TRANSFER PAPER, HEAT PRESSES & PRINTERS
HEAT TRANSFER PAPER for INKJET PRINTERS
Capture the nostalgia of significant life moments with photos that have been transferred onto keepsakes. The RhinoTech featured photo was heat transferred to a puzzle blank using SingleJet heat transfer paper, an Epson 1430 inkjet printer and a Swingman heat press. To create other vivid color and black and white photo gift items with t-shirts and garments, caps, towels, pillow cases and more use SingleJet II for use with light color items. For transfer to all DARK apparel and fabrics using an inkjet printer try SingleJet Opaque.
HEAT TRANSFER PAPER for LASER PRINTERS
RhinoTech also offers laser printing applications with its RT Digital Transfer Professional Printing package and other types of heat transfer bundles. This Pro set includes: the OKI 920WT White Toner Laser Printer that prints full-color self-weeding transfers; the OKI c831-TS Laser Printer with CMYK toners; SinglePrint™ Heat Transfer Paper that enables you to transfer photo images to multiple types of light color hard surfaces such as glass, ceramic, metal, wood, card stock, leather and mouse pads; RhinoDARK™ Heat Transfer Paper for DARK fabrics and garments; SingleStep™ Heat Transfer Paper for Light/White color apparel and fabrics like towels, t-shirts and other fabric-types; a two-station, SwingMan 20D Twin 16” x 20” that is a top of the line heat press; a Smart DESIGNER X6 Ready Vol. 1 Design Package Software and Parchment Paper.
For step-by-step instruction, view this video: Custom Puzzle Printing with SingleJet Heat Transfer Paper.
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Humidity.We longed for it during the interminable winter; with every*! %!**%!# shovel of snow. But, our memories of desire for the heat have a way of fading when faced with summer-time humidity that invades our shop environments. So, we offer the following on two stellar products that will stand up during the heat and humidity of summer.
THE FIRST from RhinoTech.
It’s RhinoDARK heat transfer paper. This weedless laser paper involves a two-step process comprised of using an A Sheet (printed with a laser printer) and a B sheet. Because the A Sheet has a polyester coating, it will not expand and contract in humid environments. As a result, you’ll get consistent quality and produce transfers that will pop with brilliant color and intense white on all DARK apparel and fabrics. This paper can be applied to 50/50 blends, 100% Cotton and Polyester fabric such as Dri-Fit.
Use RhinoDARK with OKI Data laser printers from RhinoTech that include: the 920 WT, 711 WT and c831-TS http://rhinotechinc.com/digital-transfer/laser-printers
THE NEXT HUMIDITY-DEFYING PRODUCT from RhinoTech.
In textile screen printing, a Film Positive is required for each color in a design that is going to be screen printed. For example, if you have a 6 color project, you will need 6 Film Positives; one screen frame for each color in the design.
To ensure that your Film Positive material doesn’t expand or contract, we recommend RhinoJet (for inkjet printers) instead of paper transparencies. This product is waterproof clear film with a polyester-coating to make it stable under humid conditions. Its formulation makes sure that it will dry on contact with both Pigment and Dye based inks.
We also encourage you to take a moment to read The Effects of Humidity on Screen Printing by John Levocz. This article recently appeared in the June 24, 2015, issue of Printwear. In it, the author offers screen printers a few reminders on how to prepare for and handle the stickiness of the season.
It’s that time of year again when everything in your shop seems to be wet due to high humidity, and this humidity can cause several problems in your shop that you should be aware of.
First, screens will take a lot longer to dry after degreasing and also after coating with emulsion. Do not rush the coated screens. Make sure they are dry all the way through the emulsion coating. If they are tacky to the touch, they need more drying time. Rushing the screens can cause pinhole and emulsion washout issues.
Second, when using plastisol inks, the moisture in the garments need to be driven out before the curing process can start to take place. Shops with smaller dryers and very little airflow can expect to see their cure time increase, so it is important to re-check your cure before blaming the ink.
It’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.
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.
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. And, 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!
In this second installment, RhinoTech showcases RhinoDARK Heat Transfer Paper.
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; email@example.com; 888.717.4466. RhinoTech offers FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more when delivered in the contiguous U.S.
Shout out to all Apparel Decorators!You 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
RhinoTech digital heat transfer systems will help you Triumph.
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.
View all how-to videos @ RhinoTech!
We are in the heart of reunion t-shirt printing season. And, that’s fortunate for all of us in the digital, screen and graphic printing businesses who will produce short or long-run t-shirt projects for family, high school or other gatherings in the next several months. Whether you operate from a part-time garage-based printing business, a store-front location, an embroidery + digital printing shop, a silk screen printing commercial enterprise or digital printing company – everyone reaps the benefits. And, the graphic designers are pretty excited to unleash extreme, comic reunion designs and slogans on the masses.
We are the people our mom warned us about.
In their blog, bluecotton.com offers some pretty F.U.N.N.Y. reunion slogans. Click HERE to read their suggestions for some good one-liners. And, then there are these from Zazzle.com. Both companies offer a place to start when needing shirts with comic slogans. And, one tip. With children and tweens in the mix, remember to check on the slogan rating before authorizing the printing order.
Reunion Survivor (courtesy of gatheredagain.com)
The survivors and ‘thrivers’ of reunion-land are all the t-shirt printers and their behind the scenes support; companies like RhinoTech who manufacture and distribute digital, screen and graphics equipment including digital heat transfer papers and printers and screen cleaning products, washout booths, filtration systems and more. Because of eco-friendly cleaning products, for example, screen frames are cleaned quickly and fully for reuse to enable the printers to continue to produce millions of reunion t-shirts on a nation-wide basis.
Those that also thrive and are winners are all the customers who now have an idea of how to get their shirts printed with some unconventional reunion slogans and/or how and where to have their own creative one-liners come to life on a t-shirt. To everyone involved in reunion season, keep on laughing!
Much appreciation is extended for taking the time to read this news.
It’s Chicago on the lake in the summertime. And it’s the 15th annual ASI Show that includes the Signage + Decoration Pavilion that will be held July 15-17, 2014, at McCormick Place.
RhinoTech on Deck on Booth 480 in the Signage + Decoration Pavilion
This year, the ASI Show features an unprecedented schedule that includes Sales Boot Camp with leadership expert, Stephen M.R. Covey, and a multimedia presentation by Erik Wahl. The Signage + Decoration, On-the-Show-Floor Workshops will feature a variety of topics including one presented by Gregory Markus, president/RhinoTech, who will demo the latest digital technology and share tips on how, by embracing change and new technology, a traditional printing business can be more creative and innovative, thrive and survive. He will also offer information on how-to economically and easily embrace digital technology to broaden advantage and create new revenue streams. For Free Registration to attend the show, click HERE – complements of RhinoTech!
No Woo-Woo. It’s just New Age Digital Printing with the RT SunAngel DARK Series and other Fine Systems.
This workshop is the place where Greg Markus will help to demystify the art of decorating apparel and other products through digitally printed, heat-applied graphics using the latest heat-transfer papers, toners and equipment. Attendees who want to start a business, as well as, those in established screen/graphics printing and embroidery businesses will learn how to 1) transition a digital printing specialty into an established business space; 2) learn how to improve profitability and efficiency with digital transfer systems without a huge capital investment.
The techniques discussed will be applicable for sign companies, art studios, screen, graphics and digital printers, embroiderers, promotional products distributors, those mulling over the start-up needs of a digital printing business. The session will cover:
• Step-by-step instruction on how-to digitally print on light and DARK apparel and fabrics with the RT SunAngel DARK series of heat transfer paper, printers and toners that include fluorescent colors + white and traditional CMYK toners + white.
• How to print images using weedless, SingleStep™ heat transfer laser paper for light color apparel.
• Methods for printing textile metallic foil and rhinestones on light and dark fabrics,
• How to print on hard surfaces such as metal, glass, acrylic, plastic, wood and ceramic using SinglePrint™ heat transfer paper for laser printers.
• An overview of SingleJet™ heat transfer paper for use with inkjet printers.
• The heat-transfer media, printers/toners and heat-press equipment used.
• Cost considerations of producing decorated apparel digitally versus direct-to-garment and manual textile printing.
• Tips on how to choose between laser and inkjet systems, determining space needs and other considerations for adding digital heat transfer technology to an existing printing business or for a start-up operation.
• Enable attendees to hold and feel the texture of the printed garment.
After the workshop, participants will be invited to Booth 480 to watch live action, digital printing demos.
Throughout his 35+ year career in our industry, Greg Markus has fully embraced change as the landscape of screen, graphics and digital printing has evolved. In doing so, he explains, “creativity and innovation are enhanced, helping business to thrive and survive”. He encourages all in our industry and those entering it to venture out and investigate possible opportunities to the fullest within the realm of the “new normal” in printing. This involves either merging digital printing technology into traditional printing/embroidery, art studio businesses etc. and/or when starting-up as a stand-alone.
Gregory Markus is the president and owner of RhinoTech, based in St. Paul, MN. Since the company’s inception 19 years ago, Greg, along with his partner, Todd Michaels, V.P./Operations, has charted the growth of RhinoTech into a worldwide manufacturer/distributor of screen, digital and graphics equipment and papers; screen frame GLUE/adhesives, eco-friendly screen cleaning chemicals and equipment, washout booths that help save on water resources, triple-action filtration systems, screen cleaning and recirculating systems, commercial pressure washers, supplies and more.
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