April '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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5 8 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 1 9 5 8 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 1 9 For more on the suppliers featured in this section, please see website and phone information following each product. THE LATEST ENCLOSED D2 PRINTER The Roland VersaSTUDIO BT-12 direct-to-garment printer, offered by GSG, is a compact unit that prints full-color images directly onto apparel and fabric accessories from your desktop. It can be used on white or light-color 50 to 100 percent cotton. The BT-12 uses Piezo inkjet technol- ogy, with two print heads to achieve up to 1,200 X 1,200 dpi print resolution. TPG textile pigment ink in 100 ml (CMY) and 140 ml (K) cartridges provide brilliant colors and sharp images. The process is fully enclosed, allowing safe printing onto garments without having to come in contact with chemicals, steam, or heat. Space-conscious, stackable, and requiring only wall sockets, the BT-12 is a good fit for kiosks, offices, and retail environments. The complete system includes a finisher unit, A4 cassette tray, and cleaning ac- cessories. It also comes with design software, and the BT-12 and finishing unit have a two-year warranty. 800-366-1776 D2 SOFTWARE With GTX Graphics Lab, a new software designed by Brother DTG, users have more control and capabilities when preparing designs for output on the new GTX digital direct-to-garment printer. Compatible with both Mac and PCs, this new program performs a variety of design functions such as creating a layout; adding text; rotating, sizing, and positioning elements; and applying artistic effects. Graphics Lab will also automatically convert pure white to RGB values for print- ing. In addition, the platen size can be changed as needed. Other capabilities include applying transparen- cies, outlines, shadows, and distress layers to text. Elements can be layered and brought forward or moved backward. When artwork is complete, it can be sent to the GTX printer using all the same settings in the print driver. Users can save their work as a project layout and reopen the file for reusing some or all the elements in the future. The software is installed along with the print drivers on both the Brother GTX and GT-3 printers. 866-750-2543 ECO-CONSCIOUS STYLES Expert Brand expands its American MoCA collection with eight new styles— six for women and two for men. The selection features hoodies, V-neck shirts, tanks, and cardigans made from a blend of environmentally-friendly, sustain- able micro modal and combed cotton fibers. The women's styles include a tie-front tank (shown), drape front cardigan, sleeveless hoodie, V-neck hoodie, V-neck T, and cinch back T. The new men's styles include a short- and long- sleeve V-neck T. Each piece features a tear-away label. 888-552-9692 ECO TS Upcycle's Recycled Tees come in a short-sleeve option (UCR401), as well as a long-sleeve option (UCR411) in 12 colors. Upcycle uses recycled water bottles and postindustrial cotton to make the shirts. They are 6.2-oz. and feature a vintage wash, side seams, and tear-away labels. The garments are USA-made. 213-699-9045 D2 RIP SOFTWARE AnaJet, a Ricoh company, and Kothari Info-Tech release Kothari Print Pro, a raster image proces- sor (RIP) software configured exclusively for Ricoh DTG machines. This software is available solely through AnaJet's online store for customers in the U.S. All Ricoh DTG printers come with a free license for AnaRIP software, which provides RIP functionality suitable for various applications. The RIP software delivers print profiles for a range of garment colors and types. 877-626-2538 HEADLINE The TexJet echo from Exile is a one-size-fits-all option to help customers mass produce shirts while keeping running costs low. TheTexJet is reportedly easy-to-use and offers snap-on plat- ens to easily print on hoodies, pants, tote bags, socks, shoes, and more. 800-000-0000

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