Tweet The Roland VersaCAMM performs a startling variety of functions. You can print and cut just about any material, from sign vinyl to Seramark. And the possibilities are endless: decals, posters, hats, mugs, shirts, almost anything under the sun. The Roland VersaCAMM has a great interface as well, and amazing support from Roland OnSupport, but you still may have a few questions! Luckily for everyone, Imprintables Warehouse has VersaCAMM expert Bob Robinson at hand, who can provide you with all the answers to your VersaCAMM questions. Bob recently responded to a number of questions from a customer via email, and the answers Bob gave were so informative that we thought we’d put them here, so everyone can learn a thing or two. Hi, I’d like to get some info on your Roland VersaCamm VS 300. I presently have a Summa DC4sx and feel a bit limited with what I can do as far as materials I can use. I am a screen printer and use a lot of cad cut material for names. So, the questions I have are as follows: 1.) What are the physical dimensions of the VersaCAMM? The footprint is 67” x 30”. 2.) What is the durability of the ECO Sol produced products? Banners, Clings, etc… ... [Read more]
Tweet The trade show season is beginning again. It’s that busy, sometimes crazy time of the year when we at Imprintables Warehouse pack up our display booth and and travel around the country to various cities showing the industry “what we got”. We’ll show off the latest in heat press technology like the Hotronix Fusion, or the Roland VersaCAMM digital print and cut systems, along with a variety of our versatile materials. Imprintables Warehouse’s biggest impact is typically at ISS, Imprinted Sportswear Shows, starting this year in Long Beach California. At this type of trade show, apparel decorators can walk aisle after aisle of exhibiting companies like Imprintables Warehouse and others, seeing the latest technology and trends in the apparel decoration industry. There are usually several educational seminars as well to discuss the latest developments in the apparel decoration industry. Since there is such a wide variety of vendors exhibiting, there is something for everyone. Away from the circus atmosphere of the trade show floor, I will be presenting an introductory level educational seminar that focuses on Print and Cut for apparel and more. The thrust of this educational... [Read more]
Tweet Check out this video by Imprintables Warehouse’s resident print/cut media expert Bob Robinson as he explains not only how to use Quickprint, but also why Quickprint is so affordable and easy to use. Quickprint is a flexible, affordable option for your business. Printing full-color heat transfers that are flexible and very soft to the touch is more affordable than ever. Due to its superior weedability, Quick Print digital media is excellent for detailed designs. It provides a low luster matte finish.
Tweet Although there are some who find vinyl weeding for signs or garment decoration therapeutic and even enjoy the process, for most of us, the task can be difficult and tiresome. With that in mind, here are some tips and tricks that can help to make the vinyl weeding process more efficient—if not enjoyable. 1) Get comfortable. Although I am a firm believer that you get more done standing than sitting, vinyl weeding might be an exception. Minimize neck and back strain by choosing the proper chair to table height ratio. The chair should be comfortable as well. 2) Light it up. With some vinyl materials, the cut lines can be difficult to see. A simple, adjustable incandescent desk lamp that is positioned off to the side can make a world of difference in finding those hidden cavity cut outs for faster vinyl weeding. 3) Get the right tool. Many people swear by tweezers and some use an Exacto knife, but I get the best results using dental pick type of weeding tool…whatever works for you, but experiment. 4) Experiment with your attack. Everyone has their own preference as to how they perform the actual weeding motion. The natural tendency is to hold the weeding tool like a pencil... [Read more]
Tweet One thing that is consistent in nearly every industry is the fact that “samples sell”. If you would like to see sales increase (and who doesn’t?), consider displaying more examples of different types of media applied to various styles of garments. Some customers just aren’t all that imaginative and need that visual sample to spur them on. Especially in the custom apparel business where our product is practically entirely visual and not so much functional, seeing the finished product is very important for the potential customer. In my days of direct sales, I have seen this over and over. In fact, it always amazed me that people wanted to buy the very same garment that I had displayed in the shop, not one similar–the very same one. That being said, keeping your display samples fresh is important, as well. An easy way to have effective display samples is to get permission from a customer to use an exceptionally good-looking design/garment as a sample. In most cases, your customer will be glad to get the recognition and you will have a killer sample that shows off your craftsmanship. If you don’t have the luxury of ample space in your shop, or you don’t have... [Read more]