Sign & Digital Graphics

August '16

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • August 2016 • 33 DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS W hen seeking a new solution to add some versatility—and some extra income—to a small print shop's opera- tions, the notion of getting into fabric printing can be an excellent path, not only for new customers but also to pro- vide extra apparel products to go along with logo or graphic designs you've already output for signage. You also don't have to break the bank nowadays to get involved in rudimentary fabric printing with professional results, Entry-level print- ers can put fabric printing within your reach B Y A N D Y S T O N E H O U S E Andy Stonehouse is a freelance writer based in Boulder, Colorado. rather than the more significant invest- ments required for dye sublimation or silkscreening setups. Lily Hunter, product manager with Roland DGA's textiles and consumables division, says there's a plethora of good, affordable equipment available to do the job on a do-it-yourself scale. "Take your time to learn about each manufacturer, the printers they offer, the benefits of the printers and the war- ranties," she notes. "Be sure to consider what comes with the printer as well— included items that will help you start production." The new ValueJet 1938TX is a 75"-wide dual staggered-head high-quality direct-to-textile printer. Textiles Textiles E N T R Y - L E V E L F A B R I C P R I N T E R S GETTING YOUR START IN

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