Fact: DCS PRINTOVATORS™ DO MORE with their Direct Jet UV LED printers. They develop more applications, produce more products and generate more profits.
For the past 14+ years, idesign Apparel (Somerset, MA) has had the mission to provide the highest quality embroidery, print, and gift/promotional items to their local community without charging a huge upcharge on small orders. The idea of bringing more production in house (specifically digital production) directly correlates to that mission. That search ultimately led to idesign Apparel finding, visiting DCS HQ, and ultimately purchasing a Direct Jet 1800z F6T Edition printer.
The trend from analog to digital production methods continues to grow as requests for customization and 1up orders keep gaining in popularity. “We were looking to stop sending out screen print jobs,” says Dawn Estacio, Owner of idesign Apparel. “A biggie for us was not having to explain to customer after customer what the screen charges are and why we need to vectorize artwork to make screens. Not to mention that it all takes place after we tell them there is a 12 piece minimum. It’s not a good conversation to have and doesn’t go with what we are trying to do. It becomes a vicious cycle of conversations once they say that they want the same artwork on 6 white and 6 black shirts.”
With the F6T Edition printer’s ability to print on dark cotton and synthetic shirts (among others), coupled with the ability to run textured printing, the team at idesign Apparel saw more and more opportunities with the Direct Jet 1800z than other equipment available. “We mainly looked at the machine for printing to dark cottons, but I intend to print on everything and anything the machine can do well,” says Estacio. “Our initial plan calls for printing fabrics, sign materials, MDF, and various sublimatable items (which by the way, I do not need extra promoters for) from Conde and Johnson Plastics.”
With an all new showroom and the equipment in house to further solidify their mission, idesign Apparel is primed to continue their business growth in southeastern Massachusetts. Be sure to visit idesignapparel.com for a full view of what the company can offer.