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  • May 18, 2015
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    Recently, AnaJet’s South Korean distributor, Kostech, exhibited AnaJet’s mPower printers at the Seoul Digital Printing Sign Expo held in Kintex, Seoul, Korea.  The Sign EXPO is one of Korea’s larger exhibitions where high attendance is expected every year.  This show displays printers, various forms of print media, inks and more.

    Kostech, Inc. occupied 40 booths displaying AnaJet’s mPower MP10i printer along with t-shirt samples and live t-shirt printing to present its powerful printing capabilities.



    To visit AnaJet at a show near you and to check out our printers in action, check out our Events calendar for upcoming dates.



  • May 14, 2015
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    Melissa Lay owner of Sandilake Clothing and one of our customers launched her own t-shirt business back in April, only to discover that one of the largest retailers in the country was selling a nearly identical tank with her original graphic.  The retailer: Target.  The Shirt: A casual tank featuring an American flag with the phrase “#MERICA”.


    “The meaning and importance of #shopsmall has never really hit my heart until today when it hit my home and my livelihood. #MERICA is one of our original 5 designs. We opened April 1st, 2014 and this tank launched us to levels we didn't know we're possible. Lay explains.

    This photo is me in @target wearing MY #sandilakeclothing original design and holding up the tank they made using the same one. They are identical. And I'm not alone with my story. Small businesses are being copied everywhere with no leg to stand on. I contacted Target Corporate and they gave me an address to mail a letter to! That's it!!? Please share this story and others you hear of. We work incredibly hard to provide for our families, and dress you and your littles in a rad way that large companies can't. Know what you are buying and where it came from. I am going to think a lot harder about every purchase I make...

    Lay sells her shirts on Etsy and has recently started selling her items on her own ecommerce shop www.sandilakeclothing.com.  While Target has this top available for $12.99  Lay sells these hand printed pieces  at $25.  Ultimately, Lay’s goal is to receive credit for her designs because there is so much hard work placed into producing the shirts one by one.  In response, Target has released the following statement:  "Target has a deep appreciation for great design and it has always been our policy to respect the intellectual property rights of others. We are aware of this issue and have reached out to the designer."

    Lay's story has been covered on numerous popular national media outlets.  Here's to coverage from the Today Show:

     We hope things work out for Sandilake Clothing but also want to take this opportunity to remind all small business owners the significance of protecting your intellectual property.  Here's a step by step guide on How to License a T-Shirt design.

    We'd love to hear your thoughts, please feel free to share on the comments below.

    Images from instagram.com/sandilakeclothing



  • May 07, 2015
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    PLAYPELI in Shanghai, who specializes in designing, producing, and marketing a variety of products inspired by key animation and mobile game brands such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, Bongo Banana, Teddys And Bears, among other popular characters, has selected AnaJet as its Direct to Garment printer for its projects. 

    Angry Birds Choosing AnaJetAfter carefully reviewing several other direct to garment manufacturers, the executives at PlayPeli have selected the mPower series among other considered printers.  “Before using Anajet printer, I always thought Epson F2080 was the most cost-effective direct-to-garment printer. But I learned much better experience when starting using the Anajet mPower printers,” states Phyrex Ni, Business Development Director of PlayPeli.   The selection of the mP10i and mP5i were granted due to the reliability of the printing during PlayPeli’s testing period.  The product education implemented by the AnaJet team and our distributor in China, Asia Link, has also aided in the selection process for Playpeli’s decision.  “Can you imagine just need a phone call, AnaJet professional technicians will show up in my office to help us in less than 2 hours?” Phyrex Ni explains the difference between AnaJet and it’s competitors “…you need to pay additional charges every month to replace the cleaning device, which is totally not necessary on Anajet printer. Thanks to Anajet advanced technology, this is a big cost-saving for us every month.”

    Working together in a long term commitment,

    Technical support

    and Customer Service have been established since the beginning of the professional relationship between AnaJet,

    Asia Link

    and Playpeli.  Phyrex Ni points out “Not to mention the Anajet technical expert, John’s visit to our site, with detail guidance and patient answers, which is a great experience sharing and knowledge, enhance to our operators. And of course Josep’s full support makes us feel more confident to fight in the China big market. Thank you Anajet! Thank you John, Josep Domingot, (AnaJet's Vice President of Global Business Development) and Asia Link!”

     

    “在没有使用Anajet前,我一直认为Epson F2080是性价比最高的服装喷印机,但当我开始尝试使用Anajet以后我才知道,你能想象到只需要一个电话,不到2个小时,专业的维修人员就会出现在我的工作室,而Epson更多的时候他们都不会出现,只是通过电话大概告诉我原因;另外你需要知道相对于每个月都要额外付费更换清洗装置的Epson,在Anajet完全不需要,每个月节省了不小的开支,更不要说John的亲身光临,详细的指导和问题的处理让我们的操作员受益匪浅,而Josep的大力支持更是我们有信心在中国“开战”的保证,感谢Anajet和他们中国的总代理Asialink,感谢John和Josep!”

    The team at AnaJet is excited about this opportunity to work with such a popular brands and look forward to all the future ventures it offers.

    Are you an international company and would like to learn more about using the AnaJet printer for your business?  Learn More.



  • Apr 29, 2015
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    New is always fun, especially when it's a new product, that is why AnaJet is proud to announce the newest addition to AnaJet's ink line for mPower printers - PowerBright PLUS.


    PowerBright PLUS provides brighter and more vibrant colors, which is rarely a bad thing. We all want to print amazing graphics with colorful images that pop.  So we were excited to introduce our new PowerBright PLUS CMYK inks to the line.  This new formula is able to pack more color into the inks for bright, more saturated vibrant colors as well as deeper reds and blacks.  Our new PowerBright PLUS ink is perfect for AnaJet customers with the highest standards for the brightest colors possible.  It's versatility allows usage with other white inks like the PowerBright or Spectrum. 

    Guess what? Getting the PowerBright PLUS will not cost extra. The pricing on the PowerBright PLUS will be set as the same price as its predecessor, standard PowerBright.  So CMYK ink cartridges of PowerBright PLUS are only $65.  And, because of this change, we've dropped the price on the standard PowerBright ink as well, which is now available at $60 for CMYK and $70 for white.

    Not sure which ink you should get for your mPower?  Check out the chart below to get a better idea of what works best for your DTG printing needs.

    All inks sold by AnaJet are fully tested by Ricoh and certified to work with mPower printers.  Get the real deal from our AnaJet Store.



  • Apr 21, 2015
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    We all recognized shoes, shirts, hats, and other sports garments with three sloping bars – Adidas.  So we’re excited to announce that Adidas China, internationally recognized Sportswear Company, has selected AnaJet to be the supplier of Direct to Garment printers for the China division.  There were various factors that Adidas China took into consideration before embracing AnaJet's mPower printers as their direct to textile supplier;  rigorous testing as well as dedicated product and technical education were considered before their Corporate offices’ in China moved to initiate this project.  AnaJet’s Vice President of Global Business Development, Josep Domingot expresses “We are very satisfied about this first initial step within the Adidas world of opportunities.”

    “We were very satisfied with the AnaJet mPower printers.  The printer has a fast output time.  When printing on a garment, it provides a visual view from design artwork to actual production in a very short amount of time.  We are satisfied with the print details too, the images from vector to photos look real and great,” states Peter Fong, a member of Adidas design team.

    The AnaJet team is extremely excited to work with such a internationally recognized brand on the exceptional original project.

    Are you an international company and would like to learn more about using the AnaJet printer for your business? Learn More.