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  • Feb 18, 2015
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     Recently,  AnaJet partnered up with Club Dust, a charity organization that helps border towns in Mexico, in providing  housing and clothing.  Over the years, AnaJet has accumulated extra shirts through quality testing, customer demonstrations, and trade shows.  We were excited to have the opportunity to help out our neighbors.  Help is always welcomed, if you are interested in partnering up with Club Dust, you can visit their contact page or visit their Facebook page to find out more info.


  • Feb 11, 2015
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    Valentine's Day is just around the corner and people are scrounging for some thoughtful last minute presents to show they care.  If you have a DTG printer, here are some creative (and sometimes funny) t-shirt designs you can promote for this season of love....


    Here's a nice basic LOVE shirt that keeps it straight to the point



    This nice statement doesn't leave anyone wondering their status.


    If you're a Simpsons fan you'll love this lovely heart breaker...



    Sometime's couple's want to coordinate...


    And sometime's they just want to coordinate and show off their lengthy relationship



    Here are a few shirts for those who despise the day:








    Got some funny Valentine's Day shirt ideas? Share it with us! We'd love to see!




  • Feb 04, 2015
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    For today and tomorrow AnaJet will be attending the biggest ad speciality event in the southwest at ASI Dallas.  It's a great way to learn about your growing business.  Come stop by our booth #402 and see our mPower mP10 printer in action! 


    Register to attend the event here.


  • Feb 02, 2015
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    Considering getting yourself a new Direct to Garment (DTG) printer?  Regardless of what brand or model you get, shopping around for a DTG printer does require time invested into ensuring you make the right choice.  Here's the top Ten Factors to consider when shopping around, including great questions to ask yourself:


    1. Production capacity relative to your needs
    Take speed into consideration and ask yourself - How long does it essentially take to print a good batch of brilliant, full-color prints?

    2. Ink control
    How granular is the ability to control ink drop size?  This affects aesthetic quality and finish.

    3. Durability of components, especially print heads.
     
    How long do the parts last in normal use, and how costly is it to replace wear items?


    4. Degree and frequency of maintenance and downtime.
    How much time and effort does it take to clean and maintain your printer, and are you willing to sacrifice that time?

    5. WYSIWG:  How faithfully can you reproduce an image?
    Do the printer and RIP software deliver on your expectations of high fidelity to the source?


    6. Ink consumption and cost per print.
    How much ink does it take to print a given type of image? This can determine the pricing strategy.

    7. Washability of the finished goods.  
    How well does ink adhere to the fabric? How does the ink perform in tandem with pre-treatment solution?


    8. Availability of tech support. 
    When are techs available? Live or virtual?

    9. Training and learning curve
    .  
    What tools and seminars are available and how much do they cost? How long does it take to become competent with the machine?  Is there training provided? 

    10. Depth of user forums and online community.
    Are there other people out there doing what I am doing?  Have they been able to solve some of the challenges I am facing?  Is there a forum available with useful information?

    Dive in deeper and read more into these 10 factors.




  • Jan 28, 2015
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    We were excited to hear that The Magnetic Collaborative, a promotional marketing firm, wanted to partner up with AnaJet to help with an event for Google.  In late November Google took over the largest electronic billboard ever installed in Times Square, New York.  This impressively massive screen takes up the entire block and measures in at 25,000 square feet.  The billboard went live November 24th and featured an interactive android game that allowed the public to play with their custom Android characters on the big screen.  They could also have their very own Android printed onto a t-shirt to take home.


    Google wanted participants of this event to remember the experience and what better way to remember an event than walking away with your own custom shirt.  One of the needs identified was being able to find a direct-to-garment printer with fast t-shirt printing capabilities. The firm was well aware of AnaJet’s mPower mP10i speed.  They rented three mP10i Printers for the event.  AnaJet was geared up for whatever Times Square was ready to throw at us.  The event spanned over 2 days.  The staff working the event was given a brief training the night before on everything they needed to know to operate the three mP10i printers in their mobile t-shirt printing booth.  




    With the printers lined up and heat presses set, the operation was in full motion.  Passer-bys would create their colorful Android avatars, and then walk over to the t-shirt station where their custom shirts were printed.  The actual print time on the mPower was a quick 15 seconds.  Once the shirts were cured in the heat press for about 40 seconds, the participants walked away with their completed custom t-shirts printed with our most powerful direct-to-garment printers.

    The event was a success! There were a total of over 1700 personalized shirts printed over the two day span. We were thrilled with the partnership with The Magnetic Collaborative and being able to participate in the Google Android event in Times Square.

    Thinking of creating custom shirts at your upcoming event? Contact us for more information on mobile t-shirt printing.