Monday, December 30, 2013

GO Wide: GO F-24 Small Format UV Flatbed Printer

Is flatbed bed size important? 

At 24-inches by 18-inches, the bed of the GO F-24 UV flatbed printer offers one of the largest sizes of any professional flatbed printer under 24-inches. For the purposes of comparison, the image shows the full size of the F-24 vs. the Mimaki UJF-6042, the Roland LEF-20, the DCS 1024UV. As you will note, the F-24 offers 432 sq. inches, the UJF offers 396 sq. inches, the LEF-20 offers 260 sq. inches and the 1024UV offers 240 sq inches. 

We started off by asking, "is size important?" The answer is yes. Having a larger size means more products can be imaged at one time. GO's F-24 small format UV printer is the clear leader with the size metric. For added information about the GO 24 UV, please go to: 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Metalnox QuickLook Book Catalog Now Available

Graphics One is pleased to release its latest QuickLook Book covering the Metalnox line of industrial heat presses, calendars and ancillary products. The catalog is 20 pages and contains information covering Metalnox and dye sub / transfer technology. The QuickLook Book can be accessed at: Metalnox QuickLook PDF (PDF version) or Metalnox QuickLook Catalog (for online catalog). 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sawgrass's ChromaBlast-R Cotton Transfer System / Ink a Threat to DTG?

Several weeks ago Sawgrass announced the release of a new cotton transfer ink for Ricoh Printers called ChromaBlast-R. This announcement is a really interesting twist to the world of DTG and to the world of transfers. Of course Sawgrass had previously announced a solution for specific EPSON printers, but the inclusion of pigement ink for RICOH print engines gives them a strategic advantage. The reason for this is there are so many different brands of EPSON based DTG printers coming from Asia it is a challenge to understand which printers really work. Certainly from a channel perspective Sawgrass has a much better opportunity with the RICOH print engine, and we expect a more precise marketing message. 

The announcement offers some real advantages against DTG offerings and it will be interesting to follow Sawgrass as they migrate this product into their traditional sales channel.  Our overall impression is they should do well with the product and here's why (all based on reading, no actual usage):

Here are some product details on the ChromaBlast R printer, ink and paper. 
  • RICOH Printer with one set of ChromaBlast R Ink $1,639 (from Sign Warehouse)
  • 100 sheets of ChromaBlast Transfer Media $75
  • 60 mil ChromaBlast Pigment Ink $90
An overview of how the ChromaBlast R product compares to other DTG products is as follows:


  • Print engine costs substantially less than other DTG printers
  • Only offering of desktop RICOH inkjet printers which makes for a better integrated solution
  • Full solution including printer, ink and paper
  • Ink costs seem to be less, although this metric is a bit misleading
  • Speed is superior 
  • Hand is good after garment is washed
  • Longevity of transfer is good

  • No white ink solution at this time
  • Imaging is not direct; print to paper and then transfer
  • Must factor both transfer paper and ink into cost per shirt calculations
  • Must wash garment because paper transfer leaves a polymer coating

Sawgrass ChromaBlast R vs EPSON SureColor F2000
How does the new offering from Sawgrass compete with the "Big E's" new SureColor F2000? We think Sawgrass offers a better value.  Here's a quick rundown of the F2000 and a simple cost comparison:

  • EPSON SureColor F2000 Printer-$19,995
  • 600 ml Ink Cartridges $229.50
  • EPSON Pre-treatment Solution (20 Liter Bottle) $679.95
  • Printhead Cleaning Kit (Every 1000 Images) $94.95 
As you will note above, the cost of entry for the RICOH system from Sawgrass is much lower by a factor of ten times. Whereas the everyday running costs of the RICOH may be a bit higher than the EPSON system, when all is taken into consideration the daily costs seem to be similar. With both systems there is no mention of printhead replacement costs. 

Our overall impression of the new product from Sawgrass, as compared to DTG is positive. We will address how the product compares to transfer printers, such as the GO UNO and OKI 920WT in a later post. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

OKI Data Americas Announces Line of Transfer Media for Use with pro920WT and 711WT Digital Color Printers

Earlier this year OKI Data Americas announced the availability of a new and broader range of transfer media offerings approved for use with the OKIpro920WT and 711WT digital color printers – the GO FlipIt 2.0 line and the GO UNO line. These two lines of transfer papers were thoroughly vetted and selected based on their ease of use, exceptional print quality and ability to deliver bright white transfers, together with the elasticity, durability and soft hand of the finished product. All media is available through Graphics One – an authorized reseller and national distribution partner for both OKI printers (Press Release is located at: 

For added information regarding this line of media please see: 

-GO FlipIt 2.0--

Friday, November 22, 2013

GO Metalnox EL 600 Swingaway Heat Press: The Movie

GO's Metalnox EL 600 Swingaway Heat Press has quickly become a standard for garment decorating with the OKI and GO UNO LED transfer printers for t-shirt and garment printing applications. In the video below you will see a very good overview of why a user should choose a swingaway heat press over a clam heat press. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

GO's F-24 Small Format UV Printer: Go Wide. Go Deep. Go Fast. See the Movie.

GO's new F-24 UV LED Small Format Printer was on full display during the recent SGIA Show in Orlando Florida as you will see in this video. As we say Go Wide, Go Deep, Go Fast for the best value in small format UV industrial printing. An overview is:

  • Go Wide: 24"x18"
  • Go Deep: 10" deep gantry 
  • Go Fast: Up to 100 square per hour
More information is available at:

Saturday, November 9, 2013

EPSON SureColor SC F2000 Ink and Other Consumable Pricing

Seems that EPSON has now published North American list pricing for the EPSON SureColor F2000 Ink and other consumables. The initial indication is the 600 ml ink cartridges are priced $229.50 each (CMYKW). The EPSON Pre-treatment solution has a list price of $679.95 and comes in a 20 liter bottle (mixed 1-1) for a total of 40 liters. A white ink cleaning cartridge is $19.95 and the special Print Head Cleaning Kit is $94.95 and must be used every 1000 images.

List pricing for the toner cartridges for the GO UNO, OKI 711WT and OKI pro920WT are as follows:

  • GO UNO--Black $150 CMY $195
  • OKI 711WT--White $559 CMY $263
  • OKI 920WT--White $455 CMY $153
We hope to have cost per copy information for the EPSON F2000 shortly. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

GO's Business Goes to the Dog (s)

Graphics One announces a new mascot and part time guard dog, Bugsy Badalyan. Bugsy whose owner is David Badlayan, GO's West Coast Sales Manager, has been coming to GO's office since he was a baby. During that time we have started using Bugsy in our product reviews and have also used him as a part time guard dog, when he's not sleeping. According to David Badalyan," Bugsy is an English Bull Dog who has been training everyone at GO on how to best work with dogs and we are now saying for sure the business has gone to the dog (s)."

Bugsy came on board full time as of November 1, 2013. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wider, Deeper and Faster: GO F-24 Small Format UV Flatbed Printer

We will show the GO F-24 and have already enhanced the overall capabilities of this unit. An overview is:

-The F-24 bed size is actually 24-inches x 17.77-inches which means you can print up to the edge of 18-inches.

-The gantry depth is 10-inches which means our gantry is the deepest of any UV flatbed under 24-inches in width.

-The F-24 images at over 100 sq feet per hour.

Applications--Promo and Signage
-Our focus at SGIA will be on the promotional market where we will show jigs holding golf balls, bottle openers and triangular highlighter with three different colors of highlighters. Our manufacturing partner is providing us with customizable jigs (which you will be able to order) for the promotional markets. When these jigs are combined with the rapid printing speed of the F-24, the unit offers the strongest value proposition of any UV printers under 24-inches in width.

-The other market which we will focus is the yardage sign market. The standard sizes in the US are: 12”x18”, 12”x24”, 18”x24”, 24”x24” and 24”x36”. Most of the market in the US is focused on 18”x24” which of course we can do with the F-24.

-For added information please review the competitive information on other flatbeds at: The F-24 offers:

  • Faster speed
  • Wider size
  • Deeper gantry
  • Customizable  jigs
  • Standard sign size (only one that can print 24”x18”)
  • Best ink price

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GO to Exhibit Wide Array of New Products at SGIA

One week from tomorrow, SGIA opens in Orlando, Florida. Specialty printers from around the world will convene at the Orange County International Exhibition Center and Graphics One will be there in full force with a full complement of new products.

During SGIA GO will exhibit the following products in booth 2482:
  • GO e-UV System--Turn an eco printer into a UV roll-to-roll printer for only $4,995
  • GO F-24 UV Printer--GO Fast, GO Wide. New 24-inch by 16-inch UV printer
  • GO UNO and OKI 920WT--Professional high speed transfer printers
  • Metalnox u-Show Press--Shoe transfer heat press
  • Metalnox EL 600--16-inch by 20-inch swing-away heat press
  • Metalnox EL 800--20-inch by 28-inch heavy duty manual heat press
  • Metalnox PTA 8000--Fully automatic dual shuttle vacuum 33.5-inch by 43-inch heat press
  • Metalnox PTS 900--Semi automatic 25-inch by 40-inch semi automatic pull out drawer heat press
  • Metalnox PTS 950 Basic--28-inch by 39-innch semi-automatic pneumatic heat press
  • GO RIO RJ-900X--44-inch dye sub printer with NeoTack dye sub ink and NeoPro 70 gsm dye sub paper
  • Mutoh 1638--64-inch high speed dye sub printer with eight NeoTack dye sub ink colors and 100 gsm NeoTack dye sub paper
GO will also have products in the DAPZ Zone exhibiting new and innovative products. Please stop by and say hello and also give us a chance to introduce our new products to you.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Twelve Reasons You Should be Interested in GO's New e-UV Ink

Convert an eco printer to UV for $4,995?
Really? Here's twelve reasons: 
  • Convert virtually any eco-solvent roll-to-roll printer to UV roll-to-roll for only $4,995
  • Compatible with standard eco-solvent printers with EPSON print heads
  • Lower carbon footprint than eco-solvent or latex
  • Incredible image quality and elongation for image flexibility
  • Superior UV stability and ultra strong adhesion
  • Ink consumption up to 30% less
  • UV curing lamp last for the life of the printer (up to 10,000 hours)
  • Low power consumption
  • Image usable immediately after printing
  • Enhances print head life
  • Outstanding outdoor and indoor longevity
  • Value pricing at much less than OEM eco-solvent ink
For more information click:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

GO to Launch F-24 UV LED High Speed Flatbed at SGIA in October

Orlando, Florida will be the site of the launch of GO's new 24-inch high speed UV flatbed launch. This is an exciting launch with our first foray into the promotional and industrial UV market space. With the ability to print on many surfaces at the highest speed for any UV printer under 24-inches, the F-24 is a valuable addition to anyone needing on-demand printing on virtually any 24-inch by 16-inch substrate. The F-24 offers many capabilities only available on far larger and far more expensive units. An overview is:

• Up to 1440 dpi
• Print speeds of over 100 sq ft/hour CMYK
• 24” x 18” print area 
• 10” Gantry thickness for printing thick objects
• Eight color channel piezo drop-on-demand printheads
• White Ink Ready (WIR) provides ink circulation and pressurized pumps to reduce head clogging and maintenance downtime making sure your white ink is ready when you are.
• One Pass (OP) is a patent-pending process allowing white base and colors to be printed in one pass.
• InterWave Dot Technology (IWDT) developed for UV imaging significantly reduces banding in your prints. 
• Laser Printhead Protection (LPP) drastically reduces printhead strikes by using light sensors to detect any print path obstructions and while maintaining your prints
• C,M,Y,K, White and Clear UV inks (available in 250ml, 500ml or 1 liter bottles)
• GO’s F-24 RIP

For added information on this outstanding new printer please go to: 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The "Big E" (Epson) Enters the Direct-To-Garment T-Shirt Printing Market--Welcome SureColor SC-F2000

The Big E--Epson--seem to be entering all segments of digital imaging and now have a new product called the SureColor SC-F2000 Direct-to-Garment printer. Additionally the pricing of the new SureColor SC-F2000 starts at around $20,000 and for dark and black does not include the pre-coater which costs an added $6,000.

Shipping in October of this year, the SureColor SC-F2000, offers either dual CMYK or CMYK plus White imaging for t-shirt and garment production. The t-shirt printing speed is approximately 27 seconds for light and white and 111 seconds for dark and black. The SureColor SC-F2000 still does not measure up to the speed offered by OKI LED transfer products, such as the GO UNO, pro920WT or 711WT. Of course OKI based transfer units offer speed of about 2 seconds per transfer. When pricing is considered with the speed there is no doubt the OKI based products offer the best value. Watch for more comparison information on the EPSON SureColor SC-F2000 verses the GO UNO, OKI 920WT and OKI 711WT in future blogs.

For further information about OKI's transfer products, please click: OKI Transfer Products.

New GO Metalnox Calandra CMD 1800 Calendar--$44,995

With the announcement of the newly shipping Metalnox Calandra CMD 1800, one would think the price is higher. In fact the pricing has been lowered to $44,995 from their previous unit which had a list of $54,995. Following are ten capabilities featured on the CMD 1800:
  • No break system in case of power failure. The machine continues to operate to protect the machine and the pieces being imaged. 
  • Fabric tensioning system keeps fabric in right place for solid color imaging. 
  • Production speed control system can be altered for the right production speed.
  • Easily accessible emergency stop button for worker safety. 
  • Automatic felt alignment keeps images in place to avoid imaging issues.
  • Digital temperature control keeps imaging accurate.
  • Cylinder drive system accurately controls the rotation and feeding of fabrics and transfer materials. 
  • Reversal system for rewinding the fabric and paper for easy correction if there is a mistake.
  • Paper recovery system allows the reuse of kraft paper and transfer paper even after its first use.
  • No air compressor needed.  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Metalnox Announces New 28"x39" Dual Shuttle Heat Press--Only $8,495

Metalnox is at it again with the launch of their new PTS 950 Basic.  The Metalnox PTS 950 Basic is a semi automatic dual platen press with each platen measuring 28"x39" at a list price of $8,495. Further the pressing is actually accomplished using a pneumatically controlled press for consistent all over pressing. Manufactured in the Americas, the PTS 950 Basic starts shipping this month. 

An overview of the GO Metalnox PTS 950 Basic is as follows:

• 28” x 39” Semi-Automatic Manual Dual Shuttle Pneumatic Heat Press
• Manual Dual Shuttles for Increased Production Runs
• Adjustable Digital Heat Temperature and Time Control
• Consistent Heat Distribution and High Pressure Over Entire Platen
• Double Teflon Covered Plates
• Perfect for Large Format Dye Sub and Heat Transfer Applications
• Manufactured in the Americas

New GO Metalnox EL 800 Heat Press Now Shipping

Graphics One recently announced the availability of the GO Metalnox EL 800 20"x28" pull-out drawer manual heat press. Manufactured in the Americas, the EL 800 price at $2,795 offers one of the best values in large format heat presses. 

The GO Metalnox EL 800 is a cost effective manual drawer type heat press that maintains a high level of quality and is an ideal press for production. The heat press frame, cast in aluminum, is lightweight, durable, and low maintenance. High pressure can be achieved without having to hold down the top of the press.

Monday, August 12, 2013

SEPIAX "Direct;to-Anything" Water Based Resin Inks--Ten Facts

Graphics One has been offering SEPIAX Ink for a number of years now. In the next month we will have some exciting news regarding a new print-and-cut device which will feature the use of SEPIAX. We believe this will be a major new capability, for those who are doing garment transfers, especially for those who are concerned about using eco-solvent inks for doing garment transfers.

A recent article on solvent inks in Digital Output magazines stated, "one of the more intriguing terms used is eco-solvent ink. To most people, "eco" means ecological. But these inks generally contain glycol esters or glycol ether esters – both derived from mineral oil – hardly a renewable resource or an ecologically sound process." An overview of the Facts about SEPIAX ink is as follows:

Ten Facts about SEPIAX Ink:
1. Prints on virtually any substrate*
2. No substrate coating needed
3. Water based resin with exceptional pigment properties
4. Eco-friendly , non-toxic, non-flammable, odorless
5. Ink 30% -50% less for same coverage
6. Adhesion and durability rivaling eco-solvent
7. Outdoor durability up to three years
8. Clog reduced formula
9. Compatible with all EPSON piezo printheads
10. Not ordinary latex—It’s better.
*Substrate surface must be between 45C~55C

Friday, July 12, 2013

New Pro Starter Large Format Dye Sub System--$11,995

With the launch of the GO Metalnox EL 800 Swing Away Heat Press, we now have a new entry level large format dye sub system at an amazing price of $11,995 for the complete system. When combined with the GO RIO 900X four color printer from Mutoh, the system offers an unbeatable value.

The GO RIO 900X “Pro” Starter Bundle includes:

• Complete Professional Starter Dye Sub System at Great Price Point
• 44-inch 4-Color High Performance GO RIO 900X Dye Sub Printer with Media Handling Take-Up System
• 20-inch x 28-inch Heavy Duty GO Metalnox EL 800 Pull-Out Drawer Heat Press
• GO Edition of Wasatch SoftRIP for GO RIO 900X
• Four Liters of GO NeoTack CMYK Dye Sub Ink in InkPack Packaging
• GO InkPack Refillable Bulk Ink System (4-Color)
• One Roll of 44” x 394’ GO Neo HR (High Release) Dye Sub Transfer Paper
• GO ZippyCut Electric Scissor
• GO HotSlice Fabric Heating Knife
• Perfect for Medium Format Dye Sub Applications such as Floormats, Bags, Boys and Girls Sized Apparel and More

For more information about this incredible bundle, please go to: 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

GO Metalnox u-Shoe Heat Press for Shoe Transfers

The GO Metalnox line expands with a unique new addition not available from other heat press  manufacturers. The u-Shoe Heat Press for shoes is the first heat press developed specifically for imaging to shoes. The main application for this new shoe press is for shoe personalization. Just imagine being able to print whatever name, number, image you would like to transfer to shoes using the GO UNO or OKI pro920WT printer and then transferring the image to the shoe using the new GO Metalnox u-Shoe Heat Press. The cost for the toner and paper is less than $0.25 per transfer. Shoe personalization pricing starts at about $10 per set of shoes, so the margins are extremely healthy. The u-Shoe Heat Price List is $895, including the base.

All GO Metalnox heat presses are manufactured in the Americas. For added information please click:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

GO at NBM Long Beach 2013 Booth 119

Long Beach California will be the site of NBM Long Beach from July 18-20. During the show GO will exhibit some very interesting new products and ideas at Booth 119, including:

  • New u-Shoe Personalization System
  • New Starter Dye Sub System
  • New EL 800 and Shoe Heat Presses
  • New Media Which Acts Like a Magnet for Virtually Any Substrate
  • Mutoh 1638W with Eight Color NeoTack Inks
  • PC 36 Print-and-Cut Unit
  • 2 for 1 920 Printer Bundle
  • And...Much More

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Make It. Market It. A Full Garment Production and Marketing System Featuring the OKI pro920WT

Graphics One is pleased to announce a complete garment production and marketing system for those wishing to enter the transfer business. In conjunction with Graphics One, Oki Data have launched the 2 for 1 Printer Plan. The 2 For 1 Printer Plan provides a free OKI C711G with the purchase of an OKI pro920WT printer.

With the new 2 For 1 Super Bundle, you can not only image all types of transfers, but can image all the advertising sheets, door hangers, post cards and other marketing materials in support of the transfer business, i.e., Make It. Market It. Making it even better we now have a bundle that includes everything needed to start a transfer business. The Bundle includes the following:
  • OKI pro920WT Printer
  • OKI C711G CMYK Printer
  • GO Metalnox EL 600 1620 Swingaway Heat Press
  • Starter Sets of HD Toner
  • GO FlipIt 2.0 A-size 100 Sets
  • GO UNO A-size 100 Sets
  • GO HotFoil Roll
  • GO Heat Transfer Tape and Dispenser
  • Blank Mousepads Ten
The 2 For 1 Super Bundle List is $9,195 and is available for a limited time.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OKI Transfer Printers Versus Anajet and Brother DTG Direct-to-Garment Printers

Many of our customers have looked at other technologies for producing on-demand t-shirts or garments and have inquired as to the major differences between LED transfer products as compared to Anajet and Brother direct-to-garment (dtg) printers. We have compiled an overview of the differences between LED and DTG imaging. The major advantages of the OKI transfer technologies are as follows:
  • Lower Cost for Printers and Toner
  • Faster Printing Speed
  • Virtually No Maintenance Cost
  • Ability to Work with Far More Fabric Types
  • Compatability with Material Types Such as Glass, Plastic, Leather, Wood, Metal, and Many Others
  • Much More Versatile and Compatible with Many Different Substrates
For more in-depth coverage please click: LED vs DTG

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

GO and OKI Data Announce New 2 For 1 Printer Plan--Buy an OKI pro920WT and Receive a C711G Printer-FREE!

Starting immediately GO and OKI have announced a new promotion which offers a free OKI C711G printer with the purchase of an OKI pro920WT. An overview of this plan is as follows:

  • Two Production Printers for the Price of One--$7,495 (Free C711G Printer!)
  • • First Complete Transfer and Marketing Solution
  • • Produces Dark, Black, Light, White Garments, Transfers, and Marketing Materials
  • • Includes OKI Toner (CMYW) and (CMYK) Starter Set
  • • OKI C711G Printer Lists at $1,295--FREE

For added information please go to:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

GO MiniMax Contour Cutter Featured in SnapGuide

What are the steps needed to use a combination of the GO UNO LED Transfer Printer and GO's new MiniMax 16-inch Contour Cutter? We have the answer. 

Featured in our latest SnapGuide, all you have to do is follow the instructions step-by-step instructions at: Following the step-by-step pictorial makes it an easy process to both image and then cut the transfer piece and transfer properly. Although this pictorial is showing the GO UNO, the same process applies to using the OKI pro920WT or the OKI 711WT transfer printers. 

The MiniMax Contour Cutter lists for $995 with further information at Learn More MiniMax

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Dye Sub Printers from GO: Mutoh VJ 1638W HD PRO and Mutoh VJ 1624W HD PRO

Based on the Mutoh ValueJet 1624W and 1638W Dye Sub Printers, GO is pleased to announce a professional upgrade to these units which is only available through the GO and its partners. The new Mutoh ValueJet 1624W and 1638W units are now upgraded to HD PRO versions. The VJ 1624W HD PRO and VJ 1638W HD PRO feature a professional heavy duty media handling system along with an industrial version of Wasatch SoftRIP and GO's NeoTack Dye Sub Ink. This bundle rounds out the complete solution for a professional  heavy duty offering.

What's included with the VJ 1624W and VJ1638W? The standard printers are upgraded to include the heavy duty media handling system which allows rolls of substrates weighing up to 175 pounds to be used with the printer. The HD (Heavy Duty) media handling system also offers constant media tension to control headstrikes and media correction for straighter printing. 

When used with GO's NeoTack Dye Sub Ink, the ValueJet 1624W, even though it is a four color unit, can print neon colors. The four color configuration is Cyan, Magenta, Neon Yellow and Super Black. Having neon yellow in the ink mix allows many composite neon colors. When used with the ValueJet 1638W, the user has an option to use our traditional CMYK mix along with Neon Yellow, Neon Red and Neon Blue. This allows a user to image thousands of neon dye sub colors with a complete array of standard colors. The combination of the VJ 1624W and VJ 1638W with GO's NeoTack dye sub ink make a powerful combination for professional users. 

An overview of the ValueJet 1638W is as follows:

  • 64-inch 8-Color Ultra Fast Dye Sub Printer with Integrated Heavy Duty Media Handling Take-Up System
  • Staggered Design Dual Printhead Technology 
  • Blazing Fast Print Speed up to 1,000 sqft/hr
  • Integrated HD Media Take-Up System Provides Constant Media Tension and Anti-Shifting Capability
  • Media Bearing Weight Up to 175 lbs
  • High Print Resolutions Up to 1440 Dpi
  • Perfect for All Dye Sublimation Applications
  • Bundled with GO's NeoTack Dye Sublimation Ink 

The ValueJet 1624W is of course 4-Color and has a top speed of 600 sq ft/hr. 

For added information on the ValueJet 1638W go to: Learn More

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GO Ships New Heat Press: GO Metalnox EL 600

GO Metalnox EL 600 Heat Press
During our recent training session an announcement was made regarding GO migrating over to our new GO Metalnox EL 600 16"x20" heat press. 

As most are aware, using a heat press for dye sublimation is much less demanding than using a heat press for transfers. The reason for this is that dye sublimation is using heat, not as much pressure for imaging to the garment. Conversely when doing a transfer it is imperative that the heat press have high consistent pressure and high consistent and accurate heat. If the heat press does not have these capabilities then a user will have issues producing good transfers.

The new GO Metalnox EL 600 accomplishes both consistent and high pressure and consistent heat throughout the entire platen. Listing for $1,595, the EL 600 is now our standard heat press for imaging transfers. An overview is as follows:

• 16” x 20” Swing Away Manual Heat Press
• Force Multiplier Pressure System for Consistent High Pressure Over Entire Platen
• Wide Open Platen with Swing Top for Convenience and Ease of Use
• Machine Cast Aluminum Frame with High Pressure Capability Provides Uniform Pressure
• Fully Digital Temperature and Time Control
• Double Teflon Covered Plates
• Interchangeable Platens Available
• Manufactured in the Americas

For more info about the GO Metalnox EL 600, please click:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

GO Hosts Training Session on OKI pro920WT and GO UNO Transfer Systems.

Many of our distribution partners participated recently in our online session conducted by Eleni Barefoot regarding successfully producing garments and t-shirts using the OKI pro920WT, GO FlipIt 2.0 transfer paper and the new GO Metalnox EL 600 16x20 high pressure unit. Additionally, Eleni covered the GO UNO along with the GO UNO Transfer paper and the EL600 as a total package. As part of this session, GO also launched the GO Metalnox EL 600 Heat Press. Featuring consistent high pressure and heat, this unit is was built for those needing professional garment / t-shirt transfers. 

The Production Team
From left to right Eddie Herrera, Christian Sam and Kerby Bonilla monitoring the online session and assisting with the production. Juan Carlos Clavijo was giving directions from Bogota, Colombia. Technology is amazing. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

ISA 2013 Here We Come

Would you let this motley crew load your truck? Eddie Herrera, David Badalyan, David Campos and Diego Herrera packing yesterday for the ISA 2013 Show in Las Vegas. (Kerby was in the office working on printers.)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wasatch and Graphics One Team to Profile GO NeoTack for Use with Mutoh VJ 1638W Dye Sub Printer

Recently Graphics One hosted Wasatch to profile GO's NeoTack Dye Sub Ink for use with Mutoh's 1638W Dye Sub Printer. The challenge with the new ink is to profile NeoTack CMYK (Super Black) with three neon colors--Neon Red, Neon Yellow and Neon Blue-with Orange without sacrificing speed or quality. Richard and Kerby successfully completed a number of ICC profiles of our Neon Dye Sub colors and also enhanced our Super Black dye sub ink results. The results have been astonishing.

We are able to print at full speed 360x360--approximately 1000 sq feet per hour, without any banding. Additionally, the colors pop and offer a density not seen in the market previously. The configuration is using Wasatch SoftRIP with Mutoh's VJ 1638W Dye Sub printer imaging GO NeoTack dye sub ink in an eight color mode. The density of the colors and the lack of banding makes this one of the best combinations we have seen in the market. Graphics One will be showing this configuration during the ISA show next week in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

GO to Launch New 36-inch Print-and-Cut at ISA

Here is a Sneak Peak at one of the fantastic new products GO will launch.Yes, the GO EcoColor is a true Print-and-Cut inkjet. Here is an overview:

•Integrated Printer and Cutter
•EPSON Printhead Technology
•4 Color Eco-Solvent or SEPIAX Capable
•Market Leading Eco-solvent Ink
•Media Size Up to 36-inches
•Cutting Speed Up to 24 ips
•Extended Triple Heating System with Dryer
•Printing Speed Up to 95 Sq ft
•Industry Leading Cut-and-Print RIP
•X-Rite Color Management Tools

Not only will the new PC36 be offered with value pricing, but the operational costs will be 50% less than others currently offer. Our GO EcoColor Eco Ink 440 ml cassettes will be priced at $65! Please come see Graphics One at Booth Number 5116. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Six Reasons You Should Try GO NeoTack Dye Sub Ink

What's the big deal you ask? Why should you consider GO's new NeoTack Dye Sublimation Ink. Here's six major reasons you do not want to miss NeoTack:

1. Twelve Outrageous Colors Including Neon Yellow, Neon Red, Neon Blue, CMYK, Super Black Lc, Lm, Orange and Blue.

2. Electric Neon Colors Offer Color Vibrancy and Fluorescence Not Achievable by Other Dye Sub Inks.

3. Vibrant Pop with Neon Colors Combined with  Four, Six or Eight Color Set-up. 

4. Patented Heat Activated Tack Provides Enhanced Tack for Ultra-Sharp Imaging.

5. Eliminates Image Ghosting and Can Decrease Costs by Up to 25% Using Basic Dye Sub Paper.

6. Great Pricing at $125 per Liter InkPack or $65 per 500 ml InkPack.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The 60s and 70s are Back-GO NeoTack and Black Lights!

We hope that you have a chance to read about our GO NeoTack dye sub ink, and who would have guessed GO NeoTack offers even more features. Not only does GO NeoTack offer twelve outrageous colors (including three neon colors), enhanced tack, ultra-sharp edges, but our neon colors also offer true black light ready glow-in-the-dark imaging. Our three neon dye sub ink colors, Neon Yellow, Neon Red and Neon Blue are ready made for your customers who need true fluorescence. GO NeoTack appear very bright under normal light and fluoresce under black light conditions.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

More FAQs on GO NeoTack Dye Sub Ink--How Does Tack Work?

Does NeoTack actually have tack in the ink? 
Yes. GO NeoTack’s use of tack is patented and is the only dye sublimation ink to offer this capability.

What impact does the tack have on the flowability of the ink? 
GO NeoTack has been tested for the past twelve months and has completed internal certification for use with the most advanced EPSON printheads. Extensive long term testing ensures the runnability and no clog formulation of the ink.

How does the tack work?
GO NeoTack employs the use of a chemically inert nano-agent which is heat activated at 140 C when using standard heat presses, calendars or other heat units. Once heat is applied, chemical bonding occurs and the ink adheres to both the fabric and the paper.

Does the use of tack totally eliminate the need for tack paper? 
Not in all cases. With some fabrics there is not enough of fabric pile to create a strong bond. In such cases, we recommend testing to ensure tack paper is not needed. When using GO NeoTack without tack paper, a user can expect to save between 10-25% in paper costs.

Can NeoTack be used with tack dye sub paper?
Yes. When NeoTack is used with tack dye paper the user will have super tack capabilities. Users have been astounded with the crisp, clean lines and edges provided when using NeoTack with both standard and tack dye sub papers.

What is the use of tack paper and is there an extra cost for tack paper? 
Tack paper is used to eliminate ghosting or “double imaging” from the heating process. Generally tack dye sub paper is between 10-25% more expensive than normal dye sub paper.

What type of packaging is offered for GO NeoTack?
GO NeoTack is packaged in our InkPack mylar bags and used with our GO bulk ink system. The InkPacks come degassed and eliminate both contaminents and evaporation which occurs with open containers. GO’s InkPacks enhance the overall performance of our ink and are normally used with GO’s low cost bulk ink system.

What is the list price of GO NeoTack?
GO NeoTack’s List Price is $125 per liter and $65 per 500 ml bag.

Are the GO NeoTack inks covered by a patent license?
Yes. All dye sub inks offered by GO are licensed under U.S. Patent No. 5, 488,907.

Does GO offer any special bundles for changing over to GO NeoTack ink?
Yes. The NeoTack (4 Color) changeover costs includes the following items and is listed for $1,035
-Bulk Ink System
-One Liter CMYK Ink
-One Liter Flush
-Four uFill Cassettes
If an 8 color system, please add $310.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

GO NeoTack Dye Sub Ink Neon FAQs

What makes GO NeoTack different than other dye sublimation inks?
GO NeoTack truly offers capabilities not offered by any other dye sublimation inks including:
  •       Twelve Color Dye Sub Inkset Including Three Neon Colors
  •       Neon Colors for Use in Either Composite or Spot Colors
  •       Patented Enhanced Tack For Dye Sub Paper Cost Savings of Up to 25%        
  •       Crisp, Clean Imaging Due to Tack Capabilites
  •       Color Gamut 30-40% Larger with the Use of Neon Colors
  •       Hybrid Capabilities for Both Dye Sublimation and Direct-to-Fabric Imaging
  •       No Clog Formulation for All EPSON Printhead Based Printers
  •       Excellent UV Stability
How many dye sub ink colors are in the NeoTack family?
The GO NeoTack inkset offers twelve colors including traditional Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Neon Red, Neon Yellow, Neon Blue, Super Black, Orange and Violet.

What is the difference between fluo or fluorescent digital dye sub ink and GO's neon dye sub inks? 
The American Screen Printing Association defines fluorescent inks as special inks which contain extremely bright “neon” pigment colors. Within digitial dye sublimation the term fluorescent is used by different companies to mean different things. For example, Sawgrass Technologies offers fluorescent colors which are invisible in natural light, but become visible when exposed to a black light. Most other fluo dye sub inksets are recommended for spot color use only, such as Sensient, not for combining with other colors in their inkset. GO’s neon dye sub inks use neon pigments and offer the ability to image both spot and composite colors and with no black light needed to see the truly outrageous colors.  

Can GO's neon inks be used with the other colors in the inkset?
GO’s NeoTack can be used in both a spot color capacity and also to create composite colors. In fact, in a four color inkset users are astounded with the incredible range of colors produced by NeoTack ink.

Does NeoTack only come only in neon colors?
No. GO NeoTack has traditional CMYK inks as well as the added colors. There are a total of twelve colors.  

Can you use GO NeoTack Neon Colors with dye sub inks from other manufacturers?
We do not recommend it.  GO NeoTack is recommended only for use with the NeoTack family of dye sub inks.

Can neon inks impact a four color printer? 
Yes. We have users who use traditional CMK colors with Neon Yellow. The use of Neon Yellow when combined with traditional CMYK offers incredible neon Reds, Limes, and Yellows.

How much is the color gamut extended with the use of GO NeoTack Neon inks?
When using either 4, 6 or 8 color configurations with GO neon inks, a user can expect an expanded color gamut of between 30-40% greater than a standard dye sub inkset.

What is the difference between GO Super Black and GO Standard Black? 
Generally we recommend that users print with GO Super Black ink as it is provides a true deep black without any tints. In situations where lighter black is needed, we recommend using the standard black.

What is the shelf life of GO NeoTack?
Twelve months. 

Which printers work well with GO NeoTack Dye Sub Ink? 
GO NeoTack was developed for all printers using EPSON printheads and works especially well with Mutoh ValueJet 1628W, Mutoh ValueJet 1624W, Mutoh RJ-900X, and GO's AquaMax Dye Sub printers. 

What happens in a four color printer if neon yellow is being used and traditional yellow needs to be used (for example if you need a mustard yellow color)?
The simplest way to change the ink is to take out the neon color InkPack (or any other NeoTack color) and insert the replacement color InkPack. Once this new color is inserted we recommend printing a solid color of the replaced ink so that the old color ink will be printed out of the printer’s ink delivery system.

Are all twelve NeoTack colors compatible with each other?
Yes. The entire set of colors are compatible to each other, including the neon colors. 

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Graphics One Announces Partnership with Heat Press and Calendar Manufacturer Metalnox

Graphics One, LLC (GO) has announced its partnership with Metalnox, a provider of heavy duty calendars and industrial heat presses in the Americas.

Metalnox has been manufacturing outstanding equipment since 1982 and offers a complete quality line of heat transfer equipment with original patented technology. The Metalnox heat press and calendar lines offer the most competitive capabilities for industrial transfer applications. Along with this, Graphics One is pleased to offer free installation and onsite service with the Metalnox units.

The Metalnox heat press systems offer exclusive patented technology including Full Automation, Auto Shuttle, and a unique Paper Vacuum System. While the automated technology promises efficiency, precision, and ease of use, the dual shuttles seen in the GO Metalnox 8000AV PRO and 12000AV PRO allow for two continuous pressing jobs. The Paper Vacuum System eliminates the need for tack dye sub paper and enables the use of generic transfer paper to produce crisp, clear images with no ghosting. The quality of the Metalnox units is further displayed with a platen for life warranty in addition to a one year warranty on all consumable items.

Additionally, Graphics One is pleased to announce its GO Metalnox Premium Support working with a nationwide network of dealers to offer installation assistance and onsite support for the GO Metalnox line. This program ensures both premier quality and technical support.

According to Kerby Bonilla, GO Tech Support, “We are very excited to offer the GO Metalnox line of heat presses and calendars. The quality and performance value surpass that of other heat press equipment in the Americas, especially with the value of a lifetime warranty on the platen, one year warranty on all consumable parts, and onsite service from Graphics One and its dealer partners.”

Monday, February 18, 2013

Graphics One Launches GO MaxCut 28 Contour Vinyl Cutter $1,295

Contour Cutter with Server Motor
GO MaxCut 28
With the ability to accept up to 28-inch wide rolls of media and 24-inch cutting, the MaxCut is the first of a new line of cutters Graphics One will offer. The new MaxCut 28 uses servo motor technology for fast cutting at 26 ips with "Ultra Smooth" cutting not offered by other cutters. The unit comes with a special version of FlexiStarter and offers value pricing at $1,295. Our initial units will ship with our MRS capability which uses a laser for cutting. In addition to our new 24-inch unit, GO will also offer our MaxCut 54 priced at $1,995 and MaxCut 68 at $2,995

The applications for this unit include heat transfer film cutting, vinyl cutting, window film cutting, print-n-cut cutting using either inkjet or OKI LED printers.