Small businesses are able to cut down the price of custom designed clothing by branding their products at home rather than sending them to a factory to do the work for them. A press printing machine can be purchased and can be worth the money in the long term to save on using printing companies. Owning your own press printing machine allows you to print at any time of the day and help meet stressful deadlines. A press printer is a device that allows pressure to be applied to an ink surface upon a print medium such as a t-shirt or vest, this transfers the ink, allowing the clothes to be branded with words or images.
Press printers can be very bulky and require a lot of space to be stored though there are some cheaper and more compact models on the market, such as those that allow you to transfer printer paper to clothing. You will need a standard inkjet printer and transfer paper for this type of machine and you treat the process as if you’re printing a standard poster or document. Once you have the design in place, just use your inkjet printer to print out the design onto the transfer paper. Then you can apply the transfer onto the t-shirt in the correct place and iron it into the material.
This simple solution is one of the easiest ways to personalise your clothing, but of course there are many more high-tech machines on the market. Take the Loge A3 printer as an example, it is specifically designed for bulk printing onto t-shirts. This is a pricier machine and not one that will fit beneath your desk at home or at work, but it will allow you to print greater volumes at faster speeds.
Technology is constantly evolving but there are many traditional marketing and advertising methods that have hardly changed. Brochure production is one of them, and while it’s quicker to print brochures and leaflets, you still need a professional designer to make it just right. Or do you? There are many third party websites that includes software to allow you to create you own brochures using a theme, and it means the design is already in place, you just have to go in and add your content. It’s nice for small companies who want to cut costs on using an expensive designer, but its not going to work so well for medium and large businesses. Why? Well, with a large team you may have strict brand guidelines you have to work to, keeping everything consistent and you’ll need a designer who can meet your expectations. There are many great designers out there, but many of them claim to be great yet deliver poor results, so be sure to pick carefully.
We must say, we’re pretty impressed with the new Amazon Tap, a wireless portable Bluetooth speaker. Why is it different from other speakers on the market right now? Well, firstly being made by Amazon gives it a huge boost, but the best feature is the microphone button. Simply press this once and you can ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. The device uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music but you can also keep busy by getting it to read you the news, provide weather reports and even order a pizza! Now you’re listening right? This powerful speaker is more than just a speaker, it’s a smart speaker that makes your life easier, but in terms of sound it delivers 360-degrees of omni-directional audio and provides up to nine hours of playback. What more would you want from a portable speaker?
Laser engraving machines are more efficient than conventional laser engravers. Unlike the traditional models, modern laser devices do not require the user to replace the engraving tips regularly while using the device. The user can control the engraving process via a computer program. The laser beam accurately traces the patterns on to the particular surface after directing the laser beam at the surface of the material to be engraved.
Shopping Guide for Laser Engravers
1. Customer Support
Customers should know how to differentiate the quality laser engraving machines from cheap imports. The company you purchase from should be reliable and provide you with all the support you may need before and after purchasing the laser engraver. The machine should have all the quality features you need. Such a brand will not break easily and will reduce the need to repairing the machine, as often.
Ensure your laser engraver can be upgraded. The manufacturers and supplier should also provide you with the necessary tutorials for using and fixing the machines. The company also needs to have a good website. The technical support should also make sure that all questions from the customers are answered as timely as possible. You should also ascertain whether you can get the replacement parts easily.
2. Size and power
The power of the laser engraver and the size of the bed are two primary issues that the buyers should never overlook. The bed size of the machine determines the maximum size of the material that can comfortably fit in the machine for engraving or cutting. A larger bed allows the user to engrave or cut larger pieces and perform small activities such as laser cut jewellery. Some laser machines have a bed that can move up and down while others have a fixed bed. The user should examine the power of the laser precisely. The user can measure the strength of a laser engraver in Watts. Powerful lasers feature more watts. You can start with a 30W laser and then upgrade to 50W or more. The strength of the machine is crucial when cutting a piece of material.
3. Floor Space Needed
Laser engravers may consume a lot of space. You must ensure you have enough space for the laser cutter. You may also need a ventilation equipment and cooling equipment while using your engraver.
Speed defines how fast the laser lens can move in the X and Y directions over the piece of material. Laser engravers with higher speed complete projects within a very short time.
Laser engravers may require some maintenance. You must make sure you have all the necessary skills needed to perform the necessary maintenance. You can refer to the user’s manual provided by the manufacturer.
You should choose a laser engraver that includes accessories that boost its functionality. Select a machine that enables you to use rotary tools, especially if you wish to engrave round objects. For instance, you can utilise a rotary tool while engraving round objects such as bottles
In summary, modern laser engraving machines come with all the features discussed above. Only buy your laser machine from certified and reputed dealers. You should also ensure that your dealer has tested your laser engraver for efficiency.
For years the fireplace and stove industry had problems with ‘distance to combustibles’ like wooden beams and chambers but it wasn’t until 3D printing came along and changed the game.
The perfect complement for a traditional log burner, also known as a wood-burning stove is a rustic timber beam above the stove. There is a fire risk with this though, because the rule of thumb is that a timber beam shouldn’t be placed too close to the stove otherwise there could be the risk of it setting alight. This meant people had to place their beam very high above the stove but this didn’t look right. One designer overcame this complication by moulded a timber beam using 3D technology, creating a ‘geocast beam’. This is essentially a non-combustible beam that looks like real wood. The finishing techniques are only getting better, but there wouldn’t have ben this solution without 3D Printing technology.