We will be continuing normal production of IA LIGHT and ULTRA, with a slow phase out of IA DARK. IA Dark will always be available at direct request with prior notice for any customers that plan to continue to order it for the foreseeable future.
WHY USE IMAGE ARMOR ULTRA PLATINUM?
The new Image Armor PLATINUM DTG pretreatment is the newest updated white ink pretreatment solution from our labs. With years of experience, testing, and research we've created a new pretreatment with improved properties to make DTG printing easier with better results.
PLATINUM improvements allow you to apply LESS pretreatment than other solutions on the market today and still achieve the same or better results. This will help your bottom line by increasing your profitability and number of shirts printed per gallon of pretreatment. Begin your journey today by improving your DTG prints with Image Armor Ultra PLATINUM.
Smoother white ink deposits resulting in brighter colors
Typically less PT can be used to achieve same or better results (of other pretreatments)
Fewer issues with discoloration of problematic colors (Depending on mfg and manufacturing process)
Less or no ghosting of images on same or stacked shirts
Softer feel of pretreated area
Better wash durability of DTG prints when pretreatment and inks are properly cured.
The PLATINUM pretreatment will work on a wide variety of fabrics, including this 50/50 Heather Blue Jerzees shirt. Note that NO pretreatment will cover an “air gap” (where the thread weave leaves open air spaces, but PLATINUM does a great job on making even 50/50's look great.
On this pale yellow Bella Canvas shirt the PLATINUM created a super smooth white ink film resulting in a striking color contrast with the print. Typical pretreatment discoloration can be reduced with PLATINUM in RTU form or by cutting PLATINUM with a little more water.
Tri-Blends are always a challenge to print but PLATINUM can make this a little easier. Since there is polyester in the fabric content you can still run into dye migration issues but PLATINUM does a great job of making these typically difficult to print fabrics much easier due to our new formulation.
Baby Blue 100% cotton shirts can be a real challenge to pretreat without staining or discoloration. PLATINUM reduces this more than other pretreatments. We won't claim it will totally get rid of that issue (that'd be lying) because we can't control the residual chemicals often left in fabric from the mills.
Image Armor Platinum will replace IA DARK . Image Armor Platinum Formula in a 4 Litre Bottle of concentrate will make 16 litres. Please note : Image armor concentrate must be diluted with 3 parts de-ionised water to one part Image Armor Platinum Concentrate.
Image Armor Platinum will replace IA DARK . Image Armor Platinum Formula in a 20 Litre cube of concentrate will make 80 litres. Please note: Image armor concentrate must be diluted with 3 parts de-ionised water to one part Image Armor Concentrate.