A Basic Guide: GO UNO Garment Decoration System

GO UNO garment decoration printer outputs transfers for shirts, high fashion foils, and rigid substrates.

There’s a new, high-tech method for garment decoration, wowing crowds at trade shows with its speed, quality, and versatility. It might be just what you need to take your digital graphics business to the next level.

Are you looking for a startup system you can use to decorate cotton, polyester, and blended garments? How about a printer that outputs transfers for shirts, high fashion foils, and rigid substrates?  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could also use said printer for high quality document and poster printing? Sounds too good to be true, no?

No, it’s the new GO UNO. What is a “GO UNO” and why should it be on your shopping list?

GO UNO Fabric Printing Introduction

The GO UNO is a compact, desktop laser printer originally engineered for high-end document printing. It uses advanced, single pass LED laser print heads and CMYK toner cartridges to print on papers ranging in size from 4.1” x 5.8” sheets to 11.6” x 52” paper banners. The standard sizes for garment and ad specialty decoration are letter and tabloid: 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17”. Because of its single pass LED print heads, it produces a wonderful combination of high-speed and excellent quality. 1,200 x 600 dpi prints come out at up to 32 pages per minute: 1,800 per hour. Despite its advanced technology, it’s very easy to set up and use. Speaking of use, GO UNO is very flexible. Unlike other garment decoration solutions, you can use the UNO for all your custom apparel and ad specialties without sacrificing its basic function. Just load regular paper and use it to print standard documents including flyers, business cards, paper banners, and more.

GO UNO Fabric Imprinting Workflow

How does the GO UNO do so many things so well? The secret is in the paper. For standard use as a high-resolution document printer, just load it up with copy paper and print from your office applications. For digital garment decoration, place some self weeding papers in the multi-purpose feed tray, print them and fire up your heat press. When pressed, these special weedless papers transfer only the printed toner to the garment. The effect is a vivid color image that looks, feels, and lasts like a screen printed garment. There are different papers for different applications. Each paper yields slight differences in color density, gloss, and softness of hand.  Each excels in different  applications for white garments,  colored garments, and rigid substrates. For very soft, matte finish transfers to white garments, use EnduraTRANS FHC laser transfer paper. For soft, matte finish transfers on white or colored garments, use Neenah Image Clip for Dark two step transfer paper. For glossier, more vivid transfers on white and colored shirts, use EnduraTRANS F2 two-step transfer paper.  F2 offers more vivid color, better opacity, and a slightly heavier hand.  For transfers to rigid substrates, use EnduraTRANS HS paper. EnduraTRANS HS works for all kinds of hard surfaces, from mugs to mouse pads.

UNO Fabric Imprinting Does More for Less Dough

In addition to its groundbreaking versatility, the GO UNO is a very affordable platform. If you already have graphic design software and a heat press, you can get started for only $2,195. If you’re wise enough to buy it from SignWarehouse, that meager sum buys the printer, a starter set of CMYK toner carts, some garment clip art templates, and a pack of EnduraTRANS FHC one step self-weeding paper. Because we know one size doesn’t fit all, we offer a range of starter packages with various levels of equipment, software, supplies, and accessories.  Each includes a one year on-site warranty and three months of PSP tech support. So if you need something that will enable you to produce high quality, washfast custom apparel on cotton, polyester and blended garments … if you need a single platform for fabric imprinting and specialty items…if you need something that can do all that plus print high quality office documents… a GO UNO laser printer can help your business grow.  To get to know the GO UNO, give us a call, view the GO UNO webinar on SignWarehouse TV, or click here for more info.

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