ROQ You XL fourteen color and the M&R® fourteen color Sportsman
- Client: JAK’d Up Tees
- Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
I am the owner of JAK’d Up Tees in Edmond, Oklahoma. We just purchased the SROQUE YOU M 6 Color, 8 Sation Automatic press from Ryonet. We are in love. This machine is so easy to operate, extremely quiet, and lightning fast. This press is simply awesome! I would not trade this machine for anything. We absolutely love working with Ryonet. The ROQ press plus Ryonet service is an absolute grand slam in our book. Thank you guys for everything, looking forward to a long, and exciting relationship with you guys. —Jeramie Simpson
The final decision came down to the ROQ You XL fourteen color and the M&R® fourteen color Sportsman. The Sportsman is a great machine— the ROQ You is a great machine! We finally decided on the ROQ for a couple of reasons. First, was the support from Ryonet®. Customer support is “over the top!” I did not feel the same about the support we would get from M&R®. M&R® is a great company and we love the M&R® Diamondback we have but there is no local tech. One would have to be flown in at our expense. We are in Washington State and so is Ryonet®. They have committed to support the machine in case of issues and Ryonet® has always stood by their word. Second, we felt like the technology on the ROQ was more advanced. It has a longer print length stroke which was also a large selling point.
Which machine did you decide on and why?
We purchased the fourteen color, sixteen platen ROQ You XL. We felt the more print stations eliminated many of the issues we had with eight colors. We also purchased 3 RoqFlash Eco 14400 XL flashes.
When you first got your new machine, what was the first thing you fell in love with?
How solid and well built the machine is…also how quiet it is during printing. It is amazing!
How has ROQ changed your business or life?
The size of machine has allowed us to setup multiple jobs on the press at the beginning of the day. It has also allowed for faster printing on large jobs and improved quality being servo driven print strokes.
Can you quantify your ROQ purchase in terms of money or time it has saved you or gained you?
We estimate the machine we purchased saves us between $1,800 and $2,000 monthly in labor costs. Main reason is the speed of printing and also jobs that needed three or four revolver mode printing on the M&R® Diamondback now are done in one rotation which is a HUGE savings of time and labor!
If someone asked you about buying a ROQ, what advice would you give them?
The first thing you need to consider is the support you will be getting from any machine you decide to purchase. We learned that long ago with our embroidery side of the business. This is where Ryonet® really shines! They are the best in the industry! We have enjoyed our relationship with Ryonet® that was a key for choosing the ROQ. Also, the machine is great! We have noticed the benefits of the ROQ already (we have been setup under a month) with our machine. For additional machines we would not hesitate to purchase another ROQ!
Testimony collected by: Ryonet