Shirt Bakery machine: ROQ YOU 7 color 10 station
- Client: Shirt Bakery
- Location: Watertown, Connecticut
What attracted you to ROQ in the first place and what made up your mind to purchase a Green Machine?
Ryonet® being behind it was a big factor. Without the support from Ryan, Kurtis and Ron and the rest of the support team, we wouldn’t have been interested. The ROQ technology seemed newer than any press we had seriously looked into.
Which machine did you decide on and why?
You P10M. ROQ’s 7 color 10 station. The 480v wasn’t a problem for us and was a perfect excuse to get this press.
When you first got your new machine, what was the first thing you fell in love with?
Lasers They help a lot! Almost silent operation. Touch screen is easy. Press control at every print arm. Also the pre-registration system is pretty awesome.
Can you quantify your ROQ purchase in terms of money or time it has saved you or gained you?
We are printing faster than ever but more importantly we’re printing better than ever! It’s impossible to do the same work by hand. We immediately noticed the ink deposit is much more accurate and minimal. Leaving a very soft feel even on 7 color designs. It’s also so easy to add another print stroke or modify the print order on the fly when the shirt color changes.
If someone asked you about buying a ROQ, what advice would you give them?
Really I would have to say that it’s an awesome press that has definitely improved the atmosphere of our shop. It’s so quiet and remains very accurate through print runs. If you’re buying an auto your only consideration should be which ROQ. We can’t wait to get ours a big sister or brother soon. We started with a 4 color 1 station from Ryonet® in 2005. By 2009 our hobby became a full time business. We printed multiple jobs over this last summer that required tens of thousands of manual print strokes. Needless to say my arms were getting tired. We needed to start really looking into automatics. Over the years I’ve seen and worked on different autos that I wasn’t that crazy about. When Ryan made a video of the ROQ I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears. I knew that if Ryan believed in it and was this excited then I should listen.
Testimony collected by: Ryonet