Producing Out-of-This-World Dye-Sublimated Textiles
SAI Netcom | Alpharetta, Georgia
Brothers Tej and Pratt Pande of SAI Netcom in Alpharetta, Georgia, believe in the personalized touch. Their business uses dye-sublimation printing to offer customized textiles and gifts, which are sold directly via SAI Netcom’s website as well as through a range of retail outlets.
“Dye-sublimation lets us capture the true essence of photos or artwork on textiles, at costs far below traditional textile printing methods,” said Tej. To provide quality dye-sublimated products, SAI Netcom relies on Roland DG’s Texart™ RT-640 64-inch and VersaArt® RS-640 64-inch dye-sublimation printers.
Personalized Service for Every Client
“Without the high setup costs of traditional textile printing, we can operate with no minimums,” Tej continued. “In other words, we can help everyone who needs our products.”
“The impact of having quality, full color production is massive for our customers. It's a very direct relationship: higher quality print means better sales numbers.”SAI Netcom uses its Roland DG machines to produce both short runs and prototypes. Dye-sublimation printing allows them to tap into several markets where clients require custom-printed goods, including retail personalized gifting, the advertising specialty industry, and licensed artwork prototyping and fulfillment.
SAI Netcom’s three divisions produce dye-sublimated products such as fleece blankets, coral plush blankets, fleece and linen pillows, floor mats in custom sizes, neckties, beach towels, textile banners, aprons, and imprinted fabrics for T-shirts, mousepads and more.
Photorealistic Images Increase Impact
“Our prints extend over the entire surface of the product – edge to edge. Our customers really appreciate the true photorealistic quality our printers produce on products like blankets and towels,” said Tej.
One popular line features images from the Hubble space telescope dye-sublimated onto blankets. SAI Netcom also produces a wide variety of licensed artwork with famous characters such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the cast of the animated television show Bob’s Burgers.
“The impact of having quality, full color production is massive for our customers,” noted Tej. “It’s a very direct relationship: higher quality print means better sales numbers.”