WEBSTER – Dan Marcoux, owner of Daisy Print, has a new machine in his store: an AnaJet MP5i .
What it does, he says, is “direct-to-garment printing, which is the fastest and most effective way to transfer full-color images to T-shirts.”
The Anajet uses ink specifically made for fiber, and is a newer technology than the older thermal transfer and screen printing technicques. “It wears like a regular shirt you'd buy,” he said.
Dan says he can print a full-color, customized T-shirt in just five minutes, and that fits nicely with his business philosophy: you walk in for something, you walk out with it. He doesn't like customers to have to wait.
Customers can bring in an image on a CD or flash drive, or Dan will create something original.
The AnaJet is keeping him busy. He admits the purchase was done spontaneously, and “now I'm so busy I don't know what to do.” The Friday afternoon we talked with him he said he'd had ten people come in wanting shirts. They buy them for sporting events, retirement parties, birthdays, “pretty much anything.” He had just done one that said “Grammy the Great.”
A single shirt costs $19.99, with volume discounts for larger buys.
The Anajet is just the latest of Dan's “spontaneous” purchases. He also has state-of-the-art laser engraving equipment for engraving on just about any material: steel, glass, wood, slate, marble. That machine is busy too. Dan tells us that some other stores that do personalized engraving, like Things Remembered in the Auburn Mall, will refer their customers to Dan when they can't accommodate their requirements.
Daisy Print is at 183 Main Street in Webster. Phone 508-949-2024. Check out the website for all its customized products and services: www.daisyprint.com.