-Tricks of the trade-
Highland Multihead Embroidery Machine
The Highland Multihead Embroidery Machine has an extra large embroidery area capable of 500mm x 450mm or 19.6 x 17.7 inches. It is also equipped with 15 needles that can automatically change color. Highland has equipped this machine with built in energy saving flourescent workspace lighting. The mulithead machine is also capable of 270 degree wide cap frame embroidery which is capable of embroidering designs from ear to ear on the front of any cap style.
The Riley Hopkins 8 color screen printing press expands the ability and opportunity of Ranch Gear. This press allows you to have up to an 8 color job on the press. It also allows for the maximum fewer color jobs on the press at one time.
Riley Hopkins Screen-Press
The software that Ranch Gear uses to coincide with the Highland Embroidery Machine is Wings XP Puncher. Wings XP Puncher gives you full control over every aspect of the digitizing process, allowing you to offer faster turnarounds on top quality digitizing. This software is loaded with time-saving tools such as auto smoothing of uneven stitches and advanced stitch parameter controls.
There are four other main forms of software that Ranch Gear uses. They consist of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dr. Engrave.
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most utilized programs used not only by Ranch Gear, but in every field of Graphic Design. Illustrator allows employees of Ranch Gear to create logos and artwork in a vector format for use in Screen-Printing, Stationary design as well as Large-Format Printing.
Photoshop is an image editing software developed and manufactured by Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop is considered one of the leaders in photo editing software. This software allows the employees of Ranch Gear to manipulate, add special effects, and enhance the apperance of any digital photo.
Behind the scenes (Graphic Design)
D-I-Y Kodak Photo Kiosk
RG's newsest addition is the DIY Kodak Photo Kiosk. This Kiosk comes equipped with countless user friendly options that lets you edit, print, and view your photos quickly and easily. By the way, it is the only one of it's kind in Santa Ynez, CA. Below are just a few of the Kodak Kiosk's capabilities:
Freeze and Print video moments
Red Eye Reduction
Crop & Zoom
Pet Eye Retouch
Social Network Connectivity
8 x 11'' Hard Cover Photo Books Now Available! (10-30 pages)
Stahl's Hotronix Vinyl Heat Press
With this new innovative tool, Ranch Gear has the capability of heat pressing a special heat transfer vinyl material directly onto a garment. This gives our clients another option when choosing how they would like their logo applied. this is ideal for a quick "turn around" time and complex style logos.
Roland EGX-30A Engraver
Powered by an advanced DC brushless motor, the EGX-30A delivers the fastest production speeds in its class. Our machine has the ability to engrave or score anything from hard to soft metals within an 8" tall by 12" wide surface. Multiple font style and sizes are available within the engraving software as well as design engraving capabilities. Oxidation is also available on brass, to give the "Shadow" look which is very popular.
Welcome to the Bizhub C360! Now instead of dealing with the hassles of a Fedex Office or a UPS store, you can stop by the Ranch Gear Store Front to have anything from Door Hangers to Business Cards printed quickly and easily.
The Bizhub prints at 36 pages/min and is equipped with the latest technology for high performance, and attractive finishing versatility, including: a compact embedded staple finisher, modular finisher with optional booklet capability. Eco-performance Energy Star and German Blue Angel certified: Low energy consumption, resource-friendly product design
Bizhub prints and copies with higher quality and easier control to work competitively and cost-effectively.
Konica Minolta Bizhub C360
The Roland VersaCamm is one of the most utilized machines in Ranch Gear. With print speeds of up to 289 sq.ft. per hour for CMYK applications and print/cut capability, along with a printable area up to 64". This allows employees of Ranch Gear to produce anything from small scale stickers and window decals to full scale vehicle wraps. With a wide variety of vinyls and other materials, the possibilities are endless. At the same time, the VersaCamm has the capability if producing crisp, clean large format photos with a variety of sizes to choose from. This model is equipped with features that minimize ink consumption and reduce environmental waste and operational costs.
VersaCAMM VSi Series printer/cutters are also certified by Roland’s Eco-Label system, an ISO 14021 Type II label certifying compliance with the company’s internal environmental standards. All Eco-Sol MAX 2 cartridges are eligible for the Roland recycling program.
Laminating and mounting on 1/4 in thick foam board is also available for photos with a choice of glossy or matte laminate.