On December 31st, 2015, S.ROQUE decided to simplify. With a swift action, the Portuguese company dropped the S. and UE in their name, and changed the branding of their automated screen printing equipment from “S.Roque” to just “ROQ”. Our first trade show of the new year, ISS Long Beach, now had an unexpected new theme: Just ROQ. And ROQ we did! Ryonet’s booth featured two ROQ automatic machines (an Oval and a YOU XL) and the first sighting of our new ROQ Tunnel Dryer which had prints tumbling out at a rapid pace all event long. The design for the show was a five color water based print using Green Galaxy inks, featuring the artwork of Nate Marcel, creator of our label designs in the Green Galaxy product line. During our three days at the show we managed to do something that, to our knowledge, has never been done before in the world of water based printing. We printed with the same ink, using the same screens, for the full three days! Based on our previous experience most water based inks would have become dried and unusable in a non-production environment, but Green Galaxy Ink made it possible and we were all completely impressed!
Earth-saving, health-saving, time-saving, money-saving….
What more can we ask for from a year chocked full of incredible advancements?
Ryonet took a stance on quality sustainable printing early in 2014. While most of the industry found themselves falling back into plastisol ways, water-based printing and green chemicals took us to new heights. Printing at home also had a face-lift with the unveiling of two new press lines and a whole ream of supporting products for the pro printer with a slightly smaller space to fill. Finishing the year strong with lasers and rockets only seemed fitting as we outfitted our automatic and high output presses with top of the line furnishings to drop the ball with glory.
Take a look at our definitive list of the top 14 new screen printing products from Ryonet in 2014:
It’s no secret, we love videos.
In fact, we built an entire marketing strategy on it, more or less. Since day one, with the dawning of our very first Youtube video, we’ve stuck it out, through thick and thin, for better or worse.
Now, to advent the end of 2014 and usher in a new year, here’s a list of Ryonet’s top 10 favorite videos in 2014:
The excitement surrounding the Ryonet Cyber Monday sale is palpable here at our Vancouver location today. Red shirts with the words “Cyber Munday” have been indiscriminately donned over collars and under sweaters, filling the halls of the small office with a feeling more akin to that of a favorite sporting game being under-way than a sale. The morning started with a bang as our resident “Hype Machine” (otherwise known as social media marketing master Yamil with a box over his head) got the team fired up with pump-you-up music and some excellently curated dance moves. As the team poured in, ready to face the day ahead, graphic designer Mark slaved away in the kitchen preparing the fuel necessary to get us through the coming onslaught.
This past Wednesday, a letter may have appeared in your inbox from the Ryan and the Ryonet team. Along with a special message from Ryan Moor, it contained an important explanation of an even more exciting bunch of changes that have been happening here at Ryonet throughout the past few months. Specifically: just what is Ryonet Plus? Just in case you didn’t receive it, you can read it below:
Most famously, it’s the holiday known for indulgence in all of our favorite things: piles of meat, buttery roots, oodles of pies and baked goods, and our closest friends and family.
Not everyone gets the same opportunities during the holidays, however.
At Ryonet we enjoy spreading the love, especially with our community. In years past Ryonet has donated hand-packed Turkey Dinner boxes to a number of local charities to help ensure that everyone has a chance to have a Thanksgiving dinner. This year we teamed up again with the ARC of SW Washington to give the gift of food and fellowship, assembly-line fashion:
It’s been a whirlwind over here, with the Halloween buzz and all of our recent events having just ended. For those of you lucky enough to be in the Midwestern vicinity and even luckier to have made it over to our warehouse in Arkansas for our Open House Event – We absolutely LOVED having you with us! It was a blast and we were (once again) reminded that our favorite people in the world to party with are our customers. You guys are honestly the best.
For one more reason to pity the rest of us envy-stricken individuals, some of the lucky attendees of the event carried a little piece of history home with them that day, along with their full stomachs. Headlining the event was Ryonet’s attempt at breaking the Guinness Book of World Record’s longest screen print. Our 80 foot long wooden screen was graciously built by Nortech. A beast of a frame and covered in 156 mesh, the design was 18 feet longer than the previous World Record. Each attendee was able to join in the printing efforts and contribute with one of the provided 12″ squeegees. The design, a string of “Long Distance Printers” marathon running across the fabric, was made by our own graphic designer Mark Daffron.
But I’m going to go ahead and say that our time at the show was well worth the extra price of a few tissue boxes and some Riccola.
– All you can eat sushi, drinks….and sake bombs
– Zip-lining down the lighted ceiling of an entire city block
– Nick Wood lugging his huge bike container all the way to Vegas only to ride it once
– Nightly midnight plunges in our communal house’s outdoor pool