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Crio vs. Other Solutions

Just the facts

With so many decoration options out there, we know it can be difficult to cut through the “marketing” clutter to get to the real facts. Being honest, we also know that white toner transfer isn’t right for everyone. Yes, we just said that.  We say that because we want you to succeed no matter what method you choose, even if its not a Crio. It really boils down to what’s best for your business model, market, and budget.

So lets get to the fact and break it down. We’ve taken the most popular decoration methods and created a direct comparison chart as well as a material compatibility matrix.  Still not sure, talk to your favorite Crio dealer or contact Crio directly.

Universal Truths About White Toner Transfer

  • High level of customization with a vast color gamut
  • Profitable on any size run- print 1 or 100
  • Print on any color substrate
  • Transfer to virtually any material – Cotton, polyester, denim, glass, wood, acrylic, and much more!
  • Low maintenance- uses a LED laser printer and won’t clog like inkjet or other printer methods
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Straight paper path – virtually eliminates paper jams
  • Short learning curve to successfully transfer

Let's compare

White Toner Transfer

  • Short Learning Curve
  • Simple 1 or 2 Step Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Short Run
  • Apparel, Soft and Hard Goods
  • Applied to Almost Any Material
  • No Pre or Post Treatment Required
  • Low to No Maintenance
  • Low-to-Moderate Investment
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • High Washability

Screen Printing

  • Long Learning Curve
  • Time Consuming & Costly Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Moderate / High Quantities
  • Apparel, Soft and Hard Goods
  • Applied to Almost Any Material
  • No Pre or Post Treatment Required
  • Low Maintenance
  • High Investment
  • Limited Color Gamut
  • High Washability
  • Additional Film & Screen Manufacturing Required

Direct-to-Garment

  • Moderate Learning Curve
  • Time Consuming Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Short Run
  • Apparel / Garments Only
  • Cotton Based Only
  • Pretreatment for Dark Garments
  • High Maintenance
  • High Investment
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • High Washability
  • Costly Pre-Treatment Equipment Needed

Dye Sublimation

  • Short Learning Curve
  • Simple 1 Step Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Short Run
  • Apparel, Soft and Hard Goods
  • Poly Coated Materials Only
  • No Pre or Post Treatment Required
  • Moderate Maintenance
  • Low-to-Moderate Investment
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Very High Washability

White Toner Transfer

  • Short Learning Curve
  • Simple 1 or 2 Step Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Short Run
  • Apparel, Soft and Hard Goods
  • Applied to Almost Any Material
  • No Pre or Post Treatment Required
  • Low to No Maintenance
  • Low-to-Moderate Investment
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • High Washability

Screen
Printing

  • Long Learning Curve
  • Time Consuming & Costly Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Moderate / High Quantities
  • Apparel, Soft and Hard Goods
  • Applied to Almost Any Material
  • No Pre or Post Treatment Required
  • Low Maintenance
  • High Investment
  • Limited Color Gamut
  • High Washability
  • Additional Film & Screen Manufacturing Required

Direct-to-
Garment

  • Moderate Learning Curve
  • Time Consuming Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Short Run
  • Apparel / Garments Only
  • Cotton Based Only
  • Pretreatment for Dark Garments
  • High Maintenance
  • High Investment
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • High Washability
  • Costly Pre-Treatment Equipment Needed

Dye
Sublimation

  • Short Learning Curve
  • Simple 1 Step Process
  • No Cutting or Weeding
  • Short Run
  • Apparel, Soft and Hard Goods
  • Poly Coated Materials Only
  • No Pre or Post Treatment Required
  • Moderate Maintenance
  • Low-to-Moderate Investment
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Very High Washability

Material Chart

Crio White Toner
Screen Printing
Direct-to-Garment
Sublimation
Light Fabrics
Dark Fabrics
Cotton
Nylon
Polyester
Glass / Acrylic
Paper / Cardboard
Plastics
Wood
Metal
Uneven Surfaces

Material Chart

Crio White Toner
Light Fabrics
Dark Fabrics
Cotton
Nylon
Polyester
Glass / Acrylic
Paper / Cardboard
Plastics
Wood
Metal
Uneven Surfaces
Screen Printing
Light Fabrics
Dark Fabrics
Cotton
Nylon
Polyester
Glass / Acrylic
Paper / Cardboard
Plastics
Wood
Metal
Uneven Surfaces
Direct-to-Garment
Light Fabrics
Dark Fabrics
Cotton
Nylon
Polyester
Glass / Acrylic
Paper / Cardboard
Plastics
Wood
Metal
Uneven Surfaces
Sublimation
Light Fabrics
Dark Fabrics
Cotton
Nylon
Polyester
Glass / Acrylic
Paper / Cardboard
Plastics
Wood
Metal
Uneven Surfaces

Benefits of Crio White Toner Printers

RIP Software Included

Every Crio printer comes with a version of Digital Factory White Toner Transfer RIP software. The intuitive software offers high fidelity color and includes print production tools not found in most sublimation RIP software solutions.

CrioCare Warranty

Crio offers unparalleled warranty to ensure your peace-of-mind. Every Crio printer comes with a 2-year onsite warranty. That's right, onsite. That means if we cannot fix the issue remotely, we will send a service technician to your door.

Success Resources & Training

From how-to videos, to marketing kits, to profit guides, Crio is here to help you up your marketing game and elevate your knowledge. All of these exclusive assets are available to Crio owners at MyCrio.com.

Remote Support Tablet Included

The Crio® remote support tablet is your all-in-one tool for success. The tablet has everything you need to be successful in a single device. The tablet is preloaded with links to important tools unlocking endless opportunities.

Printer to Process Support

While many manufacturers only provide support for their equipment, Crio takes support to a new level by providing printer to process assistance. We want you to succeed, and to us that means service beyond the printer.

Straight Paper Path

Don't all printers have a straight paper path? No, but Crio printers do. This helps eliminate paper jam points allowing you to print on the widest and thickest variety of paper of your choice, not the manufacturers.