Big Frog Partners with Axiom America for Direct-to-Film Printers

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is now an authorized dealer for Axiom America's DTF technology

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Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More and Axiom America have formed a partnership to introduce Axiom’s Arcus direct-to-film (DTF) printers to nearly 100 Big Frog shops.

The partnership establishes Big Frog as an authorized dealer for Axiom America’s DTF technology and expands Axiom’s national footprint.

There is a 14″ machine ideal for smaller shops, with a footprint of 3′ X 6′ and a larger, 24″ machine with more capacity and a 4′ X 9′ footprint.

Big Frog Co-Founder, President, and CEO Tina Bacon-DeFrece, Ph.D. is pleased with the partnership.

“We continually seek to expand our printing capabilities and offer more deco options to our customers,” states Bacon-DeFrece. “DTF printing also creates less of an environmental impact, which aligns well with Big Frog’s commitment to ‘green’ production processes.”

Axiom’s Managing Partners and brothers, Brian Belk and Brad Belk, are equally enthusiastic.

“We are excited to partner with Big Frog. The collaboration we experienced during beta testing demonstrates this move is a great fit for both companies,” says Brain.

“I’m proud to say this is our first national exclusive relationship with a respected, established brand,” adds Brad. “We look forward to working with Big Frog in the years to come.”

Big Frog Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Ron DeFrece, Vice President of Operations Paul Bowes, and the team at Big Frog’s headquarters tested the printers extensively. Next, they unveiled the new technology to franchise owners at Frog-A-Thon, the brand’s nationwide conference. Finally, a pilot group of franchise owners tested the printers in their stores.

“Our store owners put the DTF machines through their paces in just about every real-world situation imaginable,” explains DeFrece. “Axiom came out on top, both technically and in terms of their customer service.”

Bowes agreed, stating, “Brian and his team could not be more responsive, professional, and enjoyable to work with. The DTF machines have been well received by our franchisees.”


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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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