Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Announces Partnership with Axiom America for Direct-to-Film (DTF) Printers

Axiom and Big Frog will be able to offer custom apparel prints in their stores, while also expanding Big Frog’s capabilities.

DUNEDIN, Fla., Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More and Axiom America have formed a partnership to introduce Axiom’s state-of-the-art Arcus Direct-to-Film (DTF) printers to nearly 100 Big Frog shops. The agreement will allow Big Frog the opportunity to print apparel in-house, and offer its customers the most advanced garment printing technology.

“Our store owners have put the DTF machines to the test in almost every situation that can be imagined,” said Ron DeFrece. “Axiom won both on the technical side and for their customer service.”

Big Frog was the first to introduce direct-to garment (DTG), allowing stores to fulfill many custom orders while the customers wait. DTF printing offers consumers an eco-friendly option for apparel decoration. Screen printers are not required to produce large quantities of orders. This saves time and money for the store and offers greater convenience.

DTF is a process that involves printing on a film, then applying it to clothing items. This produces bright, full-color images with high resolution. This is a water-based, more environmentally friendly technique which eliminates harsh chemicals that are used in screen printing. A 14-inch machine is ideal for small shops with a 3 foot by 6 foot footprint. A larger 24-inch machine offers more capacity with a footprint of 4 feet by 9 ft.

Big Frog CEO, co-founder and president Tina Bacon DeFreceThe partnership has been a great success. Bacon DeFrece, Ph.D. said that they are constantly looking for ways to expand their printing capabilities and provide more deco options to customers. DTF printing has a lower environmental impact and aligns with Big Frog’s commitment for ‘green production’ processes.

Axiom Managing Partners, brothers and partners Brian Belk You can also find out more about the following: Brad Belk, are also equally enthusiastic.

Say Brian BelkWe are thrilled to be partnering with Big Frog. We were impressed with the collaboration during beta testing. This move will be a good fit for both businesses.

“I’m happy to announce that this is the first national exclusive partnership with a well-respected, established brand,” said Brad Belk. “We look to continue working with Big Frog over the coming years.”

Big Frog’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ron DeFreceVice President for Operations Paul BowesThe Big Frog team tested the printers extensively. They then revealed the new technologies to franchisees at Frog-A-Thon. This was the brand’s national conference. Finaly, a group of pilot franchise owners tested out the printers at their stores.

DeFrece stated that the DTF machine was tested in almost every situation. “Axiom won both in terms of customer service and technical excellence.”

Bowes also agreed. He stated, “Brian, his team, and I could not have been more professional, responsive, and enjoyable to be around.” The DTF machines were well received by franchisees.

The partnership expands Axiom America’s nationwide footprint and establishes Big Frog’s status as an Axiom America authorized dealer.

Axiom America provides quality products and manufacturing solutions for textile decorating since 2004. Based in High Point (N.C.)Axiom operates three regional offices with shipping centers in the United States. United States. The company offers a wide range of products and services, including manufacturing consulting as well as technical support to both new and existing businesses. To learn more, visit

The company was founded in 2008, with its headquarters in Dunedin (Florida), Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, Inc. has over 75 stores across United States You can also find out more about the following: Canada. The stores are owned and operated independently. They offer Direct-to Garment (DTG), Direct-to Film (DTF), and a variety of other apparel decoration services. The company offers free design assistance, no set-up or art fees, no minimum orders, and a quick turnaround. Find a Big Frog location: BIGFROG.COM. Find U.S. franchise opportunities: BIGFROGFRANCHISE.COM. BIGFROG.CA offers Canadian franchise opportunities. Here you can view Big Frog content on YouTube.

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