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Old June 18th, 2010 Jun 18, 2010 5:37:21 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default R1900BUILD-Mission accomplished "license to thrill"

It is now official she is the T-DOZER here is the video of her knocking out some shirts. again i did a video from the power up sequence all the way thru printing two shirts, at the start up you can see the pf motor does not move (by evidencing no movement of the platen)

the printer is 100% error free as seen. i still have not mounted my power button pad (epson original) or additional two buttons (my modifications) i just could not hold back showing the video of what she can do, before i completed the final details keep in mind all thru-out the video the printer is not secured yet and either are the base covers..she is smooth

I'm still using the cardboard platen template, the final platen is plexi and weighs in at 1.3 pds. i believe i have accomplished the goals i set prior to the build. small foot print, light weight delivery system, portable, etc-etc.

I'm using 100% epson firmware with only some wiring modifications (rerouting) at the board as explained previously. everything required to do this build was purchased at lowes home improvement store with the exception of the plastic base (which can be substituted) and the printer itself of course..

I'm still using trial versions of the rip.. i tried multi-rip gp first and now i'm on my second brand of a trial version. i wish i could have done a shirt of each at the same time but the driver configurations don't agree with each other including the epson driver (you can only use one at a time on the computer without complications by my experience) so I'm testing individually..

i can tell you the rip is mandatory in my opinion, (its the business end of the deal) and there are some very cool features and settings to play with ...im still learning..

i finally learned to adjust the settings in the rip for the table adjustment, the videos show it printing in 1400x1400. now i can print in 720x720 with the same quality as far as proportion and by my calculation it prints twice as fast.. the 1400x1400 is still the best quality image all around as far as details etc and im sure that i will print with that setting most often..

well i hope you enjoy the show as much as i did..

P.S i added the video of the printer printing at 720x720 res dual cmyk.. i calculate start of print at the :59 sec point in the video and the end of print at 1:37 so i came up with 38second print on an 11x11 detailed graphic...a major feat using the stock epson firmware with its jerky motion in the 720 res mode with the r1900 imho, watch the very bottom of the shirt bounce during the print steps, and then check out the detailed print...

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Default Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"

Congrats!

Very nice video. And this is a totally stock 1900? No custom chips?

I have to ask when you place you platen on your belt and move it back and forth I take it the pf motor is free. Are you just sighting you platens location by eyeball?

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Old June 18th, 2010 Jun 18, 2010 5:56:47 AM -   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats!

Very nice video. And this is a totally stock 1900? No custom chips?

I have to ask when you place you platen on your belt and move it back and forth I take it the pf motor is free. Are you just sighting you platens location by eyeball?

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yes, totally stock epson r1900 firmware no micro processor, only wiring modifications at the main board, and no pe switch as seen..

i have a small registration mark on the base i will put a stop however, but the registration mark works as well.. i printed several two pass color prints to check it and its spot on..
 
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Oh this is sweet.

This means I should have kept that last 1900 instead of selling it.

So this means all one needs other than the modified printer is dtg ink and rip software.

You going to make a new step by step thread right?
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Old June 18th, 2010 Jun 18, 2010 6:01:47 AM -   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"

Simple question, What kind of RIP do you use?
 
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Simple question, What kind of RIP do you use?
I'm testing trial versions of two brands right now..

Multi-rip gp and eukon digital (ek rip)

the vid shows the ek rip... look on the bottom of the shirt there water mark is on it..lol

but still testing and learning..
 
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I saw that water mark. Is that due to it being a trial version?
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Default Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"

Good work Jeff
What kind of belt you have used?
 
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I saw that water mark. Is that due to it being a trial version?
yes watermark is trial version...they all have this feature
 
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Good work Jeff
What kind of belt you have used?
the belt is a 5 dollar pull down window shade lol the textured one

it is mended using hot iron... it becomes one looks remarkably similar to the dtg viper belt doesn't it
 
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I tried Multirip GP. I am very satisfied but $800 so expensive for me . I have not tried EK Print Studio yet because epson 2100 is not supported by them
 
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Not only are you a craftsman but brilliant too. Very nice looking machine and art work. My wife is slowly getting stronger where I may be able to get out of the house sometime soon and with your success, this is going to be a have-to project (only in my mind) for starting up a small endeavor to give us something to do when she is able. Thank you for you help, ideas and inspiration. I have everything but the DTG and with you help, that isn't far off. Two question though if you don't mind. do you know how much the EKPrint rip will cost and do you think it is as good or better than the Multi RIP? Well one more. What did you use to make the belt with?Sorry. You posted that answer while I was typing.

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Not only are you a craftsman but brilliant too. Very nice looking machine and art work. My wife is slowly getting stronger where I may be able to get out of the house sometime soon and with your success, this is going to be a have-to project (only in my mind) for starting up a small endeavor to give us something to do when she is able. Thank you for you help, ideas and inspiration. I have everything but the DTG and with you help, that isn't far off. Two question though if you don't mind. do you know how much the EKPrint rip will cost and do you think it is as good or better than the Multi RIP? Well one more. What did you use to make the belt with?Sorry. You posted that answer while I was typing.
i appreciate the kind words... the art is all my wife, thats her dept.

this is why i built the dtg for her

from what i've been told ek will match any quailified competitors price..there list price is higher.

I believe the rip is a personal preference..they all have trial versions, i suggest that before purchase..

I'm not qualified to answer any rip questions, not much experience there. you will be better off asking experienced users..

i hope your wife gets strong fast..glad to hear the positive news

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Congratulation jeff on your build, It is been a long time since I never check this forum
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By far, the best diy dtg printer video to date. Great job, German!! Good luck with the rip.
 

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