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[DIY DTG] Made my own DTG Printer for $150

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Old November 9th, 2007 Nov 9, 2007 8:07:45 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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I have been watching all the different forums on making a DTG printer and finally decided to post my discovery here.
I have made a DTG printer using an epson c88 $89.00 printer. I have maybe 150.00 in the equipment and supplies including the bulk ink system.

No, I cannot print white ink but I think this is a start for an affordable DTG printer.

Anyone who would like to help me improve the setup I made, I will be glad to help as long as everyone has an open mind and understands I'm NOT making these to sell, just to help so everyone can have an affordable DTG solution, and the agreement is that your discoveries can also be shared with me and everyone and not to be sold.

I will be posting a video on a website soon so everyone can see it is for real.
I will accept any feedback or suggestions being negative or positive.

Just wanted to see what kind of response I get before giving more info on the subject.
Thanks,
T

Added by Rodney on July 20, 2009:

Adding these quick links to answers to common questions asked in this very long thread

Q: Where is the first set of plans?

A: Here's the PDF link

Q: Where's the second set of plans?

A: Here's the PDF link

Q: Has anybody actually successfully made their own DTG printer that prints using these plans?

A: Yes

Q: Where can I find more resources for building my own DTG?

A: Read here: Resources for building your own dtg machine.

A: Post your question in the diydtg section here at t-shirtforums.


Last edited by Rodney; July 20th, 2009 at 04:01 PM.. Reason: added video to first post to make things easier
 
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Default Re: Made my own DTG Printer for $150

What are you using for a conveyor motor & how is it timed?
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If this is for real, obviously lots of people here would be interested.
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Sounds like the open source software development philosophy being applied to a DTG.......
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go on! make your graphix amigo!
 
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I'm really looking forward to this method, and REALLY the video.
Thanks for this, and I'm sure after the video you'll have lots of people really interested.

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Originally Posted by makemygraphix
I have been watching all the different forums on making a DTG printer and finally decided to post my discovery here.
I have made a DTG printer using an epson c88 $89.00 printer. I have maybe 150.00 in the equipment and supplies including the bulk ink system.

No, I cannot print white ink but I think this is a start for an affordable DTG printer.

Anyone who would like to help me improve the setup I made, I will be glad to help as long as everyone has an open mind and understands I'm NOT making these to sell, just to help so everyone can have an affordable DTG solution, and the agreement is that your discoveries can also be shared with me and everyone and not to be sold.

I will be posting a video on a website soon so everyone can see it is for real.
I will accept any feedback or suggestions being negative or positive.

Just wanted to see what kind of response I get before giving more info on the subject.
Thanks,
T
this sounds like the best thing since light bread. can't wait excited keep it moving. and good luck
 
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Wow man, that sounds really impressive... can't wait to see the results!
 
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I look forward to seiing more info and would love to get involved.This could help alot of people who need the DTG option , but just can't spend the big bucks . ie Me. ..... JB
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Reeeheeheealllyyyy.... I can't wait. If you would, could you direct me to those threads you were talking about. I haven't read up on actually making a DTG out of anything yet.
 
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Holy cow..Get with the video. we need to see this thing..
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What kind of textile ink are you using in this printer?

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Old November 10th, 2007 Nov 10, 2007 6:39:22 PM -   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Made my own DTG Printer for $150

I would like to see it as well. Here is the closest thing to a homemade job I've seen yet. It's a flatbed printer, but I think it shows that the concept could be applied to DTG.
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Really!?? Make the video now! lol
 
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Also waiting here, good luck!
 
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