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Olperez1 September 5th, 2018 10:28 AM

Is the T-Lock platen kit worth buying instead of buying separate platens from Brother?
 
Hi Guys, looking at getting the T-Lock platen kit, but is it worth it? Is it flimsy? The Brother sales guy that sold me the DTG GT-361 tells me that it is not worth it as it shakes/moves a lot, but not sure if I can believe a sales guy who is in it for commission.

Please help on what your thoughts are if you have bought a T-Lock yourself. I need a youth and baby platen, so figured, research on T-Lock to get the added ones for just a couple benjamins more.

Thanks for your help.

Justingray June 13th, 2019 04:15 AM

Re: Is the T-Lock platen kit worth buying instead of buying separate platens from Brother?
 
Did you ever get any responses, or did you buy the T-Lock system? I'm curious how you made out if so as I just purchased a GTX printer and need some platens quickly

Thanks!

gatorGRAFIX June 13th, 2019 01:28 PM

Re: Is the T-Lock platen kit worth buying instead of buying separate platens from Brother?
 
Unless you use a certain non-standard size patten a lot I usually just make my own platen out of coreplast (that the yard sign people use). Dirt cheap, easy to cut and mounts easily to the base with nothing more than masking tape. Printed 100 baby gowns this way last week. Easy peasy.

Ghoster32111 June 14th, 2019 11:19 AM

Re: Is the T-Lock platen kit worth buying instead of buying separate platens from Brother?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gatorGRAFIX (Post 4434053)
Unless you use a certain non-standard size patten a lot I usually just make my own platen out of coreplast (that the yard sign people use). Dirt cheap, easy to cut and mounts easily to the base with nothing more than masking tape. Printed 100 baby gowns this way last week. Easy peasy.

Geno nice hack! I use plexi glass and tape. My shop is by a company that makes windows and signs so they have loads of plexi glass scraps around for the grabbing or glass lots of glass. I usually just tape down the plexi glass and thats good enough but I have actually cut some to shape or do what I did in 7th grade with a few tea candles and actually heat up the plexi glass and fold it so I can tuck the shirt in.

promoda July 11th, 2019 04:00 PM

Re: Is the T-Lock platen kit worth buying instead of buying separate platens from Brother?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gatorGRAFIX (Post 4434053)
Unless you use a certain non-standard size patten a lot I usually just make my own platen out of coreplast (that the yard sign people use). Dirt cheap, easy to cut and mounts easily to the base with nothing more than masking tape. Printed 100 baby gowns this way last week. Easy peasy.

Hi I just got a gtx today. The sales man told up to get the baby onesie platen it will cost 400$!! Can you show me how you made yours diy? How did you make the base to fit? Thanks

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West August 11th, 2019 09:07 PM

Re: Is the T-Lock platen kit worth buying instead of buying separate platens from Brother?
 
I have a GTX and a GT3 and would also like to know how to configure the stand for the plexi, I am trying to make a youth platen. I have a CNC and plenty of half-inch acrylic for cutting the base. I just need to know how to configure the stand for it. If anyone can point me in the right direction, it will be much appreciated. I can even cut some acrylic for you.


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