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[Brother GTX] Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

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Old March 9th, 2020 Mar 9, 2020 11:13:12 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

I have a Brother GTX and the white ink cost is killing me, this machine dumps about $20-$30 worth of ink every single day just grooming itself.

I noticed that Garment printer ink has been the first to market with a generic ink for this machine and its about 50% less than the real Brother inks.

I am very skeptical after the hell we have been thru with print heads on this machine. I was always told that aftermarket inks were a no-no because it kills the white print head when all the heavy metals settle into the print head while it is docked between uses.

We could really use the cost savings of this new "GTX compatible" white ink but I would like to hear from someone that has actually run a few pouches thru the machine before jumping in to give it a try.
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

Hi! I do not have the GTX, but I do have the Brother GT 381. I have been using Garment Printer Inks white, as well as colors for a couple of years. They have been awesome to deal with! They have always treated me right when I've had issues, such as refill bag leaking upon arrival, etc. It is not compatible with OEM inks though. I initially bought the change-over kit, and that was a really great value! Hope this helps!
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

Just like with my Epson DTGs I am sure that swapping to another brand of ink for either machine would include dumping ALL ink that may be within the machine's internal tubing that hold ink within the DTG.

Not sure what it would cost for my GTX but for each of my Epson's it would involve dumping at least $125 worth of white ink just to swap over and that doesn't include any color ink swap over that would need to be performed.

Pulling that trigger might be kinda tough for some folks.
 
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

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I have a Brother GTX and the white ink cost is killing me, this machine dumps about $20-$30 worth of ink every single day just grooming itself.

I noticed that Garment printer ink has been the first to market with a generic ink for this machine and its about 50% less than the real Brother inks.

I am very skeptical after the hell we have been thru with print heads on this machine. I was always told that aftermarket inks were a no-no because it kills the white print head when all the heavy metals settle into the print head while it is docked between uses.

We could really use the cost savings of this new "GTX compatible" white ink but I would like to hear from someone that has actually run a few pouches thru the machine before jumping in to give it a try.
I am looking at the costs, and I cannot see that the Garment Printer is half the cost of the Brother ink, unless I am missing something. My calculation shows that the Garment printer ink is about 17% less compared to 700cc of Brother ink bought in a 2 pack. Garment printer ink one bottle of 700cc is $180.00, Brother 700cc pouch bought in 2 pack is $217.60 each pouch. Maybe I am missing something about the costs. If anyone sees it as half the cost, please let me know how you calculated that so I can look into it. Thanks
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

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Just like with my Epson DTGs I am sure that swapping to another brand of ink for either machine would include dumping ALL ink that may be within the machine's internal tubing that hold ink within the DTG.

Not sure what it would cost for my GTX but for each of my Epson's it would involve dumping at least $125 worth of white ink just to swap over and that doesn't include any color ink swap over that would need to be performed.

Pulling that trigger might be kinda tough for some folks.
It's not a waste of ink if you swap when the white ink pouch is finished. Just put a cleaning solution pouch in and clean the tubes. Then install the new ink.
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

The ink manufactures say that you'll still need to dump any other ink within the machine and switch over completely to ALL of their inks at once. They say that you should not use their white ink with factory CMYK inks at all.
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

I tried the color and the white. For the white ink it was bad there was no vibrancy, in fact, it was faded. I tried with the heat press and through the oven failed. I had to flush the ink right of way. The color is ok. I still would prefer the original ink. I have 2 gtx so I was able to compared.
 
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Default Re: Anyone using the knockoff Garmentprinterink white for a Brother GTX?

UPDATE: I tried the white ink and it was a huge mistake. Vibrancy took a major hit, whites overall just looked washed out, and the process of loading the ink was a huge waste of time. I also lost a printhead in the process, it was an old printhead with a lot of miles on it so I cant blame that entirely on the ink....but it is suspect with the timing.

If you are thinking about using generic white ink in a GTX think twice. This was a huge mistake.
 






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