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BangkokShopper September 24th, 2013 11:51 AM

DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Hello,


Sorry but I am new and wonder which DTG printer to buy to print just few Tshirts a week (2 or 3 tshirts a day).

Could you tell me where I can find some info ?

Thank you so much.

Smalzstein September 24th, 2013 12:14 PM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
The quantity that you want to print are not sufficient to maintaine a DTG printer. Those printers need to print every day 20 -30 t shirt or you will expierience printhead clogging and other issues.

kevrokr September 24th, 2013 12:25 PM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BangkokShopper (Post 1409089)
Hello,


Sorry but I am new and wonder which DTG printer to buy to print just few Tshirts a week (2 or 3 tshirts a day).

Could you tell me where I can find some info ?

Thank you so much.

You will want to outsource to someone who does DTG printing. There is not enough quantity to justify a machine purchase.

BangkokShopper September 25th, 2013 03:59 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Thank you, I didn't know this point !

We have customers who want to launch a Tshirt shop and they were thinking that it would be good to invest in a DTG printer rather than large stock of Tshirts and then make the tshirts depending on orders that they will get.

But at first they won't have enough Tshirts to print, so as you said the only way is to outsource the printing ?

Do you think that some companies accept to make few Tshirts a day at a good price ?

We are located in Bangkok / Thailand and making Tshirts the "classic way" is cheap here but we must order at least 10 Tshirts for 1 design, and this is what our customer didn't want because he will have hundreds of designs.

Any other idea ?

Thank you for your help.

treefox2118 September 25th, 2013 04:45 AM

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Outsource plastisol transfers of each design and press designs as shirts are ordered.

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jgabby September 25th, 2013 05:06 AM

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I thought in your country they were making real cheap Epson modified dtg printer.

BandPrints September 25th, 2013 06:04 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Transfers work well, also try looking into an Oki White Toner Printer. I have heard good things on these.

FulStory September 26th, 2013 12:37 PM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BangkokShopper (Post 1411289)
Thank you, I didn't know this point !

We have customers who want to launch a Tshirt shop and they were thinking that it would be good to invest in a DTG printer rather than large stock of Tshirts and then make the tshirts depending on orders that they will get.

But at first they won't have enough Tshirts to print, so as you said the only way is to outsource the printing ?

Do you think that some companies accept to make few Tshirts a day at a good price ?

We are located in Bangkok / Thailand and making Tshirts the "classic way" is cheap here but we must order at least 10 Tshirts for 1 design, and this is what our customer didn't want because he will have hundreds of designs.

Any other idea ?

Thank you for your help.

Maybe you can try heat transfer. 2-3 shirts is good enough to use heat transfer because the time is enough. Heat transfer may take you 15 minutes to finish a shirt and maintenance cost is lower.

By the way, I am from Malaysia. The cost at here also cheap for screen print and minimum normally 20 pcs. DTG is not so famous here. How about you there?

BangkokShopper September 27th, 2013 12:24 AM

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DTG is still expensive in Thailand and not so famous because labor is so cheap that the classic screen way of making Tshirts is always prefered...

FulStory September 27th, 2013 02:13 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BangkokShopper (Post 1417801)
DTG is still expensive in Thailand and not so famous because labor is so cheap that the classic screen way of making Tshirts is always prefered...

i thk not because of the cheap labor. Because the main thing is the difference between screen print price and dtg price. For example in US, screen print price is still cheaper a lot than dtg price. I think the main thing is purchasing power of US people. They can afford higher price and they rather choose the better quality.

BangkokShopper September 28th, 2013 03:14 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
DTG printing is not as good as screen printing ?

FulStory September 28th, 2013 07:35 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BangkokShopper (Post 1420737)
DTG printing is not as good as screen printing ?

In quality, DTG can has better color and more color compare to manual screen print. But auto screen print machine can make good color too.

But the main disadvantages of DTG are ink is far more expensive than screen printing. maybe 10 times expensive. for example, the ink cost to make one shirt for screen printing is 3 baht, dtg needs 30-50 bahts.

But good things is if people want less than 10 shirts or 20 shirts and want fast. screen printing cannot do that. So you can ask them to choose DTG. if let say you have a lot demand on 8 shirts then you have better disadvantages. 8 shirts you can easily earn 800 bahts for one order.

Smalzstein September 28th, 2013 08:28 AM

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Screen printing will be more durable.

BangkokShopper September 29th, 2013 05:36 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Yes, I am reading about DTG printing and it seems that there are too many quality problems and the Tshirt will be dead faster, right ?

FulStory September 29th, 2013 10:05 AM

Re: DTG Beginner, Which Machine to Buy ? Where to find info ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BangkokShopper (Post 1422825)
Yes, I am reading about DTG printing and it seems that there are too many quality problems and the Tshirt will be dead faster, right ?

every business will have problem. The things is you have to solve it. If not, they won't be so many successful dtg printer and printing service available in the market.


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