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Old March 24th, 2008 Mar 24, 2008 7:12:46 PM -   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dtg 101 – Guide for People Thinking about DTG Printing

Thanks for the kind words. The paper is something that started over a year ago with just links to some posts that caught my attention. Then I started adding some words and it continued to grow. With the help of several dtg users (the ones listed above and more), I was able to get pictures of the different machines and RIPs/drivers to help complete the paper.

In my opinion, the best thing about this paper is the links to the posts that talk about the specific area being discussed. This way the reader can continue to learn more about that specific area without having to make a new post in some cases.

Hope you find it worth your time and it gives you some things to consider when looking at which dtg printer is best for your company.

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Old September 6th, 2008 Sep 6, 2008 1:55:48 PM -   #17 (permalink)
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thanks for that.....this will be my bible for the next couple of weeks. Im actually in the process of "wanting" to purchase "DTG" the only one that really caught my eye is the "blazer pro". I've got to use it many times at the dealer. i actually know the sales guys and he is very straight up with me. And this dealer happens to be about 30min away from me and they just so happen to have the most technicians as far as dealers go. "not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
 
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Great guide Mark. Am currently considering building my own dtg machine, so this info will be invaluable in comparing the process to the sublimation sytems that I currently use, before I dig out the toolbox.
 
 
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Not a problem dom42 and Will. Best wishes in your research.
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Hello Mark,

Good document,

Can you correct your comments on FastRIP, it can be used as a Print - to - RIP, it has full control panel support with white.

Also I dont think Print Jockey can do individual head flushes / cleans, what it does is just print a solid area using one colour. When you do a real clean with an Epson printer it actually is controlled by the printers firmware and does the flush using the capping station to build up a vacum to help clear the head. This can only be done on all colours at once and is quite different from printing.

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David,

Thanks for the compliment. As you know now, there is no way that there can be an all-encompassing document on dtg printing as it is growing way to fast. Thus, the reason why I embedded links to so many posts on the forums.

I am aware that your product has both Print-To and Print-From applications much like MultiRIP GP has. Actually, Aaron from US Screen had a chance to review the document before it was published. There is no way that I can list all the different software programs that are associated with dtg printing and all the features they have. Your product was mentioned under the Print-From application because the majority of users (including the owners that I spoke with that submitted pictures) use the Print-From application. However, your post above will help let people know that you have both printing applications.

In regards to the Channel Flush feature in Printer Jockey, your above statement is slightly incorrect. Printer Jockey's Channel Flush feature allows the users to print any single channel or all the channels out of the printhead and on to some type of media. Printer Jockey does not use the maintenance pump like a head cleaning will use, but you do have control of which channels of ink are printed. In addition, you can control the amount that is flushed from each individual channel as well. For more information on this feature, you can watch this video:


Another feature that uses a similar method is the Timed Print feature that will allow dtg owners to print just certain channels periodically based on a schedule that the owner sets. This is typically used by owners with white ink that have a difficult time keeping the white ink flowing based on their current usage of the printer. However, this feature requires the printer to remain in a printing position (i.e. don't have to hit the load button).


Hope this clarifies things. Best wishes.

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Thanks for the info. I got a DTG KIiosk II used and only had to replace the print head. It is really cool. I don't have a shop and am a photogrpaher now having been a screenprinter. I was using it to print shirts of some of my images for art festivals this summer, but just got a job in Thailand and might sell it. Good information in the pdf. Thanks.
 
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Read all of this article, very interesting! thanks!
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