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dragonknight July 4th, 2010 07:32 PM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by german13 (Post 718436)
Thats the way i see it:)

The Rip guys are the real winners here as far as diydtg's go (not to mention the consumables). there will be no long term profits from diydtg designs, and the diydtg's are only going to get better and grow in numbers.. from my prospective they should have these features considering it cost more than converting the printer itself..

They dont have to depend solely on commercial bundles anymore once people start converting the printers, and you have to have a rip and ink;)

Yes as long as you don't make / program your own RIP which is pretty easy for a programmer who know to directly send commands in RAW mode to epson printers. So I think the real winner are consumables in the near future, especially Inks(White inks mostly). Oh forgot to mention Epson. Their market has grown not only in paper printers but also in garment printers.It is only my 2 cents.

102557 July 5th, 2010 06:14 PM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Hey guys,

Our family will be making our annual pilgrimage back to the chicago burbs, we leave tommorro the wife says its time to go to hot and humid:D. It will take me about a week to get all situated and transfer the internet service etc.

till then... blessings;)
jeff

sunoracle July 6th, 2010 07:17 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Hello Jeff, would you kind to tell me what's your "only wiring modifications at the main board" ? Where and what you do modify ???

102557 July 6th, 2010 07:29 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
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Originally Posted by sunoracle (Post 719119)
Hello Jeff, would you kind to tell me what's your "only wiring modifications at the main board" ? Where and what you do modify ???

Well, the main board rewire is a little more complicated than a 2min explanation:) if that were the case it would have been done along time ago...

Anyway im working on detailed schematics, as i mentioned in the previous post.. coming in the near future..;)

shopthecross July 6th, 2010 09:14 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by german13 (Post 718884)
Hey guys,

Our family will be making our annual pilgrimage back to the chicago burbs, we leave tommorro the wife says its time to go to hot and humid:D. It will take me about a week to get all situated and transfer the internet service etc.

till then... blessings;)
jeff


Have a safe trip..

**watching this thread like a hawk** :D

IYIaster July 9th, 2010 01:16 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Do we have a eta on when the tutorial for this will be available.

102557 July 9th, 2010 11:31 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IYIaster (Post 720615)
Do we have a eta on when the tutorial for this will be available.



the site is not the main issue, working on the ebook security options-copyright...;) and between my day job, time is sparse..

when i have everything resolved i will add a link to my signature here..:)

vampyredh July 9th, 2010 12:53 PM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by german13 (Post 720845)
the site is not the main issue, working on the ebook security options-copyright...;) and between my day job, time is sparse..

when i have everything resolved i will add a link to my signature here..:)


No worries man I thank you for wanting to share the information on what you have created.

102557 July 13th, 2010 02:37 PM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
hey guys been crazy busy around here:confused:
I was just checking my emails and i got an email from ek rip studio saying that they now support the r1400...It was dated july 12th (we have added support for R1400
Based Printers to the latest EKPrint Studio. The demo version is now available
for download.)

finally settled in chicago...:p i also have another big project going for my day job..making all the piping for a new treatment plant..anyway i should get a break soon..:D

sunoracle July 14th, 2010 08:49 PM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
During I read the Service Manual,there are some abbreviations, does anyone could know the meaning:
-PW Sensor
-PG Motor
-LD Roller
-HP detection

A.M July 17th, 2010 06:19 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
BRILLIANT jeff...(^^)

102557 July 17th, 2010 10:33 PM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by A.M (Post 725416)
BRILLIANT jeff...(^^)

thanks..;)

I just started on a table model of the printer..

im going build a conveyer belt model using two 3/8 inch belts for the platen to ride on (like the rainbow textile printer) this is a conveyer based off the same design using the two small belts instead of one large... they also have teeth on the belts and pulleys to match (ie timing belt and pulleys) this will be a complete bullet proof printer all the way around:D

i am going to use an 8ft x 30in table..one side will be the computer set up...the middle will be the printer setup with conveyer built flush to the table, the belt will be 3/16ths higher than the table;) and the other side the heat press.. with a small folding area...

i can also add an additional printer to the table as we grow:p i would like to eventually net work 5 printers to an 8'x30" table as a single work station pumping out 5 shirts at a time. so on lights at a approx 1 min print time thats 300 shirts an hour give or take a bit, and darks at 3min a print would be 100 per hour..of course this all depends on the graphic and loading time between prints...but would be the altimate setup... with one guy running it.. and if you wanna get crazy production another employee running another 5 printer station networked..Bam.lol:D

anyway at this point i will have a portable printer-backup and a permanent printer set up:)

i will have under table storage for shirts aswell, i can say for sure theres more money in this business than i originally expected. my wife originally started on our friends commercial machine (2200 base model) doing original 1 off designs selling on ebay (baby items and pet shirts *dog*), now they share ours.. since we got the printer up and running we just did some local advertising + a website when we got back to the chicago burbs, and the phone is ringing...;)

My wife just landed our biggest order to date from a local towns public works dept..(this should be a yearly customer) i plan on droping some cards at other muncipalitys and using this customer as a reference..I'M A BIT NERVOUS..LOL this is the reason for building the additional printer...(security blanket) the cool part was the sample print sold it...they had several samples and we even beat out a kornit printer sample at a 40 cent higher price per shirt..(dont know how the h%#* we did that..im not familiar with those printers but i know the company is a large one that does alot of production, and im told it is a very expensive printer...:confused:

I'll post up pics of the new printer set up when its done and a vid of it printing dark shirts, I,m confident it will be the holy grail of diydtg printers:p we have been printing quite a bit with the original printer with 0 issues except it likes ink..lol gota order more soon... I,m really excited about the dtg industry and maybe one day i can focus my sole attention to our side business...hopefully sooner than later, im tired of traveling..;) and the way the phone is ringing its looking good. i have a pretty good idea of pricing one off designs..but the larger order contract printing im going to have to investigate a little more..

102557 July 18th, 2010 02:46 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
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Originally Posted by DTFuqua (Post 725815)
Are the plans on hold? I know you've given us enough information for most of us to figure it out with a little experimenting but all the help I can get will be appreciated.
Terry

Im working on it still, just gotta get the homefront on track..and make some extra time..;)

i have someone else looking into that arena for me..:p just dont want it to fall in the wrong hands if you catch my drift...i would like the serious builder-t shirt company to accomplish it, outside that its just additional competition for all of us ...and like daguide has mentioned, once its in every walmart? then what? wheres the value of it or profitability so to speak... this is cheap enough to have lots of competition! I know there are alot of aspects to it, graphics software etc, but my ten year old can run it..

if your making money off printers thats a different story (which i am not)..if you intend to profit off the printed shirt market as we are you start to think about those things, like the value an integrity of the dtg market..just a thought.. at one point i dispised the cost of commercial printers, but as i look back it really does the dtg garment printer business owner a favor.. it kinda regulates the market in its own way, keeping it to the serious business owner and detering flybys?

P.S i would be very impressed if some one figured it out (electronic conversion), no one has to this point... and its been there for the figuring for alooooooooooong time..:) maybe we should have a contest to see who can?..lol

DTFuqua July 18th, 2010 06:19 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Yes I'm not very mindfull of that arena as I've never done anything intelectualy worth stealing. Although I was thinking about a swivel head razor before they came onto the market but that was just because I hated removing skin when I shaved.

dragonknight July 18th, 2010 08:44 AM

Re: Mission accomplished "license to thrill"
 
Jeff,
I convert an epson printer using conveyor belt design, but the problem is the tighter I setup the belt the epson stock stepper motor can not rotate properly, but if I setup the belt looser my stainless steel shaft does not move at all, do you have this kind of problem with your conveyor belt setup? I am thinking to change my epson stock motor with a bigger one so it can move freely. I try the friction setup everything goes fine :) print perfectly
Thanks


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