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Old March 4th, 2011 Mar 4, 2011 6:49:33 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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So, here we go started building my homemade DTG. This is inspired by a lack of funds and plans from diydtgs.com. Thanks to German13 and SpiderX1 for taking the time to let the little people have a chance to enter the DTG market. I am a garage screen printer and computer artist along with a job as a conductor on the railroad CHOO CHOO!. Time is limited due to my crazy on call schedule.

Ok started today with the base cut down to 33x36. Built my box and added the sliders. I made sure I double checked each measurement and held my breath and went from there.

Total time today. 1 hour
Wood $25 dollars
Sliders from Lowes $17
Screws $6
Total today $48 dollars
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Old March 5th, 2011 Mar 5, 2011 6:22:27 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Its great to see the pics in order as you build. Easy to keep up with.

Thanks, looking forward to more.
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Alright, added the top tables and the bottle bay along with the mother board tray (white board). I will cut that back later when I get the printer apart. I did not attach the left side top as of yet due to being able to get in the side to attach the ASF Motor and Decoder Wheel. Regarding the sliders I had a idea to put L brackets figured 4-6 of those will do the trick. But, I did buy alum L brackets today for 3.50 each in case. The sliders do have a release on the outside, if you push it down it will release the whole inner slide out. That way you can drill outside in. I know in the manual there is a issue of the whole platen being about a .50 inches from the right side. I guess some issue with the printer not lining up right. So later on this will be a issue being able to move the platen to adjust to that. I will see if the L brackets I bought will work. Found a Epson r1900 local for $325 and hopefully will have that this week to start the tear down. I had an old Epson that didn't work and tore that apart for the heck of it. Should have some pics of the L bracket set up in the next few days as Duty (job) calls.

Time 1 hour
hardware store .1/2 hour
scratching head about the sliders 20 mins
L brackets $7
1/4 pine 24x24 $4 (for base)
woke up wife from nap with power saw 1
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Old March 5th, 2011 Mar 5, 2011 6:16:11 PM -   #4 (permalink)
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Love the detailed info start to finish, waking up wife and all. lol
 
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Just looked at the prices of the Epson R1900 - found it for $299 (after rebate) with free shipping. This is available at Epson.com (rebate does not work if printer bought at some other websites or retailers like Best Buy - or Amazon)
 
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So, here we go started building my homemade DTG. This is inspired by a lack of funds and plans from diydtgs.com. Thanks to German13 and SpiderX1 for taking the time to let the little people have a chance to enter the DTG market. I am a garage screen printer and computer artist along with a job as a conductor on the railroad CHOO CHOO!. Time is limited due to my crazy on call schedule.

Ok started today with the base cut down to 33x36. Built my box and added the sliders. I made sure I double checked each measurement and held my breath and went from there.

Total time today. 1 hour
Wood $25 dollars
Sliders from Lowes $17
Screws $6
Total today $48 dollars
What size sliders i just got the 24 no 26 in stock.
 
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What size sliders i just got the 24 no 26 in stock.
The R1900 Bible (Clue book) says 24. "Rails are 24 inch drawer slides, get the best you can and test them to be sure they are smooth."
 
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I went back and checked my bay measurements. 14.50 from inner wall to inner wall. 13.50 is the distance from slider to slider. Platen has to be 13.50 OD and 12.50 inner. Almost blew that piece of wood I bought today. note to self DOUBLE CHECK THE CLUE BOOK! Off to work in a bit the railroad calls. Choo Choo!
 
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Just looked at the prices of the Epson R1900 - found it for $299 (after rebate) with free shipping. This is available at Epson.com (rebate does not work if printer bought at some other websites or retailers like Best Buy - or Amazon)
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Saw that but I have been a day late on some craigslist printers new for around $330. Missed one by hours today. $330-340 I will be happy. If this becomes a issue I am just going to go for the rebate. I have a friend that deals in electronics etc he email his Epson rep and said that Adorama has the best price after rebate. I just checked and it was $262 and $464 to buy.
It kills me with rebates just sell them at $300 jeez. Rants over.
 
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hi im wayne from s wales uk just starting my journey to build the v2 with a r1900 started today with printer got a new one for £324 and started taking it aparte today harder than it looks thankes for the pictures hope all goes good for you my wife is not happy because i took a brand new £325 printer to bits
 
Old March 6th, 2011 Mar 6, 2011 11:08:19 PM -   #11 (permalink)
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hi im wayne from s wales uk just starting my journey to build the v2 with a r1900 started today with printer got a new one for £324 and started taking it aparte today harder than it looks thankes for the pictures hope all goes good for you my wife is not happy because i took a brand new £325 printer to bits
I have a seller today emailed me said he would sell it for $300 so I will pick it up Tomorrow or Tuesday. As you go post pics of the tear down of the printer so as others come we can follow along.
 
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I have a seller today emailed me said he would sell it for $300 so I will pick it up Tomorrow or Tuesday. As you go post pics of the tear down of the printer so as others come we can follow along.

Epson.com has them new for 300 shipped.
 
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Epson.com has them new for 300 shipped.
I see that, $499 still with rebate. Still good deal I will be getting mine from a guy a few miles away. Today will be working on the slider box.

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Epson.com has them new for 300 shipped.
Thats funny mine shows instant rebate and total comes out to $299 im in USA where you located..
 
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I just won one from ebay 149.99 plus 30 shipping working used!.
 






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