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dragonknight November 19th, 2011 07:54 AM

Epson Pro 3800
 
Does anyone ever try to modify Epson Pro 3800 to be converted to DTG Printer?
I tried before I jumped up to modify Epson Pro 4880, I have Epson Pro 3800 for printing paper before, but right after everything is finish and I try to turn on the printer again after some modification, I got Service Error 1601 = PW sensor malfunction? Should I unplug the PW sensor?:confused:

colorfinger November 19th, 2011 09:06 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dragonknight (Post 1014013)
Does anyone ever try to modify Epson Pro 3800 to be converted to DTG Printer?
I tried before I jumped up to modify Epson Pro 4880, I have Epson Pro 3800 for printing paper before, but right after everything is finish and I try to turn on the printer again after some modification, I got Service Error 1601 = PW sensor malfunction? Should I unplug the PW sensor?:confused:

Try putting aluminum tape over the PW sensor... You might have to adjust the tape a bit to get the right reflection...

Bob ?;O)

dragonknight November 19th, 2011 09:52 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by colorfinger (Post 1014041)
Try putting aluminum tape over the PW sensor... You might have to adjust the tape a bit to get the right reflection...

Bob ?;O)

allright thanks...I will try it and tell you the result :)

dragonknight November 19th, 2011 10:24 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Finally Epson Pro 3800 in ready state, ready to print...
I will upload one or two videos when everything are finished showing the Epson Pro 3800 printing some white and black t-shirts.
Here are 2 pictures showing in control panel the ready state.
http://www.purikurashop.com/images/E...0State%201.jpg

http://www.purikurashop.com/images/E...0State%202.jpg

camposz November 23rd, 2011 08:48 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
hello, one question, the method to follow for the modification of your printer 3800, is the same as that used for R1900, ie using the tdozer?

or it could indicate which method you used with videos and photos

FreeSurfer November 23rd, 2011 05:54 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
I'm looking to buy an Epson 3880 for DTG. I wonder if it's worth, if the bulk system is good, there is the service manual and adjustment program. From what I know EKRip already has support for this printer ...

dragonknight November 23rd, 2011 09:02 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by camposz (Post 1016107)
hello, one question, the method to follow for the modification of your printer 3800, is the same as that used for R1900, ie using the tdozer?

or it could indicate which method you used with videos and photos

Yes you can use T-Dozer plan with some additional touches, on the other hand I use different more complicated path, I will make the printer moving on it base instead of the t-shirt platen is moving.

dragonknight November 23rd, 2011 09:08 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by felipevampre (Post 1016301)
I'm looking to buy an Epson 3880 for DTG. I wonder if it's worth, if the bulk system is good, there is the service manual and adjustment program. From what I know EKRip already has support for this printer ...

If you are already familiar with R1900 build you can go ahead with 3880 or 4880 build, but remember Pro 3880 build isn't exactly the same with R1900 build there are some changes that you have to be made to make it ready to print

camposz November 23rd, 2011 10:07 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
could you indicate what those differences or changes, I have a 4880 that I plan to make dtg, however I have no plan in hand for it. I use the t-dozer but I have the scope that you did it with the 3880, I appreciate your help, greetings.

FreeSurfer November 24th, 2011 02:58 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dragonknight (Post 1016351)
Yes you can use T-Dozer plan with some additional touches, on the other hand I use different more complicated path, I will make the printer moving on it base instead of the t-shirt platen is moving.


I want make same like you, with the printer moving on base. Could you share how you will make?

dragonknight November 24th, 2011 07:50 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Okay guys I will let you know later because in the mean time I am still in the middle of testing it...to make the printer moving you have to know more about electronics that is the key, because you won't be using the epson dc motor stock anymore you will need a bigger and better motor.

dragonknight November 24th, 2011 08:02 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
This is the picture to show you how it will looks like everything is ready, the printer is in ready state, I just need to add some electronics control and everything will be good (80% done).

http://www.purikurashop.com/images/B...%20Printer.jpg

dragonknight December 9th, 2011 08:20 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
The control panel still in development using a touchscreen tft lcd


dragonknight January 15th, 2012 09:09 AM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Here is my latest development state, I am testing the motor smoothness by moving it forward and backward using the lcd tft control panel. I will upload more videos tomorrow or this week when the time permitted because I have another things to do so I just do this in my spare times. But don't expect the printing result to be good in first run because I need to fine tuning it and doing some feed adjustment setting until I get a perfect result.


drdeath19134 January 16th, 2012 01:18 PM

Re: Epson Pro 3800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dragonknight (Post 1040736)
Here is my latest development state, I am testing the motor smoothness by moving it forward and backward using the lcd tft control panel. I will upload more videos tomorrow or this week when the time permitted because I have another things to do so I just do this in my spare times. But don't expect the printing result to be good in first run because I need to fine tuning it and doing some feed adjustment setting until I get a perfect result.

This is sweet and it doesn't infringe on the copy right law. great job will you be releasing any plans.?


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