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Old September 9th, 2013 Sep 9, 2013 8:01:42 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Printers for DTG

I think that almost any printer can be a DTG. But what the minimum requirements for the printer needs to be a DTG? I can buy used epsonīs printers, but i donīt know if the printers can be a DTG.

Epson Cx4100
Epson stylus C79
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In my humble opinion trying to make a DTG with a printer smaller than a3 size is a waste of time and money.
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In my humble opinion trying to make a DTG with a printer smaller than a3 size is a waste of time and money.
well, can be. But A3 printer is expensive and those A4 printers i can buy in a auction cheap. And i still have no knowledge about the DTG and how to modify the printer to do work. Then, first i need learn and a cheap printer is better.
 
 
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well, can be. But A3 printer is expensive and those A4 printers i can buy in a auction cheap. And i still have no knowledge about the DTG and how to modify the printer to do work. Then, first i need learn and a cheap printer is better.
yes its true its waste of time to build dtg printer smaller then a3 size but its about to learn how to do it i started with a4 scrapped 5 of a4 printers before really know how dtg conversion work i am not saying a4 is bad or a3 size is good but u will learn alot with little problems duting build try to find any standalone epson printer without multifunctions and try to get it from retail market this way if some thing goes wrong during conversion u can get new one to get u going if u stuck with smthng and coudnt find any thing u will be disharted and will give up thats my advice i started with s22 and when i got a problem with printhead s22 was almost out of stock here in uk then i got xp30 very cheap from argos and now new genration wf series is also very fast like wf 3010 yes its bit expensive but the speed is good and there is the program called prinfab well its not a full rip software but if u know how to use it and tweaks about how to do it u will get better results compare to normal epson drivers i did tried to convert those a4 printers in eco solvent printer the idea was to print on iohone covers i got it working by adding heating element and solvent ink but solvent ink disolve prinhead and capping station slowly never tried after but it does work but the thing is if u start with a3 its a big step and if u know lil bit how to do it if u got the knowledge of printers but if u just started try to build a4 before u will get the confidence that u can do a3 as well
 
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yes its true its waste of time to build dtg printer smaller then a3 size but its about to learn how to do it i started with a4 scrapped 5 of a4 printers before really know how dtg conversion work i am not saying a4 is bad or a3 size is good but u will learn alot with little problems duting build try to find any standalone epson printer without multifunctions and try to get it from retail market this way if some thing goes wrong during conversion u can get new one to get u going if u stuck with smthng and coudnt find any thing u will be disharted and will give up thats my advice i started with s22 and when i got a problem with printhead s22 was almost out of stock here in uk then i got xp30 very cheap from argos and now new genration wf series is also very fast like wf 3010 yes its bit expensive but the speed is good and there is the program called prinfab well its not a full rip software but if u know how to use it and tweaks about how to do it u will get better results compare to normal epson drivers i did tried to convert those a4 printers in eco solvent printer the idea was to print on iohone covers i got it working by adding heating element and solvent ink but solvent ink disolve prinhead and capping station slowly never tried after but it does work but the thing is if u start with a3 its a big step and if u know lil bit how to do it if u got the knowledge of printers but if u just started try to build a4 before u will get the confidence that u can do a3 as well
I will try with a A4 printer first. But, any printer can be a DTG? What ink is need?? what more? Any printers above that I said can be?
 
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If u want to make an A4 DTG, just use the epson R230, 6 channels.
I think that series is the best A4 printer that i know.
And u can use RIP with epson R230.

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If u want to make an A4 DTG, just use the epson R230, 6 channels.
I think that series is the best A4 printer that i know.
And u can use RIP with epson R230.

Good luck.

what the R230 has that others do not have to be a DTG?
 
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You can only use printers that has piezoelctric printheads, so it basicaly goes down to epson.
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You can only use printers that has piezoelctric printheads, so it basicaly goes down to epson.
Now i get it. And the printer needs the special ink?
 
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You can only use printers that has piezoelctric printheads, so it basicaly goes down to epson.
Look
Epson Australia - Epson Stylus C79 Specifications

"PRINTING METHOD On-demand Inkjet (piezoelectric)"

Then, I can use?
 
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Default Re: Printers for DTG

I am thinking of building a DTG printer from the Epson 4000
or r3800 I am not sure yet, both printers are a3. Love to get a hold of some drawing how to go about it..
 
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Default Re: Printers for DTG

My problem is not be A4 or A3. I just want learn how modify the printer. The C79 I can buy for 10 dollars used.
 
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My problem is not be A4 or A3. I just want learn how modify the printer. The C79 I can buy for 10 dollars used.
If u just want to learn, i think all printer is possible i think.
 
Old September 11th, 2013 Sep 11, 2013 11:36:38 PM -   #14 (permalink)
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In my humble opinion trying to make a DTG with a printer smaller than a3 size is a waste of time and money.
But he could build the flatbed for A3 size und put a A4 pinter on top. And then if he later likes to try A3 then just change the printer. Ultimate flexibility.

I would not build the flatbed for A4.
 
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I am thinking of building a DTG printer from the Epson 4000
or r3800 I am not sure yet, both printers are a3. Love to get a hold of some drawing how to go about it..
Hi, I think you will find that both printers are A2 not A3
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