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Old September 13th, 2008 Sep 13, 2008 11:45:52 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default canon printer for DTG DIY ???

Question : can we use Canon printers (say PIXMA MP268, IP1980 etc) to build our DIY DTG printer?

in general, people use Epson printers since epson use "micropiezo technology" for their print heads.

form Canon's web site, canon use thier "patented print head technology" ... any one knows the internal details?

does it mean we cannot use Canon printers for our DIY DIG projects?

 
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Default Re: canon printer for DTG DIY ???

Canon would be difficult, the chips on there ink cartridges are meant to be the hardest to crack of any of the manufactures and the machines are not variable dot technology (the are 1-bit not 2bit print heads) and therefore I think would be difficult to get the ink volumes required for DTG, as they dont seem to offer the ink volumes required. When using the Epson printers you are using dot volumes for 360x360dpi at 720x720 and above to get the required ink, I am not sure this trick is possible on a Canon or if they even run at lower resolutions like this because they wouldnt put down enough ink.

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Default Re: canon printer for DTG DIY ???

hm... I want to build a cannon ix4000 dtg printer but now....
ok I try white epson
 
 
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Default Re: canon printer for DTG DIY ???

Dtg ink is cured by heat
Cannon printers eject ink with heat elements on the printhead.
The dtg ink will clog the cannon head because of the heat.
You can make a flatbed printer but you will be unable to use the dtg inks
 
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Default Re: canon printer for DTG DIY ???

aha
and epson printers eject ink not with heat elements on the printhead? this is the point ?
thx for reply
 
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Default Re: canon printer for DTG DIY ???

Yes epson uses piezo heads
i believe ricoh and lexmark use piezo technology also
I used epson for my project
 
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great I use epson to ....thx
 
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Default Re: canon printer for DTG DIY ???

You can use a hp
 






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