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[DIY DTG] My Alien Bunker DIY DTG Epson 1430 Build for Less than $30

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Old April 9th, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 2:16:26 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hey whats up guys, taught I share my video of my Epson 1430 DTG Build. After purchasing the printer on amazon. I spent less than $30 to purchase the wood and got started. Thanks to Johnson Manso at Alien Bunker, I got my build up and running perfectly.

Issues I ran into:

Open CD Tray Error:
Just jump both wires that are coming from the Main Control Panel. If you jump the wires and your still getting an open tray error, you may need to repace the main control panel circuit board.

Table shoots all the way out of the printer on startup: Check to see the your encoder sensor is plugged in and the red light is on. If the red light does not come on, you may need to replace the Encoder Sensor or the ASF Sensor that the other end of your cable is plugged in to.

And heres how it turned out....

PART 1

PART 2
 
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Old April 9th, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 3:01:07 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Cool! Post some pics when you switch inks. and I'm curious to see the dif in vibrance between pretreated an not. I mostly screenprint, and my hood won't keep an expensive DTG printing often enough to justify, But that looks like fun for the $$ just to mess with.
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Yea, when I'm ready to switch inks, I'll post some pics and videos.
 
 
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Thanks for your post Craig!
I really appreciate it Enjoy your DTG!
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Old April 9th, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 5:24:25 PM -   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for your post Craig!
I really appreciate it Enjoy your DTG!
Thank you bro.
 
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Hey Guys, Got a New Test Print Video of my Build.

Alien Bunker DIY DTG Test Print
 
Old April 17th, 2016 Apr 17, 2016 12:07:12 PM -   #7 (permalink)
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WOW that prints beautifully , well done!
 
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where did you purchased your drawer slides?
I purchased Alienbunker too.. nice support btw
 
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where did you purchased your drawer slides?
I purchased Alienbunker too.. nice support btw

Here you go.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009VLFE0...NMUBIT8C&psc=1
 
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Thanks! @craigcreationz
I place an order to aliexpress shipping is bad.
is there alternative on the slider?
 
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You could probably check Lowes or Home Depot.
 
Old November 8th, 2016 Nov 8, 2016 7:21:42 PM -   #12 (permalink)
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Based on your plans from Alien Bunker is the 1430 the preferred printer or what you had or able to source..

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Hey whats up guys, taught I share my video of my Epson 1430 DTG Build. After purchasing the printer on amazon. I spent less than $30 to purchase the wood and got started. Thanks to Johnson Manso at Alien Bunker, I got my build up and running perfectly.

Issues I ran into:

Open CD Tray Error:
Just jump both wires that are coming from the Main Control Panel. If you jump the wires and your still getting an open tray error, you may need to repace the main control panel circuit board.

Table shoots all the way out of the printer on startup: Check to see the your encoder sensor is plugged in and the red light is on. If the red light does not come on, you may need to replace the Encoder Sensor or the ASF Sensor that the other end of your cable is plugged in to.

And heres how it turned out....

PART 1

PART 2
 
Old November 8th, 2016 Nov 8, 2016 8:13:04 PM -   #13 (permalink)
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Based on my research the Epson 1430 was the easiest and cheapest printer to convert to DTG. and its a wide format printer that is perfect for DTG. but most of the 1400 series printers are the same. The Epson 1390 is also good but it does not have wifi.
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Looked at doing this! Is the plan worth $30 for the DTG Epson 1430 plan. What type of ink do u use? I want to do black shirts. Is all the info there?

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I am so on the fringe with this.
My only real concern is what kind of volume is reasonable with this DIY..
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Based on my research the Epson 1430 was the easiest and cheapest printer to convert to DTG. and its a wide format printer that is perfect for DTG. but most of the 1400 series printers are the same. The Epson 1390 is also good but it does not have wifi.
 






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