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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 7:04:08 AM -   #151 (permalink)
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50k, you get can alot for that if you go to the right places, 2 machines, 2 vipers, 2 heat presses,
or you could just sub it out to the top guys on here.

Whatever machine you get, and i think i know what your leaning towards, just make sure you learn your machine and especially the pretreat method, that is what makes or breaks you, not the machine. Any questions you can PM if you want
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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 8:52:36 AM -   #152 (permalink)
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just make sure you learn your machine and especially the pretreat method, that is what makes or breaks you, not the machine.
I will add to this already great statement. GET TRAINED PROPERLY. I don't care if you have to go to the manufacturer or distributor or if you have to pay them to come to you. The printer, the ink, the printing software... are all important. But you can switch out the operator and have two different products. Producing high quality prints day-in-day-out is a skill. To do this, you need to be trained properly.

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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 11:31:42 AM -   #153 (permalink)
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haha, you crack me up glupo! You'll be fine, I'm sure your shirt still looks great!

Unfortunately, chances are pretty good that my shirt may have flunked the wash test.

I took a gamble and used a new brand of shirt for the contest, one that I hadn't used much prior to the contest. It's Justin Walker's Phoenix DTG Apparel which is a truly AWESOME shirt for DTG printing! Unfortunately, I never got a chance to do any wash tests on it before I submitted it ... so there's a really good chance I used too much PT.

I see 2nd place slipping through my hands as I type .........

The Phoenix brand deserves better .......

It's an awesome shirt ........ I repeat, awesome!

The operator? Not so awesome!

Sorry Justin ......

Rodney ... please be gentle on me when you break the news.
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Oh no ... wash test pics have been posted ... I was right ... too much PT.

I guess I can't retire yet.

Maybe I'll do better on the Powerball drawing.
 
 
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Oh no ... wash test pics have been posted ... I was right ... too much PT.

I guess I can't retire yet.

Maybe I'll do better on the Powerball drawing.
Darn it i just checked the picks, sorry to hear that buddy,
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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 12:20:24 PM -   #155 (permalink)
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Sorry John!

Glupo, your washed shirt still looks great.
 
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The first round wash test photographs have been posted for each entry:


After the third (and last) wash and dry is done (and the rain stops here), I'll post up the final Washability ratings.

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205703.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205706.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205711.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205713.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205715.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205719.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205720.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205721.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205724.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205729.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205741.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205742.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205806.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205813.html

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https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205823.html
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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 1:37:17 PM -   #157 (permalink)
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Rodney ! .... dude.... you are killing me...
I don't have a horse in this race but I'm waiting on your results to see where to spend my 50K investment in new equipment...
and I'm not the only one... trust me !
That's great that you're following the contest with interest!

Keep in mind though, that a big part of this contest is finding the best "machine operator", which may or may not also equal the best "DTG machine".

Meaning that not all the DTG machines are represented here and not every operator that entered this year has mastered their machine...yet (their words, not mine).

That being said, you can definitely see what some the machines are capable of in the right hands. I just wouldn't discount a machine completely if they didn't get the #1 spot

Hopefully each year the number of machines that are represented will grow and the number of different operators per machine will also increase.

As we get to the end of this year's contest, I think you'll see how the same machine can produce very different prints under different owners.
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Old November 29th, 2012 Nov 29, 2012 1:21:23 PM -   #158 (permalink)
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#16 looking good!! was the pretreat done by hand or machine?
 
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Old December 3rd, 2012 Dec 3, 2012 11:53:50 PM -   #161 (permalink)
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Default Re: The Second Annual DTG BATTLE ROYALE (print off) is here!

Guys is there any chance to get this images? I want to print it on my diy dtg and see how much bad or good it is)))
 
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Guys is there any chance to get this images? I want to print it on my diy dtg and see how much bad or good it is)))
No, the images are no longer available for download or printing. We'll have another contest next year though
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Old December 4th, 2012 Dec 4, 2012 8:13:16 AM -   #163 (permalink)
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The final wash test photographs have been posted for each entry and each has been given their final ratings:




https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205703.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205706.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205711.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205713.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205715.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205719.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205720.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205721.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205724.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205729.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205741.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205742.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205806.html

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205813.html

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https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t205823.html
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Old December 4th, 2012 Dec 4, 2012 9:47:23 AM -   #164 (permalink)
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Congratulations to @glupo ! https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t206895.html
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Hats off to the winner this year!, would love to get comments from those who participated in the contest on any difficulties you had with the robot image.
 






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