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Old September 6th, 2011 Sep 6, 2011 7:17:14 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Question DTG Cleaning Solution

I was reading the msds (material safety data sheet) on the cleaning solution from Dupont-I realized that it is 80-98% water (distilled I'm sure). The other 2-20% is Propylene Glycol (1-10) and Ethylene Glycol (1-10) (ethylene glycol is considered a toxic chemical). Both of these chemicals are available on ebay for around $30-$40.00 each...Has anyone ever taken the time to make their own cleaning solution? I would sure like your feedback on your experience.
 
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Old February 22nd, 2012 Feb 22, 2012 1:31:33 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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You bring up a good point. I just ordered all those compounds to make my own cleaning solution. I do business with most of the DTG suppliers online so if this is something bad I'd appreciate a little heads up.
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Old February 22nd, 2012 Feb 22, 2012 9:15:23 PM -   #3 (permalink)
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i'm not sure i understand your recipe especially the ratio of propylene and ethylene glycol to water. so how would you mix all of this up? thanks
 
 
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80% Distilled water
10% Propylene Glycol
10% Ethylene Glycol

At least this is my understanding. Any thoughts from other forum members?
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Old February 23rd, 2012 Feb 23, 2012 9:13:44 AM -   #5 (permalink)
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what diferent ethyline glycol and Diethyline glycol? because hard to find ethyline glycol in my country
 
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what diferent ethyline glycol and Diethyline glycol? because hard to find ethyline glycol in my country
From what I understand that's the stuff that actually helps clean the head, the active ingredient.
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Old April 9th, 2012 Apr 9, 2012 8:31:42 AM -   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG Cleaning Solution

Hi everyone

Has anyone tried out the DTG DIY cleaning solution mixture which is stated above. Im based in the UK and want to use a cheaper cleaning solution for a DTG Brand printer.

Any thought please.

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thanks john... from i read ethyline glycol is poison,but if only 10% mixed with distilled water its okay
 
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Default Re: DTG Cleaning Solution

A printer tech friend of mine recently recommended rubbing alcohol? This sure would be a lot cheaper.
 
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I have been making and using this formula for a couple years now.
80-10-10 by weight.
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hi can you please tell us where you can get hold of the other 2 ingredients besides the distilled water?
 
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https://www.t-shirtforums.com/direct-.../t54811-3.html

This thread gives details of the other two ingredients and they are both on ebay from what they said.
 
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A printer tech friend of mine recently recommended rubbing alcohol? This sure would be a lot cheaper.
Not a good idea, alcohol dries out components - especially rubber. Using it as a cleaning solution is not a good idea. Some cleaning/flushing solutions have a very small amount of isopropyl in them - but only a very small amount.
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Default Re: DTG Cleaning Solution

It is my understanding the the glycol have no "solvent" properties and are there to: 1) retain moisture, 2) increase the viscosity of the water component, 3) As an antifreeze. Ethylene glycol is the main ingredient in the anti-freeze in your vehicle.

Distilled water with a dash(<10%) of non-foaming ammonia has worked for me. For a boost of effectivness, warming the DW in the microwave THEN adding the Ammonia works great for flushing the lines and head. If you like put a little drop of fluid into your capping station at the end of the week (keep stuff moist over the weekend) a little Ethylene glycol and glycerine might be good.
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Default Re: DTG Cleaning Solution

hi Zoom Monster

What type of DTG printer do you use.

I use a DTG branded printer and have been trying to work out if it is different for each DTG printer or just the same cleaning solution can be used for all types.
 






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