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[DTG Brand] DTG M2 Printing Issues

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Old May 11th, 2015 May 11, 2015 7:37:28 PM -   #61 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues

Yikes! Looks like there are more than a few different issues with that print. None of them however in this thread. I can confirm though my banding issues have disappeared by using the 3 pass setting.
 
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Old May 12th, 2015 May 12, 2015 1:03:15 AM -   #62 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues

had the exact problem, intermittent white stripes in the middle of prints. Regardless of the amount of passes, i use all the settings depending on what client requires, cost and time. We eventually determined that that our computer system was virus ridden (huge fail on our part) so cleaned all that and reinstalled the software and no problems since.

I am very new to the forum and not all that tech savvy but here are a few things i learned in two years with the M2:

Cleaning and maintenance is vital. Make sure your capping station and wiper blade and sparking clean at all times to avoid ink drops and banding. Keep tabs on when your filters and dampers need to be changed

Temperature is key. We live in a relatively warm climate so keeping the temperature low is key to consistency so we invested in a huge air-conditioner to keep the temp constant at 20 degrees Celsius.

Technicians are obsessed with dampers and print heads (well ours are), make them do a full machine assessment before replacing anything. We had intermittent colour drops in the middle of prints for weeks, tech put in a new printhead and it took me reading up on the pump system to figure out the system wasn't pressurizing. New pump sorted it out (which costs less than half of a new head)

WASHING! Almost any print, except for a full finished print on a white shirt, can be washed out and reprinted if you dont cure it first. Black/dark shirts with a white base print we wash with dishwashing liquid and use Dr Beckmann Gallseife on light garments (it will wash out a grey melange completely and clean spots/scrapes on white)

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Old August 26th, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 3:16:57 PM -   #63 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues

Ok Im new to all this DTG are all the bugs worked out of the DTG M2 yet I was going to buy one on Monday. Please give your 2 cents...! thanks
 
 
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We finally gave up on ours ~ Too many bugs and issues. It was always our fault on what was wrong with the machine, never the machine. Make sure if you decide to get one, to know how long the warranty is on EVERYTHING...including the motherboard. Would never buy an M2 again!!!

Best of luck if you decide to get one!
 
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We finally gave up on ours ~ Too many bugs and issues. It was always our fault on what was wrong with the machine, never the machine. Make sure if you decide to get one, to know how long the warranty is on EVERYTHING...including the motherboard. Would never buy an M2 again!!!

Best of luck if you decide to get one!
Very interesting !! i would buy one but now ... i don't know what to do ... thanks for sharing your experience .
 
Old August 30th, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 6:33:49 AM -   #66 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues

The M2 is a good solid work horse, been around for 6 years now and no bugs to iron out. Go and see one printing at your local dealer, or send for samples with print times and ink costs.
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