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Kindelawards October 11th, 2012 12:50 PM

DTG M2 Printing Issues
We have purcheased a DTG M2 this Aug and trying to find out if anyone else is having issues with this machine. It is dropping ink in random places on the shirt causes the shirt to get trashed or used as a rag.:mad:

Jonno October 11th, 2012 01:22 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
Where are you writing from?

Kindelawards October 11th, 2012 01:47 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
United States

Jonno October 11th, 2012 01:49 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
What does your distributor say?

Kindelawards October 11th, 2012 02:17 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
Currently they have sent me new dampers and a new pump but that has not fixed the issue. I'm currently waiting to see what the next step is.

DTGPRINTERPARTS October 11th, 2012 03:21 PM

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How many times a day are you running the machine? Are you doing head cleanings or have the WIMS on at all?

Kindelawards October 12th, 2012 04:43 AM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
Running the machine all day as I have a large order to fill, YES cleaning the head everyday and between runs trying to keep ink from dropping onto the sheets, change the WIMS filter last week and it is always on. Company never send you could turn it off. (WOW)

DTG Europe October 12th, 2012 07:04 AM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
If the machine is dripping coloured ink only, ask your machine supplier about changing the the air pressure supply to your bottles, this could be forcing too much ink towards the head, hence the head leaking.


Don-ColDesi October 12th, 2012 10:31 AM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
I would suggest making sure that the wiper blade, spit tank cover, capping station and edges of the print head are clean. If the droplets are large (3-4 mm or bigger) then the droplets may be coming from the head itself. If they are smaller (pinhead size) then they are likely caused from buildup on one or more of the previously mentioned components. Large droplets would result in what I call "weeping" - which would generally happen across the entire color channel (all of the 180 nozzles for the head).

Can you post some pictures of the capping assembly, wiper blade, spit tank cover and edges of the print head? Maybe we can determine something from the pics.


DTGPRINTERPARTS October 12th, 2012 12:30 PM

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Yeah I want to see some pictures. I really curious to see what is going on with this machine

Jonno October 13th, 2012 02:52 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
Hi Jay, cayou post a pic of the ink drop on the garment?

Kindelawards October 17th, 2012 05:41 AM

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Military duty has had me away. We think the problem is solved, changed the print head and did 130 + shirts no ink drops.

Don-ColDesi October 17th, 2012 07:10 AM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
Thanks for the update Jay. And thanks for your service!

Kindelawards October 17th, 2012 04:17 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
Just when I was getting orders complete, running a nozzel check and can't get red to print, I have run a cleaning normal and long then an nozzel check (three or four times) and still no red. It may be a clogged head but i wasn't shown what to do for a clogged head. I have a run a red print on one of the many shirts the have drops of ink on them and no red.

Kindelawards October 18th, 2012 02:34 PM

Re: DTG M2 Printing Issues
:mad:, I'm about done with this machine. maybe I received a lemon (looking into lemon law). Turned on machiine for first time today ran a cleaning then nozzle check, check came out good and printed 2 shirts no problem, same design second run of 2 shirts and get ink drops on both of them, run to more shirts and no ink drops. I have pictures but not sure how to upload.

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