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Old September 30th, 2007 Sep 30, 2007 2:28:50 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Purchased Kiosk II demo machine at show!!!

Hi Everyone,

Well, for anyone who has been reading my posts I have had MANY issues with using chromablast and getting the border around transfered image. I was told it would come out in the was but after many tests it never did. So, I thought it over for several weeks about getting a laser color printer or trying to use a GX24 to resolve the chromablaster transfer paper problem and never really came to a decison.

On friday, my husband and I went to a Embroidery Extravaganza and Direct Garment Printer show in Baltimore and I looked at the Kiosk II. I watched it in action and I was impressed at what the white ink could do on black shirts.

Their last two shows were cancelled for the year and I talked them into letting me buy the demo at a reduced price. I also got many extras with the machine that you normally would have to purchase later on. I am VERY happy about the purchase. I wanted a DTG but I thought I wouldn't get it until later on in my business. We picked up the machine today, it is up and running but we have no RIP software until Monday so no printing. No complaing here though.
 
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Hi Everyone,

Well, for anyone who has been reading my posts I have had MANY issues with using chromablast and getting the border around transfered image. I was told it would come out in the was but after many tests it never did. So, I thought it over for several weeks about getting a laser color printer or trying to use a GX24 to resolve the chromablaster transfer paper problem and never really came to a decison.

On friday, my husband and I went to a Embroidery Extravaganza and Direct Garment Printer show in Baltimore and I looked at the Kiosk II. I watched it in action and I was impressed at what the white ink could do on black shirts.

Their last two shows were cancelled for the year and I talked them into letting me buy the demo at a reduced price. I also got many extras with the machine that you normally would have to purchase later on. I am VERY happy about the purchase. I wanted a DTG but I thought I wouldn't get it until later on in my business. We picked up the machine today, it is up and running but we have no RIP software until Monday so no printing. No complaing here though.
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I too was at that show. I have gone into detail about my experience with SWF in another post. Although my experience was not as good as yours, I wish you the very best with your new venture. I hope you find it profitable and fun.
 
 
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I too was at that show. I have gone into detail about my experience with SWF in another post. Although my experience was not as good as yours, I wish you the very best with your new venture. I hope you find it profitable and fun.

Hi Tagger,

Thanks, I really appreciate it. I will read your previous posts to find out what your problems were with SWF. They really encouraged me to print at least one shirt a day using white ink and to agitate the white ink bottle every other day to prevent the ink from drying on the bottom. We were there friday and saturday and I watched the guy print over and over again with absolutely no problems with that machine. Of course, I'm realistic and realise that with any technology there is going to be some technical issues along the way that will always occur no matter what you do.

Thank God I'm married to a IT genious or I don't know how I would have set up all of this equipment.

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Hi Nabs,
we've had our Kiosk for over a year now and been through all of the ink / head clogging problems as well as followed the suggested maintenance. Since coming up with our own maintenance guidelines we follow once a week, ink clogging is a thing of the past.
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Hi Nabs,
Congrats on your new machine, I have the HM1 and love it. I have been running it for about a month and have had no issues as of yet. I am very diligent about my maintenance and running my machine on a daily basis. By Kiosk II do you mean the hm1? If so does your machine have the white agitator on it? Well if you need any help with anything and I can might have the answer feel free to ask.
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Congrats on your new machine, I have the HM1 and love it. I have been running it for about a month and have had no issues as of yet. I am very diligent about my maintenance and running my machine on a daily basis. By Kiosk II do you mean the hm1? If so does your machine have the white agitator on it? Well if you need any help with anything and I can might have the answer feel free to ask.
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Hi Bobbie,

Thanks for the post, I'm so sorry but I just so the note or I would have replied sooner. No, I do not have the HM1, I actually have the Kiosk II. I don't know the exact difference between Kiosk I and II yet but hope too!! : ). It's running great so far but I'm trying to figure out the differences between the different print drivers with the RIP PRO software. Also, did your HM1 printer come with a golf ball platen? If so, do you have a template for it that you can place in photoshop or corel? I'm so glad that your HM1 is running well for you. I"m in the process of working on my website.

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Hi Bobbie,

Thanks for the post, I'm so sorry but I just so the note or I would have replied sooner. No, I do not have the HM1, I actually have the Kiosk II. I don't know the exact difference between Kiosk I and II yet but hope too!! : ). It's running great so far but I'm trying to figure out the differences between the different print drivers with the RIP PRO software. Also, did your HM1 printer come with a golf ball platen? If so, do you have a template for it that you can place in photoshop or corel? I'm so glad that your HM1 is running well for you. I"m in the process of working on my website.

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HI Nabs,

No I didnt buy the golf ball platen so I dont have it. Maybe they kiosk II is the original kiosk with the white upgrade? as far as the drivers, your epson driver is your print driver and your other drivers for your rip pro should install when you install the rip pro software. What type of problem are you having with your drivers? maybe I can help. I am glad you like your machine.

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HI Nabs,

No I didnt buy the golf ball platen so I dont have it. Maybe they kiosk II is the original kiosk with the white upgrade? as far as the drivers, your epson driver is your print driver and your other drivers for your rip pro should install when you install the rip pro software. What type of problem are you having with your drivers? maybe I can help. I am glad you like your machine.

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Hi Bobbie,

The problem I am having is I'm not sure which driver to select when I print because there are so many to choose from?

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ok, you should have one epson driver which is your print driver, you should have three for your rip program and you should have one for your kiosk. Your printer should always be set to the kiosk printer, and your file should spool through your rip program and then it would go to the kiosk and print. After you hit print(making sure kiosk it the printer it is going to), you should see your rip program pop up and see it process your file, after that your printer should start printing. Is it doing this? I am going by what my hm1 does but it should be similar.

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