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[DTG Brand] White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

 
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Old October 23rd, 2014 Oct 23, 2014 9:16:22 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

We just received a second DTG M2 machine, which works with no problem, but the older DTG M2 has a problem printing White inks with full volume.

Both models have the same RIP settings and same firmware as well on two separate computers. I read in the manual that it maybe the WIMS filter being clogged causing the White Ink to not be thick enough. So, I changed the WIMS filter but the White Ink problem kept occurring. It definitely was not lack of treatment because I used the same shirt on the newer printer and it was much better.

What could be the problem?


EDIT: BTW, nozzle checks come out perfect, so it's not that as well and it's a new print head(only a month old).
 
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Old October 23rd, 2014 Oct 23, 2014 12:24:41 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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When did you last replace your white dampers?
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Old October 23rd, 2014 Oct 23, 2014 5:18:31 PM -   #3 (permalink)
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We did change some dampers about a month and a half ago but I need to contact my boss tomorrow about that because we did it together but i dont know if it was the CMYK we changed or the whites.

Is it possible to have this happen on shirts that are worn out? It gets hard to determine if its a treatment problem or a printing problem since both outputs can be either/or.
 
 
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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

It turns out that it was the shirt itself that was causing this problem. The shirts that are marked as 'Heavyweight Cotton' tends to have this problem.
 
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Old November 7th, 2014 Nov 7, 2014 4:36:45 PM -   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

I always try and make sure my white ink setting is set to strong when I print those think cheap shirts
That might help also
 
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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

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It turns out that it was the shirt itself that was causing this problem. The shirts that are marked as 'Heavyweight Cotton' tends to have this problem.


What shirt were you using that you had a problem with?

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Old April 10th, 2015 Apr 10, 2015 6:32:01 AM -   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

Try to use the Firebird shirt matrix to choose some shirts if it is the case.

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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

I know this is like months later, but @equipmentzone, we use Hanes t-shirts. Treating them can be a pain because the speed of the speedtreater varies with even the size of the shirts. Comfort Soft is another one that can be a nuisance also the red tag Hanes. It's difficult to be able to treat the shirt perfectly for printing and making sure you're not putting too much treatment on the shirt.
 
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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

The SpeedTreater-TX will always continuously lay down the same amount of pretreat when run at the same speed. If you have questions on operating it please contact our support department and they will be happy to go over any details with you.

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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

Hi, I'm having the same problems when printing on thick fabric.

It seems like it's not laying down enough ink, which is frustrating given that I think I should've been able to choose one more pass or to have it move slower, drop more ink etc.

I'm using the Kothari Print Pro Rip - does anyone know how to maximize white ink output apart from the print layout 'color boost' settings and having spot color gain at max? Can I get the print heads to do another pass or similar?

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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

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Hi, I'm having the same problems when printing on thick fabric.

It seems like it's not laying down enough ink, which is frustrating given that I think I should've been able to choose one more pass or to have it move slower, drop more ink etc.

I'm using the Kothari Print Pro Rip - does anyone know how to maximize white ink output apart from the print layout 'color boost' settings and having spot color gain at max? Can I get the print heads to do another pass or similar?

Best,

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Did you ever try putting on more treatment on the shirt? I mean, I'm not sure if you even use treatment but usually, thicker fabrics etc. hoodies, require a bit more treatment onto the shirt. I wouldn't have much knowledge on the RIP program you're using though.
 
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Did you ever try putting on more treatment on the shirt? I mean, I'm not sure if you even use treatment but usually, thicker fabrics etc. hoodies, require a bit more treatment onto the shirt. I wouldn't have much knowledge on the RIP program you're using though.
Yeah it works - I think it's just that the fabric that I'm using is really, really poor though. I should try to purchase something that is more comparable to 'normal' store bought clothing.
 
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Default Re: White Ink Not "Thick" Enough After Prints. Need help!

We use KEYA shirts, the white ink pools up on them so nice it's ridiculous
 






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