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Old January 28th, 2009 Jan 28, 2009 7:41:28 PM -   #16 (permalink)
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Hey Don! I missed you at the Long Beach Show...where you there? The Viper?? 4880 based? Cool...

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Old February 5th, 2009 Feb 5, 2009 5:19:19 PM -   #17 (permalink)
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Well our machine is up and running. will post some video soon.

happy so far.
 
Old February 6th, 2009 Feb 6, 2009 1:39:51 AM -   #18 (permalink)
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Well our machine is up and running. will post some video soon.

happy so far.
Hi Simon, we are waiting anxiously for your feedback on the Viper, just send it our way and keep it coming
 
 
Old February 6th, 2009 Feb 6, 2009 1:56:01 AM -   #19 (permalink)
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Simon, I know I am asking a lot, but it would be great if you can post some images of printed T-shirts both Dark and White some close-ups. Did you take advantage of the larger printable area? Thanks.
 
Old February 6th, 2009 Feb 6, 2009 5:59:53 AM -   #20 (permalink)
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Well today was a bit of a headache. i guess when your getting a machine so early of the production line you can expect a few hiccups.
got some artwork ready to go, set up printer just to do a couple of test prints to check colours and make sure the alignment was still ok after doing a windows update.
Well first print was fine and alignment was spot on, but the machine came up with a service error after the print.
turned the machine off and on, stared another print and again got an error. this time i noticed the platen kind of jump before the error. turn off, turn on another print, this time alignment was bad, but no error. check software setting do another print and this time alignment is way out and again i notice platen do a jump again and machine errors.
Well i ring the guy who did the setup and hes about to fly out, told him the error and he tells me to clean the encoder strip that controls the conveyor belt. do that and the error goes away but the alignment on the next 3 prints is all over the place and not consistent.
anyway, to turn whats now a long story around, two tiny grub screws that link the gear to the conveyor had worked themselves loose and when the conveyor went in reverse the gear would slip a random amount. took almost 4 hours to track that down. final print for the day was perfect.
 
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Sorry to hear about your trouble Simon, but on the bright side sharing your experience on the forum gives us the knowledge to manage such faults when they arise, so cheers and thanks for that
 
Old February 6th, 2009 Feb 6, 2009 3:56:52 PM -   #22 (permalink)
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alignment testing



here you can the see the height adjustment laser, and then another test print.


 
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Old February 11th, 2009 Feb 11, 2009 11:27:24 PM -   #23 (permalink)
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not to sure why its been compressed, but it shows two jobs on the double platen.

this is normally screenprinted and to say it saves time is an understatement. each pennant is different and its a pain of a job to do normally.
 
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Old February 12th, 2009 Feb 12, 2009 12:10:40 AM -   #24 (permalink)
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Hi Simon,

I am curious about something. I noticed that you dont have any hoops that go over, or rubber that your garments tuck into on your platens. Is it possible for you to take a pic of how your garments go on the platens, from the bottom side? thanks so much

Ok I just went back and watched the video, like I should have done first haha Do your garments just slide all the way over your platens without attaching to it? That is what I was wishing they would do with the hm1 platens. What size are the platens for the eclipse?
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Old February 12th, 2009 Feb 12, 2009 1:39:19 AM -   #25 (permalink)
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Did you print in uni or bi-directional mode? It seemed really slow doing the white underbase layer.
 
Old February 12th, 2009 Feb 12, 2009 5:07:11 AM -   #26 (permalink)
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it is slow, and it is printing bi-directional, its 5 mins to do a white layer and 2 mins for the colour.
but it dumping a huge amount of white down, on those pennants white is set to 20% otherwise it starts pooling.

and no hoops, i actually don't like the platen and have plans to make our own that will very similar to the kornet platen.

its all spray glue and double sided tape. it works but its rather ghetto.

this is actually a temporary platen and dtg are making us the proper ones still. i think production on them was farmed out and isn't going as fast as planned.

this one is too hit and miss for my liking and i certainly would not be confident letting someone i employed play with the machine. the chances of a head strike if a garment comes looses are too high.
 
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the chances of a head strike if a garment comes looses are too high
Though not perfect, the machine does correct downward for wrinkles wtc. that are encountered during printing. It should eliminate the majority of strikes without interupting production though.
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Old February 12th, 2009 Feb 12, 2009 5:58:13 AM -   #28 (permalink)
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yep, the laser does it's job for sure.
just with those pennants i had to tape them down. the speed of the head actually causes a draft that lifted the material while it was in the machine so the laser missed that.

watching the kornet video showing loading shirts and i have no doubt that it what i need to get made. its virtually fool proof.
 
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...its all spray glue and double sided tape. it works but its rather ghetto.
Would the spray glue do some damage to the printheads?
 
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its only the platen we spray, and that's separate from the machine so its taken away and sprayed, shirt is mounted, then its fed into the machine again.
 






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