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Old March 26th, 2014 Mar 26, 2014 4:34:47 PM -   #16 (permalink)
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very good ideas!!!! love the mouse pad promo item!!!

The great part of the t-shirt shape mouse pad promo is that people you give them out to actually use them. Which is, of course, the ultimate hope when distributing promo items. You want people looking at your name and not just putting the item away in a drawer.
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Old March 27th, 2014 Mar 27, 2014 5:00:38 AM -   #17 (permalink)
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PM me and I'll send you a link.
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What Epson can print?
I have simple answer.
Epson F2000 can print All any other DTG can print.
Not just mouse pad which appears as big deal here.
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Canvas, bag, sox, underwear, pat wear, bra, panties, sleeve, all prefer cotton and some poly.
***If you see any stuffs made by fabric Think "can it be printable" ***
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Old March 27th, 2014 Mar 27, 2014 6:47:55 AM -   #18 (permalink)
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Saw a post about canvas director chairs that might be a cool idea for DTG


Just a note to be careful when printing canvas products. Some canvas fabric has waterproofing applied. Since the inks used in direct to garment printing are all waterbased you will have difficulty printing anything that is waterproofed.

The simplest way to test for waterproofing is to sprinkle some water on the material. If it beads up on top chances are it has waterproofing applied. If the water soaks in then you should be good.

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The great part of the t-shirt shape mouse pad promo is that people you give them out to actually use them. Which is, of course, the ultimate hope when distributing promo items. You want people looking at your name and not just putting the item away in a drawer.
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Aloha Harry! Can we get a link for those t-shirt mouse-pads?
 
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Whilst sitting around waiting on news of Epson shipment dates as a boredom exercise I was wondering what objects/textiles you DTG long term users have printed on in the past.
I will be printing Bandanas as it fits in with One of my Brand styles.
just wondered for giggles what things other than t shirts have you printed on.
I have an idea that I might start doing cotton scarfs or something.
Would love to see some more pictures of jobs carried out on new Epson.

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Anything that is flat and that can fit in the printer can be printed on. Not just textiles but non textiles as well. Wood, metal, plastic, tile, etc. Non textiles will need to be treated with a non textile pretreatment which I have only been able to find at colman & company. But I also believe that its a certain type of primer that you maybe able to find at Home Depot. Just dont know which one. Then you will also want to post treat it with either a final fixative or gloss coat to protect the print. That stuff you can find at a lot of places. You will also have to test different print modes to see which one will give you the best print quality. In the pic is an example of a light switch cover I did long time ago.
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Old March 27th, 2014 Mar 27, 2014 10:06:07 AM -   #21 (permalink)
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Hi Ruben,

Sent it over to you.
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Aloha Harry! Can we get a link for those t-shirt mouse-pads?
Theres one here: BLANK Mouse Pads: Manufacturer - 7 Colors In Stock!

Just google searched tshirt mouse pads. They seem to have other shapes as well.
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Old March 28th, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 6:28:24 AM -   #23 (permalink)
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Anything that is flat and that can fit in the printer can be printed on. Not just textiles but non textiles as well. Wood, metal, plastic, tile, etc. Non textiles will need to be treated with a non textile pretreatment which I have only been able to find at colman & company. But I also believe that its a certain type of primer that you maybe able to find at Home Depot. Just dont know which one. Then you will also want to post treat it with either a final fixative or gloss coat to protect the print. That stuff you can find at a lot of places. You will also have to test different print modes to see which one will give you the best print quality. In the pic is an example of a light switch cover I did long time ago.


Just be aware that because we are all using waterbased inks you will not have great print durability on non-textile items. The inks can be scratched off even if you spray on a top coat.

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Default Re: Epson Surecolor printing ideas

can this machine print on shoes? such as converse or canvas shoes? is it possible?
 
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Yes, you would be able to.
 
Old April 3rd, 2014 Apr 3, 2014 3:36:28 PM -   #26 (permalink)
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can this machine print on shoes? such as converse or canvas shoes? is it possible?
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Yes, you would be able to.
I'm not in total agreement on this one.

There is no platen to do this. With the platen off, you would only have 1" clearance so making a platen for shoes would be extremely difficult. Also to date, there are only 4 platens available. I haven't heard of any type of plans for a shoe platen.
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Coming from someone that makes a shoe platen for another dtg printer, I can tell you what the challenges are. The biggest challenge is you want to understand what the recommended distance from the bottom of the print head to the top of the substrate. If you exceed that distance, then two things happen. First, the design starts to look blurry. Second, you will have excess ink mist that will build up in the inside of the printer.

The challenge with shoe printing is a result of shoes not being flat. The outside side of a shoe is much easier to print on than the inside of the shoe because there is less curve. You also have to take into account that there are items on a shoe (i.e. seems, metal eyelets,...) that bump up or raise part of the printable area. Since the average shoe is made out of stiffer material than the average t-shirt, you have less flexibility in the shoe fabric as well.

So these are just some of the challenges of just wanting to print on to shoes. There are also other challenges to shoe printing like having to mask off the areas of the shoe you don't want printed and even getting access to inventory of shoes. People tend to be a little bit more picky on the size of the shoes they wear than the size of the t-shirt and what size you are in one brand might be different than other. So you have several challenges to overcome to get into the custom shoe business.

Hope this helps.

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P.S. I am not trying to talk anyone out of printing shoes. Heck, I created and sell a platen to do it. Just want people to understand what the challenges are before investing in it. I know several people that do well at it.
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Default Re: Epson Surecolor printing ideas

Thanks very good info. was just curious as I seen others printing shoes on a Brother machine.
 
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Wondering if you can print zip-up hoody on the Epson f2000?
Does the zipper seem need to be in parallel with the print heat when printing,
has anyone try.
 
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Wondering if you can print zip-up hoody on the Epson f2000?
Does the zipper seem need to be in parallel with the print heat when printing,
has anyone try.
You would be able to just as long as it fits in the hoop well enough, although I believe it would.

You would want to print in Uni-Directional mode to get a clean image.
 






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