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Old May 24th, 2014 May 24, 2014 4:17:02 PM -   #61 (permalink)
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It's on the printer itself under maintenance. You would do a cap clean and it moves the head out of the way for access.
 
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Old May 24th, 2014 May 24, 2014 8:58:59 PM -   #62 (permalink)
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Is this the same as "Cleaning the Suction Cap" on page 81 of the Epson F200 User Manual?
 
Old May 24th, 2014 May 24, 2014 9:01:06 PM -   #63 (permalink)
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I believe so found it in the manual as well. you just use the cleaning sticks to get the ink out of the bottom and sides pretty simple just did mine
 
 
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I believe so found it in the manual as well. you just use the cleaning sticks to get the ink out of the bottom and sides pretty simple just did mine
I never knew this was suppose to be done weekly. Glad i check the forum!
About to do mine right now too. Any other regular maintenance that I should know about?

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Am i suppose to dip the stick in ink cleaner prior to cleaning out the cap? I see that some of the ink is dried up around the side, and edges.
 
Old May 25th, 2014 May 25, 2014 10:59:40 PM -   #66 (permalink)
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Thx the answers!

I have an other intresting question. If I print a graphics, that had side by side red and black color area, the black lines or black areas melt down.
This case is only present in this color combination.
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Old May 26th, 2014 May 26, 2014 1:52:36 AM -   #67 (permalink)
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Too much ink deposit or inferior shirts or pretreat missed or did wrong.
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Old May 26th, 2014 May 26, 2014 3:04:45 AM -   #68 (permalink)
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Appears you are printing on white oe light shirt? If so I suspect u are not pretreating the shirt. Try pretreat for light or white shirts. Also this is common on a shirt like a Gildan or comfort soft type with a loose weave or very soft fuzzy feel.
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Looks like a thin shirt. What weight is it and is it 100% cotton?
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Old May 26th, 2014 May 26, 2014 4:29:00 AM -   #70 (permalink)
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Thx the answers!

I have an other intresting question. If I print a graphics, that had side by side red and black color area, the black lines or black areas melt down.
This case is only present in this color combination.
As already mentioned, there are issues with certain types of fabrics and too much ink. A couple of things to remedy the problem:

1) Use a light garment pretreatment. Epson's pretreat is supposed to be good for white garments as well. You can take the pretreatment with a misting spray bottle and lightly mist the shirt, then heat press it for about 5-10 seconds to lift the moisture. The inks won't bleed and your colors will be deeper. It's always a great practice to do wash tests after any kind of experimenting. There are pretreats made specifically for light garments if the Epson pretreat doesn't work for you (wash tests).

2) Epson has a feature called ink blot reduction. In GC, you can choose this feature (see attached). It will print the yellow, go back in then print the black. This is designed to reduce the amount of spread. Some shirts may still spread, but it shouldn't be near as much. It does take twice as long to print, but with some designs, this may be a good option for you.
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Appears you are printing on white oe light shirt? If so I suspect u are not pretreating the shirt. Try pretreat for light or white shirts. Also this is common on a shirt like a Gildan or comfort soft type with a loose weave or very soft fuzzy feel.
This mistake happens if I print only on white t-shirt. If I print this color combination to black material, that will be perfect.
I don't use pretatement for white tshirt.
I tried Image Armour, but I didn't see a lot of differences between the graphics. (But that's perfect to 100% polyester materials with the original epson ink)
So, that's true, than I used the pretreatment, the lines was perfect, but I think, it must be perfect without the pretreatment liquid. I don't met this failure on mP5.


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Looks like a thin shirt. What weight is it and is it 100% cotton?
No, it's a 100% cotton Sol's Imperial tshirt,
 
Old May 26th, 2014 May 26, 2014 6:01:34 AM -   #72 (permalink)
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Use a light garment pretreatment. Epson's pretreat is supposed to be good for white garments as well. You can take the pretreatment with a misting spray bottle and lightly mist the shirt, then heat press it for about 5-10 seconds to lift the moisture. The inks won't bleed and your colors will be deeper. It's always a great practice to do wash tests after any kind of experimenting. There are pretreats made specifically for light garments if the Epson pretreat doesn't work for you (wash tests).
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When there isn't white ink, pretreating isn't necessary.
I am confusing here. Which one is right?
White shirts no white ink. No pretreat?
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Old May 26th, 2014 May 26, 2014 6:07:45 AM -   #73 (permalink)
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Try Image Armor pretreatment.
Light or Poly pretreatment first will be an good idea.
Epson does not carry different way. One line while all others have two or three lines.
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Old May 26th, 2014 May 26, 2014 6:37:35 AM -   #74 (permalink)
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I am confusing here. Which one is right?
White shirts no white ink. No pretreat?
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Please don't take 2 different posts relating to 2 different topics and try to confuse others. Let me clarify due to the misleading of you quoting me, besides, I didn't realize you took that much interest in my posts:

The first topic was speaking about it not being necessary to use white ink on white shirts. It also appeared the OP was pretreating white shirts and believed they had to every time. At least that's the way I read it. I was clarifying that when printing white shirts, it's not necessary to pretreat, nor is it necessary to use white ink.

The latest topic was to aid in reducing bleed that occurs in some fabrics. No it's still not necessary to pretreat the shirt, but if you want to stop the bleeding from happening on some fabrics, pretreating the shirt will help. And then a pretreat for lights would be more beneficial than a dark garment pretreat. I was told that Epson's pretreat could be used on light garments, but since I never tried it and to avoid scorching, a light garment pretreat works better.
 
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Even on different thread. It was little confusing on your posts. Thx for your explaining.
One said You will skip pretreat on white shirts and one said it is not necessary but it will give better image.
So which one was it.
Pretreat on white shirts? Or not? Simple question.
I say yes pretreat all day on Light or Dark shirts.
As you know we love consistency.
You were similar(not clear) on RIP issue also.
"It's good but not necessary" keep confuse us.
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