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Old November 19th, 2014 Nov 19, 2014 4:12:39 AM -   #46 (permalink)
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yep...now that winter has hit I am running 4 humidifiers here in Oklahoma this week to keep the humidity a little over 50%. I have 2 in the room with my printer, one at the doorway leading to the area I have my heat presses and one in the heat press room.
Sauna? Pump up the heat too.
Correct humidity will never hurt. So happy to see you are enjoying DTGing.
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Very dry here in Georgia. You can expect channel drop outs, 2 cleaning instead of 1. Color shifts due to channel dropouts. However to date I have not seen this problem yet on the F2000. If putting the humidifier to close to the printer. Be sure no moisture is forming on or in the printer. This can damage electronics. I have seen where people have built a tent to try and hold humidity in around machine. I do not recommend this as you can end up with a rain forest in the printer.
 
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I was doing a small run of 60 prints the other day while RH was 28%. At one point between prints my F2000 stopped to do a clean. Whether that was in relation to low RH I don't know, but it cost me time and ink! Will be purchasing a humidifier soon.
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Peter and Randy, good points...I do watch so that I do not end up with the suana climate and that there is no moisture inside the printer.

I have a Mitsubishi multi-split unit to control the temperature. My shop is basically a two car garage converted to two shop areas; one for my printers and one for the rest of my equipment. This has been very beneficial so that I can control the temperature and humidity.

I keep it around 72F and then have the humidifiers set to keep it between 50% and 55%. The humidity sensors are on either side of the printer. I have the humidifiers set so that they will cycle on and off. This will be an interesting week as we just finished a week of freezing temperatures and then we will be back to the 50's and rain this weekend. The weather does change a lot in Oklahoma.
 
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Usually I see the Epson perform a ink circulation when it has been sitting idle for a long period time between prints. This happens when you press the print button and delays the start of the print for a short period of time. Most printers will do a light cleaning after a number of shirts are printed, this is not related to humidity. The printer does not know what the humidity is. Unless moisture is forming inside the printer. Then it may shutdown in a self protection mode.
 
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I was doing a small run of 60 prints the other day while RH was 28%. At one point between prints my F2000 stopped to do a clean. Whether that was in relation to low RH I don't know, but it cost me time and ink! Will be purchasing a humidifier soon.


A big mistake we see people making is running their humidifiers during working hours and then shutting them off when they leave for the day. You do want to keep the proper humidity level 24/7 in the space you have your printer in.

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I do climate control 7 x 24...and in Oklahoma with frequent power outages - thunderstorms, ice storms and of course tornados. I added a backup generator to the mix, that keeps from having to scramble when we loose power for a few days. I have been thinking that I need a safe room for my equipment (lol)...but not yet.
 
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Earlier we were talking about pretreatment using the Speedtreater Tx and using approx 50-60 on the dial. I've read on the forum if you want to weight your shirts before and after pretreatment there should be ideally 18-22 grams for epson and 22-24 grams for Image Armour. However what are the grams based on what size of spray?? Because on the Speedtreater you can adjust your spray area.. you're not going to use 23 grams of image armour for a 5" high graphic (would be soaking wet) and a 16" high graphic (if you were to do that big would not have enough spray to spread 23 grams) So what are these grams based on. Confused by this statement.
 
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These numbers are for a 14x14.
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Anybody report on humidity issue on Epson yet? Most generous humidity proof printer out there. You don't need to go crazy with your baby. Just realize extream dry will effects.
You have good gear Enjoy it. Don't panic about it. Create fear is not good.
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Peter, great point a person buying the Epson does not have anything to fear....my shop with the climate control was built back when I had the anajet sprint...and it was notorious for issues if I did not manage the climate. So, I just moved my Epson F2000 into these shop conditions. This Epson is proving to be such a worry free printer for me and fits my business plan perfectly. It is performing much better than expected. Thank you!!
 
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If an epson rep reads this maybe they could suggest to the company that the label on the cleaning kit be a different colour. As the white ink has a white label on it already and sometimes you just grab the wrong box. Since both look alike unless you read the label. And we all know that is just too much hassle ha ha. Just a suggestion
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Anybody report on humidity issue on Epson yet? Most generous humidity proof printer out there. You don't need to go crazy with your baby. Just realize extream dry will effects.
You have good gear Enjoy it. Don't panic about it. Create fear is not good.
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Matter of fact, today was the first time I've had CMYK colors completely dry up on me. My humidity had dropped to 20% in my shop. We were running ovens all around and no humidifier. We haven't had to since May. Sure enough, nothing. I had to do #2 head cleaning and then a #3 on my yellow/black. Even then not all came back, but nearly perfect.
 
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Matter of fact, today was the first time I've had CMYK colors completely dry up on me. My humidity had dropped to 20% in my shop. We were running ovens all around and no humidifier. We haven't had to since May. Sure enough, nothing. I had to do #2 head cleaning and then a #3 on my yellow/black. Even then not all came back, but nearly perfect.
Perfect CMYK printhead checks since this occurrence.
 
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Perfect CMYK printhead checks since this occurrence.


Another great reminder to always watch your humidity levels.

If you haven't already just mount a humidity gauge right near your printer so you can always keep track. Best $10 you'll spend.

http://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-00613A...humidity+gauge

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