Frustrations with my Epson F2000WE am I doing something wrong? - T-Shirt Forums

Hi, Unregistered. | Today's Posts

T-Shirt Forums
User Name

Register Today For Free!

Forgot Your Password?

Site Navigation

+   T-Shirt Forums > T-Shirt Industry Information > Direct to Garment (DTG) Inkjet Printing > Epson SureColor DTG Printers
Discussion, tips, pictures, reviews and peer to peer support for current and future Epson Brand SureColor garment printer owners.

Frustrations with my Epson F2000WE am I doing something wrong?

Share This Thread Thread Tools
Old September 27th, 2018 Sep 27, 2018 7:58:45 PM -   #1 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Member

merchminion's Avatar
Member Since: Oct 2017
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

Unhappy Frustrations with my Epson F2000WE am I doing something wrong?

So I've had my Epson Surecolor 2000 White Edition now for almost a year and I can not get consistent prints pretty much ever. From shirt to shirt in a batch I will have some shirts that print amazing and the next shirt will have too little white ink or so much ink it is literally wicking white into the surrounding fibers with no changes in shirt style, amount of starch, or software changes in the Garment creator rip. Often times our white layer is thin and images end up with a very vintage look and colors are not bright. We've had epson out and they've replaced pretty much the entire guts of the machine, we have tried two different pre-treat sprayers, and about a dozen combinations of heat press dry, hang dry, dry with a fan etc to try and solve for the issue. Does anyone have any ideas? Seeing the beautiful prints people are able to get with the F2000 just emphasizes how far off we are.
Sponsored Links
Old September 28th, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 8:18:13 AM -   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
T-Shirt Mogul

TABOB's Avatar
You can call me: Bob
Member Since: Feb 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 1,244
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 148 Times in 142 Posts

Default Re: Frustrations with my Epson F2000WE am I doing something wrong?

Welcome to the world of DTG .

The problem is not the printer... It's just the nature of the beast. I know this because during testing I was able to replicate the same issues between 2 different printers ( Epson F2000 and Polyprint TexJet).

When printing on paper, the prints will look identical every time, but when printing on t-shirts the variables are way too many. Some of the variables, like a different shirt brand or model are obvious, but there are more "hidden" ones. Here are some examples (there are a lot more).

1. Shirt color: Even if the shirt model is the same, different colors have different fabrics (pigments, sizing agents, etc.).

2. Shirt size: Different sizes could be cut from a different batch of fabric.

3. Factory/supplier:The same brand a model shirt may come from a different factory using a different batch of fabric.

The only way around it is to:
a) Reduce the possible variations by printing only specific shirt models and colors, and
b) Expect a lot of unexpected issues, and increase your pricing to compensate.

This is a discussion about Frustrations with my Epson F2000WE am I doing something wrong? that was posted in the Epson SureColor DTG Printers section of the forums.

Quick Reply
Type Your Message Below:
Do NOT Post Self Promotional URLs, Advertisements, Sales Offers or Requests. It is against our Forum Guidelines.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the T-Shirt Forums, you must first register.

Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Your username must be between 2 and 16 characters and contain only letters and numbers (no special characters like hyphens, *, ', ~, etc)
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

A confirmation email will be sent to this address, so please make sure it is accurate and that your email software is set to allow emails from our domain: (sometimes the confirmation email gets accidently filtered into Yahoo/AOL/Hotmail/Gmail spam folders)

You won't be able to post until your email address has been confirmed. We take your privacy very seriously. Feel free to review our Privacy Policy in a new window.
Email Address:
First Name
It's nice to be able to be on a "first name" basis with the people you talk to in a forum. This is a totally optional field; if you like being on a first name basis, please enter your first name below :)


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[DIY DTG] Epson encoder for more models Mikistromar DIY DTG 25 November 9th, 2018 02:51 AM
FOR SALE Epson S70670 Solvent Printer $3500 works great mrbigjack50 TF Classifieds 0 March 20th, 2018 11:01 AM
[Epson Printers] Using Epson Artisan w/Cobra pigment...something wrong greenpuppydog Printers and Inks for Inkjet and Laser Transfers 5 May 1st, 2017 06:07 AM
Epson F2000 extended warranty TEAMGRAPHIX Epson SureColor DTG Printers 1 August 31st, 2016 12:04 PM
R3000 Epson DTG Printer lmcclain6 Direct to Garment (DTG) Inkjet Printing 13 October 31st, 2014 07:17 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2014 All rights reserved.