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Old July 8th, 2011 Jul 8, 2011 3:36:49 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Print speed and cure time for Mimaki garment printer?

Interested in investing on a Mimaki GP-604D printer. Can anyone provide feedback, particularly the print speed and cure time. Thanks!
 
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Default Re: Print speed and cure time for Mimaki garment printer?

I have one for sale if you would be interested. Machine is lightly used and is 1 1/2 years old. We are a vinyl & lighted sign shop and added the machine in March 2010. The machine works great and we simply don't have the man power to run the machine when orders come in other than the manager of the shop and his time is more valuable than loading shirts into the machine. On average with no sleeping on the job you can print 120 full front print shirts in a average 8 hour day.
 
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Default Re: Print speed and cure time for Mimaki garment printer?

Hi Jimmy2,

The Mimaki GP-604D is a good printer that uses discharge ink instead of white. This gives a different kind of look. You don't get extremely bright colors on darks, but you do get very soft prints. You also don't need to pretreat the garment as you do with DTG's that use white ink.

The 604-D can print a 16.5x20 image area in around 30 seconds - 2 minutes. This depends on if you are using discharge for an underbase and how many overprints you do. Curing is done with a heat press at around 350 degrees for 60 seconds.

The printer can be a bit tricky to use. It isn't always "user friendly", but on the same hand it can give you the ability to create some great prints with it's large image area and 5" head height.

Feel free to ask more questions.
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I have one for sale if you would be interested. Machine is lightly used and is 1 1/2 years old. We are a vinyl & lighted sign shop and added the machine in March 2010. The machine works great and we simply don't have the man power to run the machine when orders come in other than the manager of the shop and his time is more valuable than loading shirts into the machine. On average with no sleeping on the job you can print 120 full front print shirts in a average 8 hour day.
I have a customer who is interested in buying a 604D. Please PM me your details so we can get in contact.

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Old September 17th, 2011 Sep 17, 2011 6:34:18 PM -   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Print speed and cure time for Mimaki garment printer?

I run a Mimaki 604-D and much like the others, I enjoy printing with it.
Good Points: Large print area, z-axis (vertical) is extremely beneficial, the discharge feature will get the job done (maybe not all the way, but I view it as a plus compared to the pretreatment process other DTG's go through), most of my prints are quite vibrant (even after the cure/heat time).
Bad Points: Yeah, the printer doesn't have a touch screen and it doesn't talk to you and know what your thinking but, I've pretty much mastered it in less than two months of on and off printing.

Overall, I'd rate the Mimaki an 8 out of 10. I'd like to see some more user-friendly interaction between the software and also the main board. I'd also like to see a slightly faster print rate (although it's pretty fast as it is...just depends on your settings).
 
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do you still have the Mimaki 604D DTG for sale.....???? please reply at [email protected]americanspandex.com attn: Raymond Mora
 
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Default Re: Print speed and cure time for Mimaki garment printer?

what will this sell for?
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Default Re: Print speed and cure time for Mimaki garment printer?

Buenos dia , donde puedo comprar tinta blanca para la mimaki gp-604d ? recargable ?



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Originally Posted by Steevnc
I run a Mimaki 604-D and much like the others, I enjoy printing with it.
Good Points: Large print area, z-axis (vertical) is extremely beneficial, the discharge feature will get the job done (maybe not all the way, but I view it as a plus compared to the pretreatment process other DTG's go through), most of my prints are quite vibrant (even after the cure/heat time).
Bad Points: Yeah, the printer doesn't have a touch screen and it doesn't talk to you and know what your thinking but, I've pretty much mastered it in less than two months of on and off printing.

Overall, I'd rate the Mimaki an 8 out of 10. I'd like to see some more user-friendly interaction between the software and also the main board. I'd also like to see a slightly faster print rate (although it's pretty fast as it is...just depends on your settings).
 






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