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October 14th, 2013 11:53 PM
perseot
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Hola David, in a head epson R2000 can be printed in one pass? and if so as achieved thanks
July 1st, 2013 11:41 AM
Resolute DTG
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by scotney86
I see the in-line printing has been the biggest breakthrough at this years FESPA. Seems it has stolen the show.

Reporting from FESPA, Resolute DTG steals the show with in-line DTG printing. - Printwear & Promotion – garment decoration and promotional clothing/merchandise news & information

Nice to see a company investing so much in research and development to produce the latest cutting edge technology.

Glad I'm in Club Resolute. Can't wait to see what's next.
Well you won't be waiting long ! I will email you with the details.

Regards

Colin
June 30th, 2013 09:54 AM
Resolute DTG
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by NZACO
This is the first time i saw Resolute in line printing and i was impressed the 'classic' printing with a solid white underbase in the low humidity was also good.
The humidity was very low, it read 14 at one point on Thursday afternoon. No issues though apart from a sore throat LOL.

Glad you liked it & even more pleased you witnessed the R-Jet was the only in-line printer at Fespa running textile ink with one print head

Colin
June 29th, 2013 10:29 AM
NZACO
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by scotney86
I see the in-line printing has been the biggest breakthrough at this years FESPA. Seems it has stolen the show.

Reporting from FESPA, Resolute DTG steals the show with in-line DTG printing. - Printwear & Promotion – garment decoration and promotional clothing/merchandise news & information

Nice to see a company investing so much in research and development to produce the latest cutting edge technology.

Glad I'm in Club Resolute. Can't wait to see what's next.
This is the first time i saw Resolute in line printing and i was impressed the 'classic' printing with a solid white underbase in the low humidity was also good.
June 28th, 2013 11:59 PM
scotney86
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

I see the in-line printing has been the biggest breakthrough at this years FESPA. Seems it has stolen the show.

http://www.printwearandpromotion.co....printing..html

Nice to see a company investing so much in research and development to produce the latest cutting edge technology.

Glad I'm in Club Resolute. Can't wait to see what's next.
June 23rd, 2013 11:34 AM
Resolute DTG
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by cavedave
The Brother system is not the same as the Epson, as you have a separate print head for the white from the color and it is physically offset from the color (with a gap).
So the Brother doesn't have to split nozzles and can have a bigger gap (same as Mimaki 3042 UV)

Jeff if you have found profiling T-shirts easy you are a better man than me, as I have never found it easy. I am still developing better techniques.
White shirts are one thing, but you still have to read 1000+ color swatches off a shirt and that isn't that easy without the right know how and equipment.
When you get to black shirts it gets even more complicated.

The single pass printing that has been around for the last few years in DTG, prints the white and color together and they mix immediately on the media, the problem was this gave a lot of washed out colors and so wasn't something you could really use with any job, only certain types depending on the shirt and colors in the design.
We actually split the print head and control which nozzles are used channel by channel, this was anything but a trivial development and while there are other RIP's (such as the Kathari RIP used by Neoflex) that have the ability to do software microweaving, I am not aware of any of them having the ability to control which nozzles get used channel by channel as we do and certainly not seen anyone else doing this on an Epson. That doesn't mean they cant develop this, its just that as far as I know they haven't yet.
But I am sure they will be working on it soon.
However certain products from Roland, Mimaki and Epson do have this built into the printer firmware on the large format machines, so the concept isn't new.

Jeff is correct that we originally developed this for the R2000 and DCS UV printing, I was extremely dubious about how well this would work for DTG, due to the issues of getting the white to settle before printing the color and I was pleasantly surprised how well it did work (better than I expected) and you certainly don't get the same washed out colors as in the way its been done to date.
The print modes I have done so far allow for various print speeds, the faster you print the harder it is (when creating the profile) to balance the white and color volumes of ink and because your white ink level is so critical getting the right pre treatment is also more important for single pass than multiple passes. But if you print slower then it becomes less of an issue.

But the best print I have ever seen on a black shirt was one created with the slowest mode single pass, it would be slower than two passes (by quite a bit), but the quality was truly outstanding, the definition was incredible.

There is also other speed factors which relate to the way software microweaving works on the different machines, which I am not going to go into.

I think there are definitely pros and cons to single pass and two pass, two pass is more forgiving in terms of pre treatment and you can over ink on the white and get away with it a bit more than single pass.
But single pass reduces trapping issues, multiple print pass alignment and print feed issues between passes.

Its not for me (or the manufactures) to decide which is best (although we can have an opinion), but ultimately it will be the market (the actual end users) and its still way to early to even guess what the market will decide on.

But it does offer a real alternative to the multiple pass printing on an Epson that can be used for any design.

Best regards

-David
Thank you for taking the time to post in such detail David, especially as I know how busy you are pre Fespa.

Regards

Colin
June 23rd, 2013 09:55 AM
102557
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by cavedave
The Brother system is not the same as the Epson, as you have a separate print head for the white from the color and it is physically offset from the color (with a gap).
So the Brother doesn't have to split nozzles and can have a bigger gap (same as Mimaki 3042 UV)

Jeff if you have found profiling T-shirts easy you are a better man than me, as I have never found it easy. I am still developing better techniques.
White shirts are one thing, but you still have to read 1000+ color swatches off a shirt and that isn't that easy without the right know how and equipment.
When you get to black shirts it gets even more complicated.

The single pass printing that has been around for the last few years in DTG, prints the white and color together and they mix immediately on the media, the problem was this gave a lot of washed out colors and so wasn't something you could really use with any job, only certain types depending on the shirt and colors in the design.
We actually split the print head and control which nozzles are used channel by channel, this was anything but a trivial development and while there are other RIP's (such as the Kathari RIP used by Neoflex) that have the ability to do software microweaving, I am not aware of any of them having the ability to control which nozzles get used channel by channel as we do and certainly not seen anyone else doing this on an Epson. That doesn't mean they cant develop this, its just that as far as I know they haven't yet.
But I am sure they will be working on it soon.
However certain products from Roland, Mimaki and Epson do have this built into the printer firmware on the large format machines, so the concept isn't new.

Jeff is correct that we originally developed this for the R2000 and DCS UV printing, I was extremely dubious about how well this would work for DTG, due to the issues of getting the white to settle before printing the color and I was pleasantly surprised how well it did work (better than I expected) and you certainly don't get the same washed out colors as in the way its been done to date.
The print modes I have done so far allow for various print speeds, the faster you print the harder it is (when creating the profile) to balance the white and color volumes of ink and because your white ink level is so critical getting the right pre treatment is also more important for single pass than multiple passes. But if you print slower then it becomes less of an issue.

But the best print I have ever seen on a black shirt was one created with the slowest mode single pass, it would be slower than two passes (by quite a bit), but the quality was truly outstanding, the definition was incredible.

There is also other speed factors which relate to the way software microweaving works on the different machines, which I am not going to go into.

I think there are definitely pros and cons to single pass and two pass, two pass is more forgiving in terms of pre treatment and you can over ink on the white and get away with it a bit more than single pass.
But single pass reduces trapping issues, multiple print pass alignment and print feed issues between passes.

Its not for me (or the manufactures) to decide which is best (although we can have an opinion), but ultimately it will be the market (the actual end users) and its still way to early to even guess what the market will decide on.

But it does offer a real alternative to the multiple pass printing on an Epson that can be used for any design.

Best regards

-David
David,
Thanks for the detailed explanation, this is what I was trying to explain to Marc with his question! As I said he is best speaking with you on this and deflected him that way Regarding brother i said same principle, I understand they have an offset head but essentially its the same concept outside splitting the channels in the Epson.. These were exactly my sentiments in my post as the end user knows what's best for them. It was just my opinion based on evaluations that its very hard to beat/ substitute the conventional two pass print with its jell time- when your after the highest quality brightest prints possible. Best Regards.
June 23rd, 2013 09:07 AM
cavedave
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

The Brother system is not the same as the Epson, as you have a separate print head for the white from the color and it is physically offset from the color (with a gap).
So the Brother doesn't have to split nozzles and can have a bigger gap (same as Mimaki 3042 UV)

Jeff if you have found profiling T-shirts easy you are a better man than me, as I have never found it easy. I am still developing better techniques.
White shirts are one thing, but you still have to read 1000+ color swatches off a shirt and that isn't that easy without the right know how and equipment.
When you get to black shirts it gets even more complicated.

The single pass printing that has been around for the last few years in DTG, prints the white and color together and they mix immediately on the media, the problem was this gave a lot of washed out colors and so wasn't something you could really use with any job, only certain types depending on the shirt and colors in the design.
We actually split the print head and control which nozzles are used channel by channel, this was anything but a trivial development and while there are other RIP's (such as the Kathari RIP used by Neoflex) that have the ability to do software microweaving, I am not aware of any of them having the ability to control which nozzles get used channel by channel as we do and certainly not seen anyone else doing this on an Epson. That doesn't mean they cant develop this, its just that as far as I know they haven't yet.
But I am sure they will be working on it soon.
However certain products from Roland, Mimaki and Epson do have this built into the printer firmware on the large format machines, so the concept isn't new.

Jeff is correct that we originally developed this for the R2000 and DCS UV printing, I was extremely dubious about how well this would work for DTG, due to the issues of getting the white to settle before printing the color and I was pleasantly surprised how well it did work (better than I expected) and you certainly don't get the same washed out colors as in the way its been done to date.
The print modes I have done so far allow for various print speeds, the faster you print the harder it is (when creating the profile) to balance the white and color volumes of ink and because your white ink level is so critical getting the right pre treatment is also more important for single pass than multiple passes. But if you print slower then it becomes less of an issue.

But the best print I have ever seen on a black shirt was one created with the slowest mode single pass, it would be slower than two passes (by quite a bit), but the quality was truly outstanding, the definition was incredible.

There is also other speed factors which relate to the way software microweaving works on the different machines, which I am not going to go into.

I think there are definitely pros and cons to single pass and two pass, two pass is more forgiving in terms of pre treatment and you can over ink on the white and get away with it a bit more than single pass.
But single pass reduces trapping issues, multiple print pass alignment and print feed issues between passes.

Its not for me (or the manufactures) to decide which is best (although we can have an opinion), but ultimately it will be the market (the actual end users) and its still way to early to even guess what the market will decide on.

But it does offer a real alternative to the multiple pass printing on an Epson that can be used for any design.

Best regards

-David
June 22nd, 2013 10:46 PM
102557
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

I have no clue what you are talking about in regards to changing my post? please elaborate? Again I was just answering marcs question in regard to the rip.. its really that simple
June 22nd, 2013 10:38 PM
Resolute DTG
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by german13
Colin,
the post wasn't meant to rattle your cage, and I apologize if your taking it that way. I was simply answering marcs question on the differences. I have much respect for David very smart guy and a nice guy as I said in my post. (Trivial)meaning most profiles can be produced in house if you have the knowledge to do so... I wasn't referring to any printer brands only the rip technology and everyone knows what works best for them. Im simply saying there is little substitute for the white ink jell time if your after the highest quality, brightest prints possible with the current technology. Imho!
Jeff, you changed your post to cover yourself !!. Everyone can see this.
Zak's point is very true, using this forum to belittle anything Neoflex does not do or supply gives the company a very un-professional image.

You don't need to apologise to me, its water off a ducks back.
June 22nd, 2013 01:25 PM
102557
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by Resolute DTG
Profiles used in this application are far from trivial, I think that is disrespectful to the expertise and work done by David :-(
Colin,
the post wasn't meant to rattle your cage, and I apologize if your taking it that way. I was simply answering marcs question on the differences. I have much respect for David very smart guy and a nice guy as I said in my post. (Trivial)meaning most profiles can be produced in house if you have the knowledge to do so... I wasn't referring to any printer brands only the rip technology and everyone knows what works best for them. Im simply saying there is little substitute for the white ink jell time if your after the highest quality, brightest prints possible with the current technology. Imho!
June 22nd, 2013 01:14 PM
Resolute DTG
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by german13
Just answering marc's question on the technology! profiles in this application are trivial, Imho. more so for getting your color correct.
Profiles used in this application are far from trivial, I think that is disrespectful to the expertise and work done by David :-(
June 22nd, 2013 01:14 PM
Printzilla
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

I understand how the past tech worked, as I am familiar with its application using Iproof rips years ago. My question was directly related to how Resolutes is so much better, as I am a newb to their application of this process.

Thanks for the info Jeff! Kinda of what I was looking for from Colin or Jay.
June 22nd, 2013 01:10 PM
opolis
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

HAHA I guess you have to admire these neoflex employees desire to chime in on every other brands printers. And its always started by their leader good Ole Peter. Actually let me take that back I don't admire it I find it petty, immature, and one of the main reasons I chose not to do business with them. It's amazing every time they are the only manufacturer doing this.

Really doesn't matter to me if you used the rip 1 yr ago, or if the technology is 5 or 100 yrs old. It's just nice to see a company being innovative and coming up with new ideas to push DTG forward, instead of wasting time going on competitors posts and trying to chime in on all things negative. Would be nice to see all AA employees go back to their section and help their "family" with the many problems they are having with their printers.

For the rest of us that are end users. The inline printing looks awesome, and have faith that it will get nothing but better. Resolute keep pushing forward, and coming up with new innovative ideas.

Hopefully this thread gets back on track and we can keep up with the updates of the inline printing.
June 22nd, 2013 01:09 PM
Resolute DTG
Re: Rjet 5 Video Printing White & Color In Single Pass. AWESOME

I love how you change your posts Jeff the minute you read a reply LMHO !
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