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December 11th, 2019 06:53 PM
cornpopps
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Still printing....
October 16th, 2016 08:46 PM
cornpopps
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Wow, still printing with a used first gen I-dot since 2014.

This printer has been a great investment and still prints great. Built like a tank and the Kothari rip has kept it relevant.

It's print speeds are of coarse slower then the new line of printers but I would still put it up against anything as far as print quality.

I have since moved to Image Armor inks and pre-treat with great success.

Hopefully I can update again in another 3 years.
May 19th, 2014 02:45 PM
DTGPRINTERPARTS
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

I'm always proactive and very customer service orientated. I am the biggest critic too. As long as FB is consistent we'll carry. The moment its not, we won't.
May 19th, 2014 01:24 PM
ghostofmedusa
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Good to see how proactive you are with your customers Anthony... If my Firebird white testing works out, I'll be buying FB straight from you next month - didn't know you were distributing it.. Do you have the FB cleaning solution too? Cause I use lots of it... on 'Wet Capping' lol.
May 19th, 2014 10:12 AM
DTGPRINTERPARTS
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Also keep me updated with Firebird, want to make sure everything is consistent
May 19th, 2014 10:12 AM
DTGPRINTERPARTS
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

ok great, just let me know if you have any issues with anything. Want to make sure we take great care of you
May 19th, 2014 09:13 AM
cornpopps
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DTGPRINTERPARTS
Quick question, how many hours did you the auto head cleanings set to?
Hey Anthony, I set it to every 6 hours, it will start the countdown after the last print. Actually that's a factory setting and I get a error msg if I change it.
May 19th, 2014 08:10 AM
DTGPRINTERPARTS
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Quick question, how many hours did you the auto head cleanings set to?
May 19th, 2014 06:18 AM
cornpopps
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

[QUOTE
Thats one thing that our Freejet has really taught us, it has an overly efficient (but very useful) plumbing system and it's sole purpose is to wet the printhead while not in use. Every machine should be equipped with that feature, IMO.[/QUOTE]

Thanks T, I was wondering about that. The I-dot has an option where you can program cleaning and nozzle checks. For instance I have it doing an auto nozzle check every 4 hours and a auto clean every 6 hours to keep the ink agitated when the printer is not in use.
It doesn't do a normal 4880 wide bar nozzle check but a small 6 line print using minimal ink. I will keep the wetcap option in mind on really hot and dry days and nights.

My humidifier is an evaporative type so no steam. I do hate how much energy my humidifier takes up so I would be glad to get rid of it or at least minimize its use.
May 19th, 2014 02:55 AM
ghostofmedusa
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cornpopps
This morning one White nozzle was at about 80% so I had to fill the capping station while the printer was turned off and let it sit about 30min. A couple cleanings and back up to 100%. Still at 30% humidity so we will see what happens but so far so good.
You can just fill the capping station with Firebird Cleaning Solution (to where it is bubbling over a little) and cap the printhead right on top of the solution, at the end of the night. So it sits right on the solution while it sleeps. Then you don't have to worry about humidity at all. Forget the humidifier, humidity is the enemy of electronics and circuit boards. Put that humidity only where it is necessary, right against the printhead.. I have been doing that for a couple years now, and never had a clog... Switched over to Firebird White a couple weeks ago, and nozzle checks have are at 99% everyday. Just remember to 'release' the printhead and turn on your pump for a few seconds, to drain the solution before printing again. iDot is a DX5 head just like mine, so capping station should the same...

Thats one thing that our Freejet has really taught us, it has an overly efficient (but very useful) plumbing system and it's sole purpose is to wet the printhead while not in use. Every machine should be equipped with that feature, IMO.
May 19th, 2014 02:40 AM
ghostofmedusa
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Jerzees Hi-DensiT's are the best or DTG... Not the most comfortable tees, but made for DTG and screenprinters alike. Fibers don't rise at all... Recently printed on 55 of them and am really considering switching from the FOTL HD6 - which are very similar, just more expensive. They wont stretch much at all.
May 15th, 2014 07:17 AM
cornpopps
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hlb110
thanks for the replies! Kind of busy here.
Jerzees? mm! I worked with some in the past but didn't have good results. Now I am using gildan 2000 and triple A. any testing on the washability? Not sure how long you have with your machine but when I moved mine to the basement humidity was a big factor. 50f/55f seems to do the trick for this machine. I read when you print white FB ink and then you stretched the shirt, you get some kind of elasticity. have you experience this?
Have you used the Hi DensiT version of the Jerzees? Its a tight wind and lays real flat and the price is great. Havent tried stretching it yet but I will when I find it.
I have about 4 wash cycles on it now I will see if I can get some pics up, I think my kid stole it
Out here in So Cal this week we are at our 3rd day of 95+heat and single digit humidity. I have a humidifier but I can't get it past 35%. This morning one White nozzle was at about 80% so I had to fill the capping station while the printer was turned off and let it sit about 30min. A couple cleanings and back up to 100%. Still at 30% humidity so we will see what happens but so far so good.
May 14th, 2014 03:18 PM
hlb110
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

thanks for the replies! Kind of busy here.
Jerzees? mm! I worked with some in the past but didn't have good results. Now I am using gildan 2000 and triple A. any testing on the washability? Not sure how long you have with your machine but when I moved mine to the basement humidity was a big factor. 50f/55f seems to do the trick for this machine. I read when you print white FB ink and then you stretched the shirt, you get some kind of elasticity. have you experience this?
May 13th, 2014 07:32 AM
DTGPRINTERPARTS
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

No problem buddy. Just glad you're up and running. Time to cash in!
May 13th, 2014 06:17 AM
cornpopps
Re: New I-dot prints FINALLY!!!!

Thanks again Anthony for your help and for only being a 1 day ship away

HLB- Forgot to answer that the T-Shirt is the JERZEES - HiDENSI-T
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