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June 11th, 2014 11:01 PM
Stitch-Up
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

My advice Marius - don't buy a cheap import from China.

This forum is littered with people who've done that and ended up in misery. Support is generally ZERO and without support your printer will be as good as a door stop in next to no time.

They'll speak good English to get your money from you but surprisingly that all changes very quickly when you need support.

My suggestion, save up and buy a NeoFlex with superb support, in the meanwhile, contract your printing to someone local.

Just my opinion but gathered from the facts posted on here.
June 11th, 2014 09:32 PM
KGALAGADI
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Hi , I am new to the market and also in the process of buying a printer but because I live in South Africa and our currency is not that strong it is a very expensive machine to buy. I am thinking of importing fron China as is is about the third of the price. My only concern would be back up service as I think quality of the machines are probabily the same. Everything get made there and the exported!!! ( Am I wrong in saying so? ) Please help!!!!
March 6th, 2014 07:58 PM
rugoin2hvn
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

We recently purchased a FREEJET 330 TX from Omniprint in Costa Mesa, CA and we would highly recommend this company to purchase from. We had 2 days of one on one training with Jose Haro. It was really great and you really can't beat the excellent customer service that we have received. Especially after hours. We previously owned an Anajet sprint for the past 4 1/2 years and had some issues with it so we went to the ISS show in Long Beach in Jan. 2014. The rip program on this machine as well as the capping station for low maintenance is what sold us. With the Anajet, I would never print photo's on a black shirt, (never came out nice) and we used to have to print out several "small samples to get the color right for photo's on white shirts. At the show, (Said, one of the tech's) printed up a photo that I brought on a flashdrive and didn't even have to make any adjustments, that alone sold me. Omniprint gave us money for our trade in and again, the customer service from them is excellent. Thanks again for your excellent customer service, Jose, Said, Paul, & Victor. Check them out.
February 27th, 2014 08:22 PM
Theprintbar
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Hey it's best to have both options in my opinion. What makes The Print Bar work well is that we can screen print t shirts or digitally print tees. Screenprinting saves time and money on larger orders, and DTG you can make good margin on low run ordsers and also get great realistic photographic print work done easily! We use the Brother GT3 t shirt printers... they are so easy to maintain.
February 27th, 2014 05:46 AM
Paradox Crafts
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Find an expo near you and go check them all out! Watch them run, get pricing and samples ect. I am in New York and there is one coming up in Atlantic City, NJ. A lot to see there 100 booths or more. ISS Atlantic City Expo..They have others around the country. See if there is one by you.
November 21st, 2012 07:02 PM
nguyenhuy
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Thanks,
I have sawn a DTG in china
UFO Pro T-shirt Printer [UFO_Pro_t-shirt] - USD $0.00 : UFO Printer, Flatbed Printer, Textile Machine, UV Printer, DTG solutions, Uncoated Direct Printing
Can you give me some advise about this product
It is built with based KIT and epson R2000.
November 21st, 2012 11:48 AM
StoneEyes
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

nguyen,

JohnL gave you some very valid recommendations. The Best DTG on the market is asked numerous times across the forums. The standard answer is research the various brands, see which ones fit your business model. Then finalize your selection through various means matching your needs, level of complexity, customer support, etc. etc.

As an example, some may recommend speed printing, others may recommend printing on wet, some may recommend printing details, others may say print on black shirts, others may say stay with light colored shirts. There are so many variables to take into consideration, it's best to research and learn about each one. When you've weeded out those that do not fit your needs then send out a detailed image like whats going on now with the DTG Battle Royal. Have them print up a detailed image for you, look at how the judging is being done then add to that what your expecting to see.

Also remember the Pretreatment, will you be doing it by hand or machine, if by machine do you have the additional components to run it? If by hand do you have an open area that is good year round?

So in essence take the time to research it, it will pay off in the long run. Best of luck to you!
November 19th, 2012 05:38 PM
nguyenhuy
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

I sawn Anajet and T-jet 3, that is good machine, however i do not understand to making dry ink? we must dryer machine?

I am an amatuer in DTG PRINTER, i want to invest a new shop to print on T-SHIRT, i knew, i must buy some machines: INKJET GARMENT PRINTER, PRETREATMENT MACHINE, DRYER MACHINE? that is right?

Can you give me some advices?
November 19th, 2012 06:39 AM
JohnL
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Many will suggest research, get samples, see the printer operating at a show.
November 18th, 2012 06:05 PM
nguyenhuy
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

I am considering Sprint printer about 15000$
Can you give me some advise about it?
October 12th, 2012 02:30 PM
Justin Walker
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Many, many more expensive printers than the Neoflex... Lol
October 12th, 2012 01:48 PM
spiderx1
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Well it is far from the most expensive Brother G2 Grafiti Tee is 25K, the DTG M2 is 28K, the Kornit is 85K dressed out probably 65K bare bones. As far as print quality, no it is the best I have seen as well as the best RIP and Customer Support
October 12th, 2012 12:39 PM
oprintjet
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

I think neoflex is the best and it is the most expensive. Do you know any better than neoflex?
October 12th, 2012 11:44 AM
spiderx1
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

I agree with Justin, out of all the printers I have reviewed this year the most expensive produces the lowest quality of prints. The lower end do a better job when it comes to print quality. Now there are other benefits to some of the higher end printers, such as Kornit has the lowest ink price but also lowest print quality. The Brother G2 and the DTG M2 have some maintenance advantages but a lower quality of print and of these ink cost may be much higher than most (G2). The most promising higher end printer is the DTG M2 with a very good print and slightly above average ink cost but excellent maintenance functionality.
The NeoFlex and the Mod1 produce excellent prints with average ink cost and normal maintenance routines. Out of these to the NeoFlex produces OMG prints with great production capability with printing 3 up as well as versatility of being able to swap to a solvent printer, extra large print area 17x42. Outstanding software and some of the best tech support in the business. The Mod 1 can produce a print close to the Neo, with the new RIP they have now (they said thanks to being pushed by competitors print quality.) They have some maintenance modifications that make daily and routine maintenance easier. Standard print area of 13x19 or there abouts. Excellent tech support.
October 12th, 2012 11:06 AM
Justin Walker
Re: What is the Best DTG Printer?

Quote:
Originally Posted by oprintjet
there are a lot of t-shirt printers providers. such as anajet, brother jet, oprintjet, some are more efficient than others as far as the speed but the quality of the end product is pretty much the same. the best ones are obviously the more expensive.
I have seen a wide range of quality from various DTG printers; the end product is far from the same. Also, the most expensive printers out there actually put out some of the lower-end product, while some of the less expensive units are capable of the best quality - I know it seems counterintuitive, but that's the facts.
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