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November 16th, 2019 08:59 AM
equipmentzone
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

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Originally Posted by SivaramanS
F2130 is India's F2100

Epson, for assorted marketing reasons, sells the same printer under different model designations in different regions around the world. The F2100 and the F2130 are the exact same printer.

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November 13th, 2019 01:42 AM
SivaramanS
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

F2130 is India's F2100
October 2nd, 2019 10:04 AM
gatorGRAFIX
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

Yup. All true. I have been preaching in here for a couple of years about the DTG learning curve and the fact that the heat press is indeed the bottle neck of speed in a DTG print environment.

Now that I have three DTGs and three heat presses (I really need about 2 more) I can output full color prints at around 35 to 40 an hour easily.

One note though, the more heat presses the hotter your area gets and the less humidity in the room. The bigger the room the better when going with a multiple DTG setup.
October 1st, 2019 11:37 PM
saltwatercolours
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

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Originally Posted by BerkshirePrint
So you own a Epson F2100. Would you buy it again or run as far away as possible. I am familiar with DTG printers and am thinking about buying the F2100 so I was hoping to hear from actual owners what they think of there machines. Thank you
Good question. They are workhorses. Love mine. The process of printing DTG took about a year to master, and that's a generous statement. We have breakthroughs all the time. Still learning a lot. Just feeling comfortable now. That's what I wish I knew ahead of time. Learning DTG is like learning how to cook. Every ingredient changes the mix and the outcome.

As for the machine itself, I have 1. I wish I had 5. Printing 8 shirts an hour on maximum quality is slow, but good for retail prices. Printing white shirts at a clip of 30-45 per hour on speed mode can be decent depending on the artwork but you have to spend time colour matching etc and fine tuning the settings for each job which takes time.

It's a great tool but if you're new to DTG, I would take a full week-long training course to save yourself the time I spent learning.

One other thing, you should get 2 heat presses. 1 is not enough really. It becomes a bottleneck if you want to run a fluid job. Wish I knew that too.

There's also this other issue I'm investigating and depending upon the outcome, you may want to formulate your decision based on the findings. You can read more here: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/epson-...s/t880241.html

Best!
September 23rd, 2019 10:09 AM
Ghoster32111
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorGRAFIX
Well, no one from Epson has said anything to me about the F2130 at all and there have been videos about it on YouTube for a good while now. Don't think this is the new F series Epson printer but that is just a guess.
Yea I know its been kicking around for awhile but I haven't heard if there is any difference at all between the 2 printers I just don't know if it is just a different label to designate where in the world it is sold. I'm mostly just curious.
September 23rd, 2019 10:04 AM
gatorGRAFIX
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

Well, no one from Epson has said anything to me about the F2130 at all and there have been videos about it on YouTube for a good while now. Don't think this is the new F series Epson printer but that is just a guess.
September 23rd, 2019 08:02 AM
Ghoster32111
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

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Originally Posted by gatorGRAFIX
Trust me, the F2100 is a little bit faster and maybe it does have a cleaner cart in it but it's not really any better than the F2000 IMHO. Just sayin'
I know it's faster than F2000 and I'm on the fence about that cleaning cart. I order my tubewash from firebird and like almost everything those folks do it works better than the Epson tube wash. Thats my hang up with it but for speed I have my GTX though I feel for jobs with higher detail I get a better result using the F2000. just my opinion I am debating of adding on an F2100 or waiting to see what is new at all the shows in the Epson department, I wanna know the difference between the F2130 Vs the F2100 before I make a decision and hopefully try to pick the brain of someone from Epson who may know what is in the pipeline and what they are testing out now. Between my hodegpodge of machines I am currently good in terms of production and turnaround but I like to see what is new and shiny!
September 20th, 2019 02:32 PM
gatorGRAFIX
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

Trust me, the F2100 is a little bit faster and maybe it does have a cleaner cart in it but it's not really any better than the F2000 IMHO. Just sayin'
September 20th, 2019 02:14 PM
Ghoster32111
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorGRAFIX
That's funny how you and I have the same set up. Cheerio!
Sigh.......I want an F2100 but my damn F2000 just won't die and keeps delivering quality prints lol
September 20th, 2019 11:14 AM
gatorGRAFIX
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

That's funny how you and I have the same set up. Cheerio!
September 20th, 2019 10:27 AM
bakedts
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

I would buy it again (actually I did as this is our 3rd DTG printer, 2 of which were the Epson F series). That being said, I would encourage anyone looking to get into DTG to do their homework.


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September 20th, 2019 09:12 AM
gatorGRAFIX
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

I would absolutely buy it again. Mine still purrs like a kitten. Of course I am meticulous about taking care of it also.
September 20th, 2019 05:10 AM
BerkshirePrint
Re: What you know now, would you buy the F2100 Again?

So you own a Epson F2100. Would you buy it again or run as far away as possible. I am familiar with DTG printers and am thinking about buying the F2100 so I was hoping to hear from actual owners what they think of there machines. Thank you

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