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Old March 14th, 2008 -   #31 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking to purchase Brother GT541 Need Input

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Originally Posted by h2opro
fdsales, You are right where I'm at and you are down to the same two machines. I was looking into the T-jet Blazer Express or the refurbished T-jet 2(so much cheaper). But after reading so many bad posts on the T-Jets I'm a little scared. Does anyone know how much the DTG kiosk with white ink are selling for? I'm going to the trade show in Minn. on March 28-29 so I will get to see the Brother, T-Jets, and DTG run. Hoping this will make my mind up for me.
If you read a bad posts about the Tjet1 and Tjet2, then you can be sure that the same problem will show up on a DTG Kiosk because itīs pretty much the same printer with another logo on it (actually they was made in the same factory). I think that itīs natural with many negative posts on a brand that is so much bigger than their competitors.

We choosed Tjet and UsScreen based on their knowledge in white ink printing. Without white ink we can say goodbye to 80-85% of our orders.

Yes, we had some issues but thanks to support staff, support forums and other forums like this we have solved everything right away and in two years our maintenence cost has been very low. One printhead and two pump/capassembly in 7-8000 shirts on our first T2 (total cost 720$). And the first printhead was ruined after 100 shirts by our own mistake.

After reading alot of posts during the years I would consider a refurbished T-Jet2 printer from Equipment Zone. All wear items, including the printhead, are replaced with brand new parts. It even comes with a one year parts and labor warranty. Unlimited lifetime technical support by phone or email is included. Also included is a brand new EZ PRO Bulk Ink System and a brand new set of FastINK ink.

I live in Sweden and have 4 T-jets in our shop. We have bougth them both new and some refurbished printers. As a first printer I would prefer a refurbished T-Jet2 infront of a new Kiosk, Blazer or another epson-based model (much quicker ROI).
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