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Old March 27th, 2011 -   #1 (permalink)
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Default T-Shirt Dryer

For those of you who are building your DTG you have a few choices for drying your shirts. 1) You can use a T-Shirt press (Which is fine for limited runs) or 2) You can buy an expensive conveyor dryer or 3) You can use a flash dryer.

All of these are kind of heavy on the wallet. I found a video on Youtube that gave me an idea for a work flow that would be nearly as fast as a conveyor dryer using a flash dryer unit. Good flash dryers will run you in excess of 350 bucks. I'm working on a dryer that will use heat lamps, work on a timer and use forced air... This is a simple idea and you might just start on your own. This is a a bit of a teaser. I will provide directions once I have a working model but for now here is a pic of my heat lamp array. 1500 watts Enjoy!

PS... Try this at your own risk! Please be careful if you venture out on your own. Electricity can kill you! Also, you need to understand first off that AC does not work like your flashlight and other DC products. Both the White and Black wires can kill you if you don't know what you are doing.
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