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Old March 29th, 2013 Mar 29, 2013 7:27:44 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to see if any of you Rjet users are using the R-Treat Pretreater? If so how do you like it? Do you have many problems with it? What problems do you usually see if there are any? Is it suitable to use for 1 off shirts?
 
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Old March 29th, 2013 Mar 29, 2013 7:48:51 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Zaq,

I did alot of research into the Pre-treat machines on the market before coming to the conclusion the R-Treat was the best out there.

I was extremely lucky to win one at the P&P show this year and i collected it recently. I am extremely impressed with it so far. The Pre-treat is contained inside the machine and it is very easy to use and also to clean. The Machine needs to be flushed through at the end of each day/time it is used. Again this is a very simple process that takes hardly anytime at all. I also purchased a cheap ultrasonic cleaner that i put the nozzle in to give it a deep clean to keep it in tip top condition.

If you want consistent results time after time then its certainly the machine to achieve it.
 
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Well done on winning the pre-treat machine

What is the maximum treatable area?
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Old March 31st, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 3:11:53 AM -   #4 (permalink)
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Well done on winning the pre-treat machine

What is the maximum treatable area?
Depending on the configuration A2 down to A4.
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Old March 31st, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 11:36:00 AM -   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: R-Treat Pretreater

How many spray nozzles does the R-Treat have?
 
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How many spray nozzles does the R-Treat have?
One nozzle, it comes with two, one spare.
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Old April 8th, 2013 Apr 8, 2013 7:32:17 AM -   #7 (permalink)
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Colin,

I remember seeing another thread where you said a polyester pretreat is close to coming out, where you will be able to print white ink on dark fabrics? This would be huge for us, as a large number of the shirts we do contains some amount of polyester in them. Is that pretreat any closer to coming out? If so will it work in the R-Treat machine?
 
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Colin,

I remember seeing another thread where you said a polyester pretreat is close to coming out, where you will be able to print white ink on dark fabrics? This would be huge for us, as a large number of the shirts we do contains some amount of polyester in them. Is that pretreat any closer to coming out? If so will it work in the R-Treat machine?
Yes it will work in the R-Treat but it is not fully developed. It works a treat, it washes well but the shelf life is not good enough yet. Once we crack this & we will it will be out for beta testing.
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I have the R-Pre treater and I love it. been using it for a week now, there is no guess work with it and every shirt is pre treated the same way every time, clean up is very simple. Worth the money,
 
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Default Re: R-Treat Pretreater

I have recently become a proud owner of the R jet 5 and per treatment machine , and am very happy with both. One question I have is , do I need to remove the nozzle from the R Treat on a daily basis after use , and submerge it in solution or will less frequently suffice?
 
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I have recently become a proud owner of the R jet 5 and per treatment machine , and am very happy with both. One question I have is , do I need to remove the nozzle from the R Treat on a daily basis after use , and submerge it in solution or will less frequently suffice?
You should remove it every evening and soak it to be on the safe side. We do have a lot of customers who don't, this can lead to a short life for the nozzle.

Any other questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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Old July 29th, 2013 Jul 29, 2013 11:07:41 AM -   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: R-Treat Pretreater

Another question Colin , if I pretreat in batches, how long can I keep pretreated shirts before I print on them?
 
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Another question Colin , if I pretreat in batches, how long can I keep pretreated shirts before I print on them?
As long as you hang them or lay them flat (not folded) they will last for months. They must no be subjected to excess moisture, we have them on our rails in the showroom for months with no issues.

One thing, before you pre treat a large batch, make a test print to make sure you have the correct amount.

Hope this helps.

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Default Re: R-Treat Pretreater

If I pretreat in batches of colour , for example a quantity of white t's , on the setting of '10' on the pretreat machine, is the a need to do a test print?
 
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If I pretreat in batches of colour , for example a quantity of white t's , on the setting of '10' on the pretreat machine, is the a need to do a test print?
I assume you mean white shirts pre treated with light pre treatment, until you have the experience I would recommend a test print.

Make sure when you switch from light to dark treatment & vice versa you flush at least 300ml of water through as the two don't mix very well.

Light pre treatment is very forgiving, some customers spray onto a sheet of grey board to check the spray pattern before running it on shirts. You should be using number 5 for dark pre treatment.

I hope it all goes well, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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