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Old July 4th, 2013 Jul 4, 2013 10:08:49 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help for a new guy? :)

Hey guys, I've posted this in here because of what I've seen in the Resolute page, there is a lot of praise for resolute and Colin from resolute seems very helpful.

So basically I've started my own clothing brand on a very limited budget. To control that budget i built a diy dtg machine which has some added extras which get around the pe sensor and uses a stepper motor ro drive the platen (I can't take credit for those bits because someone else designed all that) anyway the reason i built it is so when i get orders coming in i can print them as and when. I couldn't afford to get a whole batch of t shirts made up as I have 8 designs for the first release. So I was hoping i could get some advice about the ink. I know if you're not careful with maintaining the printer you can ruin print heads rapidly! I can't afford to go through printers like that so i really need to take care of my printer. My main question is what to do with the printer when i don't use it? I read to stop clogging i should print something at least once a day? Is that something you guys would recommend? Or should I just install separate carts with ink cleaner in them and just leave them in there? I haven't installed any textile ink yet, its a still got the cis system installed with regular ink. The ink I have is the camtex dupont ink, I bought this before I saw the Resolute ink, I have thought about selling it to buy some Resolute ink but didn't know where to sell it!

I appreciate any advice you guys can give me, and I apologise if its in the wrong section. One day when I make enough money my plan is to buy a Resolute R-Jet 5, they look and work amazing! Oh and I know I could print t shirts as a side business but I don't wanna take any trade away from proper printers as they've made a huge investment in equipment and I would feel bad about that.

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Old July 4th, 2013 Jul 4, 2013 11:13:11 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help for a new guy? :)

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Hey guys, I've posted this in here because of what I've seen in the Resolute page, there is a lot of praise for resolute and Colin from resolute seems very helpful.

So basically I've started my own clothing brand on a very limited budget. To control that budget i built a diy dtg machine which has some added extras which get around the pe sensor and uses a stepper motor ro drive the platen (I can't take credit for those bits because someone else designed all that) anyway the reason i built it is so when i get orders coming in i can print them as and when. I couldn't afford to get a whole batch of t shirts made up as I have 8 designs for the first release. So I was hoping i could get some advice about the ink. I know if you're not careful with maintaining the printer you can ruin print heads rapidly! I can't afford to go through printers like that so i really need to take care of my printer. My main question is what to do with the printer when i don't use it? I read to stop clogging i should print something at least once a day? Is that something you guys would recommend? Or should I just install separate carts with ink cleaner in them and just leave them in there? I haven't installed any textile ink yet, its a still got the cis system installed with regular ink. The ink I have is the camtex dupont ink, I bought this before I saw the Resolute ink, I have thought about selling it to buy some Resolute ink but didn't know where to sell it!

I appreciate any advice you guys can give me, and I apologise if its in the wrong section. One day when I make enough money my plan is to buy a Resolute R-Jet 5, they look and work amazing! Oh and I know I could print t shirts as a side business but I don't wanna take any trade away from proper printers as they've made a huge investment in equipment and I would feel bad about that.

Thanks

Kully
Kully we are always willing help anyone, R-Jet or not !

The Camtex is our brand name for DuPont Artistri, this will be fine as long as you print every other day and keep your capping station moist with pink cleaner. Resolute's own ink is a little more forgiving and is more suited to your printer. Please don't mix this up with Resolute iWICS high opacity white, that definitely needs circulation.

Your biggest issue is going to be mastering pre treatment, a machine is best but we have hundreds of UK customers using the Wagner power sprayer with great results. I actually prefer to do this being old school !

This section is reserved for R-Jet owners but I don't think anyone will mind you asking your questions here. We are a friendly straight talking bunch and don't bite, unless we're bitten first

I hope your venture goes well & maybe one day you will join Club Resolute

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Default Re: Help for a new guy? :)

Thank you for the quick response Colin! I really appreciate that. I've done a bit more research and you've just clarified what I've read. Thanks for that. Glad I posted here! I won't be doing any white ink printing till later on in the year, no where near goos enough yet. Hopefully soon I'll be buying some more ink off Resolute and one day a R-Jet 5. Well done on that machine it looks awesome! I really really want one! Hopefully next year!

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