i think i found a good one... i am looking to have something in my house, and is pretty much minimalistic... i want to be able to do shirts as they are ordered...Comin'OutSwingin said:What kind of startup kit?
Care to share what you found?i think i found a good one... i am looking to have something in my house, and is pretty much minimalistic... i want to be able to do shirts as they are ordered...
Rodney, here is what i will probably be using...Rodney said:Care to share what you found?
From your original question it was a bit unclear what type of startup kit you were looking for (what printing method, etc).
Maybe your find will help others in a similar situation
Does anyone have any input on the quality of this piece of equipment? This post http://www.t-shirtforums.com/showthread.php?t=2222 seems to suggest that it isn't as good for graphical designs like that of threadless shirts. At least thats what I figured from the line about 'close registration', which is what I will be wanting to print. I had this product as one of my first choices but now I am not so sure.MikeyFingaz said:Rodney, here is what i will probably be using...
The four color printer has an option for adding micro-registration... if I added the micro-registration to it, would it be doable then???neato said:Those are both considered hobby presses. From the looks of them, I can't imagine that they would hold registration good enough to do high end work like the picture you linked to.
neato said:Micro Registration is great, but if the press is flimsy, it won't mean anything. Micro reg. is only going to help you line up the screens to your artwork, not hold registration while you print.
If you're looking for a table top size printer, check out the Odyssey:
Or the CAPS Table top:
These are both serious presses. They will hold fantastic registration. And often you can find used ones for $500-$1000
Go over to screenprinters.net and join the forums. They are a bunch of very knowledgable people who will guide you in the right direction.
This is certainly possible. It will make it more labour intensive, each product will be different (a good thing for some markets, bad for some), and there'll be some things you just won't be able to do. But you don't need to be able to do everything at once from the beginning.Krikon said:What iv'e been thinking of was getting a 1 color press complete package and maybe do a few details in other colors by mixing techniques like stenciling.
A multi-colour press isn't exactly a space station...Krikon said:i think there's ways to work around paying billions for a multicolor system.
neato said:Frankly, nothing.