have you tried it on shirts? Will you be making the "plans" public?
yes it works on shirts, but you have to have the dtgink in. the stock epson ink is worthless..and the rip is mandatory..have you tried it on shirts? Will you be making the "plans" public?
thanks..Jeff, looks like real progress. Thank you for the video.
thank you also randy, for all the info you provided me.. anyone who provided info to me during the process will be getting the build plans first once i get it it completeGreat Job looks awesome. thank you so much.
thanks a million...I will get some plans to ya..once i get the tensioners on and get it all bolted down.. and find the time to do a detailed parts and description list with diagrams..Congratulations! excellent work Jeff ... I am very happy. I'll take your model as a reference ... and try to build ...
i went to the 1900 due to it being rip supported, which is almost mandatory for the build..you can adjust the ink channel drop size etc..woow congrats, i have a r1900 standing doing nothing that i would love to build into this. hope you will make plans!
thanks, simon..Well done Jeff.
The hard part is done only the fine tuning is left
I'm not going to use a manual return for the platen, im just going to set it at its registration mark (beginning of print).. and yes it will print the double pass with no issue.. you just have to line your platen to a registration mark on the base..Very impressive. I have no electronics education but have followed your trials and tribulations as best I could. Wish I could have been some help but am lacking in qualifications from all the things you guys were talking about. Thank you for you efforts though. Are you planning on doing double printing for using white base before colors for dark shirts or would you still need the electronics ya'll were discussing in the other thread for that or will the multi rip work if you reset the shirt platen manually or will it reset the shirt platen manually?
Tell me about it....thanks, simon..
looking forward to the end it tested my patience quite a few times.. glad i didn't give up on her now.. but it was close a few times..lol
I'm sure it will when I get that far. You guys have just given me the confidence to rip appart a brand new printer to try this out. It's just a C120 but I figure I had better start with something a little cheaper than the 1900 for my first try. I will keep following your work while I try my first attempt to do this with a cheap and hopefully simple printer. Actualy, its not so simple to me but if I can gain some understanding with this one, I might have a chance with a 1900. Again, thank you for your work in this endeavor and if theres anything I can do to lend a hand(not likely since I don't even have a formal high school education) just shoot me an email.I'm not going to use a manual return for the platen, im just going to set it at its registration mark (beginning of print).. and yes it will print the double pass with no issue.. you just have to line your platen to a registration mark on the base..
I,m using the cover open sensor to stall the print between layers or between passes, you just place the switch at the proper location at end of print.. this will stall the next print untill you release the switch..just push your platen back to its registration mark for its second pass release the switch, and presto it will resume printing the second or color layer over the white..
i have tested this using just double color prints and registration and its functions are spot on...
additionally no extra electronics or firmware needed, just some wiring extensions and rerouting at the board
hope it helps..
not sure it would work...they were originally for controlling the pe, and asf.. and they work for this however the end of timing of the print became the issue (there was additional sensors and processor programming needed altering the epson firmware and slowing the printer a bit...something will come into play with them..thinking of programming an auto return platen with them just for kicks.. but honestly i dont see a need for it at this point..Tell me about it....
I had to abandon the project for three weeks...i was pretty sure that everything was clogged as i all the sudden went to hospital 2 days after i installed the dtg inks. I was really tired and disappointed before i install the printer again for testing. I dont know if i am lucky or the Resolute inks are so good in the clogging issue but a perfect nozzle check boost me up. I am close to the end too
My pocket is feels itchy as the need to buy a rip comes closer every day
I have a thought about these 50 boards you produced...i wonder if we can use them as job controllers for multipass high volume production