I have been searching and searching for a DTG printer that I can afford (under 10k) that can print on dark fabrics. Almost bought a couple used machines but bad feelings about the answers I was getting from sellers forced me to back off.
In my searches, I came across a company called IEHK and they have very affordable options. Too affordable. So affordable that I am skeptical that they even exist. The one I am looking at is $2600 which sounds way too good to be true.
I can't find anything about the printers or the company. They claim that their printers use Epson print heads. This is the Product description:
The A3 Direct to Garment (DTG) Flatbed Printer can print directly on the surface of t-shirts, Hoodies, Jeans and all kind of garment. The A3 DTG can print graphics created in any graphics program.
The A3 DTG Flatbed Printer is a great way to keep your printing costs down. This printer allows you to print directly from your computer, and uses Epson printerheads. Printing costs for this machine vary between 0.10¢ – 0.20¢ per print. The A3 is also completely mobile, so it is great for taking to events and printing as you go.
✔ Uses original EPSON printerheads…no need worry about the printing quality because this is the same printerhead used in all direct to garment (DTG) printers.
✔ Can print white ink on dark material.
✔ Print time less than 1 minute for most designs.
✔ Print directly from your PC, just like a desktop printer.
✔ Use Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator® and CorelDRAW® or free programs like GIMP and Inkscape
✔ Completely mobile – great for events.
✔ 5760 x 1440 (dpi) Max print resolution. Great for photo quality prints!
✔ Print vibrant, washable prints on shirts fast and easy.
✔ The printing costs vary between 0.10¢ to 0.20¢ USD per print (20x30cm).
I'm not going to just up and buy blindly so if anybody has any insight on this printer or this brand, please let me know.