We got our GT-361 install finished up Friday! I'll post some pics and more thoughts soon. I've only done a few prints. So far so good. I'm definately glad I got a pretreat machine.
In case anyone was wondering... The daily maintenance for white ink uses 6 cc per head. @ .56cc it comes out to $6.72 on the GT-361. Double that on a GT-381. I'm glad I chose the GT-361. When demand warrants it, I'll upgrade...
A few noted differences/improvements over the 782;
The encoder strip is enclosed.
Single carriage for white and cymk.
Exhaust fan to evacuate any mist. I guess that was an issue on the 782.
For white ink daily maintenance, you do not evacuate the lines (only on weekly), you only agitate the carts and then it proceeds to spit out $6.72 in white ink.
The print driver is very simple. However, it is minorly annoying because there is no way to default it to GT-361. It always defaults to GT-381.
One of my test prints took 7 minutes for the driver to process @ 1200 dpi. At 600 dpi it took around 30 seconds. I'm sure that will vary according to your pc specs. I'm running Win 7 booted in an iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz) with 4GB memory.
Again, this is my first venture into DTG. I have a lot to learn. I will share as I go...