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i would be weary of any 'off brands' hell of a deal if it works, but i found out the hard way buying ebay dtg inks, it was not good. eventually it clogged my print head, looked terrible and didnt blend well with my other dupont cmyk (ie reds were orange/pink etc). besides white only has a 6 month shelf life, open or not...how old is this stuff?
 

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Not sure how old. The seller gave this answer when I ask him if he has used the for dtg.



I HAVE BEEN USING THIS INK IN MY SAWGRASS MS1 FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE HAD KNOW PROBLEMS YET.

- ronsvehicleservices



Now I'm here asking the forum about this ink?
 

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I wouldnt mix inks from different manufacturers we certainly do not recommend it when we sell our dtg inks. Ours can get rebranded a few times so I try and find out what ink is in already before i make recommendations.
 

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He also said

EPSON BASE 4000 AND NO I DO NOT PRETREAT THE SHIRTS LIKE I USE TO WITH MY T-JET.. ALL I DO IS PREPRESS TO T-SHIRT AND RUN IT... I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEM WITH MY CUSTOMERS..


His mark up is way to high? But I wonder if it's really working for him?

NO pretreat!!! Now that sounds nice..

-joe
 

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I have this same ink in the same 1/2 gal quantity that I will sell to you for $100 each. I have 5. When I bought them, I didn't realize they were solvent based. My printer (Epson 4000) is aqueous only. I honestly don't know if they are appropriate for DTG printing... Drop me a private message if you're interested.

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Yeah I called them direct and i can get the same ink for 209 a case of four.

Im not to sure if the ink will work for epson based dtg machines.

and there is a lady selling them for 35.00 ea half gallon on ebay.


-joe
 

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If it is truly a solvent ink, it will cause issue with the plastic components in the print head and the maintenance station. I don't know anything specifically about this ink, but know a good amount about solvent and eco-solvent inks; as well as seen first-hand what happens to this plastic components after the wrong type of ink is used. Large format printer manufacturers have to use special components that can handle these types of solvent inks. Call a Roland, Mutoh or Mimaki dealer and ask them if you can use a standard Epson printer. They will tell you the same thing.

Big risk in my opinion.

Mark
 
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