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the 1100 is a excellent candidate for a cmyk diy dtg, im haveing a go at one soon as i cant seem to get anymore 1160's, the main difference in setting it up is the sensor on the main drive wheel, i have the service manual for it and it seems identical to the R1800 on that part, piccy attached. only other problem i forsee is will it trip the paper sensor ok ? you wont know until you strip it down and try, but then they are fairly cheap, definately worth a try.
After all is said and done, mine is having a problem tripping. I believe the problem is the PW sensor...

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Halo Adrian, what sensor that is exactly the same ?
The PE sensor or paper sensor. It is a trigger type sensor that is tripped when paper pushes it.

I have concluded that the problem is with the timing of this sensor. It is tripped twice... Once to verify paper and secondly when printing commences. If the timing is off you will get a paper feed error.

You can remedy paper feed errors created by the PW sensor by turning edge to edge printing off...

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I was just reading your postand I was just wondering do you think the Epson 1280 would work his way up I currently have one sitting in my living room and have been thinking of experimenting with it.
The 1280 is the predicessor to the 1400. It is an earlier model and might just work. The only problem with older models is that their availability is drying up. Since we are pushing the motors harder they will burn up. Yes, you can get your money out of them but replacement parts would be scarce.

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From my experience when you first try to print you will likely get the (two light) general error. If you don't you might find it pushing your platen through without printing. I found that I can not print using the standard Epson driver. You can print using GIMP with Gutenprint for Windows (actually a GIMP plugin). When you power the printer you need to listen to for the paper feed to turn. When it does you need to manually trip the PE sensor to prevent it from getting the general error. You are then ready to print using Gimp and Gutenprint.

If you forget to put the platen in and it believes it is out of paper, the fist time you try to print it will push the platen though. You will have to repeat the above procedure...

German, is working on a mod to the controller that would forgo all this. It is however a more costly avenue. I believe this cost is worth while to me because it will save me time in my production cycle.

That's things as I know it...

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