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This thread is a bit old but thought this would be helpful to some.
I thought I could make a go of a WF30 (work force 30) thinking since it was a current offering, they would be available into the future.
Result - is it way to hard to get the sensors to work properly. Do not waste your time. Plus the housing and frame are almost entirely plastic so there was a lot of "fab" work to make a support for the printer head assembly. I wish I would have found this info before I tried. Onto a 1900 or 2200 now.
 

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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...

Bob ?;O)
hai guys ,,can you tell me how to setup paper sensor on DTG T1100,,becouse mine always error/paper jam,,will be good if you have picture of it,,thanks
 

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hai guys ,,can you tell me how to setup paper sensor on DTG T1100,,becouse mine always error/paper jam,,will be good if you have picture of it,,thanks
I'm giving up in my dream to build my own dgt with epson 1400
I sent to print, pc communitcate with the printer, the head move to the other side, than paper and ink light error on.
I gave up
 

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I'm giving up in my dream to build my own dgt with epson 1400
I sent to print, pc communitcate with the printer, the head move to the other side, than paper and ink light error on.
I gave up
Never give up, I have been through a lot of problem also before and right now I am in the middle of modifying Epson Pro 3800, see here http://www.t-shirtforums.com/diy-dtg/t170993.html. Ask some help to the forum and post some videos of your printer error if necessary, I guess there are a lot of people here willing to help you to finish your DIY DTG Printer:)
 

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I'm giving up in my dream to build my own dgt with epson 1400
I sent to print, pc communitcate with the printer, the head move to the other side, than paper and ink light error on.
I gave up
I get what you mean. I've been fighting with the 1400 for about a year now. This is ridiculous. Stupid thing just won't print. Constant errors I've read every post on here. Nothing! I've talked with the person who sold me the instructions. This is real difficult build. I actually don't believe that anyone got this piece of **** to work. Every time someone mentions the 1400 they show you a link to some other type of printer.
There has to be someone that knows what they are doing with these error.
If there is anyone out there that has a video of how to make the printer work and not just of a video of it working. That would be a bonus. 0xFB error Tried initializing with the plate out of the sensor it will load up. It goes back to the starting point and then gives the red light for a paper jam. I push the plate back so that the sensor is blocked. The plate moves 2 inches and bam ERROR!!! 0xFB Motor drive error. Tried everything I can think or everything that anyone has posted on here. I just don't know what the hell is going on with it. Please for the love of god someone has to know what the heck is going on. If anyone can help that would be greatly appreciated and it might even save my marriage. There Is that little white switch on the front of the printer that if i push it down it will allow me to get to initiate the print head and will set up so that it's ready to print. BAM paper jam light comes on. I push the plate back press the paper jam button and BOOOM plates moves 2 inches forward and DAMN IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT the 2 blinking lights of death come on.
Please I will send people videos hell at this point I would probably send the whole printer to your house if it can be usable.
This is seriously the worst project I have ever done. It is a complete nightmare!
Please help
Rob
 

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Re: problems with epson 1100 mod
[/SIZE]Originally Posted by tieutusamac
Mr. German13,

I had that problems same as yours now, I'd appreciate if you have solved it. Please let me know how? then I can make mine.

Thousand thanks
Khiden
yes...

I solved it heres how... buy a 1400,1900 or above epson printer with roll mode or manual roll mode capability..

I worked with the WORKFORCE 1100 for 6months.. YOU WILL NEVER GET THIS MODERN STYLE PRINTER WITH ITS SENSORS TO WORK PROPERLY WITHOUT ERROR -WITHOUT ADDED FIRMWARE...;) you can Read the trials of this in the micro controller thread that was started early 2010..color finger was working on the workforce aswell.. im not quite sure if there is an older version of the 1100 without the sensor configuration of the current version..that may be different..you can manually trip the WORKFORCE 1100 by hand and get it to print 1 out eight times, so if you see a vid of one of these working thats how they did it unless it has a micro controller or plc but it will most certainly have programming issues and will need a separate power source isolaters extra sensors etc..alot of money for a cheap cmyk printer...it only has sheet mode capability so it requires an added controller of some sort to dictate the sheet feed timing in coespondence with the pe.. you can do it with a micro but is not reliable.. its cheaper to upgrade in printer for an easier fix.. upgrading has other benefits aswell.. rip support, added channels for white ink, perfect multiple pass registration etc etc.. bestway to debunk claims of one of these working without extra firmware is request an in person viewing of it operating starting with powering the printer on thru printing..this will give you the truth;) or a vid showing same.. if theres extra firmware you should see this in the wiring mods its easy to see from the board out.., if you have a vid of this nature send it to me and ill check it out for you.. how the extra firmware works in most cases is it reads the pulses from the asf then emulates this timing thru the micro to start print..however it does not end the print this would have to be done by adding sensors in place of the pe... the big problem with this printer is the paper feed motor (the one on the paper feed tray itself ..stepper motor...starts the process it moves paper into position then when it hits the pe the pf (the one with encoder disc attached) takes over the process ..so this timing has to be matched perfect or you will get fatal errors or paper jam etc... i suppose the programming in the driver could be altered..we were not successful at doing this either.. it would take some one familiar with the printers language.. you can however pull it out and read it with certain hex editors..;)

anyone who tells you any different is feeding you a line of B.S;) this is the printer i started with.. save yourself some time and money and move forward;)
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Last edited by german13; 1 Day Ago at 10:35 PM.
For the love of god where are you and how can I get you to show me how to get this 1400 to work? Please please please!
 
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