I have tried DTG and it is not COST effective. I order trasnfers from places like "Wild Side" and they go on multi color shirts. Also they do not have that "powder" on plastisol prints. THey require about 400°f an d 20 sec. Also they have a rubber feel once made. I buy them for about 25¢ 11x11 4 colors from new york.The link you provided does not show a transfer machine - this is a flexo-litography press. Chinese on Aliabab add T - shirt to any product title even for 3d printers because alibaba system is positioning them higher this way.
I would suggest plastisol transfers. BTW why transfers and not direct print?
What ink does your dude use?Its easy, Newspaper printing press using garment ink ! Maybe a dryer at the end for flash dry? Its out there guys no way this dude I order from makes 1000 prints in 3 or 4 colors by hand to sell them to me for 30¢
What ink does your dude use?
If it's plastisol, he can use an auto screen press, which we've already told you can knock out 1200 an hour.
If they are printed with inkjet ink, he can use 4 epson printers and knock them out with no labour at all.
So, what ink are you using?
The print head doesn't actually ever touch the object but hovers over it dropping little ink drops on x&y axis . The print head matters because - Solvent & pigment & Dye inks are different liquids while pigment and dye work with a normal printer, solvent ink usually needs a special printer with a special print head made of special materials for solvent inks.I've no idea how heads make a difference when we are printing onto such a rough substrate as a T- shirt.
We're certainly rougher than both photo paper and normal paper, so I'm unsure whether there is an advantage of either head, or whether quality is totally lost when you go to a T-shirt. I know I can get awesome detail with a cheap printer with sublimation.
I was referring to ink transfers, which seems to be the subject of the topic you started, if I'm not mistaken. You never mentioned DTG, which is a whole different animal - I know the ink head does not touch the shirt for transfers, which is what I was referring to. It sprays ink onto transfer paper - which is then pressed onto a rough shirt.The print head doesn't actually ever touch the object but hovers over it dropping little ink drops on x&y axis . The print head matters because - Solvent & pigment & Dye inks are different liquids while pigment and dye work with a normal printer, solvent ink usually needs a special printer with a special print head made of special materials for solvent inks.
Epson printheads have the best resolution for CMYK setup and maybe CMYK/LC/LM setup. DTG printers are MODDED epsons.