Is this machine refurbished by US Screen, or another copmany? Who backs the warranty, and provides support?The Fast T-Jet3 PLUS is a slightly used refurbished printer that work and run just like new. They have been gone over by our experienced techs and have new print heads, new bulk systems, FastRIP/FastARTIST, new ink, and a six month warranty. With our new and improved Motion Control board the machine is very smooth, prints excellent registration with no banding, and a re-design of the bulk ink delivery system means a very consistent ink flow. We have worked hard to re-design the control mechanism making the T-Jet3 PLUS a very reliable machine!
Yes, each machine has it's own set of issues. Unfortunately, there is no one machine that can do it all perfectly. Like I said in previous postings, this industry is still learning & maturing. There are several systems out there that will do what you're looking for: printing on all colors of shirts....just be prepared for a long learning curve, lots of time getting to know your system, and lots of trial & error. I think the "jury is still out" on the TJet 3 Plus model.....I would wait & see if others purchase it, and how well they fair out with it. I like the idea of a few machines that offer the ability to start out w/ dual CMYK, printing on lite shirts, and then upgrade to the white ink feature. Gives you time to learn the system without all the extensive maintenance associated with white ink, sell a few shirts, get to know the RIP software, and then move up to the white ink & dark shirts after you're very comfortable with everything else, and have successfully printed & sold some lite shirts.it seems like every machine has a problem leaving it up to the people on the form. i just really wanna get a machine and print off all colors of shirts
I firmly believe for 95% of the industry, this is absolutely the way to go if you are dead set on getting a printer that does white ink. There are really two learning curves: 1) getting to know the basics of the machine, inks and CMYK curing; 2) getting to know the pretreatment, white ink and curing. I have seen too many times where people start off with white ink in the printer and are not able to grasp everything fast enough before they become fustrated with the process or have to begin replacing parts on their printer for improper maintenance. Some people go into it thinking they have to have white ink and later realize that it is not profitable for their business model. If you start off using the printer as a CMYK setup (whether Dual CMYK or CMYK+Cleaning Fluid), you will know how easy it is to use these printers and will be able to master the maintenance / software side of CMYK printing quickly. Then you can begin to tackle the white ink side of the business. Some companies just can't get down the art of white ink printing and will then want to switch back to CMYK. I always tell people that they need plan for the worst and if this means being able to get the correct ROI out you want with running the printer just as a CMYK setup...than that is what you need to do.I like the idea of a few machines that offer the ability to start out w/ dual CMYK, printing on lite shirts, and then upgrade to the white ink feature. Gives you time to learn the system without all the extensive maintenance associated with white ink, sell a few shirts, get to know the RIP software, and then move up to the white ink & dark shirts after you're very comfortable with everything else, and have successfully printed & sold some lite shirts.