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Epson has no more printers? Already?
Wondering when next batch will arrive.
CadLink vs GC
You lift GC's hand.
Can we hear any feed back? Why?
Wasn't there any ink saving?
Final touch feeling?
Profiled? Other than Black? If so how many?
White ink layer print photo comparison?
Cheers! Inks are on me always.
Full Disclosure: I should say that I only used Cadlink for the VelociJet XL over the last couple months. There were a bunch of options and things that could be used to tweak the way the graphic was printed. However, within a very short time yesterday using the Garment Creator I found that it was extremely fast, simple, and BEAUTIFUL. From a pure newbie user perspective(non technical) I found myself manuervering around Garment Creator with ease and enjoyment. Now does that mean my opinion holds a ton of weight when it comes to the technical capabilities? Probably not. Just because Garment Creator looks and feels like a new BMW vs the look and feel of Cadlink(a clunky 1997 Lincoln Town Car) doesn't mean its better. BUT IT SURE FEELS LIKE IT.
I will say this, I never even tried to learn Cadlink's complete capabilities cause it seemed daunting. In a day now by myself I have completely dialed in Garment Creator to perform as I see fit. Also the ability to pick and choose what colors to print manually or change the colors you see to print different color is super helpful. Knocking out colors you don't wish to print is a breeze. Being able to save your jobs and the layout of the shirt and all specs for future use is another great feature.
CLOUD 9 is how I feel about it. I haven't ruined any shirts yet. Not the case with my last setup.
The Epson F2000 I have has not laid down a super OPAQUE white yet. I still need to play with the settings. It looks good, just not perfect. The VelociJet I had before was super opaque. I also think I may have not been using enough pretreat the last couple of days, but I will say I know its still not as opaque based on the same settings I had for the VelociJet XL.
No comparison photos, but I will take some photos of just the white layer on a job I do sometime soon.
Final Touch is just as good as I had before. I do notice when I use more pretreat the feeling of the print is a tad, tad more rough feeling than the smaller amount of pretreat. This obviously only pertains to prints with white underbase. White shirts are completely no hand feel. Regardless, extremely acceptable either way.
Speed is great compared to what I am used to. Press blue button and go. I would say my dark shirts with underbase are usually done before my last shirt is being cured, so less than 3 minutes. I'll confirm next job.
Minor Annoyances: The startup of the machine and the circulation of the white ink takes a few minutes before you can do anything. However, I haven't had to do a head cleaning at all. I always had to do a head cleaning each day with the VelociJet, so maybe its a wash on time, but it feels longer.
Overall quality in print with this printer vs. the Velocijet? Well, I cannot say that I ever printed actual pictures on the Velocijet, but the clipart prints are about the same between the two. The one picture I printed using the F2000 was excellent.
Best Parts so far: I love how simple the LCD interface is on the Epson F2000. I love how clean and beautiful the printer is. I love how easy it is to adjust the height on the platen. I love how easy it is to switch platen sizes. I love how extremely easy it is to take care of this machine and the daily maintence it requires. I love how quiet it is, and I love how durable the machine seems to be. Did I mention how beautiful it is?
Lastly, I literally hugged my machine last night. It was weird, but I think we bonded.