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I saw the Samsion DTG printer on YouTube and they have a very convincing and informative video. Has anybody heard of this printer. I'm in the process of responding to Samsion on a brochure and shipping costs from China.:confused:
 

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Hi. At 'face value', these seem ok printers, but you have to look at the availability of spares and who is going to fix it for you if you encounter problems in the future.
 

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Buying cheap sometimes get's you exactly what you pay for - cheap product,cheap made,cheap results.and no service help. I say pay more and get more in most cases. ... JB
 

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the ink and fixer you see on youtube does not work, do not buy anything from this company, you have been warned.
Tha man is washing it under your eyes right after printing and setting, how are you that convinced of the ink "not working"? I would be glad to test it sometime..
 

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In very simplistic terms, a direct to garment printer is an inkjet printer, where the paper feed mechanism is replaced with a sliding table. Once you have that type of setup, you can squirt any kind of ink onto the garment, within the limitations of the printhead.

Most direct to garment printers use a pigment based ink, which is then set with a heat press. On light garments, there is no need for a post treatment spray. If this $900 printer had been using a similar set up, that would have made a lot more sense.

True he is washing the garment straight after, but that is in a bowl of warm water for a few seconds. Going through a typical machine wash cycle of an hour or more, is a radically different thing altogether.

The biggest limitation of this $900 printer though, is it is only capable of A4 sized prints (8"x12") which makes it all but useless for printing up adult sized tees.
 

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Although doing a wash test is a must, it is important that you do it completely... wash & dry. The heat used in a dryer is just as large if not more of a factor when it comes to how well a shirt holds up. When you wash and dry your test prints, make sure that you do it like your worst customer will (i.e. with other clothes, warm water and in a dryer till it is thoroughly dry / baked). This will let you know what the worse shirt will look like if it comes back to you. I personally don't turn any of my clothes inside-outside to protect them. Just my opinion. Best wishes.

Mark
 

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We have contact the company (Samsion in China) through their website and found out that when you purchase this printer for $900 you do not get the ink. I have thought long and hard about this option and also asked for a reference in Florida and I contact them and they did order one and have waiting a month and have no received thier printer? I contact the company again and the company said they should have gotten it in a few weeks but they have not? The company I have been trying to contact in Florida is now not even responding to my questions. I do not know if they ever got it or are not happy??? I really hoped this was a viable option but I am really not sure now. Also found out their ink is an oil based ink and know no one who uses an oil based ink. Their instructions say it will use any ink? $900 plus ink is a risky purchase; so it looks like it will not be an option I will be pursuing.
 

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Hank if you do a search here on the forums, there are threads where people pretty much found out this place either did not deliver or was not dependable. I dont know of anyone on here who has ever recieved anything from them. I would use the search function and you will see the feedback.
 

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one of these machines was sold on ebay. I have been in contact with the person and at first they said they got the machine, but recieved no ink and software. after waiting a week and contacting them again, they said you could buy the ink in the u.s. and the drivers or software was downloaded to them. they said they have printed and done a wash test and everything was fine. they are happy with it.
 

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you can't be an imposter if i emailed you directly from ebay with my phone number and you called me back. they would not have told me that they recieved no ink and software either. It's only when i contacted them again that they said "all is well"
 

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there are two people on this forum (me included) that have unfortunately bought from this company, the ink does not work. If your so convinced by one mystery person from ebay then go ahead and buy it and let us know how you get on. I wouldnt deal with that company again, not in a month of sundays.
 

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there are two people on this forum (me included) that have unfortunately bought from this company, the ink does not work. If your so convinced by one mystery person from ebay then go ahead and buy it and let us know how you get on. I wouldnt deal with that company again, not in a month of sundays.
say ... how do we know ure not from other direct to printer company ? lol just my 2 cents :rolleyes:
 
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