A new season is upon us, and it's always worth a reminder to make sure your direct-to-garment printer is being stored and used at the proper humidity level.
Here are two of our favorite tools for making sure your humidity is right on point.
1) AcuRite 00613A1 Indoor Humidity Monitor
Well reviewed, this humidity gauge (hygrometer) is easy to read and displays a daily log of your highest and lowest humidity level -- very useful to find out what environment your machine is sitting in overnight. It's also got a temperature gauge that we find useful. Sells for under $10 at Amazon or your local home center.
2) Essick Air HD1407 Whole-House Humidifier
Should you be in one of the few parts of the country that's not about to get very, very humid over the next few months, invest in a humidifier. With a high water storage capacity and a reasonable price, this humidifier is one of our favorites. While the styling does leave something to be desired, Essick does have a few other similar models whose style is not inspired by a 1970's basement.
That nonwithstanding, this humidifier is a great choice. It can output quite a bit of humidity with the fan on high and, if the fan is on low, it remains quite quiet.
Questions about humidity or environment for your DTG printer? I'd be happy to answer them.