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Here's the question.....We own a monogramming shop in MS and currently do embroidery, laser engraving, sublimation, pressure vinyl and heat transfer of twill. We are looking into a DTG machine because our t-shirts business has picked up since we have been doing the heat transfer on shirts...We laser cut our logos and names in the twill and press on shirts...We have to weed the logos after we laser them and this is taking a lot of time..Took 1 1/5 days to do 50 shirts and we do usually one color prints....would we be better to get the VersaCamm and print on heat press material and be able to do colors....or is the DTG the better bet??? I have a junk Vinyl cutter and we do a LOT of window stickers and the Versa cam would just add to it but Seem like the print to garment would do much better graphics...
 

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From or experience you should buy both. After many failed attempts with Epson based direct to garment printers we purchased a Brother GT 541 to produce our lighter colored garments and we use our Roland for the dark ones. We found that one can not expect to produce more than 5 to maybe 8 shirts an hour with the Epson based printers and our business is too small to afford a Brother 782 or a Kornit. The Roland is not the final answer for dark garments but is a much faster, easier, more durable, and less time consuming method than the Epson based direct to garment process. You also don’t have all the mess from purging and cleaning up the white ink. The Roland is a great machine and you get the added benefit of making signs and stickers too, but it is more cost effective to print the light colored garments with the Brother. :)
 
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