I can't tell if he is saying DTF is bad or selling his transfers. Maintenance is required with any industrial printer, some might require more than others.
He's not talking about wide format printers... He's talking about the low cost P600 and similar conversions.i had issues with desktop version too, it was slow and required too much cleaning. My 24" is going strong printing atleast 2k prints/ week. It does have some minor issues now and then but that's understandable as this method is still in infancy and the machines are first gen.
The big problem with these desktop DTF printers is that they are impossible to clean without taking them apart.
Your 24" printer does not have this problem, but is also a lot more expensive.
Still , in my opinion solvent printed vinyl is a better option, especially for low to medium volume production.
I know people hate weeding... but most designs I've seen printed with DTF would actually be easy to weed.
The images attached in this thread are the perfect example. How long would it take to weed these? 10-15 seconds?
Not bad if you only do 50 or even 100 per day.