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    • I took a 3”x4” cart and attached a printer, shaker, the powder thing you see, roller and a hot plate to make an auto dtf machine. So far it’s working well,  just gotta fine tune things to make it almost fully automatic. My main issues are the last transfers printed, so I’m going to add a following blank sheet length just like in the beginning. That and some way to easily recollect the powder, OR some way to prevent the film from lifting up from the bottom of that powder pan, so the powder stays in the roll of the film indefinitely. Still deciding on that.    It has a vent, to suck fumes out, which are directed to an output port, that also doubles as a “ pre-heater” to slightly remove moisture from the ink from the printed film before hitting the powder, which is the excess heat from the curing portion “ rolling” up the printed portion of the film.  I have an extra 4” fan from my laser cutter to save space, so I’ll be using that and a laser cut hood for the fumes.    just for reference, 350-375 degrees easily cured the ink as it printed.    i have a few variations of code for the take up roller, a timed version adjustable by a Pot, and I am also working on one that reads the encoder from the printer and duplicates that once it hits 1” printed, it will take up 1”. That way, if it stops printing, or something happens it all just stops, since it follows the printer. The best part, it’s completely portable, and only takes up 3’x4’ of space, runs on one standard 15A outlet.   
    • Yea, I haven’t noticed any issues with it yet with static. I think rev 2 will be a bit taller, and a bit less wide, I was making it to fit the 13” and 17” printer sizes, just in case I wanted to go with a p800 down the road.    I took a 3”x4” cart and attached a printer, shaker, the powder thing you see, roller and a hot plate to make an auto dtf machine. So far it’s working well,  just gotta fine tune things. My main issues are the last transfers printed, so I’m going to add a following blank sheet length just like in the beginning. That and some way to easily recollect the powder, OR some way to prevent the film from lifting up from the bottom of that pan, so the powder stays in the roll of the film indefinitely. Still deciding on that.    It has a vent, to suck fumes out, which are directed to an output port, that also doubles as a “ pre-heater” to slightly remove moisture from the ink from the printed film before hitting the powder.    just for reference, 350-375 degrees easily cured the ink as it printed. 
    • Wow, that looks nice. About static electricity, it mostly accures when I screenprint tranfers, (when a rubber squegie runs over the mech and the print lands on plastic sheets, it builds up static electricity).
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