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  1. 1. about the same, DTF uses much less ink( about 1/3rd for me, plus the ink is almost half the cost of DTG ink at the moment) no pre-treatment. But to offset that, your spending money now on film and powder. depending on your print size and film cost, DTF may be a bit more expensive. Time wise, they take about the same amount of time. 2. about the same, you really only shake the cartridges, print with it, and clean the capping station/print-head with a foam swab either way. 3. DTG offers next to no hand feel, DTF can be thin or thick, soft or plastic-y depending on how you press it
    3 points
  2. Toner is plastic, plastic cracks. I used a DIY white toner printer ( because I’m not spending that kind of cash on one). The transfers are like you would imagine- and they crack after a few washes, and it’s expensive. They have cheap not white laser transfers as well, but it all ended up the same way. Cracking, and inability to stretch with the garment. When you first make it, it looks good. But then wear it, it’s uncomfortable, and just overall feels annoying. After you wash it you start to feel like you got ripped off. DTF is ink, flexible, soft, but in very large patches can also
    2 points
  3. Version 20.0.0

    1,108 downloads

    This code is a full version intended for use with our V2 AIO and shield boards. Can also be used with a standard Arduino Uno. Settings are for the Epson P600 Requirements: encoder and bounce2 library in Arduino IDE 5v to 3v step down on the PE and ASF signals to protect the Epson 30 tooth pulley
    2 points
  4. I actually have a print that i didn't powder, and it's been over 2 weeks and it still isn't dry.. It was a concern of mine too, but isn't really anymore. I'm going with the p400 because CMYK+W all need shaken, they all settle to some degree. Using the p400 will make it super easy to shake, clean, maintain the printer with no waste at all. Easy to run a set of cleaning carts with it to clean the head. I noticed with the P800 if I didn't print often it settled pretty quickly, like DTG inks. With how little DTF uses, the 18ML carts on the P400 make the most sense. I printed over 30 with the
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  5. I use EKprint because it’s simple, quick and efficient. Acro rip, I don’t like. I wasted a couple months using it and just outright hating my investments. Some people like it and get good results, I never did. The color settings were hard to get right, it took forever to process the image when printing, among other limited settings and the fact they are all pirated. I Went with EKprint, and can run 4 printers at the same time, make my own platen sizes. For me anyway, EKprint was super easy to understand, has minimal adjustments to get a decent print all around and I can print on the fly very
    1 point
  6. What resolution are you printing, and have you performed a nozzle check?
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  7. Reach in and Remove the “pizza rollers” just like the p400/p600, make an output tray, get supplies and use a rip program.
    1 point
  8. It's all a bit pricey, But yes, the basic concept is to remove the rollers from the printer ( You don't really need to take them apart, at least the models i've done). 1. remove rollers 2. make output tray for film to set on as it comes out ( you need it, if you think you don't you'll find out why soon enough) 3. all the supplies, heat press, conveyer dryer or whatever else. 4. rip software It has been outlined numerous times through the forum, for the most part you won't really receive answers for redundant questions.
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  9. The paper tray plays an important role for the DTF to keep the film in a horizontal position, preventing the film from bending, ink spreading. When the film ends, it goes to an additional pushing roller, but there is nothing to press the film against the ox, since we removed these wheels and the film remains under gravity on the ox. At this moment, as the film is not fixed with anything, anything can happen, film shift, printing defects, or even the roller will not be able to push it further along the printing process. I ran into this situation in sublimation printing. Sublimation papers have
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  10. The first type I had didn’t do this, it was thicker. I recently received the thinner stuff and that’s when that happened to me. Roll is probably the way to go anyway, no waste at the end.
    1 point
  11. If you want, yes. I don't, I use Distilled water with a bit of cleaner in it, like 10-20 percent cleaner. It does have a function, just not one that is useful. It's an ink line that runs down to the print-head as Uhim pointed out. so during an ink charge, ( which you'll do to load the ink, and periodically when you have severe clogging or flushing) it will use that ink line, and anytime you accidentally use matte black in the printer driver or whatever it will push whatever it is in that channel through the print-head, mixing with whatever is in there from the PK line( white ink).
    1 point
  12. That is unfortunate, I did send a response to your PM, in case it does work. I have at times, Received inaccurate information from the Eukon team before, it may or may not be the case. worth a shot though. If not, that is one of the main reasons I recommend the highly supported printers so things like this don't pop up.
    1 point
  13. It should take A3 size around 3 minutes per pass for 1440x1440 for p600. Possibly bigger size printer's a bit slower.
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  14. You could always do like I did, And add more printers, To achieve more Profit per hour as well. I don't see the hassle of buying something like that being beneficial, but it could be. I took the easy route, and just used more P600's, The added cost is trivial compared to the profit they make you, if you really need 50 a day. Cut your time in half, to 3 hours and 15 minutes ( from your original time alllowance) with two printers, and you still make the same money, but now at $230 an hour, just for investing in TWO printers instead of one. Your not only limited to one printer, Especially for th
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  15. Any Epson that there is refillable cartridges available for that uses at least 6 ideally 8 or more carts and is supported by the rip software can be used.
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  16. I pushed the front Manuel feed tray so it would pop out easier. Then you pop rollers off on one side, let the front tray open(lift) and it falls out. I used a flathead screwdriver on one, and my hands on the others. You just need to slip the black bracket off the metal bracket on the side facing the back of the printer.
    1 point
  17. Version 1.0.0

    1,444 downloads

    This is a light / core version of our full OpenDTG code that is available to paid members. Fully functional but does not have the following features of the paid version: Support for physical buttons, it uses the desktop app only No automatic 2 pass No code to allow full removal of the ASF assembly Requirements: OpenDTG Desktop App needed to control platen Encoder and bounce2 libraries installed in Arduino IDE 5v to 3v step down of PE signal to protect the Epson mainboard. ASF assembly must be left intact. 30 Tooth Pulley for the belt dr
    1 point
  18. Version 1.0.0

    698 downloads

    This .dxf CAD file has all of the plates used in building the OpenDTG basic base kit and platen. Requires metal bending to use as is. The center rail for this design is the 1000mm C-Beam from OpenBuildspartstore.com We use aluminum but plastic or wood may work.
    1 point
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