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  1. 3 points
  2. Yes, You need a RIP program. EKprint is $350, Acrorip is like $15 on ebay. Kothari is $1,000. Other programs are available, I do not recommend acrorip if you plan to take it seriously. Basically, You get what you put into it.
    2 points
  3. I’m still working on the ink settings in EK. I only put two white ink in the P800 for the time being. one thing to note, at least from my speculation, both the transfer film and the powder need to be in a sealed container, kept away from high humidity. aside from that, I love the feel of the prints, and the resolution is nice too. I think the biggest things with this, would be ink settings, and dealing with the powder. The final print isn’t glossy like you would imagine.
    2 points
  4. I'll sell you some sample size of the stuff if you want. Also, I have that demo dongle. Shoot me an email. I've been using Kothari for the DTF because it has the option to print the color before the white. (so does EK). I can share what I have so far for the Kothari environment Pricing is going to be: $169 - Ink set 250ml each CMYK and 500ml White ( I could do smaller quantity) $25 - per pound on the powder glue $1.25 - per 12.5x18 sheet. (not precision cut)
    2 points
  5. Version 1.0.0

    58 downloads

    Works really well, I flipped mine so the shaft was shorter, I used an extra "metal" screw from the build in the existing hole. Download here or from the link below, I did not make this- just sharing. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3784696/files
    2 points
  6. Version 1.0.0

    971 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. Code has settings for the Epson 1430 model 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 needed
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  8. For people on a budget and looking for used machine on their local marketplaces I would add the following models that are supported in widely available acrorip for 1 pass Printing. Up to13x19 Faster R3000 R2400 R2000 R2880 R1900 (have to double check and update) Up to 13x19 slower two channels for white so slower compared to above mentioned. r1390 r1400 Up to 17inch widht R3880 P800 (one time chips for the refill cartridges) If you get one of these make sure you get yoourself at least 2 sets of cartridges. One to clean the system from original ink. Ano
    1 point
  9. Thanks! To flush the ink in R3000 i need refillable cartridge with flushing solution? Have any idea what solution is?
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  10. The p800 is an older model, right there with the P600 and the newer but still discontinued( I think) P400. The main issue is someone making the printer usable for anything other than OEM ink. You need a way to use aftermarket inks. Epson locks their printers to their ink cartridges, especially these newer models. After a reliable chipless solution comes out, OR ARC ( Auto reset chips) come out for that specific printer model, then it's practically useless to use. You would have to buy a new OEM epson ink cartridge to harvest only the ink chip from to use aftermarket inks. Sam
    1 point
  11. https://store.opendtg.com/collections/dtf we will have more selection of film sizes this week
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  12. Wow very interesting information, thanks for the research. I imagine the film that comes off with the ink will leave a much heavier, vinyl feel than the other.
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  13. Sharing this info from Vator DTF indonesia group. There are 2 types of PET film. (via Google translate) "A little more sharing for the type of DTF Pet Film. So from the results of the introduction of several factories, there are indeed 2 types of cold peel pet films, namely: 1. Pet Film which has a rather thick coating layer so that it can accommodate more ink with a thick setting or a high speed printer that needs faster ink absorption. The coating character will blend with the ink and when it is removed it will come off, giving an additional layer over the ink surface with an effe
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  14. Hot peel wouldn’t be possible, the polymer needs to cool to stick to the substrate. in my opinion, it’s softer and smoother than MY normal dtg prints with a white under base. It’s comparable to a heat pressed plastisol print ( not belt dried, those are a bit rough)
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  15. Thanks, I had planned to use Kothari originally, But I can't find any P600's for sale anywhere under $1400 and don't want to sacrifice my only spare, just in case. so I ended up needing to use one of the P800's. By the way, If anyone intends on using a P800, removing the " pizza wheels" requires no tear down. Just a flat head screwdriver and about 2 minutes to pop them off, Which i'm not certain is even necessary if you use the front loading function.
    1 point
  16. With Kothari it's not much less than DTG. I'd start with your DTG settings and check the box to print color first. Then adjust from there
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  17. Yes just like the L1800 video from Hobby Print plus I added our DTG cover with the cut outs. I haven't tested storing for later. I'm sure there is a shelf life just like screen print transfers get old after a while
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  18. Hopefully end of this week or so. Depends on if it gets hung up in customs on the way in
    1 point
  19. Version 1.0.0

    1,354 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
  20. It's probably the same as any other film going through it, I know the P800 has an option to print thicker materials so it won't leave the pizza roller marks. More than likely, This is what you will have to remove, as well as find a way to get in there and clean the printhead/capping station.
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  21. The way I'm going to see it, at least so far, It's going to basically be a Printable Self Weeding vinyl ( I mean, not at all technically, but basically from a customer standpoint). If it sits on the fabric, it's going to have a hand, similar to plastisol, or vinyl I would imagine. I know I can make plastisol feel like water-based and almost non-existent, but not on the transfer side of things. being peeled from a Plastic sheet, like Andy said will probably leave it looking " glossy" or plastic like. I have used products that do the exact same thing but on a laser printer, which wou
    1 point
  22. Here is a video how to modify the l1800
    1 point
  23. I’ve only done 1 wash so far and it’s fine. A trusted customer of mine has been using the supplies I have for a couple months with good results. Yes we will be selling the DTF supplies, I already have some inventory and will list it in the online store after a bit more testing. DTF Ink prices will match our DTG ink prices. I see DTF as another decorating option that will work for some people and not others.
    1 point
  24. I spent all day today printing with DTF inks, film, etc. I think the biggest advantage is you can slightly modify an Epson desktop printer and run the sheets through so cost to enter will be lower than DTG since you won’t need add on electronics or a platen system. Per print will be more expensive than DTG because of the film costs especially on white shirts. Also, it feels a bit like a “iron on” transfer. I don’t think it’s a DTG killer as some are hyping it to be. It has many of the same limitations that other transfer processes have.
    1 point
  25. You would need to find out the spec of the unit for if it needs an no or nc sensor and what voltage it operates with. I would expect it to be using dc.
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  26. It's most likely the signal plug. Wire it to a limit switch or a proximity switch that the head is going to trigger.
    1 point
  27. It seems cool, I started out and still screen-print. I used to do transfers with the same powder, if it's the same polymer anyway. From the experience I have with it and customer feedback, it just doesn't compare to direct contact in terms of adhesion. ( plastisol transfers). Wash to wash, water based faded with the shirt fabric, usually creating a faded look as the shirt also fades(I love this). Plastisol ( directly printed) pretty much never deteriorates or changes but suffers a heavy hand and requires serious chemicals to clean. the transfers would all suffer peeling at some point, us
    1 point
  28. use esses. todos com medidas de 2x3mm https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/square-connector-DX7-UV-damper-big_62018521165.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.2d0a52011kfwpC https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/8-lines-UV-solvent-printer-ink_60774495869.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.210d4b3ftadfyJ
    1 point
  29. Version 1.0.0

    69 downloads

    Epson P600 Adjustment Program
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  30. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32850217541.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.29203c00mvHClW&mp=1
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  31. esse modulo de led não presta. e projeto meu... baixa qualidade.
    1 point
  32. 395nm is most universal for most available inks
    1 point
  33. The main thing is to limit the current to 1200ma or less. If you overdrive them it will damage them. Also you should have a larger heatsink than what you are using, heat is the biggest killer of led's.
    1 point
  34. Hmm I set one of these 12v 1A and it was more than enough to cure ink I used so go down as low you can ...Save your printhead life ...
    1 point
  35. I've followed UV build threads that had success with Aomya inks and the folks that sell it claim that it won't cause damage to stock epson parts - but one never knows until it's sitting in the machine. I'll post with updates.
    1 point
  36. Yes they should be ok, you will need a heatsink to mount the leds to and a suitable power supply for them.
    1 point
  37. Here is the epson 1400 I gave my son. He done one of my other printers on a upgrade. And he asked is he could upgrade this old thing I built acouple years ago as a friction drive .... Things he done . New base. Mkr bare bones board Nema 23 stepper 800mm rail for drive. He added 3 more top fans. (Not for cooling for venting of the uv ink fumes) Reworked top cover to hide all wiring.. He getting good at making stuff in the fly with the help of dad.. He learning the coading. Really well as well as leading how to use my 3d programs to make par
    1 point
  38. Great job, I like the design.
    1 point
  39. Hi, i really like the openDTG forum and it was helping me a lot when building up my UV light printer. Unfortunately it is quite difficult to find user recommendations and experiences on UV light based printers because 95% of all the threads are for DTG. Seperate section only for UV light printing would help a lot to find all the great topics easily in one section. Just a suggestion from my side. Thanks Chris
    1 point
  40. Inks are one thing that it doesn't pay to go too cheap.
    1 point
  41. Some of your information is good, some of it is completely wrong. I will try to hit a few highpoints. The UV ink is not acidic, and even if it was most plastics dont care about acid. Rather it is quite "aggressive" it contains plasticizers and other agents that make it very rapidly etch into the surface of many materials. That is what allows it to attach itself firmly to many surfaces without a pretreatment, but it is of course something to deal with in the design phase since the materials that need to be in direct contact must be compatible with it so that the parts are not destroyed. Y
    1 point
  42. Version 20.0.0

    1,078 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
    1 point
  43. You just need some form of switch to turn it off when over the capping station. This could be a simple proximity switch.
    1 point
  44. Version 1.0.0

    557 downloads

    p-800, 1390-1400-1410, r1900, r1800-r2400, 3800, r3000
    1 point
  45. Version 1.0.0

    682 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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