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johnson4

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  1. I'm not sure, If you printed on a release paper I don't see why not. You put the powder on while the ink is wet, so the powder only sticks to the design, shake the rest off and " dry" the ink so the polymer sticks to the ink. After that, when you heat press it again, your melting the polymer and it mends with the fabric- creating a transfer. However, anytime this polymer gets heated, like in a dryer, it is possible for it to heat up to its melting point again and peel off, Unlike inks printed directly onto the fabric, which need its "carrier" or " plasticizer" to liquify it. The polymer
  2. Didn't really think of that, Usually though I always go for at least 50 percent cotton on anything I print on, DTG or not so while that is a good benefit, It wouldn't really help much in my business.
  3. 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
  4. Version 7.6.4

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    Purchase the license from EKprint.
  5. Awesome, Chipless is always a must. So the whole OEM damper system must go, do you have a recommendation for what to use in its place? Does the head manifold and capping station do okay with it?
  6. Is it possible to make a UV printer with the P800? I'm not necessarily looking to modify it for flatbed printing, Rather leave it as stock as possible for paper printing. The main thing that I'm still confused about is the Ink system, and what needs done with it to handle the inks. Reptile's LED's look great, So I'll probably go that route. Anyway, I know stuff is posted everywhere and this has been asked, just looking for any updated information out there. Thanks.
  7. Version 1.0.0

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    EKPRINT Demo For Epson 1430
  8. Version 1.0.0

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    Demo Version of EKPRINT for the P800. Will let you test out your new build without waiting.
  9. The head is probably okay from my understanding on it's Resistance to the type of inks. the damaged damper system would cause all that. My only thoughts would be to test print with it in another printer, or after you replace those parts. If the face is still shiny and the electronics didn't get any liquid/ink on them and the manifold looks fine its probably fine. Again, A grain of salt
  10. By no means Do i know anything at all like most of the guys on here, But, I'm pretty sure the stock Damper system isn't set up to use UV ink, AKA, Bad stuff happens. From what I read before i put that on the back burner, You needed your own damper lines and dampers at the head that are made for the type of ink. Take my advice with a grain of salt, But it sounds like something isn't liking that ink. Good luck with it, I'm following the post, Because in a few months I'll be headed down the same path. I've taken the damper system apart before ( before i
  11. Version 1.0.0

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    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
  12. I hear CobraInks Also has great Sublimation inks- I use The Pigmented ink they have, have been for the last 3 years or so. He only offers them for certain models though, since they are color matched. He does have color profiles i believe for some of them. Do you have a photo of the ink? Sound silly, but they have a distinct color difference vs Dye and pigmented from my experience.
  13. Version 1.0.0

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    Release version 3/31/18 of WicReset Utilities. Install without an internet connection and disable auto updates before connecting to the internet to prevent it being auto-updated to the newest version. You still have to pay the $10 for waste pad reset and all that, Just an original released old version.
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