NebraskaTrevor Posted March 19, 2018 Share Posted March 19, 2018 After months of reading and thinking about how to approach my project I have finally begun. I dont plan to print on shirts, rather plastic sheets, but the information found here has been invaluable. I selected a very nice, barely used Epson 3800 that was in mint condition, almost too nice to hack apart actually. I am converting it to a flatbed printer to allow me to print on plastic and carbon fiber sheets that I cut into specific shapes for some products that I sell using UV cured ink. First things first though I am going to get it working with stock Epson ink to print on paper and then I will convert the ink system next after the printer is working and calibrated using the OEM ink. I figure there is no sense in complicating the build or muddying the waters with an ink conversion at the same time since it has plenty of challenges on its own. I am using the AIO V2 control board and I will have a moving Platen on drawer slides with a fixed printer and a elevator table underneath to allow for different thicknesses. I am shooting for a print area of 17"x36" Just under what the printer will allow without any RIP trickery. Pictures to follow as I make progress. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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