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Digital T-Shirt Printer

Posted on Wed, 8 Jun 2005 at 13:42



Heya everyone,

Does anyone know of a digital printer that directly prints multi-color graphics onto different sized (Small - XX-Large)
t-shirts? The catch is that I am looking for a printer that prints White along with the CMYK inks. That way I can print on colored t-shirts other than only printing on White t-shirts.

Thanx in advance.

Cheers,
Matt

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Anonymous says: Matt, Everyone is working on it. Don't expect the solution to come in under $50K though. Too many issues currently with inks not wanting to fire through standard ink jet heads. They need czar or spectra ...

Matt,

Everyone is working on it. Don't expect the solution to come in under $50K though. Too many issues currently with inks not wanting to fire through standard ink jet heads. They need czar or spectra heads which are extremely expensive. Also, the white ink not only needs to be opaque, it must be receptive to the CMYK inks that we are currently using. The Fast T-Jet Pro HV should have a white ink solution available sometime this year, hoping for by SGIA
If you would like more info on the Fast T-Jet drop me a line

Thanks

Don Copeland
877-793-3278 ext 122

posted on: Wed, 06/15/2005 - 10:06am
Anonymous says: Don, Ok. Sounds great! Keep me posted. I'm definatly interested when this is available. Cheers, Matt posted on: Wed, 06/15/2005 - 10:10am
Anonymous says: Don, You failed to mention the printer you are speaking of costs $240,000. posted on: Mon, 06/20/2005 - 11:11am
Anonymous says: Jerid, You're right. The whole printing white on darks thing is going to be expensive for quite a while. White ink doesn't like standard ink jet heads, only expensive ones, (like 10-20 times as expensive!) ...

Jerid,

You're right. The whole printing white on darks thing is going to be expensive for quite a while. White ink doesn't like standard ink jet heads, only expensive ones, (like 10-20 times as expensive!) thus the printers are going to be 10-20 times as expensive to print the white ink. Some experiments are being done with two stage printing on dark garments that may get the cost under $50K - but I wouldn't expect anything before the end of the year in that price range.

The good news is that well over 50% of screen print jobs on t-shirts are on whites or light colors. For $11K you can be making money on this portion of the marketplace and be ahead of the game when a less expensive solution for printing on darks happens.

Don

posted on: Mon, 06/20/2005 - 11:20am
Anonymous says: Do you have a company name or website were we can look at whats currently being offered Thanks Rocky posted on: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 9:09pm
Anonymous says: http://www.americanscreensupply.com/shopping posted on: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 9:43pm
Anonymous says: www.swfeast.com We expect an announcement early next week regarding printing white on dark garments. I have seen the samples and this should be a reality before Thanksgiving. Plans are for SWF East ...

www.swfeast.com

We expect an announcement early next week regarding printing white on dark garments. I have seen the samples and this should be a reality before Thanksgiving. Plans are for SWF East and USSIT to be showing it at our booths in Atlanta ISS on September 15-17. Please email me for passes to the show if you need them. If you are thinking seriously about this technology, now is the time to get in line. Expectations are the sales will far out strip inventory as soon as the option for white becomes available.

Don
SWF East

posted on: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 8:37am
Anonymous says: Hi Rocky, SWF East sells these printers. Please forward me your address and info and I will get you out a literature packet along with a sample t-shirt. Thanks Don Copeland SWF East Direct to Garment ...

Hi Rocky,

SWF East sells these printers. Please forward me your address and info and I will get you out a literature packet along with a sample t-shirt.

Thanks

Don Copeland
SWF East
Direct to Garment Product Manager
877-793-3278 ext 122
www.swfeast.com

posted on: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 9:45am
Anonymous says: For more information about direct-to-garment inkjet technology and the models available in the U.S., consult the article "Garment Printing Joins the Jet Set" on page 66 of the September 2005 issue of ...

For more information about direct-to-garment inkjet technology and the models available in the U.S., consult the article "Garment Printing Joins the Jet Set" on page 66 of the September 2005 issue of Screen Printing magazine.

posted on: Thu, 09/01/2005 - 2:07pm

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