I am looking for a printer who has a direct inkjet printer. I was told this may be the way to go for high quality shirt printing. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.
I saw it too. I was not impressed with the lose of brilliance after washing the sample. This process is to new to mess with yet and the production time (2 to 5 minutes per shirt) is not going to be something that true printers find economical compared to the cost of the unit. The 10K price tag is extremely expensive for the job or lack of job that it does. Standard sublimination is the way to go for that customer that comes in to your shop wanting 2 shirts. Outfit an inkjet with one of the sublimination kits and go that way. It takes a lot of small jobs to get to that 10K price tag of the T-Jet versus the sublimination way with an inkjet printer and all around $1,000 or less.
I have the Brother GT-541, the colors are great, and I was a beta sight, so I have had one for a year and a half. We have run over 20,000 prints thus far and we are a small shop. The output is easier and faster than the t-jet or mimaki. I realize the pricetag is double, but do the math, the output is double too. We average $4 a shirt profit, would you rather be printing 15-20 shirts an hour, or 30-40?
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