I have a friend who is now selling printers to print directly onto the t-shirt from your computer.
If you need more information, email me or post here.
I would like SWF East literature and a free t-shirt sample.
I would also like you to provide me with information on the two newest models of the Fast T-Jet - aimed at producing as many as 400 shirts per hour!
I run the Brother GT-541, and I have for 2 months, I would recommend it to anyone. They have spent the most money in R&D, and they have an image to uphold. I have seen the T-Jet in action, I have a friend that runs one, and the interface for printing is more complex than the Brother machine. True, the Brother machine does not have white ink, but it takes over 6-9 minutes for the T-Jet to print white and there are no unbiased wash tests on the white ink. I average 40-60 shirts an hour off of the GT-541 for a large print, at least 12x10. The best part about the GT-541 is it loads like an automatic press and there is no hoop or frame that locks the shirt in place.
But this is all my opinion.
Actually with Fast T-Jet RIP, it cuts the time at least by half. We were running tests where we had a towel printing. It took 4 minutes. We ran the Fast T-Jet RIP and it cut it down to 1 minute.
With the white ink system, you print it in 1 or 2 passes depending on the shirt color. So to say it takes longer is true, but how long will depend on the image size. It's also true to say when you screen print, it takes longer to do a white underbase.
Digital White on shirts is finally here, you gotta give credit where credit is due.
Yeah, I give them credit for that, but I want to see wash tests, from an independant lab. True it takes longer to do a white underbase on a drak shirt on the press, but my legs got tired watching it print and the white wasn't very opaque.
I'm not sure when you saw it printing, but it is just now being released. With the new bulk system, you also get Fast T-Jet RIP and FastArtist. The FastArtist tells the system to print the white underbase and the Fast T-Jet RIP lays down more ink.
If you saw it in the pre-release stage, you may not have seen the full effect of what it can do.
I saw it on Saturday in Atlanta. Just in looking the Brother GT-541 is a better built machine. Notice how the bulk delivery tubes rub on the housing? How long do you think that tube will last? All I know is Brother has more resources to develop a machine from the ground up and not butcher an Epson and not even bother to re-write the print driver.
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