Why You Shouldn’t use an A4 Printer for DTG

Why You Shouldn’t use an A4 Printer for DTG

Currently DIY DTG projects is very popular among people today and many people are learning how to build one from scratch using online tutorials and eBooks, but what people don't know is that those using A4 printers are wasting their time if their main purpose is for commercial uses. Today we will see why A4 printers are not good candidates for DIY DTG and why you should stick with A3 models instead. Why Not Use A4 printers for DIY DTG ? First of all A4 printers has a much smaller printing area so you will probably only be able to print in pretty small t-shirts or anything between 20x30cm in size. Another reason why not use it is because the performance of an A4 printer is very poor comparing to A3 models, as you may know the print head of A4 models has a much lower resolution than the big models so it's not a good idea to use it as DTG printers. No RIP...
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How to Bypass ASF Sensor on DIY DTG

How to Bypass ASF Sensor on DIY DTG

If you have built your own DIY DTG then you probably have faced a problem with your ASF sensor and might wondering how to fix it or if there's even a way to bypass it using Micro Controllers or tricks. Well today you will learn how this ASF Sensor works and how you can bypass it. What it's main function in a printer The ASF unit is attached to the printer paper tray and it's responsible in pushing the paper from the tray and feeding it into the printer, but since in a DTG you don't use paper then there's no use for it, but unfortunately the whole ASF unit must be working normally to get a success printer start up. Is there a way to bypass it using Micro Controllers Yes and no, it's possible to bypass it but it's very hard and requires a lot of knowledge in electronic circuits and you must know exactly when to activate the sensor and the correct...
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ASF Sensor Adapter New Version Available

ASF Sensor Adapter New Version Available

I would like to introduce you our newer version of the ASF Sensor Adapter everyone been waiting for. This newer version has a smoother surface and more impact resistant, making it the perfect solution for you. It also has a metal pin instead of plastic one. What is the ASF Sensor Adapter for In order for the printer to work the ASF sensor and the motor must be functioning normally, the ASF sensor is the unit that pushes the paper from the paper tray and loads into the printer, it has no use in a DTG but unfortunately it must be working in order to even get a successful printer start up on the begin, so people keep this sensor in the original location which is the huge paper tray or they build wooden adapter for it. But why use the original paper tray if you can use an adapter and save space ? It's small and very convenient! Get it here: http://alienbunker.com/shop/536/ASF-Adapter-for-DIY-DTG-Polylactide If you want...
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Can I use a DIY DTG for Commercial Purposes

Can I use a DIY DTG for Commercial Purposes

Many people are confused between a commercial DTG that can cost thousands of dollars and a DIY DTG that can be build for just a few hundred dollars, but the question is, can it achieve the same quality ? Short answer is "yes" because even those commercial DTG that costs around $7000 is actually a normal A3 printer with some extra buttons and modified case. I must say that commercial DTG will achieve a higher quality than a DIY one, but you can also achieve the same quality if you invest some money in a high quality base. Most DIY DTG start by using those MDF woods or compressed woods, they're not bad for a start but once you successfully build it and calibrate it I recommend switching to either Aluminum or Acrylic base, since this will help you achieve higher quality and more stability when printing. You can also use linear guide for even higher precision and a stepper motor too for...
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How To Prevent Print Head Clogging on DTG

How To Prevent Print Head Clogging on DTG

It doesn't happen often but sometimes your print head may clog and this will affect print quality, sometimes a color will be missing or simply not print at all. People often think their printer is dead and go and buy a new one, but most of the time it can be fixed. The solution This happens because the ink inside the print head has dried up and the ink can no longer pass through it, so the only way to fix it is by using a special liquid known as "Print head cleaning solution" it's cheap and can be found on eBay and Amazon for a very affordable price. Be sure to turn off printer and unplug it before proceeding Depending on the manufacturer the process to use it is different, but most of the time you simple load it in a syringe and use a silicon tube and attach it to the print head nozzle (where the cartridge is) and then with the tube...
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New Version of the DIY DTG E-book

New Version of the DIY DTG E-book

Our very popular DIY DTG guide has gotten a small update to it's content, I'm very glad to announce that the DTG guide has 1 extra page and some grammar error it had on the previous version, it also had some updates to some pictures and included higher resolution pictures instead of lower ones. Read below the complete breakdown of whats new in the e-book: New pictures Optimization of old pictures (The e-book will load faster and it has smaller size) One extra page with more information File size went from 36.7 MB to 26.9 MB If you're still using the old version (4.0) and wish to upgrade it just send me a message and I will provide you a new link for download. If you plan on getting a DIY DTG for commercial purposes I recommend building your own DTG because in case something breaks or malfunction you'll know how to fix it and save a lot of money and time. Also when...
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How to Measure Distance Between Print Head to T-shirt

How to Measure Distance Between Print Head to T-shirt

Once you build your very own DTG you gotta measure it all by your self and calibrate everything, if you have printed your first design but it came out blurry then it means the distance between print head to t-shirt is probably incorrect. How to Calibrate distance between print head to t-shirt This can be a difficult task to perform since all sides of t-shirt plate must be at the same height and failure to do so will result in blurry prints or low quality prints. The correct distance is about 2 mm from t-shirt to the garment but it doesn't stop there, depending on the t-shirt you're printing it could still result in blurry image since some t-shirt material is thick and some thin so the best way is to build an automatic height adjustable platform, or build your own height measure. Some people go for the cheap way using 2 business card the plastic ones, you must do this to all 4 sides...
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DTG White Ink Management System

DTG White Ink Management System

Find out why having a White Ink Management System can help you and why you need it. First of all DTG White ink works different than the colored inks, that's why it clog easily than the others colors and you must shake the ink reservoir every single day. If you do not shake it the ink will sink to the bottom of the reservoir and you'll start printing white water only. Think of it like oil and water once you shake you mix the water and oil for a period of time then later it unmix again. That's where WIMS (White Ink Management System) comes to help. What is White Ink Management (WIMS) WIMS is a simple system that makes the white ink circulate through a system every short period of time to prevent it from becoming watery. It can be done in many ways automated or manual, today we have a lot of technologies that makes this easy to accomplish, it can be done...
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How Many Washes DTG Printed T-shirt Last

How Many Washes DTG Printed T-shirt Last

Are you thinking in getting the T-shirt business but are wondering the DTG Printed T-shirt Lifespan ? There's actually no right number for this it all depends on the garment quality and type of ink you used. Lets suppose you printed a t-shirt using DuPont Artistri ink, and a high quality 100% cotton t-shirt and heat pressed it for 1 minute. It should last about 50 washes or more it still depends on many factors like how you wash, type of detergent you used to wash and water temperature. But a lot of people probably don't use a t-shirt more than 50 times, by the 50th time you wash the t-shirt its gonna be in a really bad shape already so DTG printing is still a good choice for high quality images and colorful designs. Unlike Screen printing you don't need to setup screens and do all that time consuming process, just load t-shirt in the DTG machine and start printing right away....
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Homemade DTG Plans now Available

Homemade DTG Plans now Available

Download the E-Book here http://alienbunker.com/shop/442/Homemade-DTG-Plans-for-Epson-1400-Digital-Download Ever since I built that Homemade DTG based on EPSON 1400 printer people all around the world have been asking for plans and pricing to build one, so I decided to write a very detailed E-Book containing all the measures and tricks required to build your own DIY DTG. The book contains 50 pages with lots of images and instructions you'll need to make it work perfectly. See preview below This book contains steps & tricks that other books on the internet don't talk about. It's suitable for EPSON 1400 and the models listed on the E-book page. Download the e-book here http://alienbunker.com/shop/442/Homemade-DTG-Plans-for-Epson-1400-Digital-Download...
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