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…

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Improved Security and New Payment Method

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If you’re reading this post then it means you’re using the newer version of this website. From now on we will be using this new website and most articles and product listing will be transferred to this version. Whats new Better compatibility with smartphone and tablets New design New payment method Purchased E-books will now be delivered via download instanltly New payment method This new form of payment will be processed by STRIPE which is similar to PayPal but this one is faster and simpler.

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New Website and New Layout

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Hello everyone. As part of our efforts to improve user experience we have redesigned our website to a more user friendly and mobile friendly version, now you can navigate our website using your smartphone or tablet without any bugs or error pages. From now on we will be posting programming tutorials and a lot of 3D related articles, and we will also have a freebie category in our online store where you can download free stuff like 3D models. I hope you enjoy this new update. Have a great day!…

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ASF Sensor Adapter New Version Available

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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…

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Can I use a DIY DTG for Commercial Purposes

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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…

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How To Prevent Print Head Clogging on DTG

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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…

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New Version of the DIY DTG E-book

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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…

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How to Measure Distance Between Print Head to T-shirt

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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…

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DTG White Ink Management System

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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…

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How Many Washes DTG Printed T-shirt Last

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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…

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