DIY DTG Plans Step by Step T-shirt Printer Epson 1400, 1430, 1390, 1410, 1500w, R1800, R1900, R2280 Download PDF

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Complete plans to build your very own DIY DTG printer based on Epson A3 models. This plan has a step by step guide and illustrated images to help you out convert and build your T-shirt printer at home!


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Once you have downloaded our eBook you’re eligible for online support. If you need any help or need assistance just message us via the contact form or directly on our facebook page and we will help you from the beginning to the end.


UPDATES: Now even better with additional 8 new pages added and extra pictures & images! 


The most affordable DIY DTG Plans on the internet! Build your own DIY DTG printer using only the internal parts and some woods! This guide is aimed at creating a very affordable printer using only the internal parts and some woods only. No Arduino, no coding or programming required! Just build the base and set all the sensors in the correct place to make it work. Once complete you can upgrade it as you wish. With this guide, you will have access to sensor positions, base dimensions and learn how to set up all the sensors so you can print on a T-shirt or Woods Includes 1 minute video showing what it should look like. (Video is a link inside the e-book page 33 to an unlisted YouTube video) It’s never been so easy to build your own DTG! With this newer version, you will spend less time building it and more time getting your business ready! Stop looking on the Internet for DTG guides, this is the most accurate and the most complete plans you will ever find and it includes online support so you don’t have to worry if you never did something like this before. Step by step guide with images and text and 1 short video located on e-book page 33.


Compatible Printers for DIY DTG

With this e-book, you will be able to convert any of the following printers into a t-shirt printer (DTG) dtg printers

  • Epson R1390, 
  • Epson R1400, 
  • Epson R1410, 
  • Epson R1430, 
  • Epson 1500W, 
  • Epson R1800, 
  • Epson R1900, 
  • Epson R2000, 
  • Epson R2200, 
  • Epson R2400, 
  • Epson L1800, 
  • Epson T1100 ( no white ink), 
  • Epson R2880 (Newest printer compatible with this guide)

The same eBook works for all those printers listed above. They all look different from outside but the interior parts are all the same to each other, the only difference is Wi-Fi/CD Printing/ 6 or 8 ink cartridges, but the conversion process is the same for all models. This eBook has step by step guide with illustrated images & high-resolution images to help you build the base and attach all sensors and motors in the correct position. This eBook covers tricks & secrets that other guides don’t and you also get online support!


SENSORS

This guide includes all sensor positions and how to bypass them.

  • CD/DVD Tray sensor
  • ASF Sensor
  • PF-SENSOR
  • Encoder Sensor
  • PW-SENSOR

REQUIREMENTS

Estimated material cost: $30 – $50 Note: **The disassembling process can be found online below, it may look different outside but once you remove your printer cover it’s all the same. The link below covers 80% of the process and the rest continues on the e-book. https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Epson+Stylus+Photo+1400+Paper+Eject+Frame+Assembly+Replacement/6723


(Optional) Tools

Continuous Inking System (Required, but only when you ready to start printing)

Common Questions

Can it print on dark t-shirts? A: Yes, you just need an A3 printer with 6 cartridges and a RIP Software like EKprint or Acrorip! Contact us for the updated link. Is this friction or belt system? A: Friction. This project is aimed at creating the cheapest DTG using minimal parts so we will only use the parts of the printer and some woods. You’re free to upgrade as you wish once complete.

37 reviews for DIY DTG Plans Step by Step T-shirt Printer Epson 1400, 1430, 1390, 1410, 1500w, R1800, R1900, R2280 Download PDF

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    loopus

    Would you recommend a printer with good print quality and a3 size
    I think L1800
    deteriorate after converting the automatic cleaning system ?

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Loopus,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Epson L1800 can achieve great printing quality! It has 6 ink channels and that means it can also print white ink using a RIP Software.
      I’m not sure which automatic system you are referring to, but it doesn’t deteriorate or lose printing quality if you use the white circulation system or the automatic reverse system.

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      Kindly regards.
      -The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Minie

    Does it have to be 1cm thickness for the MDF pieces? because I’ve searched lowes, home depot, and every place under the sun in Canada and i can’t find a store that sells this thickness 🙁

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Minie,

      It can be other thickness as long it’s not too thick or too thin.
      1.27cm (1/2″) is a very popular thickness. Be sure to use the same thickness for all parts.

      Hope this helps.

      -The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Juan Pedro Martinez Cerezuela

    Hi, I am really interested to buy your manual. In Spain, the most seller A3 printers was Epson Stylus B1100. Could you tell me if this printer is compatible with the manual? Actually, I´ve already bought one of this printer to test but would be nice to have your book. Thanks and sorry for the question.

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Juan,
      Thanks for your comment!

      I looked at Epson B1100 and yes it’s compatible but, it only has 5 cartridges which means it won’t be able to print white ink, you can only use this printer for white t-shirts only.

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      Kindly regards.
      -Johnson
      -The Alienbunker Team

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    umrav

    Hello, I want to know what is the best printer for best quality t-shirt print? what is the best ink we have to use for printing?
    Thank you

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Umrav,
      Thanks for your comment!

      The quality output of the printers listed in the eBook page has all the same printing quality. The only difference is that some has 8 ink channels and some has 6 and Wi-Fi capability, any printer that you choose from that list will have no impact in quality.

      The ink is very important, if you do not use a well known brand like DuPont Artistri or Firebird DTG ink you might not get a vibrant and good quality. I recommend both brands DuPont Artistri and Firebird DTG ink. The cost for both brands is about $30 per 120ML (4oz).

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      Kindly regards.
      -Johnson
      -The Alienbunker Team

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophie Dalgaard

    Would I be able to follow the guide with the Epson R2880 model?

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Sophia,

      After I did some research on R2880 I was able to look at the parts and this model is also compatible with the eBook. That means you will be able to convert it into a DTG.

      Regarding your previous question, it’s highly recommended that you use a heat press to cure the t-shirt after printing.

      Please let me know if theres anything else I can help you with.

      Kindly regards.
      -The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jose Velez

    I have a an epson 1400 and i was also wondering if the manual show you what type of inks to use and how to maintain it from getting clog or messing up your printhead.

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Jose,

      Yes, the eBook shows what kind of ink should be used and how to reduce the chance of getting it clogged.
      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      Kindly regards.
      -The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jose Velez

    Hello i was just wondering if the manuel shows you how to use it with white ink for blacks? or any color which isn’t a white shirt where you would need to use white ink.

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Jose,

      There’s no secret in printing white ink on black t-shirts, all you need is a RIP software like Acrorip to be able to replace light cyan and light magenta with white ink, and then configure it in the software to use only those 2 colors when printing white ink.

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      Kindly regards.
      -The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen

    If this is meant for t-shirts, I’m wondering: What is the maximum thickness/height of the material to be printed?

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Karen,

      There’s actually no limit in thickness as long you modify the base height so you can fit thicker materials.
      With the current plans, it’s possible to print on materials up to 8cm (3.14 inches)

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.
      Kindly regards.
      The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen

    If these plans are followed, can the DTG be used with solvent inks to print on various substrates such as 1/4″ plywood?

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Karen,
      Yes, it can be used with solvent inks without any problems.

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

      -Kindly regards.
      -The Alienbunker Team
      -Johnson

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Minie

    Hi,
    Was wondering if this uses DTG ink?
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Minie,

      Yes, this uses DTG Ink!
      Only DTG Ink will work, any other type of ink such as Pigment or dye will simply wash away in the first wash so you need DTG ink for this purpose.

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Hi would this be compatible with the SC-P600 as the R2000 is no longer available in the UK. What printer would you recommend for the best quality? Is it possible to do black t-shirts and white t-shirts with a single setup?

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Chris!

      Unfortunately, we have not tested this eBook with SC-P600 yet.
      It’s possible that it may be compatible since most A3 printers are the same but I’m not 100% sure about that.

      It’s possible to print on black / white t-shirts using a printer with 6 or 8 ink channels.
      At this moment Epson R2400 would be the most advanced model that I know is compatible with the eBook and can print black/white t-shirt in high quality.
      But all other printers can also print in excellent quality!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rajesh

    Sorry I have Epson L380 All-in-One Ink Tank Printer will it compatible to DTG and also with your steps.

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Dear Rajesh,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Unfortunately, Epson L380 is not compatible with this eBook.
      If you’re planning on using a DIY DTG for printing on t-shirt or for commercial purposes I highly recommend that you use an A3 printer.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rajesh

    Hi I have Epson L1300 A3 Ink Tank Printer will it supports for conversion to DTG and also is it compatible with your steps.

    • ALIENBUNKER

      Hello Rajesh,
      Yes, Epson L1300 is fully compatible with the eBook but you can only print on white t-shirt because this printer doesn’t have 6 or 8 ink channels but only has 5.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alienbunker Customer (verified owner)

    Received it fast.
    Thank you.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    MOTAZ

    Hi. I want to buy Epson L1800 . Do you have plan step by step for this printer ??

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Dear Motaz,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Epson L1800 can be converted into a DTG and it’s fully compatible with this eBook. That means the same eBook can be used for Epson L1800.
      If you have any other question please let me know.

      -The Alienbunker Team

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim

    “Alienbunker Staff – October 24, 2017

    Hello Jim,

    You can use an used 1400 for testing purposes and learn how it works but in the end I think you will need to purchase another printer if you want to print in high quality.
    Also does this 1400 you saw gets a solid green light after powering up ?
    Solid green light means it has no errors and if you get 2 blinking red lights it means a sensor or motor is malfunctioning.”

    It does show a solid green light. Does your tutorial cover this model? and is it simply a lower quality printer than the 1430?

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Jim,

      Yes Epson 1400 is fully compatible with the eBook.
      The major difference between 1430 and 1400 is that 1430 has Wi-Fi capability but the rest is the same and the quality is also the same.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    mike

    Hello, this manual cover complete how to build DTG with Epson 1500 W ? There any risks when we move the sensors ? i’m IT technical, hope got skills to build this on Epson 1500 W, it’s really in detail ?

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Mike,

      This eBook supports 1500w and there’re no risks when converting but you need to be careful to not damage the sensors or cables when disassembling.
      You get online support when you purchase this eBook so if you have any question or need assistance feel free to message us.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim

    I found a 1400 for 15 bucks at a thrift store. It powers on and the printing head moves. I figure at that price, even if it doesn’t end up working, it will be good practice and testing for a new one later.

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Jim,

      You can use an used 1400 for testing purposes and learn how it works but in the end I think you will need to purchase another printer if you want to print in high quality.
      Also does this 1400 you saw gets a solid green light after powering up ?
      Solid green light means it has no errors and if you get 2 blinking red lights it means a sensor or motor is malfunctioning.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Choi

    I have a Epson L310. Does this guide cover this printer?
    I don’t have commercial purposes. I just need A4 moels.

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Choi,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Unfortunately the eBook is not compatible because it’s an A4 printer and the base dimension, sensors and mainboard is different so there’s no way to use this plan for your model. Sorry about that.

      Of course you can use this plans to learn how a DTG works and make your own plans for your printer.
      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.
      -The Alienbunker Team

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig (verified owner)

    This manual helped me to start my own business. Johnson offers the Best Customer Service ever. You won’t regret it. The manual is very Detailed and when you need help, he will always reply to help you. Very Happy I purchased this manual. : )

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul

    I have a Epson Artisan 1430 does this guide line cover this printer?

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Paul,

      Yes! The Epson 1430 is fully compatible with our eBook and it’s the most frequent used printer for conversion. If you have any other question feel free to message us.

      -The Alienbunker Team

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    zuio

    Hi. Any plans for a DTS guide not just DTG or how hard it will be to add motorized table bed. Dunno for a product up to 10cm thickness. In your guide, can I level a bed up or down, what is maximal thickness?

    I see most China made DTS machine are based on 4880 Epson model. Do you think that I can use your guide to transform A2 printer? Thanks.

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Zuio,
      Thanks for your comment!

      It’s possible to use the current A3 DTG printers to print on materials with thickness up to 13cm. The bed level can be adjusted if you use a Laboratory Scissor Jack.
      Unfortunately it’s not possible to convert A2 printers because the table would have to bed huge and pretty heavy, I doubt the DC motor would be able to handle it. The only way would be using a motorized table with stepper motor but that would require a lot of modification and extra hardware parts.

      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.
      -The Alienbunker Team

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Juan Manuel (verified owner)

    I’ve just bought and download the plans. They are very well explained and seems anyone can manage building it. I have just one question: in my country, the only printers I can get are the 1410 and the R2000. Which one would you reccomend? I’m hopping using it with commercial pourpose. Thanks a Lot!

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Juan,

      If it’s for commercial purpose then I recommend Epson R2000.
      It’s the same building process as the other models.

      If you need any assistance feel free to e-mail us 🙂

      Kindly regards.
      -The Alienbunker Team

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deepak

    Do you have details DTG building plans with Video for T60 & R230 Epson Printer?. I have few printers with me and I wish to convert them to avoid buying new one.
    Are you also giving RIP software?

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Dear Deepka,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Unfortunately we do not have any plans for T60 or R230. The reason is because both of those printers are A4 models and the quality output is not as good as A3 printers.
      Although they’re not hard to convert since it has less sensors to deal with but if you’re planning on doing it for commercial purposes I don’t recommend it.

      Please let me know if you have any other question.
      Kindly regards.

      -Johnson
      -The Alienbunker Team

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fabio (verified owner)

    Costumer support is really good and fast.

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    sheriy (verified owner)

    Hi,

    Im just wondering this part, in your new version on page cover & description it says, assuming that you already disassemble epson etc.. does it mean that you just referring to outer cover or inside the parts/ components? I’m planning to buy this, but got little stuck with this thought. can you please clarify?

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Sheriy
      Thanks for your comment!

      I’m referring to the outer case and some interior parts but with the newer version available now it covers most parts now.
      There’s a free disassembling guide available at: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Epson+Stylus+Photo+1400+Paper+Eject+Frame+Assembly+Replacement/6723
      It covers 80% of the process and the e-book covers the remaining parts.

      You will get online support so if you run into any problem just contact me 🙂
      Let me know if you have any other question.


      Kindly regards

      ALIENBUNKER – The Prototyping Laboratory
      https://alienbunker.com
      Johnson

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emin

    Hello! Sorry for my mistakes. I have little troble with my english. I wont ask you. Have you instructon to russian version for Epson 1410?

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Emin,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Unfortunately there’s no Russian version, sorry 🙁
      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    joshua weaver

    do you have a guild on how to do it to the epson c88+

    • Alienbunker Staff

      Hello Joshua,
      Thanks for your comment!

      Unfortunately no. You may have seen a video on YouTube in our channel of C88+ DTG but I never made any plans for it.
      The reason is mostly because it’s very unreliable and performance is very poor comparing to A3 models.

      If you need a DIY DTG you need an A3 model, it’s faster and has a great performance comparing with A4.
      Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    finally I completed my new dtg, wish I could upload pictures so I could show you my new t-shirt printer

  30. Alienbunker Staff

    Thanks for your reviews!
    If you have any trouble or question feel free to contact support for guidance!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    I bought the ebook and it’s very interesting I love it!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    Their online support is top!
    thanks guys

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    I bought the e-book when it was released and comparing to the new updates now it’s much better, KEEP IT UP GUYS!

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    Excellent customer support and very responsive! I never thought I could build my own DTG.

  35. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    ok, I made the DTG according to the ebook and had a few problems, but it was my mistake and after I contacted the staff they helped me find the error and it’s now fixed.

    Printed 12 shirts so far and no problems yet.

    thank you so much!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    I just bought it and arrived by e-mail instantly. It’s not hard when you just have to do what the guide tells you.

    I recommend it.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer (verified owner)

    manual is big and well explained, what else can I say ?

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