Before buying a commerial DTG, UV ,DTF printer September 2, 2022 – Posted in: dtf printer, dtg printer, uv printer

Before buying a commerial printer

There is a learning curve to DTG, DTF, UV printing (much like screen printing or other forms of printing). It takes time and experimentation to become proficient and knowledgeable about this new craft.

Proper Pretreatment is necessary especially for printing with white ink to dark garments (separate pre-treatment hand sprayer or automatic sprayer are needed, as well as heat press)

Additional items that you will need

  • Windows 10 or higher Computer (PC) with an available USB port. Artwork design software like Gimp, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
  • RIP Software (if not already included in your purchase) and RIP software training or support. We do not support RIP software, we only have the ability to share what other users are having success with.
  • Heat press for curing the pretreatment and final print.
  • Wagner Hand Sprayer or Automatic pretreat machine to apply pretreatment, required for printing with white ink to dark garments.
  • A Humidifier to keep the humidity above 40% in the print room, if you have low humidity in your room / environment.

Customer Responsibilities

  • Provide a clean and climate friendly work space to print in.
  • Humidity of 40% – 70% and temperatures of 70 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit must be maintained at all times while ink is installed in printer. Failure to keep these tolerances may cause clogging and other issues that will then require extensive cleaning measures.
  • Understanding that inks are water-based textile inks and will clog the Printheads if the machine is left unused for more than 1-2 days (and the humidity/temperature climate is not optimal). Clogging is nothing to be scared of, if it occurs, you can resolve the clogs via a number of simple procedures (such as utilizing the cleaning function on the printer, or for a more advanced clean, you could flush the printheads manually).
  • Use DTG , UV, DTF printer approved inks, supplies, and equipment to achieve results claimed.
  • Retain shipping crate or original packaging for 30-90 days and until no longer needed.