• John Thomson

    Member
    September 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Printers for dyesub are not too expensive……Epson and Ricoh are normally used.
    Epsons use ink and the Ricoh a gel ink from what I have read.

    Main decision is A4, A3….or large format which is a different thing completely

    I just replaced my dyesub printer ( died after more than 4 years almost daily use) with an Epson S22…..cost me £30 and I got £18.00 back for the original Epson ink carts……..I regard this printer as a cheap consumable item.

    You cannot dyesub on just any t shirt……..has to be nylon specifically for dyesub….not that cheap and not the best feeling material.

    john

  • Jack Hendrie

    Member
    September 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    so a normal epson stylus S22 can print these. Im used tojust cut my stuff but more and more people want photos.

  • Jack Hendrie

    Member
    September 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    its ok after some web surfing i found some ciss stuff think thats what i need for my epson 😎

    thanks

  • John Thomson

    Member
    September 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    The Epson printer is cheap……dye sub ink can be very expensive.

    John

  • Stafford Cox Stafford Cox

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I have just started doing some repairs on Mimaki printers using Manoukian dye-sub inks. JV4’s and JV33’s seem to do a cracking job. Try speaking to Aaron at Sabur over Sheffield way, they’re really good guys.

    Stafford

  • Jason Davies

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Stafford can you recommend any engineers who csn fix gerber envisions besides the obvious company?
    Seem to be having a recurring problem which takes us down for a couple of days and then rights itself, very frustrating.

  • Tom Robinson

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I use Ricoh for dye sub stuff, previously had an Epson but ciss clogs very easily if not in constant use. The Ricoh doesn’t clogg so is ideal really just a bit more pricey.

    If your looking to just do some cheap Tshirts why not use inkjet transfers? I do them quite a lot and no problems with washing.

    Tom.

  • Jack Hendrie

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    not going to lie i never knew ink jet was an option i will look into that now thanks.

  • Tom Robinson

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Yes there are inkjet and laser options, Magic touch for laser transfers ant Jetcol ( I think?) for inkjet are a good place to start. Only difference between these and sublimation is you can sort of feel the transfers on the garment, but it’s never been a problem in my experience.

    Tom.

  • Jack Hendrie

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    thanks tom thats a good help.

  • Stafford Cox Stafford Cox

    Member
    September 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    quote Jason Davies:

    Stafford can you recommend any engineers who csn fix gerber envisions besides the obvious company?
    Seem to be having a recurring problem which takes us down for a couple of days and then rights itself, very frustrating.

    No, sorry. I’ve been asked that a few times now but I’ve never met anybody who does them, apart from the obvious as you say.

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