MemberFebruary 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm
It is tricky to get the hang of the templates but once set up the print quality is truly amazing, we got an Oki laser about 9 months ago and have been using it for multi coloured images (tartan infill for fonts etc), it sounds expensive but the closest comparison I have seen are done on DTG machines which cost way more than this set up, worth a go imho
MemberFebruary 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm
Hi Graham – thanks for that.
The materials arrived this evening and we’re going to try it tomorrow. I must admit I’m a bit worried about the ‘mask/template’ the descriptions are all a bit vague about this stage – I don’t have a clue yet how to approach it – it looks like you have to make a negative print in b&w on the video?
We have a decent Lexmark laser, so we are hoping that will be OK – if not we’ll go down the OKI route.
I’m hoping to find out more about it at the Print & Promo show at the NEC on Feb 26th.
We have an order for 100 t shirts, so I need to get it working, as the logo on the shirts needs this process!
I may be subbing the wow bit to you if I can’t!!
Thanks again – any advice truly great!
MemberFebruary 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm
There a few very good videos on you tube that we saw, while ago now, but they helped, a lot, there are a few steps which are tricky at first, has to be spot on (so go large at first), takes a while to get it down, good luck, that is the only compromise, the steep learning curve.
MemberFebruary 14, 2012 at 11:43 pm
The other thing to mention is you will need a template for each one, or if a small logo mibee 4 up on a page, use super bright 100 gsm paper.
If you are still have problems after a few attempts, I am sure my partner, who deals with the clothing side of the biz would be happy to give you a few pointers,. It might also help if you call the tech guys at Magic touch, they are very helpful. The OKI laser printer has to be adapted to use wow paper / magic touch, Raliwise supplies these already modified machines (not sure if anyone mentioned that to you when you bought the paper, the reason i mention this is because the heat settings are different to an ordinary laser printer, which will effect the final result.
MemberFebruary 15, 2012 at 12:22 am
Thanks Graham – no – you’re right – noone mentioned the laser printer hear settings! We’ll get onto magic touch first – ill try not to bother your pal. Thank you again
MemberFebruary 15, 2012 at 10:25 am
I tried it with one of my OKI printers, totally fecked it 🙁
They told me that it should work but might not work, my fault for trying it
MemberFebruary 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm
It is only guaranteed to work with the magic touch software installed, OKi modify the hardware settings, then a patch , magic touch drivers, which gives you a drop down menu of papers to use. You have trashed the fuser unit , because of the wrong heat and speed settings . Magic touch replaced ours for free, and they modify them , you can but a replacement from OKI, or Magic touch £150.00 , the fuser would have stuck to the fuser, becuase of the wrong speed to slow, which has stuck to the unit. try EZ trans based in manchester, similar product, they guarantee that thier paper will it will work, in label setting (thickest setting and slower setting than regiular paper).
MemberFebruary 17, 2012 at 9:50 am
Did my first shirts with WOW yesterday and it all worked fine. It’s all down to the mask, better off vector artwork for a really clean edge. Worked fine through our Lexmark C532 colour laser too – just had to change the black toner to get a good mask.
Bit of a learning curve, and fairly time consuming when you’re first starting out, but the results are certainly well worth it. Happy client.
I’ve personally not seen a better finish on a dark garment for such a complex graphic.
Also, Magic Touch – even though they sell OKI printers, don’t recommend them for WOW 7.2 materials – I still can’t get my head around that one????
Thanks again for your help guys – have a great weekend.
MemberFebruary 17, 2012 at 10:31 am
just re-read my post, I want to clarify that Magic Touch don’t recommend the OKI unless its been modified with their firmware and patch…which the OKI’s they sell of course have so work fine – so beware – you MUST have the firmware & patch modification if you’re going to use your OKI laser with this product.
MemberFebruary 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Been playing with my new TMT Oki but really struggling to get any decent results with the WOW paper. Reverted to Soldark on the Roland. Guess it’s back to weeding until I can crack it 🙁
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