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  • TMT or direct from Oki?

    Posted by Michael Tremarco on February 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hi All
    Thinking of scrapping my small dye sub set (Epson 1800). Forever letting me down. Decided to go for OKI laser printer set up with TMT papers.
    Been pricing up TMT offer. The OKI printer from Magic Touch comes with ‘TMT enhancement’. Couldn’t really figure out what enhancements it has over the standard one except for a nice dome badge informing me it was enhanced!.

    Anyone use the TMT Oki printer? and is anyone using just an off the shelf OKI with TMT papers?
    The reason being is that I can get the A3 version from Oki (with a £100 cashback offer) for roughly the same price as a TMT ‘enhanced’ A4 Oki.
    Any advice or help from anyone using the TMT printers and papers would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks peeps 🙂

    Graham Shand replied 12 years ago 7 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Chris Wool

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    i have a a3+ oki and the last time i spoke to THT about papers they would not supply me not even to test. unless i bought there’s

    yet to hear of clothing being done professionally with a laser and top results.

  • John Gregson

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    The only difference between the oki and TMT is the fuser/heat setting have been tinkered with and you’ll have a drop down list on the print function with all the different papers available. + the badge of course

    Never had any problems buying TMT papers and I don’t have an OKI

    Cheers John

  • Michael Tremarco

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Cheers guys.
    I understand that you’ll not get dye sub quality on clothing Chris but the sent sample looks good. I can’t understand why they refused to offer you their papers. That’s just bad business!

    Are you happy with the laser printing results John and do you print on metal and glass with the DCT paper (which will be my main use)?

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Only what I had read on a forum a few years ago but it was said that the unit had been modified to print on thicker stock, the firmware had been altered to allow higher temperatures to be used, not sure if the fuser unit was different or not in some way.

    If there aren’t any real differences then I don’t really see why the company would have such a big price difference between their machine & the original. I am guessing they base most of there sales on consumable items rather than the initial hardware.

  • Michael Tremarco

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks Martin.

    Of course you’re absolutely right about the main source of income for TMT would be through consumables, which makes Chris’s treatment all the more baffling.
    Still pondering whether to make the jump to TMT Oki or just Oki. 😕

  • Ian Pople

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I have the OKI TMT 5750 and it is no good on mugs, you get a 50/50 good bad result.

    Great on garments and wood.

    Just purchased the Ricoh for sub work and its spot on on mugs.

    Ian

  • Michael Tremarco

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Cheers Ian
    Just noticed a difference in the A4 and the A3 spec.

    The A3 emulations is ‘host based’ while the A4 is PCL 6, PCL5c, PostScript 3 emulation, SIDM, PDF Direct Print v1.5

    What’s emulations?

    Does this mean the A3 wont accept eps and pdf’s as files direct to print?

  • Karl Williams

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    quote Michael Tremarco:

    Cheers Ian
    Just noticed a difference in the A4 and the A3 spec.

    The A3 emulations is ‘host based’ while the A4 is PCL 6, PCL5c, PostScript 3 emulation, SIDM, PDF Direct Print v1.5

    What’s emulations?

    Does this mean the A3 wont accept eps and pdf’s as files direct to print?

    With cutters the emulation is the language that the software use for the cutter.
    Ie, DMPL, HPGL or HPGL 2.

  • Michael Tremarco

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you Karl

    Don’t you just love UKSB

    Cheers

  • John Gregson

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Michael,
    I looked into this a while ago and tried to use the TTC 3.1 laser transfer papers through a Minolta 2300DL, which they said would be OK, but I had poor results. I then got some samples printed on a friends oki and they looked good on the t’shirt when pressed. I haven’t sold any of these as workwear though, but for hen/stag do’s, they’re perfect.

    I haven’t used any other TMT papers so cannot vouch for them – and as said before – its the same printer, but with driver or firmware setting changed, and a badge added.

    Cheers John

  • Karl Williams

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    quote Michael Tremarco:

    Thank you Karl

    Don’t you just love UKSB

    Cheers

    No probs matey. Yeah…..we’re all one big happy family! 😉

  • Michael Tremarco

    Member
    February 9, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks John
    Going to go with the smaller TMT enhanced Oki. It seems foolish not to take advantage of the tweaks the firmware change offers. You need all the help you can get if dye-sub is anything to go by.

    Thanks lads

    Laser printing here I come! :uksbrules:

  • Graham Shand

    Member
    February 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

    We bought an OKI about six months ago, after a few teething problems, we got it set up and use it with magic touch which is very good for t shirt transfers, very good quality, price comparison with DTG printers should also be noted, 4k cheaper

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