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  • DTG Direct to Garment printer, advice please?

  • John Penkman

    Member
    August 25, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Hi All,

    Has anyone had much experience on using DTG printers. We are looking at some of the possibilities. The Brother GTX looks good to us, and we’ve also spoken to Kornit. 2 opposite ends of the market I know but would appreciate any feedback if anybody has any

  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    August 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I can’t give any advice on either machine but after looking ourselves it would be the GTX I would go with.

    It seems if you market correctly people end up with more than one of them. Roland brought or are bringing out one that’s more like a flat bed and does 8 at a time, at the 56k mark. Which compared to when I asked about the kornit is pennies. They must run the most pointless Facebook ads ever, can’t image many with half a million quid knocking about saw the Facebook ad first.

    Anyway Ricoh also came to see us. What surprised me was the honesty of when the machine reach 100k in prints that’s it done. Motor runs out around there and it’s not worth repairing. So they where selling them machine on the idea that is the limit. Which is fair enough. But it put me off. I’d be asking brother the same now if I ever went back to look at it again. We do approx 30,000 items a year so although all of it wouldn’t transfer across once you take in front and back prints.. I don’t want to invest 25k in a machine for 4 or 5 years and then be forced to buy another.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 25, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t have one either, but I have seen them working in the flesh, and are very impressive.

    Obviously, some will respond here in reply to you, but a good DTG thread from the past was this one: https://uksignboards.com/forums/discussion/discussion-amp-video-of-neoflex-dtg-garment-printer/?action=bbp_toggle_reply_trash&sub_action=trash&reply_id=2275638&_wpnonce=5c54f26fb7

    Unfortunately, I have just had to remove the broken video links posted.

    Discussion & Video of Neoflex DTG Garment Printer

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