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Jetbest eco solvent ink is now available through jetbestamerica.com and Jetbest Amazon store.

 

54″x150′ for $135 + $24 flat shipping charge via Fedex Ground.

http://www.premiercolour.com/4-mil-matte-poster-paper-matte-54-x-165-for-eco-solvent-uv-or-latex-printers/

Used Epson GS6000 Sold 

A used unit Epson GS6000 was sold to a happy customer today. Come visit our website for more used printer sale. 
http://www.premiercolour.com 

  

Success at SGIA 2015

We were at Bordeaux booth 1264 at SGIA 2015 in Atlanata. Spent a good amount of time studying Bordeaux TD dye sublimation ink. Very vibrant colors! Another spot light is on Plasma AC ink on FujiFilm Acuity printer. Plug and play. Expect to save 30% over oem. 
   
    
    
    
    
   

Printhead is probably the most costly part in any wide format printers. The cost along for a single printhead can be from four, five hundred dollars all the way to a couple thousand dollars each depend on the brand and type of printers. Regardless, printheads are consumable and it will fail to print sometime sooner or later. So for whoever owns a wide format printer will have to face the obstacle of replacing printheads no matter what. It’s just the matter of when. 

We had many years of selling printheads for various printers and we also test the head ourselves. For the experience we had and feedback that we received, we have stopped carrying aftermarket (generic) printhead years ago and only sell OEM (genuine) printhead. The OEM printhead, such as Epson DX4 and DX5 printheads, each one has been tested with running actual ink and cleaning fluid through for Quality Control purpose. So when opening the package, customer will still able to see the cleaning fluid on the surface of the head itself. Another purpose for the cleaning fluid to be inject in to printhead while packing is to prevent printhead from dry up. So the tiny piezo nozzle will not clog. Since all the OEM printhead has been tested by the factory, the percentage of the faulty OEM printhead sold to customer is less than 1%. This is the fact by statistics. However, the real problem occurs almost always happens during installation.

After installation, when restarting the printer if it shuts down automatically, it is always the problem with installation or there is the problem to begin with, not the printhead. If the OEM head is faulty that would not cause the shortage on the main board of the printer, it would NOT have  past the QC in the factory in the beginning. The faulty OEM printhead will only contribute to poor quality of printed image. Here are a few points made by a 22 years experience wide formate printing service technician company about printhead installation error might cause problem:

1) If the print head cable was even slightly off (meaning crooked), it could short the head and the main board

2) Lots of times, people buy new heads because they are experiencing significant missing nozzles, drop out etc. That could signify the old head was already bad and slowly shorting a main board. By the time they put the new head on, the main board which is now failing – shorts everything else out

3) Could be a bad print head cable causing the problem. We get lots of these customers. The print head cable has crooked leads, bent pins etc. and that shorts out the new head.

4.) Heads are tested by the factory and ship out working. There are too many variables with installation and even long time techs do wrong things during installation. Any tech denying this is totally lying. My 22 year tech has been trained by Mimaki and Roland and every couple of months he comes up with a problem here and there – Just because he is not careful or rushing.

So before you think something wrong with a brand new OEM printhead, maybe you need to question how and what the service person did during the installation process.

Direct to garment (DTG) and Dye Sublimation (Dye Sub) are two most popular methods to decorate garment textile. Over the years of development these two processes has become very solid and mature. Here is the summary of the comparison  about the differences of these two processes:

1.) Applied Material (Substrate)

DTG – only good for Cotton textile

Dye Sub – only good for poly base material on polymer and polyester surfaces.

2.) Ink penetration

DTG – ink only sit on top of the surface of the substrate

Dye Sub – ink penetrates the surface into the  substrate creates molecular bond for permanent image.

3.) Cost 

DTG – Higher set up Cost with specialized machine required

Dye Sub – much lower cost to start up, standard desktop machine can be convert to Dye sub printer with change of ink and printhead.

**Running cost is about the same per sq ft.

4.) White ink & surface color

DTG – White ink is available, and garment surface can be different color to creates same great effect.

Dye Sub – White ink is not available, hence only white surface garment will generate best result for the image quality 

For more detail, please check out link for article by Jimmy Lamb: http://impressions.issshows.com/digital-sublimatio…

We hope this info helps expending the knowledge for our fellow textile decoration enthusiastic and printers

PDF vs. EPS

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Difference during output between PDF and EPS file: For many years of development, Adobe has taken their PDF technology to make PDF file almost acceptable to any device and anywhere. Even in today’s printing industry. Many output devices are able to accept PDF file and the print quality is also superb. However, for some RIP, such as Roland VersaWorks can still pick up the “image box” in a PDF file and while at RIP process, the image box became very evident. During today’s project we have encounter this problem. And luckly we tried to output the file using EPS format, the problem solved. So next time if you have encounter the same problem as we did. Please try to use EPS or maybe JPEG file format for your RIP, this might fix the problem.

For additional info about file format, please check out below Wiki Links:

PDF file format – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF_File

EPS file format – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encapsulated_PostScript

Good Luck Learning =)