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Can I Convert Common Printers into Flatbed DTG Printers?

Recently, printer conversions continue to be a hot topic on the Internet. A small number of people make an attempt to build their own DIY t-shirt printers each year. Unfortunately, most of them fall short. They invest a lot of money in the endeavor, but leaving with a costly, pricey paperweight. Homemade sublimation printers, white toner printers, and direct-to-garment printers are a few common printer conversion attempts that we have seen online. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t convert your own flatbed DTG printers, according to t-shirt printing specialists and seasoned DTG professionals. But to make things easier, we’ve compiled the top three reasons to discourage people from assembling DTG pinter at home.

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Reason One: It doesn’t work.

The first reason is that it will not function regularly and dependably. Taking the many parts that make up a direct to garment printer and producing professional results on a consistent and reliable basis is just not a feasible aim for anyone, regardless of how good you are or how big your garage shop is. But first, let’s discuss the technology that powers specialized, commercial flatbed DTG printers like the DTG GTX before we go on to reason number two. These printers have intricate print heads mounted on precise rails and use ink delivery techniques that have been specially designed.

You won’t be able to rebuild this tpye of machine at home. Similar to attempting to construct your own automobile. The technologies and level of expertise used to construct a direct to garment printer are the same. The GTX is unique for a few reasons, including the newly invented, patented vacuum platen, which is under the hood. As a result, this platen has a vacuum built into it that pulls the t-shirt down and secures it to the surface, which is different from the plywood structures you typically see in videos. This guarantees that the shirt is level throughout and that the inkjets are spraying ink onto the shirt from the same distance away from the platen. With a professional system like this, you get images that are more bright, clear, and vivid.

Reason Two: You will do it on your own.

The fact that you would be working alone if you attempted to create your own direct to garment print at home. People who have purchased older, secondhand direct-to-garment printers and are having trouble because they lack training experience like our DTG technicians. They are unable to effectively run the machine. You actually need some expert advice and training to do DTG printing properly because it’s need knowledge both on theory and practice. You are automatically enrolled in our top-notch, self-paced online training classes when you purchase a DTG GTX. This has more than 50 lessons already built in, and more are being added all the time. We update new material to the training course as our clients share something new to us. Because you know what to do, this kind of user community truly helps you grow your company and increase profitability.

Reason Three: You Need Professional Support.

Building a direct-to-garment printer at home unwise for a third reason, because you need assistance. You’re starting a business selling personalized t-shirts, and to try to fulfill orders, you’ll be using a handmade printer out of your garage or home office. And until you have a contact you can call to discuss technical help, that won’t  function regularly and consistently. We have skilled direct-to-garment printer technicians who have been working in the industry for many years and actually know these things inside and out. You need to get moving again as soon as you can. You’ll need our assistance to accomplish that.

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