Every month you’ve waited.
Just watching others grab your share of the *10 BILLION dollar t-shirt market in the US.
You’ve sat, just watching, because DTG Printers were too hard to use.
Or because you heard that maintenance was tricky and expensive.
Because Direct to Garment printing was either just toooo slow, or too expensive at the speeds you need.
And you heard that you were tied to your printer to do maintenance every day – or ELSE.
But you can stop just sitting there on the sidelines right now – because the DTG G4 is here.
It’s a technological marvel designed by people who print.
They started their fresh look at DTG Printing… with YOU in mind.
with PRODUCTION in mind.
with SPEED in mind.
The first part of printing a t-shirt is “hooping” the shirt. This is the process of putting a shirt onto a platen so it can slide into the DTG printer and receive the ink. That shirt has to be kept absolutely still.
The OLD way to do that would either to “tuck” the shirt into rubber gaskets or lay it onto a sticky surface and put a ring on the top to hold it place. Both are time consuming and frankly, skills you have to learn over time. Because if you don’t do it right it’s hard to tell until AFTER THE SHIRT IS PRINTED.
The Vacuum platen is so easy in comparison!
You simply drape the shirt over the platen. A strong vacuum holds in place.
It takes about 5 seconds to “hoop” it. And anyone can do it right!
Did you know that one of the reasons that DTG Printers used to need that daily maintenance is because of ink spray?
DTG Printers are Inkjet printers that squirt the ink directly onto the t-shirt. But not all of that ink ends up in the garment.
Some is sprayed into the air, or bounces off the shirt, and ends up on the print heads, the encoder strip – it just makes the inside of the printers a mess.
The Vacuum Platen prevents that by maintaining the vacuum the entire time it prints.
Instead of the ink spraying into the air it’s pulled down into the t-shirt where it belongs.
And what else do you think sucking more ink into the shirt does to the quality and vibrancy of the print?
The DTG G4 prints FAST.
But when every direct to garment printer manufacturer talks about how fast they print they’re measuring from once the t-shirt is actually IN the printer and the inkjets fire – until the inkjets stop.
They don’t include how much time it takes to hoop the shirt, adjust the platen height, load the design, un-hoop the shirt and cure.
We tested the difference in loading a shirt onto a platen vs laying it on the vacuum platen. Using a certified DTG Printing PRO operator to do it.
It took him a little over :15 to hoop the shirt
Then about :20 to remove the shirt (you have to be a little more careful because the ink it wet.
To compare, we grabbed a random ColDesi employee walking through the halls and it took him about 5 seconds to do each one. Lay the shirt on – :05. Take the shirt off – :05
Twenty or thirty seconds per shirt may not seem like much – but if you’re printing 1,000 shirts per month you spend an extra 5.5-6 hours just hooping!
The Print Queue and Control panel on the new G4 is a PRODUCTIVITY breakthrough.
It allows you to do things that you would just assume any printer can do. But they can’t.
And once you see it and experience how it works you’ll wonder how it was ever any different.
In the old days if you want to print 10 shirts on most DTG printers you would have to open the file in the RIP software, go over to your printer and load the shirt, then go back to your computer screen and hit Print.
Then you would have to do that again.
9 more times.
And they’ve worked closely with ColDesi to develop the Direct to Garment Printer Inks that power the G4. It’s a merging of technology, chemistry and production expertise that has resulted in the best DTG Printer on the market.
And that Ink touches every part of the printing process to make it great.
$297 per month w/1K Down
$431 per month w/0 Down
$469 per month w/0 Down
|Maximum Print Size||16 x 20 inches|
|Print Head||4 x Ricoh Piezo (CMYK)|
|Nozzle Dedicated to Color||192 nozzles per color|
|Nozzle Dedicated to White||768 nozzles (192 x 4)|
|Maximum Print Resolution - Color||1200 x 1200 (16 pass)|
|Ink Cartridge||200ml Cartridge with encrypted chip|
|Ink Cartridge Configuration||6 Cartridges (CMYKWW)|
|Maximum Drop Size||Up to 37pl|
|Print Speed (actual printing times for 8x10 inch design)||
Fast - 28 sec (CMYK)/ 55 sec (CMYKW)
Normal - 53 sec (CMYK)/ 102 sec (CMYKW)
Quality - 79 sec (CMYK)/ 165 sec (CMYKW)
|User Interface||7” Touch Resistive Display (Android ICS 4.03)|
|Table Height Adjustment||Automatic|
|Standard Connectivity||10/100 Base T Ethernet|
|Power||AC 100V or AC 200V|
|Size and Weight||53.5 x 38.5 x 18.3 inches / 216 lbs|
87% of DTG Printer buyers choose this one most important accessory as part of their initial puchase;
The PTM Machine
Every DTG printed shirt needs to be pretreated. Today’s fabrics, even 100% cotton t-shirt material, is different than was in years past. They’re treated for moisture wicking, stain resistance and more – and all of that resists printing on the shirt!
Pre-treatment is a liquid that’s sprayed onto the shirt that acts like a primer does when you paint. It simply gets the shirt ready to accept the BEAUTIFUL digital print that’s coming it’s way.
The PTM Automatic sprayer is like a spray booth just for preparing your shirts for print. The alternative is to use a hand sprayer, which is less expensive, but gives you inconsistent results, must be done in an open, ventilated area away from the printer, and involves some serious clean up.
The automatic sprayer ensures a professional, consistent spray every time – and you can operate it anywhere. Like a kiosk, back bedroom, busy shop or retail store. Talk to us about why so many of our customers add PTM to their first order!
A world first! Each print head on the G4 DTG has a damper reservoir with 2 sensors that measure the temperature and volume of the ink and adjusts the waveform to suit the inks. By adjusting the wave form to the ink by individual colour and each individual head, the G4 DTG delivers minimal nozzle deflection with a superior ink flow, maintaining a precise viscosity equilibrium at all print head nozzles simultaneously.
The G4 DTG dampers are designed as an automated de-bubbling system, an industry first that is not seen on any other printer. The dampers are pressurized so any excess air in the system is automatically released via a built in plunge diaphragm. This equates to less air in the production cycle and drastically reduces drying time for pigmented inks.
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