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    New to DTG can someone coach me on doing a print? Also why is my machine having a blurry look around it?

  • #2
    What kind of DTG are you running?

    With respect to blurred image. The biggest culprit is usually platen height. Your substrate needs to be 2-3mm below the printhead. However, a low quality image can cause this too.

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    • #3
      I'm using an L1800 with rip 8.2.6 my platen height is from using the 3 quarters method. Honestly I think they blurriness is from the table shaking as its printing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AndyMane View Post
        I'm using an L1800 with rip 8.2.6 my platen height is from using the 3 quarters method. Honestly I think they blurriness is from the table shaking as its printing.
        3 quarters is too low in my opinion. Do 2 quarters. And also make sure your platen is completely leveled. Also, you definitely need a sturdy table to run your printer on.

        So your white ink isn’t coming through? Fresh install as in brand new? Never had ink before?

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        • #5
          OK ill set it up with 2 quarters and no the seller had me practicing with just color but I had to install white because people are wanting dark color shirts. Just placed it on sturdy table that will not vibrate at all

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AndyMane View Post
            OK ill set it up with 2 quarters and no the seller had me practicing with just color but I had to install white because people are wanting dark color shirts. Just placed it on sturdy table that will not vibrate at all
            That’s good advice. Practice with color first and get that dialed in first. If no white is coming out you may have to do an ink charge. Also make sure you are actually printing a white layer first from the rip software.

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            • AndyMane
              AndyMane commented
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              I made a solid white file when I tried printing it

          • #7
            Ok the solid table did away with the blurry image and the 2 quarters did away with the light patches. Thanks a million! now all I have to figure out is my settings for laying a white then applying color. Also, is 2 quarters Ok for a hoodie?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by AndyMane View Post
              Ok the solid table did away with the blurry image and the 2 quarters did away with the light patches. Thanks a million! now all I have to figure out is my settings for laying a white then applying color. Also, is 2 quarters Ok for a hoodie?
              Yes 2 quarters works for any garment.

              I’ve got a feeling you’re trying to print white by just loading a white image and pressing “print”. If you’re doing that, that is not going to work. You need to tell the rip to print a white layer.

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              • #9
                GOOD Feeling can I get some coaching from you please?

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                • #10
                  Make sure to be using the “white” version of acro rip and
                  simply make sure you have a white copy set before color as shown in attached pic.

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                  • #11
                    So like this
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by AndyMane View Post
                      So like this
                      Your white has 0. Change to 1 copy.

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                      • #13
                        Does it need to be the white image or can I use the color image?

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                        • #14
                          Use the color image, you do not need a separate white image. The rip will automatically create a white layer. You simply need to set a white copy in the window shown before you send to print.

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                          • #15
                            SO should this how my settings and screen should look?
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