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How to use Epson F2000 DTG printer for cotton t-shirt?
The Epson SureColor F2000 is the easiest, most user-friendly Direct to Garment printer to maintain on the market. One of the biggest advantages of the SC-F2000 is that the maintenance is prompted and preventative. Just follow your maintenance schedule to avoid the catastrophic breakdowns of typical printers.
To print on a T-shirt using this printer, you need the equipment listed here, depending your print project.
Heat press machine
A heat press is required before you can print on a T-shirt. A heat press is used to remove creases from T-shirts, and to fix the pre-treatment solution and ink. Your heat press needs to be larger than your platen and able to sustain a temperature of 338 °F (170 °C) or more for 90 seconds. Check the accuracy of your heat press temperature with a probe; temperatures exceeding 356 °F may result in dull colors. For best results, use a heat press with a foam sheet or mat to allow the steam to escape.
Protective release paper sheet
A heat-resistant release sheet is placed over the T-shirt to prevent any pre-treatment solution or ink from sticking to the heat press.
Pure cotton T-shirts
For best results, use a T-shirt that is 100% cotton with thick and tightly-woven (ringspun) material, and a cotton blend ratio of 100 to 50%. Printing on materials with high polyester content will result in more subdued colors. Since the print quality cannot always be guaranteed for some types of fabric, perform a test print first.
Pre-treatment solution (available from Epson)
Pre-treatment solution is necessary for printing White ink (White Edition). If pre-treatment solution is not applied to the T-shirt, White ink does not image correctly or adhere to the T-shirt. Also, colors that are printed on the White ink do not develop properly. For best results, use a paint roller or sprayer to apply pre-treatment solution to the T-shirt.
Note: Pre-treatment solution must be diluted with distilled water at a minimum 1:1 ratio. The amount of water added can vary depending on the material type and color of the garment.
Sticky tape or lint roller
Use sticky tape or a lint roller to remove lint from the print surface of the T-shirt. Take care not to pull fibers up from the T-shirt.
A hard roller is used to press the fibers flat on the print surface of the T-shirt. For best results, use a hard roller that is different from the one you use to apply pre-treatment solution.