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sujitdhumale
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Use Ricoh SG 3110 DN as a DTG

Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:43 pm

Hey Guy,I would like to know if anybody has ever thought or ever tried to make a dtg out of a Ricoh sg 3110 dn geljet ?If you could you tell us about your experience or any ideas in general would be appreciated.
 
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Andy
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Re: Use Ricoh SG 3110 DN as a DTG

Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:28 pm

The thing you need to look for is:

- Are there refillable cartridges available
- Is there RIP software if you're doing White ink
- Is it a Piezo head that you can find compatible inks for it.
 
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Re: Use Ricoh SG 3110 DN as a DTG

Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:39 pm

Thought about this..
The ink type is different.. its a gel, it has different viscosity.

Also they are only 4 colour printers.
Sawgrass have an inkset they use for small fabric based prints "fabric maker"

So if they have a solution for fabric then it is achievable to turn one into dtg.
As stated above the issue you will run into, refillable cartridges? auto reset when cartridge is empty... etc etc

The thing i do like about the Ricoh print engine (SG series) is the auto head clean functions that run every few hours.
Doesn't waste a lot of ink either.
Played with them for years as dye sub printers.
 
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Re: Use Ricoh SG 3110 DN as a DTG

Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:02 pm

I wonder how that Ricoh ink compares to the Ricoh ink in the gen4 and gen5 industrial heads that have dtg inks for them

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