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Epson Stylus Pro 9600 printing on polycotton

Discussion in 'Epson InkJet Printers' started by guymark, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Jun 10, 2018
    piers

    piers Newbie to Printing

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    hi folks
    bit of an update
    I bought some oil cloth (if that is what is called) from Dunelm. The sort of plastic backed cloth you use to cover picnic tables. Anyway rolling that up with the printable cotton fabric greatly improved the way that the fabric went through the printer. You still can't walk away but there is a certain amount of adhesion between the two materials and the oil cloth is heavy enough to avoid rucking. It still seems important to have a certain amount of tension on the bottom of the printable fabric however. I will attach some video of the printing process. One problem I can't fathom is the occasional 'vomits' of ink onto the fabric. I can't see any reason, no wrinkles etc. It doesn't even look like a head strike in that it just seems as though the printer has decided to squirt an ounce of ink out.

    Sorry about the pattern in the photos, my 22 year old son, for whom I intend to make a shirt, is still starry eyed enough to think we have a chance sigh !
     

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  2. Jun 10, 2018
    Andreas S

    Andreas S Getting Fingers Dirty

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    Hi piers,
    I think that the "vomits" are related to the platten gap. Rising up the gap should help you.
    Andreas
     
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    piers

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    Thanks Andreas, much appreciated. I think I have enough for a shirt with that last print, but i will try with the next pattern and let you know how I get on. I noticed 'platen' gap when scrolling through the menus but didn't know what it meant. I have just looked it up and can see what you mean. Will post here again to let you know how I get on !
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2018
    Andreas S

    Andreas S Getting Fingers Dirty

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    You are welcome piers. There are two ways to have "vomits", either condensation or the gap between printhead and substrate. As there is no heat by using an 9600 …
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