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Angus Hines
03-18-2008, 11:08 PM
I'm considering one of these


http://www.logojet.ca/index.php


Anybody know of anything better (competition???? or better method ???) or what I need to watch out for or whatever ??

Any input is appreciated !!!

Mike Null
03-19-2008, 6:14 AM
Angus

I suggest you have a look at these as well. These also offer white ink as part of the ink color assortment. Roy Brewer of Engraving Concepts is a distributor. He is a member here.

http://www.directcolorsystems.com/directjet1212.html

Angus Hines
03-19-2008, 8:47 AM
Thanks Mike I'll shoot Roy a PM.

Angus Hines
03-23-2008, 9:29 PM
OK just for others I guess this is a NO BRAINER !!! I'll call you tommorow or Tues. Roy.




DCS Direct Jet vs. Logo Jet Competitive Analysis


Direct Color Systems Direct Jet
Engineered, Designed and Made in America
Uses CMYK and White (clear overcoat option available soon)
Uses Mild Solvent Inks
Prints directly to many standard substrates w/o pre-spray
Uses a complete RIP for maximum available printing options
Offers open table design for any customer designed fixture
Open architecture RIP software or print from most desktop publishing applications
Up to a 6 height in printed products
Utilizes linear motion guides for Y axis motion for high accuracy in placement of image and pass to pass registration when needed
Manufacturer does not market finished printed products



Logo Jet
Made in Korea
Uses CMYKLMLC (no white or clear options)
Uses Oil Based Inks
Requires pre-spray
Uses Epson Driver
Offers existing fixtures and all fixtures must be made by company
Simplified but closed architecture software
Up to a 4 height in printed products
Utilizes mechanism similar to kitchen drawer slides for Y axis motion
US distributor markets finished printed products as well as equipment

Doug Bergstrom
03-24-2008, 12:31 PM
Check which print heads they are using as well as how often you need to run the white ink so you don't have problems. Some printers have to run white every-time they print because of an issue with white inks drying out the printheads. This causes the your ink cost to go up.

Roy Brewer
03-24-2008, 2:09 PM
Anybody know of anything better (competition???? or better method ???)Angus,
Indeed, some significant comparisons. The mild solvent inks are very much different from that used by the DTG (Direct To Garment) printers. We've experienced no issues w/the white clogging up. Turn it on even after a week end and print; no regular head cleaning/purging required.