I Originaly purchased this printer in 2019 however I have not had the time to really use it, only printed say 50 t-shirts on the machine. The machine will need ink which can be purchased from a supplier based in Europe but any parts will need to be purchased drirect from Omniprint based in Calorfornia USA.
I wouldn't reccomend this machine for a small business like myself as I am just a one man band but I just did.'nt have the spare time to give however I would reccomend this to someone looking to get into designing there own t-shirts & hoodies.
Below is a little bit about the machine but I also have all the manuals & information for any one interested should they want.
With the talented, hard-working efforts of the personnel team at OmniPrint, we created the FreeJet 330TX Plus; a DTG printer that not only had the best quality in the industry, but the best production and maintenance costs to enhance the user’s simplicity and profitability; a service we pride ourselves in providing for our customers.
The FreeJet 330TX Plus was just awarded Product of the Year for the 3rd year in a row by the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) a prestigious association for the printer industry.
Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Printing is a modern form of printing on garments, implementing a digital inkjet printhead to produce vibrant images with impeccable detail on a wide range of apparel. First introduced in 1994, DTG print technology has progressed to the worldwide phenomenon it has become today and it’s only getting started! OmniPrint’s critically acclaimed DTG print technology has been recognized as one of the best in the industry for the last 3 years and pride themselves in offering the best quality prints at the lowest production costs.
Like any machine ever, there will be a learning curve to mastering how to operate your printer. The most important elements of a good DTG print depend on the quality of the garment as well as the pretreatment application. Because of this, you will need to ensure that for every print, you are choosing the right garment and properly pretreating the garment. A common misconception is that bad prints result from the printer when in reality, the bad prints stem from a pretreatment error or a bad garment all-around.
Choosing The Right Garment.
Choosing your garment will be the first most important aspect of DTG printing. Garments that are too thin or that are coated with anti-stain guards, moisture wicking, etc will negatively affect the overall quality of your print. The most important thing to keep in mind for this is that not all garments will absorb the pretreatment and inks the same way. Your best bet is to choose a high quality, tightly weaved (ringspun, combed ringspun, etc) garment that was pre-shrunk (if applicable). Not choosing the right garment will result in color drop-outs, quality loss, and sometimes even staining if the shirt’s dye was low quality. Pretreatment assists with two important roles in the printing process. First as an adhesive layer similar to primer and second as a chemical agent that flashes the white ink to be able to print the color layer on top without the two layers mixing and ruining the print. If the garment is not pretreated properly, there will be insufficient amounts of pretreat to successfully achieve the adhesive or flashing properties required to achieve a good print.