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Les

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Direct to Garment Printing
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:03:18 PM »
Hi All,

I am underway with a new viral marketing project and have been spending a fortune printing T-shirts. I need to print a lot of them and in most cases need to print one of each first to test the market. I have seen a number of homemade DTG printer projects on the web and am thinking about building one of my own.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter. I think I will make the first one I print look like this.



https://www.google.com/search?q=homemade+dtf+printer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a



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Re: Direct to Garment Printing
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 09:07:51 PM »
Uhm... it looks like, from the front page of this site, that it's affiliated with FamiLAB. It says it's not in the "about" section, of course, but your front page makes it look like that by registering for your site, people are joining the lab.  I would think/hope that the lab would have to agree before putting its logo/name on anything.

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Re: Direct to Garment Printing
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 09:38:41 PM »
Les, please do not use our logo, name or brand without consulting with the board. Just looking at the front page, it is very confusing as to whether or not you are affiliated with the lab. Collection of personal information such as email address with the implication that we are behind it is really not cool. I know you mean to be helpful, but we have our own site, forums, and distribution methods for this kind of recruiting.


As far as shirts, please, please, please do not print anything with FamiLAB on it. Especially not while we are attempting to offload the remaining shirts we bought and sold at Maker Faire. Those shirt sales go directly to the laser cutter fund, and we really need to push those.


If you have any issues, please contact me directly.

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Re: Direct to Garment Printing
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 10:09:50 PM »
Sorry to leave that impression. The point of the post was that I was wanting to build the DTG printer and tried to quickly create something that would benefit the lab. I can drop that part of the plan there without any loss on my part and be glad to do it.

I don't begrudge the place I have been printing my one off shirts but it does get pricey and while I couldn't consider buying one of the commercial ones, $2-20k, it seems like a fun and useful project that the lab can use for short run and prototype shirts before we lug out the screen printer.

The registering for the site is unfinished but is meant to attract other maker spaces, etc.

I have made a few changes to the wording to avoid any thoughts of affiliation and changed the picture.