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    Quote Originally Posted by fugees View Post
    I'm interested in print on textile too..

    the cost, vault, materials, etc please sharing information thanks
    Mostly it depends on what you want to do and how many hours you are willing to sacrifice for the sake of the business (this means the customers and can be well over 60-70 hours weekly for the first 1 or 2 years.)
    Also doing a price and used technology check on the competition would help too: try to find everybody, find out what technologies are inexistent, under developed or poorly executed in the area or simply who is treating customers like sh*t. Usually the last part matters the most.

    The relatively easiest way to start may be flex and flock and vinyl plotting-cutting but if you have at least 25K euro to invest there is a good chance that there isn't a DTG printer in your area.

    Also competition doesn't necessarily has to equal enemy - if you develop a good niche or use a unique technology type in your area you should make friends not enemies. Very often it's good to have a reliable partner to help you out in a pinch or you can trade technologies at a reseller price: 2 stores are always better than 1.
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    Depends on the format and budget

    * If You have to print direclly on cotton sublimation will not work
    * If the format is large You can use latex printer Hp or Mimaki
    * Textile printing is really complicated job

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    Call me oldschool, but I still believe in screen printing. If you use halft images you can even print photos and the results will be much nicer than any digital print. With the right ink your textiles will still look sharp after dozens of washing cycles.

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    Thanks every for the great info.

    I've been interested in this also

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    10x for info

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    p.i.t.a

    i have a little of experience in the textile printer businees. and i can tell you it is all Headaches. the fabrics must be pre treated before printing and after printing must be steamed.
    its very time consuming and some times you lost all the effort,ink and time because in the steam process the ink migrate (washout)
    ah and mostly of times some colors don't match.
    its very frustrating
    Sorry for my poor English

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    sublimation

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    to print using solvent, is terrible! use latex or sublimation mode...

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    the screen printing is still the best option in terms of strength in time, and the best hit. there is also the possibility of using the ink water if you are green

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    I've used sublimation for some years, you can only print on polyester fabrics, and it's hard to control the heat and shrinking.

    I've used this machine

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