Difference between T-shirt printer and UV flatbed printer
T-shirt printers are also called T-shirt printing machine, digital printers, direct injection printers, clothes printers, etc. If you look directly at the appearance, it is easy to confuse the two. Both sides have metal platforms, heads, and nozzles Wait, and the size of the appearance and the size of the UV flatbed printer are basically the same. But the two are not universal, and the specific differences are as follows:
1. Consumable nozzles are different
T-shirt printers use water-based textile inks. Most of the ink bottles are transparent white bottles. The nozzles used are mainly Epson series water-based nozzles. There are 4720 nozzles and 5133 nozzles. TODOjet T-shirt printer use EPS3200 (also called EPS4720) Nozzles. UV flatbed printer uses UV ink, opaque bottle packaging, mainly black, and some manufacturers use dark bottles such as brown. The nozzles used are mainly oily nozzles from Toshiba nozzles, Seiko nozzles, Ricoh nozzles, and Konica nozzles.TODOjetUV printer use EPSON XP600 Nozzles
2. Different printing fields
T-shirt printers are mainly for cotton, linen, silk, canvas, denim and other leather materials and a small amount of leather materials. UV flatbed printers are made of rigid plates such as glass, tile, metal, wood or soft leather, mouse pads, and crafts. Most of the classes.
3. Different curing principles
The T-shirt printer uses an external heating and drying + drying method to make the pattern adhere to the surface of the material. The UV flatbed printer uses the principle of UV-curing and solidification emitted by UV-LED lamps. Of course, there are still a small number of UV flatbed printers on the market that use mercury lamp heating to cure, but this will be less and less and will be gradually eliminated.TODOjet PRINTER USES UV-LED lamps.
It should be noted that T-shirt printers and UV flatbed printers cannot be used universally, nor can they be used simply by replacing the ink system and curing system. The internal motherboard system, color software, and control programs are also different. In the selection, according to what kind of product is their own, the targeted selection.