We have been quite fortunate at Color Drop Digital
Our initial product, the DTF M1, has outsold production for the month of March - yes, we sold more in one month than the factory can produce. Early adopters will receive their systems the first week of April, the others will receive their systems late in April.
As part of our strategic plan, the price of the DTF M1 system will be increasing after the Labor Day weekend. We were never a low-priced provider, we consider ourselves a value-oriented provider. We offer a great solution at a fair price.
Price often reflects the value of items, and consumers tend to associate price points with quality perception. If you want to market your company and its offerings as top quality, it makes strategic sense to raise prices to match.
Print resolution is the ability of a printing system to reproduce image detail.
There are two major factors that influence print resolution:
1. DPI - Dots Per Inch of a print system
2. The level of sharpness or contrast, a component of the drop size.
Many factors contribute to the overall performance of a printhead: Drop size, Nozzles per inch, Drop volume consistency, Accuracy of drop placement, and the systems overall integration.
Printing directly to garments reduces the resolution and contrast of the image.
Printing directly to film and transferring the image to a garment allows for the best resolution.
Inkjet printheads are distinguished by their nozzles per inch (NPI) or the rectangular grid of possible printable dots defined by the nozzle distance along the axis of the printhead, and by the speed and frequency along the axis of the media motion.
Many people still believe that DPI is the ideal measure for digital printing, it simply is not. DPI does not simply or seamlessly transfer to digital media. Resolution, identified by NPI of the print head, should be used to analyze the image quality.
DPI and resolution are both elements that make up a high-quality image, and are often used side by side to produce print media, but resolution is all that matters when it comes to digital media.
The Color Drop DTF M1 now has 4 Epson I3200 printheads
This is a continuation from the Epson 4720 printheads, but there are more and they are faster.
What took us 6.5 hours to print through a roll of 100m film, now takes nearly 4 hours.
That increase in speed now allows you to print 400-600 images before lunch, and apply them to your garments before dinner time.
We recommend the Hotronix Dual Air Fusion automatic twin 16"x20" pallet heat press. If two pieces of machinery were ever meant for each other, these two won't fool you.
All this production and no mess, huge staff, clogged pretreat nozzles, wash out tanks, reclaiming mess, macro and micro registration - keeping it in registration - color matching, and so-on, and so-on, and so-on ..
DTF technology may be new, but it is fresh and ready to rock !!