My turn around time is currently at 6-8 weeks. There continues to be supply chain shipping delays. As always, I will complete your order as soon as I possibly can. Thank you!
Are you looking to get into DTF and want to start with a desktop printer?* I now offer the L1800 converted printers. I use this model daily and highly recommend it to beginners through intermediate users.
L1800- 30"width x 20" depth (not including the exit tray) approximately 35lbs. Has a external ink tank that runs to a set of dampers (similar to carts). Able to add a roll feeder (NOT INCLUDED). Approximately 10-12 minuets for a 12" print. Parts readily available for repairs (print head, lines, dampers ect). No additional firmware needed for the printer itself (you must still have a RIP software). Prints up to 13" wide and is a 6 color printer. Great for beginner-intermediate users. Fantastic color rendering. Is a more robust and durable printer than some others with no messy carts to refill. Not WiFi capable. Comes with USB cable.
L1800 Printer Converted for DTF
External Waste Tank Line Installed
Waste Tank Reset Program
Extra Set of Dampers for Cleaner
AcroRip 10.5 Software with USB Dongle (link to download software will be sent to you via message. USB Dongle Key will be mailed with the printer. Key is needed to access software every time)
12oz DTFPRO White Ink
12oz DTFPRO Black Ink
12oz DTFPRO Cyan Ink
12oz DTFPRO Magenta Ink
12oz DTFPRO Yellow Ink
1.75lbs DTFPRO White Adhesive Powder
100 sheets A3+ (13"x19") DTFPRO Transfer Film
32oz (950ml) DTFPRO Printhead Cleaning Solution (for cleaning or flushing)
DTGPRO Printhead Maintenance Kit - for the maintenance of printheads (includes 100ml maintenance solution & accessories)
50 Medium Sponge tip cleaning swabs
50 Small Sponge tip cleaning swabs
(Priced with a 15% discount under retail!)
Add on items available (Not included in bundle but strongly suggest adding):
-1 Liter DTFPRO White Ink
-DTFPRO Printhead Cleaning Solution CONCENTRATE (Makes 2 Gallons)
-L1800 Cleaning CISS
(You can find all items here: https://www.southernsassvinyl.com/products/dtf-ink-film-powder-and-cleaner-direct-to-film)
Every printer will be tested, a video showing it printing sent (link to Google Drive will be sent via Messages, your video will be titled with the Serial Number of your printer) and then thoroughly cleaned before shipping to you.
Not Included But You Need:
Waste Tank (I use a soda bottle), a way to cure (I prefer a Luby oven but you can use your heat press) and foam board or similar to level the exit tray. It must be level to prevent wet prints from bowing and touching the exit bar. Humidifier to keep humidity in the print area at 50%-60%. Very important. Low humidity can cause clogs.
You must type your full name acknowledging the Purchase Agreement!
There are NO returns or refunds. Every printer is tested prior to shipping. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR USER ERROR, lack of knowledge or lack of maintenance once the printer is shipped to you. You understand that this is NOT an all inclusive package and additional items will be needed. You acknowledge that you understand these printers are converted and are being used outside the purpose originally intended. You understand that Epson is in no way involved in the conversion of the printer to DTF. These printers are NOT made by Epson for DTF, they are converted therefore there is no return or warranty offered. Please allow 6-8 weeks for conversion and for the printer to be shipped.
Before purchasing a DTF printer, please make sure you have researched and understand the time commitment, maintenance requirements and software needed. DTF is NOT plug and play. There is a learning curve. While there is a great supportive community on Facebook, you need to be self sufficient and able to solve problems and think outside the box. If you are not comfortable taking a printer apart or don't think you can do the maintenance every single day, then PLEASE buy your prints instead of a printer. DTF is not cheap and is still a relatively new process. These printers are NOT made by Epson for DTF, they are converted therefore there is no return or warranty offered. AcroRip is Windows based (all RIP software is) and to use on a MAC it must be ran through Parallel or similar. I do not nor have I ever had a MAC so I can not be of assistance with it. To run AcroRip or the maintenance program, they must be whitelisted on your antivirus OR your antivirus may need to be disabled while using. DTF adhesive is a nose and throat irritant during curring. Proper ventilation and PPE (mask) are needed. A fume extractor is suggested.
Please view my YouTube videos to see the maintenance of the XP15000 and L1800.