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Operation Manual

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TEXJET Digital Garment printer


GJET Digital Garment printer

No part of this publication may be reproduced mechanically or electronically or in any form without the prior written permission
of Polyprint S.A. The information in this manual is for informational use only, is subject to change without notice and should not
be construed as a commitment by Polyprint S.A. Polyprint S.A. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
inaccuracies that may appear in this document. Polyprint is a trademark or trade name of Polyprint S.A., Thessaloniki, Greece.
Federal copyright laws permit you to make a backup of software included with TexJet for archival purposes only. Any other
duplication of this software, including copies offered through sale, loan, rental or gift is a violation of law, and subject to both
criminal and civil penalties.

POLYPRINT SA
Digital Textile Printing Solutions
Agiou Dimitriou 190, 54638
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel. +30 2310 246418
Fax +30 2310 246419
E-mail : info@polyprint.gr
www.polyprint.gr
Technical Support
Tel. +30 2310 246418
texjet@polyprint.gr
support@polyprint.gr

Operation manual version 3 English

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Chapter 1.:

Introduction to TexJet..... 4

Chapter 2.:

Safety Instructions...

Chapter 3.:

Introduction to equipment..........

Chapter 4.:

Unpacking the printer.

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Chapter 5.:

Assembling and setting up the printer...

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Chapter 6.:

Connecting the printer with your computer.

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Chapter 7.:

Software installation

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Chapter 8.:

Printing with the TexJet.

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Chapter 9.:

Maintenance and Utilities 40

Chapter 10.:

Troubleshooting 44

Chapter 11.:

Transporting the printer.. 51

Chapter 12.:

Printer Specifications...

Chapter 13.:

Guidelines for Storage and Handling of the Inks.. 54

Chapter 14.:

Declaration of Conformity... 55

Chapter 15.:

Warranty Terms and Conditions. 56

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Table of contents

1. Introduction to TexJet
The TexJet is an inkjet printer that has been made to print on almost any type of garment or fabric
material as cottons, polyester, wool, leather etc, depending on the inks that are used (Pigment, Disperse,
Acid, and Reactive). The TexJet normally uses pigment inks, which are more convenient to work with the
most types of garment.
TexJet can use up to 8 colors (2xCMYK, CMYK+4xWhite, CMYKRedBlueGyellowGrey).
The system is based on a standard inkjet technology (the Epson 4800 printer is the heart of the system).
The printer has been modified to work with the PolyPrintRIP software which is included with your
TexJet. The printer could work with other RIP softwares, but only with special settings and under special
conditions. Polyprint cannot guarantee a 100% compatibility with other softwares.
PolyPrintRIP is used to print the white Underbase (under the colors) and for highlight (to boost the
white). PolyPrintRIP is only a PC/Windows based program. If you are a MAC user, you can create the
image on a Macintosh and then use a PC as a workstation to print from. You can create the images in your
favorite program Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Corel Draw and then simply import them into
PolyPrintRIP to print to shirts.
TexJet prints on 100% cotton with the best results. It will print also on 50% cotton/50% polyester blends,
100% polyester and many other natural and synthetic materials.

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When setting up this product

Read this manual carefully before operating


the equipment. Follow the instructions given
in this manual or directly on the machine
and the accessories, to prevent damage to
the equipment or your health.

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Warning, Cautions, and Notes


Warnings must be followed carefully to
avoid bodily injury.
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Cautions must be observed to avoid damage


to your equipment
Notes contain important information and
useful tips on the operation of your printer.

When choosing a place for this product


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Place this product on a flat, stable


surface that extends around the product.
The surface should be at least
85x155cm.
This product will not operate properly if
it is tilted or at an angle.
The printer must only be used indoor
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in
temperature and humidity. Also keep
this product away from direct sunlight,
strong light, or heat sources.
Avoid places subject to shocks and
vibrations.
Keep this product away from dusty
areas.
Place this product near a wall outlet
where the plug can be easily unplugged.
If you use a stand, the stand must be
able to support at least 125Kg (275lb).
Always put the printer into a place
where the lighting is sufficient.
Keep the machine level.
Operate the machine in an environment
with a temperature range of 10-30
degrees Celsius. The humidity must be
between 20-80% none condensing.
The printer is not made for kids, but
only for professionals

Use the type of power source indicated


on this products label.
Do not use a damaged or frayed power
cord.
Connect all equipment to grounded
outlets. Do not use the same outlet for
any other system such as a copy
machine or an air control unit that turn
on and off.
Do not let the power cord be damaged.
If you are using an extension cord make
sure the power ampere rate does not
exceed the cord ampere rate of the
product.
Keep electromagnetic devices and other
potential sources with magnetic fields
away from your product.
Caution: Do not unplug the printer to
shut is off. Use the power button
instead. Do not unplug the printer until
the power light is off.
Do not block any of the printer vents or
insert anything foreign in its slots.

When using this product


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Observe all relevant local, National and


International regulations in connection
with safety and this machine. This
includes electrical, mechanical and
environmental issues.
Follow the advised schedule for
maintenance to guarantee smooth
operation of the equipment.
Do not put your hand inside the product
or touch the ink cartridges during
printing.
Do not move the printhead by hand;
otherwise you may damage this product.
Do not insert object through the slots.
Take care not to spill liquid on this
product.
Always make sure that the print head
has a sufficient distance from material
you print on. A direct contact between
the print head and the printing media
may destroy the print head.

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2. Safety Instructions

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Whenever performing maintenance or


service make sure to switch off the
machine and to disconnect the power
cord.
Always keep ink cartridges out of the
reach of children
When handling inks make sure to wear
gloves and protective goggles.
Avoid skin and eye contact with inks. If
ink does get on your skin wash it
thoroughly with soap and water. If it
gets on your eyes flush them out
immediately with water.
Store the ink and ink cartridges in a cool
dark place.
Wear safety glasses, coverall chemical
splash goggles and face shield when
splashing or spraying the pre-treatment
on the material
If you store the cartridge in a cold
environment and are ready to use them,
set them at room temperature before you
use them.
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges.
This could damage the printhead.
Do not touch the IC chip on the
cartridges. Do not spill liquid on it. This
will effect the normal printing
operations.
If you remove the ink cartridges, make
sure to place them in a bag individually

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to keep them away from dust, dirt and


debris.
Do not attempt to service this product
your self.
Do not modify the machine without
prior consent of POLYPRINT SA.
Contact your local dealer in case you
need help.
The printer should not be disposed into
the normal household waste stream.
Do not discard the inks into any sewers,
into any body of water, or on the
ground.

We decline all responsibility of damages resulting by inadequate, neglectful or improper installation of


the equipment as well as by improper utilization or non-compliance with the operational instructions.
We repute that by the time of issuing the present instructions manual, the contents are correct.
We reserve the right to modify without any notice, the specifications and performances of the product and
the present manual.

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Work Space and Computer system requirements


Working Space:
Place the printer on a flat horizontal stable table that can carry at least 125kg and offers sufficient
space for operation.
The dimensions of the printer are: 850x1300x450 (WxLxH)
The Computer is not included in the equipment, but necessary to work with this product.
The System Requirements are:
Windows XP, Windows 2000
Pentium IV, 2GHz min,
512 MB RAM min
40 GB disc space recommended
USB2 interface
2 USB ports free (for dongle and printer)
The system requirements are for using the Polyprint Rip 19 software
Power cable:
Use the type of power source indicated on this products label
Connect the power cable to a standard 220V or either to 110V (for U.S.A.)
Data cable:
Use the USB cable to connect the machine to the computer.
To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB cable. To print at full
speed it is necessary to use an USB2 interface.
Note: If you use an inappropriate cable or connect peripheral devices between the printer and the
computer, the connection may become unstable.
Computer Graphics DVDs
One of the hardest things to learn for the computer novice is computer graphics. There are number of excellent DVDs about
computer graphics and how to use Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Most of these DVDs are focused on the
screen printing process, but again, the have excellent sections on how to create designs, how to deal with poor quality original
artwork and more.

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3. Introduction to equipment

Printer and accessories

TEXJET printer

Short USB cable

RIP software CD, profiles and drivers

Chip Resetter

USB Dongle

2 Power cables

Epson driver CD

8 Cartridges with accessories

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Equipment for printing*

Windows Based Computer. The Computer is not included in the equipment, but necessary
to work with this product.
The System Requirements are:
Windows XP, Windows 2000
Pentium IV, 2GHz min,
512 MB RAM min
40 GB disc space recommended
USB2 interface
2 USB ports free (for dongle and printer)

The system requirements are for using the Polyprint Rip 19 software.
Inks for printing*

for light colored shirts printing


o Ink set P100 includes P101Cyan, P102 Magenta, P103Yellow, P104 Black, 105Cleaner
for light colored and dark colored shirts printing
o Ink Set PD200 includes PD201 Cyan, PD202 Magenta, PD203 Yellow, PD204 Black,
PD205 White, PD206 Precoating, PD207 Cleaner

Equipment for shirt printing and:

T-Shirt Polo plate 42x50cm


T-Shirt Mini plate 32x28cm
T-Shirt plates at many sizes to order. Please ask your dealer for the sizes you want.
Collante spray for T-Shirt plates

Equipment for fixing*

T-Shirt press
Heater

Equipment for dark shirt printing: **

Liquid spray gun (airbrush, air pump sprayer, fine mist power sprayer), the spray gun should be a
high volume low pressure model with 0,3mm nozzle.
Protection paper, package 500 sheets dimension 4060cm.

*Necessary to work with this product.


**Necessary to work with this product only if the ink set is PD200
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Extra necessary equipment and consumables which are not in the shipment

Limited warranty parts and Consumables


Consider that the printer has consumables which need to be exchanged if necessary. The
exchange time depends of the productivity of the printer, the installed ink and the proper
maintenance which is made. We ask you to perform the maintenance task according to the
intervals given in the description. Following these steps will increase productivity and keep your
service costs low.
Parts with Limited warranty:

Printhead
All other parts

No Warranty
12 Months

Excluded from the warranty are consumable parts as


Consumables:
Pump
Wiper
Damper
Cap

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Name and location of the components

TEXJET operation panel


Epson operation panel
T-Shirt plate
Waste tank
Top cover
Back cover
Cartridge Slot
Ink lever
Plate guide

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Operating panels

Epson Operating Panel

TEXJET Operating panel


10. Power On/Off
11. Pause button
12. Left arrow
13. Down arrow
14. Up arrow
15. Right arrow / Menu button
16. On LED
17. Function Button
18. Copies and Function LED
19. Move plate up
20. Move plate down
21. Automatic plate height adjustment
22. Plate height limit LED
23. Manual Plate Eject Button
24. Manual Plate Insert Button
25. Eject Button
26. Start Button
27. Green Start Button

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Open the top cover of the box.


Remove the items that fix the printer to the box.

Warning: 4 persons are needed to lift the product out of the box due to heavy weight (80kg).

Take the printer out of the box carefully and place it on a flat horizontal stable table at least
85x155 cm.

Caution: The printer must be placed on the table in a way that when the printers T-Shirt plate
comes out, doesnt exceed the size of the table where the printer is placed.

Make sure that the table is level and can support the weight of the printer.

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4. Unpacking the printer

5. Assembling and setting up the printer


Removing transport fixtures

Before starting the printer first remove the protective materials


o One is placed for the plate movement.
After removing this yellow brake,
place the 2 screws back to the plate
guide cover again.

o The second brake is placed for the


head movement. Remove screws and
metal part.

Ink configuration
You have to install the Cartridges on the printer. The Cartridges should be filled with the
following order.

CARTRIDGE

INK FILLED

PHOTO BLACK
CYAN
MAGENTA
YELLOW

BLACK INK
CYAN INK
MAGENTA INK
YELLOW INK

LIGHT BLACK
LIGHT CYAN
LIGHT MAGENTA
LIGHT LIGHT BLACK

BLACK INK
CYAN INK
MAGENTA INK
YELLOW INK

P104
P101
P102
P103

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P104,
P101,
P102,
P103,

PD204
PD201
PD202
PD203

WHITE INK PD205


WHITE INK PD205
WHITE INK PD205
WHITE INK PD205

Before starting the ink filling procedure, reset all the refillable cartridges. Each time you
receive a message that one cartridge is empty, repeat the resetting. Do the same to the Waste
Ink Tank (4).

To reset the cartridges, place the Chip Resetter towards the Cartridges chip, and hold it until
the green light comes out. It takes about 3 sec.

Put the appropriate cartridge to the printer cartridge slot 7 with the lever up, according to the
stickers on the cartridges and the slots.
Cable connections

Note: Do not connect the printer with the USB cable to the computer, before installing the
Epson 4800 printer driver

Before connecting the power cable, move the plate to the front position manually as shown in
the picture. Make sure that the plate guide 9 is clear

Connect the power cable and switch on the printer by pressing the button 10 on the Epson
panel.

Start-up and loading ink

The start up procedure will take about 30 seconds. Wait until the message in the display
shows Ready.
Now you have to press the start button 27 and the LED 22, 18 will switch off.
On the Epson panel, press the Menu button (15) and by moving (13) or (14) go to
Maintenance. Press button 15 to enter the maintenance mode and go to Powerful
cleaning. Press button 15 to enter and perform the Powerful cleaning. Follow the
instructions on the Epson display, by moving the ink levers (8) up and down when requested.
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Resetting ink chips and installing ink cartridges

Nozzle Check on paper or transparent polyester

After the Powerful Cleaning is performed, move the plate to the front position by pressing
button (25) and place a piece of paper on the plate.
Adjust the plate height by pressing Automatic plate height adjustment button (21) and wait
until it stops with the plate at the front. Press the start 26 or 27 button to send the plate back.
If the Epson Panel is not on ready and the height limitation LED 22 is lightning, move the
plate down, by pressing the Go down button (20) until the Limit LED 22 switches off and
press the Start button 26 or 27 again. Do these steps until you get ready on the Epson Panel
display.
Place a piece of paper or clear inkjet film (transparent polyester in case of white ink) on the
media plate.
Press the menu button (10) and go to Test print and perform Nozzle check. The printer
will print the pattern shown in the picture that indicates if all the colors have been filled up
correctly.
If the colors do not look like the picture, and you notice that some of them are missing,
perform the Powerful Cleaning one more time.

Nozzle Check

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The Computer is not included in the equipment, but necessary to work with this product.
The System Requirements are:
Windows XP, Windows 2000
Pentium IV, 2GHz min,
512 MB RAM min
40 GB disc space rec
The system requirements are for using the Polyprint Rip 19 software.
Note: Do not connect the printer with the USB cable to the computer, before installing the Epson
4800 printer driver
The available interface varies depending on the Microsoft Windows operating system:
USB interface and Ethernet interface (option):
Windows XP, Me, 98, and 2000
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Mac OS 9.x
IEEE1394 interface:
Windows XP, Me, and 2000
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Mac OS 9.x
Using the built-in USB interface
To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB cable. To connect the
printer to your computer using the built-in USB interface, follow the steps bellow.
Note: If you use an inappropriate cable or connect peripheral devices between the printer and the
computer, the connection may become unstable.
1. Make sure both the printer and the computer are turned off.
2. Connect the USB cable to the printer.
3. Plug the other end of the cable into the USB interface connector of the computer,
After connecting the printer and the computer with the USB cable, see Software Installation
chapter 6.

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6. Connecting the printer with your computer

7. Software installation
Note: Do not connect the printer with the USB cable to the computer, before installing the Epson
4800 printer driver
I. Printer Diver: Install to the computer, the printer driver for Epson 4800 from the
Polyprint RIP Software CD or the Epson driver CD. Follow the instructions on the
wizard.

Press ok

Unzip
II. Rename the printer: When you are finished a new icon will be created on the operating
system (Windows XP) in the printer and faxes. You should rename it from Epson stylus
4800to TexJet (Please use only Latin vocabulary).

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Press Run

Next

Confirm yes
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III. Start the RIP installation: Place the Polyprint RIP Software CD if not already done,
a. Go to the Polyprint RIP folder and run the Setup.

Insert user name and company name

Insert destination folder

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b. Install the dongle version.

Select dongle version

Wait
c. Do not place the USB dongle until the dongle driver have been installed
d. The computer would ask you to install the dongle driver.

Confirm yes

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Wait until its finished


e. After some time the computer will confirm to put the USB dongle.

Press ok
f. Place the Dongle.

Press ok
g. Finish the installation.

Select language

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Press ok to store the folder for user data

Installation Finish
IV. Create a spool directory: You have to create a spool directory
a. Choose a hard disk with enough space c:\.

Choose c:\

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Create a new folder


b. Create a Folder in it and name it printqueue. Recommended is (c:\printqueue). Its
important to keep on this hard disk enough space.

Name the folder print queue


License code entry: Lunch the Polyprint RIP:
c. The computer would ask you for the License code.

d. Insert the License code for your dongle key. This code will be sent to you via e-mail
or included in the CD case of Polyprint RIP software.
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a. After lunching Polyprint RIP for the first time, the RIP Software will inform you that
no printenvironment is selected. Without printenvironment, the RIP software will
proceed to add a new one.

Click cancel
b. Do not add a new one. Click chancel until you get on the printenvironment window.
c. Click on the import button. Search on the RIP Software CD on the folder named
printenvironments. Choose the folder for your ink set. Select all the
printenvironment inside the folder and click ok.

Click import

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V. Import Printenvironments: Insert the printenvironments.

VI. Create a printqueue:


a. From the Polyprint RIP menu go to tools and lunch the printqueue manager.

Select printqueue manager


b. Follow the instructions of the printqueue wizard. You have to create a new
printqueue.

Next

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Next

Next
c. Give the spool directory created c:\printqueue

Browse to spool directory


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C:\printqueue
d. For port selection add a new port. Go to windows printer and select the Epson 4800
(TexJet).

Select add
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Select windows printer

Select the TexJet and click ok


e. Give a name to the printqueue (texjetprintqueue) (Please use only Latin vocabulary)
and finish the installation.

Give texjetrpintqueue

Select finish

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VII.
Set up the printenvironments:
a. Choose a printenvironment from the scroll down window. (Sample: Texjet 4260
Polyprint D 720).
b. Click on the print settings button which is on the right.

Select print settings


c. At the left side of the print settings menu, select port and on the right side you have to
change the selection from print device to printqueue. Also select the created
spool directory. c:\printqueue in the scroll down window.

Select printqueue

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Also check at left side of the print settings menu, the media size and define at the
right side, the size to 42cm width and to 60cm height.

Edit media size 42x60


e. Do this set up for all printenvironments to ensure right function.
VIII.

Installation of the Automatic cleaning tool

The Automatic cleaning tool was developed specifically for the use with white ink. It sends a
cleaning command to the printer every five hours to keep the white ink well mixed in the tubes
and dampers. This prevents clogging in the white channels and guarantees good printing quality.
In case you use white ink we recommend running this tool continuously.
To install the tool unpack all files directly into the installation folder of the Polyprint RIP on
your hard drive. We suggest creating a desktop icon, so the tool can be easily started. It is also
possible to add an icon into the Windows Autostart folder.

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d.

Operation:
1. To start the tool, double click on the icon. In the appearing window you will need to
choose the port to which your TexJet is connected. (e.g. USB001)
2. Under File select: CleaningShirt.prt.
3. Test the tool by pressing Send. This will send a cleaning command to the TexJet.
4. In Interval you can set the time in minutes between cleaning cycles. We suggest to set
this to 300 which equals one cleaning every 5 hours.
5. To activate the tool press Start

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Start-up

Switch the printer on by pressing the button 10 on the Epson panel.

The start up procedure will take around 30 seconds. Wait until the message in the display is
Ready.
Now you have to press the start button 27 and the LED 22, 18 will switches off.

Note: Every time after switching the Printer ON and the start up procedure, until the message in
the display is Ready, press the Start button. Although the message in the Epson display is
Ready the printer is not ready until you press the start button ant the LED 22, 18 switch off.

Preparing a shirt and adjusting plate height

Move the plate to the front position by pressing Eject button (25) and place a Shirt. You can
use spray adhesive on the plate to make it slightly sticky. This ensures the Shirt lays flat on
the media plate.

Adjust the plate height by pressing Automatic plate height adjustment button (21) and wait
until the machine stops with the plate at the front. Press the start 26 or 27 button to send the
plate back.

If the Epson Panel is not on ready and the height limitation LED 22 is lightning, move the
plate down, by pressing the Go down button (20) until the Limit LED 22 switches off and
press the Start button 26 or 27 again. Do these steps until you get ready on the Epson Panel
display.

Once the plate height is defined for a kind of T-shirt a readjustment is not necessary until the
T-shirt type changes.

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8. Printing with TexJet

Positioning the image in the RIP software

Now you are ready to prepare the job on the Computer using the RIP software.

Launch the Polyprint RIP and the printqueue software

Import an Image in to the Polyprint RIP, from the Menu>File>Import image.

Resize the image in the desired size you want to

Measure the exact position for the image you want to print on the Shirt. Import these values
in horizontal and vertical position. Consider that on the Horizontal you have to add 1cm
because the plate has 1cm gap from the printable area.

By right clicking on the image you can also center the image if you want. Notice that you
need to adjust the vertical distance. Consider that after centering the image you have to add
1cm at the horizontal because the plate has 1cm gap from the printable area.
Selecting the appropriate printenvironment
Polyprint printenvironment Naming Conventions

The printenvironment for the PolyPrintRIP software have some pretty long and potentially
confusing names. We have tried to be consistent on these names and be as descriptive as possible
in describing their types.
First the printer type will be listed TexJet
Then the printable area 4260
Next is the resolution 720.
Then the ink type
Then the shirt color
Finally, if the software is used for white ink generation, and we want to select between auto
white, highlight white or spotted white.
Texjet4260 720 PolyprintPD DK (AutoWhite)

this translates to:

TexJet printer with printable area 4260 in resolution 720dpi with Polyprint PD inks on dark
garment and with automatic white generation.
Texjet4260 1440 PolyprintPD LC (Color)

this translates to:

TexJet printer with printable area 4260 in resolution 1440dpi with Polyprint PD inks on light
colored garment and with color printout (no white generation).
Send the printjob to print

Select File>Print or click on the printer icon or press ctrl +p to print


On the print window just select the copies you want and click ok to start printing

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Pretreatment on dark and colored textiles


Its very important how to pre-treat the garment!
Printing to white fabric requires no pre-treatment, however printing to coloured and black fabrics
will require the use of the white ink. The pre-treatment is designed to provide a suitable coating
to take the printed inks.
Before pre-treating the fabric it should be dried for 5-10 seconds under a heat press to remove
excess moisture at 120C, it will also press the fabric fibres flat to give a good printing surface.
Then the pre-treatment should be applied with a suitable spray gun one thorough coat applied
to the relevant area of the fabric is enough, (remember to thoroughly clean your spray gun when
you are finished using it). Dry it for 5-10 seconds under a heat press without pressure at 120C
with heat resistant paper over it (we recommend TexJet Sheets). Make sure the textile is
completely dry before printing.
Start the Printing
The white underbase can be generated automatically by the RIP (Auto White), or manually in
Photoshop (Spot White). Depending on the image, the appropriate function must be selected in
order to obtain the required result.
We recommend for best result 3 Layers of white and 1 Layer Color at 720dpi with the print
environments
TexJet 4260 720 Polyprint PD DK (Spot Color), only for dark shirts and spotted images
TexJet 4260 720 Polyprint PD DK (Highlight White), only for dark shirts with spotted
images but only Highlight White ( No Color printout)
TexJet 4260 720 Polyprint PD DK (Auto White), only for dark shirts and normal images
TexJet 4260 720 Polyprint PD LC (Color), only for white shirts and normal images
Notice that the garment is an important factor. In some types you dont get the best results. Try
different types of dark garment to see the differences.
The white underbase can be generated automatically by the
RIP (Auto White), or manually in Photoshop (Spot White).
Depending on the image, the appropriate function must be
selected in order to obtain the required result.
The printer is also equipped with the function for automatic
movement of the T-Shirt plate back after printing the white
underbase (up to 3 times).
To activate this function, press F and the number of white
passes (1, 2 or 3). To cancel this function press F and 4.
When activated, the yellow led is flashing. To change the
number of passes, you should cancel first and select again.
The buttons must be pressed for 1sec.

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Printing White Ink with TEXJET

Auto White
We recommend using auto white only for images with a simply outline for white underbase, as
example squared images.
Starts printing white at the first
pixel from left till the last pixel
to the right.
Not recommended if there is a
complex outline or highlight
white.

Spot White
Spot is generally for anything you want because the white underbase is selected by the user.
Here the procedure for spotting images.
In Photoshop,
select the area that
you dont want to
be printed as white
underbase, go to
channels and click
on Save selection
as channel.

Double click on the


Alpha 1 channel.
Name: White
Select: Spot Color
Solidity: 100%.

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Change the print


environment to
Spot white and
select the passes.

Printing Highlight White (only white print)


If you want to print highlight white, you have to spot your image as explained above. In
addition before saving your spotted image you have to select the color channels (RGB or
CMYK) and mark the area you dont want to be printed with color, using the marquee tool and
then cut the color with the edit cut tool.
Note: Dont delete the color channels
Save the file as explained above. When printing with the RIP software just select the
printenvironment for highlight white.
Note: Here the white passes should not to be adjusted in the printenvironment. So you need
to send the printjob and select the layers of white you want to be printed from the copies.

Ink fixation: Time / Temperature


Once printed the fabric should heat pressed for at least 150 seconds at 170C, with heat resistant
paper (we recommend TexJet Sheets) over the fabric (this is dependant on the garment or fabric
which can also play a significant part in the end result check for any discoloration or reaction
that can occur when a dark garment may have residue from the dyeing process or may be poorly
finished out). The good washability of the garment depends of the proper fixation, also of the
quality of the garments and the proper function of the equipments. Naturally, the desired end
result is that the inks react correctly with the pre-treatment to produce a superb print. Ask your
supplier if your shirts have any silicones or softeners on it. These chemicals may reduce the
washability, because the ink cannot react correctly with the fibers. Ask them to provide you with
clean shirts. We recommend performing tests before starting the production.
Caution: The pre-treated fabric must not touch the printer head, as the ink and pre-treatment
will react upon the head surface, potentially blocking nozzles. In your daily operation of your
printer, observe the correct procedures for the loading of material onto your printer.

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Save the file as


TIFF or Photoshop
DCS 2.0 (eps)
Check Spot Colors

How to change the standard platen


To print small sized t-shirts its necessary to use the T-Shirt Mini plate 32x28cm.
Consider that this plate is extra equipment. You need to order it.
T-Shirt Mini plate
In the shipment for the T-Shirt Mini plate should be.

1 plate 32x28cm
1 plate 42.5x7.5cm
3 metal plate holders
6 hexagonal 2,5mm screws

First of all remove from the standard plate the 4 hexagonal 2,5mm screws.
Then remove the 2 horizontal metal pieces by loosen the 4 hexagonal 2,5mm screws.

Place the 3 plate holder to the correct position. Se the photo


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Put the plate 42.5x7.5cm in position. Use the bottom holes. Then put the T-shirt Mini plate
32x28cm on position.

Note: After changing the standard plate 42x60cm to the T-shirt Mini plate 32x28cm, never use
the auto height function. Make your height adjustments manually.
T-Shirt polo plate
In the shipment for the T-Shirt Mini plate should be.
1 plate 42x60
1 sticker tape
There are 2 options to place the polo plate.
The very easy way. You do not need to remove any screws. Cut and place the sticker in
the 4 corners at the bottom of the polo plate. Just place the polo plate over the standard
plate you have fixed.
Unscrew the plate you have fixed and screw the polo plate like the standard plate.

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9. Maintenace and Utilities


The customer needs to perform maintenance to keep the machine running reliably. The most
technical problems appear on machines that have not been maintained properly. The garment
printer is not a normal ink jet printer, while printing on to garments, the printer must print a lot
more ink than when printing on paper. This can cause excess ink to get to other parts of the
machine. Also the inks for garments may dry up more easily than the inks for paper, because of
their different chemical structure.
When printing dark garments with white ink, the pre-treatment is sticky. If its sprayed near a
machine it can get on the inside parts. White ink and pre-treatment make a hard material which is
very hard. This can cause many problems to the printhead. Ink jet printers in general do not like
hot dry room conditions or to be a dirty dusty shop.
Without performing the maintenance there may be errors trough the start up or in the printing
quality or even damage some spare parts. Consider that the printer has consumables and part of
the maintenance is to exchange them if necessary. We ask you to perform the maintenance task
according to the intervals given in the description. Following these steps will increase
productivity and keep your service costs low. This is an expensive investment and in order to get
the most out of it please take time to learn about simple steps that will keep your garment printer
reliable and productive.

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performing maintenance or service make sure to switch off the machine and to disconnect the power cord.

1. Switch the machine off and disconnect the power cord


2. Open the top cover
3. Move the print head out of its parking position by pressing the purple lever

4. Clean the wiper using a cotton bud and cleaning fluid

5. Clean the sealing of the cap using a cotton bud and cleaning fluid

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Daily maintenance
This maintenance has to be performed daily at the start-up and at the end of the day. Whenever

6. Use cleaning fluid on the spray area to wash out the dried ink

7. Fill the capping using cleaning fluid

8. Move the print head manually into the parking position

Maintenance in absents for few days


1. Switch the machine on
2. Make sure the media plate is in the start position
3. Check that the Automatic cleaning tool is active!
See the chapter for details

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It is recommended to perform the weekly maintenance before the weekend.


1. Perform the daily maintenance as described
2. Remove and empty the waste ink tank

3. Reset the chip on the waste ink tank

4. Fill all inks where necessary.


5. Reset all ink chips
Check that the Automatic cleaning tool is active!
Maintenance in absents for long time
We recommend removing the inks from the printer. That means that you will lose some quantity
of ink in the waste tank.
1. Clean all the ink cartridges and place distilled water mixed with the inks cleaner.
2. Perform several powerful cleanings until all tubes are clear.
3. Empty all the ink cartridges and perform a last powerful cleaning until the tubes are empty.
4. Switch of the printer and remove the power gable and the data cable.
5. Remove the cartridges and place them in a plastic bag.
6. Empty the Maintenance Tank and put it back empty to the printer.
7. Make a daily and weekly maintenance on the printer.
Caution: Dont forget to clean with a swab (cleaning tips) and inks cleaner the cap, wiper and
spray pad. Place the inks cleaner in the cap station of the printer, afterwards the end of your
work, in order to keep the printhead humid.
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Weekly maintenance

10. Troubleshooting
The most technical problems appear on machines that have not been maintained properly.
Without performing the maintenance there may be errors trough the start up or in the printing
quality or even damage some spare parts.
On this chapter you will find the most common questions and problems to help you to solve
them quickly.
GENERAL PROBLEMS
Problem: After you print the image the color looks great, but after you fix it, the print looks dull.
Causes and Solutions:
The temperature is set too high on the heat press.
Make sure you test the temperature using heat test strips or a heat gun. If the temperature is too hot, it could scorch the shirts and
the ink.
There is too much pressure being applied to the shirt during fixing.
When heat pressing your shirts, make sure you do not apply too much pressure. You should not have to put a lot of pressure to
clamp the heat press down.
Wrong type of paper used to protect the shirt when using a Heat Press for final fixation.
Make sure the paper that is used for fixing is either a Teflon pad or Silicone treated paper. We recommend our protective sheets.

Prevention:
Get to know your heat press or dryer. Frequently test the temperature to make sure that what it is set to is actually the heat
temperature.

Problem: The printed colors do not look correct. They do not look like what you see on your monitor.
Causes and Solutions:
Your print head nozzles could be clogged.
Run a nozzle check on a piece of clear film to see how the nozzles are firing. Do a daily maintenance. Run a head cleaning and a
nozzle check in repetition to see improvement. Use a powerful cleaning and a nozzle check in repetition to see improvement.
See for printhead clogging problems.
The image is a photo and it has no ICC Profile or has been converted in to CMYK.
Every RGB photo should have an embedded ICC profile. If you are working with one of your graphic programs to do changes on
the photo, do not apply another ICC profile of the working space or not delete the embedded or not convert it into CMYK.
Always use the embedded profile from your device of your image.
Polyprint RIP uses its own printer profiles to ensure the best printed quality.
On the photo image has been attached another ICC Profile from its embedded.
Picking another profile with a smaller gamut, like sRGB, can limit the number of colors you can print. Picking a profile with a
larger gamut space like Kodak Pro Photo RGB can lead to false expectations or neon like colors on output.
For the RGB, CMYK, and Gray photos you need to select always Preserve Embedded Profiles. This ensures that Photoshop
does not automatically convert or alter your files in any way. The thing to think about here is that the more you convert your
files to other spaces the progressively more you can degrade the image.
Your image is a vector image and you have an ICC profile checked in Corel Draw.
When exporting a file from Corel Draw in to a TIFF or JPEG image always uncheck Apply ICC Profile and save it as CMYK.
Vector CMYK images do not need ICC profiles.
The capping station is not working properly.
Clean the capping station, wiper assembly.

Prevention:
Usually when a color prints out wrong it is because a nozzle is clogged. If you are trying to print out an orange image but all that
prints out is yellow, then that means the magenta is clogged and that pigment cant mix to produce the orange. The biggest part of
your TexJet is to check for is the capping station. Make sure this ALWAYS stays clean. The print head uses this to dock when
the printer is not in use to ensure the print heads do not dry out. The print head also uses this during a head cleaning.
If the capping station is dirty, the printer can not do a head cleaning properly, thus not working out the nozzle clog. When
building any image inside any software program, make sure you always use an RGB color mode because this is how your
monitor views colors. Never change the embedded profile.

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Garment was improperly fixed.


Inks need to be brought up to approx. 150-180 degrees C. for 180 - 240 seconds for white and for darker garments.
Too much or too little pressure applied when heat pressing.
When pressing the garment in the heat press the top of the heat press should gently rest over the silicone paper. This allows the
moisture of the inks to escape and properly fix.
Temperature of heat press is not correct (Either to hot or too cold).
Make sure the heat press is heating up evenly or correctly. (Should be 150-180 degrees C) You can test this with a touch less
infrared thermometer or heat testing strips.
Pretreatment improperly applied.
Pretreatment may still be wet. Simply fix longer. Poorly pre-treated? Apply more pretreatment on successive shirts and fix again.
To much pretreatment. Use less pretreatment in future. See pretreatment on dark and colored textiles.
Type of fabric being printed
For best results print onto 100% cotton! With 100% colors will look their best. For 50/50 blends of cotton and polyester ink
needs needed to be fixed quickly to reduce possible bleeding.
How the garment is being washed.
Wash at maximum 60C and dry with delicate dryer settings.

Prevention:
Make sure heat press is heating up evenly and correctly. Heat press should lightly press garment. Pre-treat evenly and away from
printer.
Fix Pre-treat properly.

Problem: The prints are out of register or there are large gaps or laps in the print.
Causes and Solutions:
The bi-directional print mode is enabled.
Change inside your printenvironment in the device settings the option named bi-directional. If you want to print with bidirectional which is faster you have to consider that even if you do the head alignment you may have prints out of register,
because the distance between printhead and garment is not always the same.
Encoder strip is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
Clean encoder strip.
The Media comp offset value is wrong.
Change inside your printenvironment in the device settings the value for Media comp offset. At - if there are gaps and +if there
are lapped overprints
There is a communication error between your TexJet and your computer.
Make sure you don't have any jobs in the Polyprint RIP or Epson Queue's, if you do, delete them. Then power down your TexJet
& unplug the power & let it set unplugged for about 30 seconds. Power back on and try again. You can also make sure you are
set to use the correct port within printqueue. Another possibility is the type of cable you are using. We highly recommend using a
USB cable and the best connection. And, do not use a long cable or switch boxes or hubs.
1. Make sure the port in is set to TexJet... in the queue menu port in the printqueue.
2. Open the Printers & Faxes menu from the Start button in Windows and open your printer, delete any pending jobs.
3. Power down the TexJet and unplug it for 10 seconds.

Prevention:
Always double check the settings for Polyprint RIP prior to sending a print job to actually print. Clean the Encoder Strip as
needed depending on your production rate. Keep TexJet as clean as possible and perform normal maintenance. Check the
communication between the computer and printer.

Problem: You got the message near cartridge end or mnt (maintenance) near full.
Causes and Solutions:
The cartridge needs a reset.
To reset the cartridges, place the chip resetter towards the cartridges chip, and hold it until the green light comes out. It takes
about 3 sec.
The maintenance tank needs to be reset.
Empty first the maintenance tank and then place the chip resetter towards the cartridges chip, and hold it until the green light
comes out. It takes about 3 sec

Prevention:
Perform the weekly maintenance.

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Problem: The printed image is wiping off, washing out, fading badly or bleeding.
Causes and Solutions:

Problem: The printer is not recognizing a cartridge


Causes and Solutions:
The cartridge needs a reset.
To reset the cartridges, place the chip resetter towards the cartridges chip, and hold it until the green light comes out. It takes
about 3 sec.
The cartridge is not fitting correct in the slot.
Lift up the lever, pull out the cartridge and place it again
The cartridge chip is faulty.
Order a cartridge chip replacement.

Prevention:
Perform the weekly maintenance. Never touch the chip on the cartridge. Always keep as spare parts 1 set of replacement chips.

Problem: Lights are flashing on the Control Panel


Causes and Solutions:
Green Power button and Ink lights are flashing.
The cartridges or the maintenance tank need to be resetted.
Green power light flashes.
The printer is receiving data, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the printer head. This is a normal function.
All buttons are flashing.
The printer did a fatal operation. Switch off the printer and start is again. If this happens again at the start up see for problem
solving at start up.

Problem: Lower right ink lever, but the ink lever is down.
Causes and Solutions:
The plate is in front position for placing garment.
The printer is not ready. Place your garment and press the start button to send the plate back to ready position. This is a normal
function.

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Problem: When sending a print command to the TexJet printer the Print Head moves like it is printing
but no ink sprays out.
Causes and Solutions:
The printer needs head cleaning.
Do head cleaning and printing nozzle checks until a decent nozzle check is achieved.
Perform a powerful cleaning circle and check if a decent nozzle check is achieved. If not, see printhead clogging problems.
The dampers are faulty or exceeded their period of time.
Order replacement dampers
Capping Station Clogged.
The capping station may need cleaning. If the printing head did not seat properly, all of the print heads could be clogged.
Ink is not flowing from the Cartridge.
The Print Head move like it is printing but no ink sprays out. This is caused by a vacuum is being created in the Cartridge.
Remove the cartridges and clean it, or order a cartridge replacement.
Ribbon cable to the print head is burnt or not connected.
If you accidentally splash or drip ink or cleaning fluid on the gray ribbon cable that connects to the print heat, it can short out.
Check for burn marks on the cable connectors. Check to see that the cable is connected properly. This can happen if you replaced
a print head and did not make sure the cable was attached properly.
Main Board is bad.
There is a chance the main board in the printer is bad. The board could have a defect. The board might have gotten ink or
cleaning fluid spilled on it from doing a power purge of the print head while the print head was ON the printer. If ink or cleaning
fluid runs down the ribbon cable or drips into the bed it can short out the main board (or boards).

Problem: The printer is not responding to a print job.


Causes and Solutions:
The printer is not ready to print the job.
Check at your printers display if you get the message ready.
There is a connection problem.
Check your USB connection. Remove the USB cable and put it again.
There is a communication error between your TexJet and your computer.
Make sure you don't have any jobs in the printqueue or Epson Queue's TexJet in printer and faxes, if you do, delete them. Then
power down your TexJet & unplug the power & let it set unplugged for about 30 seconds. Power back on and try again. You can
also make sure you are set to use the correct port within printqueue. Another possibility is the type of cable you are using. We
highly recommend using a USB cable and the best connection. And, do not use a long cable or switch boxes or hubs.
1. Make sure the port in is set to TexJet... in the queue menu port in the printqueue.
2. Open the Printers & Faxes menu from the Start button in Windows and open your printer, delete any pending jobs.
3. Power down the TexJet and unplug it for 10 seconds.

Prevention:
Never use a long cable or switch boxes or hubs.
Make sure always to stop your printjob in the correct way without leaving any printjobs in the printqueue

Problem: There is horizontal banding across print (in one or all colors).
Causes and Solutions:
You are using a 360 dpi Print Mode.
Use a 720dpi Print Mode. A 360 dpi Print Mode is the fastest but lowest quality where head clogs or misalignment will show as
banding.
The capping station is dirty and either not cleaning the print head completely or adding more debris to the print head and
causing print head to become clogged.
Thoroughly clean the capping station. It can be cleaned with swabs and cleaner. Be sure to clean the plastic around the foam pad
as this is where the print head will rest when the printer is not in use. Also be sure to clean the rubber wiper blades as these wipe
excess ink and debris off the print head and will accumulate said ink and debris.
Ink in the nozzle opening has dried out from exposure to air for an extended period.
Do head cleaning and printing nozzle checks until a decent nozzle check is achieved.
Perform a powerful cleaning circle and check if a decent nozzle check is achieved.
A serious or permanent clog of the head may require replacing the print head. You can try doing a power flushing using the
syringe and Cleaning/Flushing Fluid. You MUST remove the head to do this.
Contact Tech Support for help.

Prevention:
Perform the daily maintenance task according to the intervals given in the description
Run head cleanings before printing in the morning as well as printing a nozzle checks to gauge status of print head prior to
printing onto garments.

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PRINTING PROBLEMS

Problem: The quality of the printed output is unacceptable when printing images. The images seem soft
and are not clean and sharp. The resolution at the final size is in 72dpi.
Causes and Solutions:
The resolution of the image is too low.
Resolution at 72dpi is for viewing the image on a computer monitor only. Images which are intended for printing need to be a
high resolution. If the image is not at a resolution between 120dpi and 300 dpi this causes the image not to have a good number
of pixels therefore losing detail when the image is printed out. You can try up sampling the image to a larger resolution but the
image still will be soft when printed.

Problem: The print head is leaking ink and dripping ink all over the garments.
Causes and Solutions:
The print head was damaged by crashing into shirt plate, print bed etc.
Order replacement print head.
The capping station is dirty and either not cleaning the print head completely or adding more debris to the print head and
causing fibers and debris to collect ink and ooze or drip ink.
Thoroughly clean the capping station.
Debris or shirt fibers collected on print head as well as print head carriage.
Using the reflection from the print bed gently clean the bottom of the print head and remove any debris, dried ink and fibers.
Too much ink in the cartridges
If your cartridges are filled too much with ink, there could be too much pressure in the cartridge ink lines and the ink is forced out
of the print head. The cartridges should be filled below the air hole.
Altitude can have an effect.
High altitudes can also have an effect on the pressure in the system. If you are having an unusual amount of problems and are
in high altitudes, dont fill the system too full and try adjusting the height of the system.
The printer is not level
Not leveled printer has as result not leveled cartridges. This can also have an effect on the pressure in the system.
Check your printer if it is well leveled.
The dampers are faulty or exceeded their period of time.
Order replacement dampers
Faulty cartridges, call technical support.

Prevention:
Always check height of print head prior to printing.
Clean the capping station on a regular basis.
Clean debris from print head daily.
Keep your printer leveled.
Dont fill too much the ink cartridges.

Problem: Printhead clogging problems.


Causes and Solutions:
The capping station is dirty and either not cleaning the print head completely or adding more debris to the print head and
causing print head to become clogged.
Thoroughly clean the capping station. It can be cleaned with swabs and cleaner. Be sure to clean the plastic around the foam pad
as this is where the print head will rest when the printer is not in use. Also be sure to clean the rubber wiper blades as these wipe
excess ink and debris off the print head and will accumulate said ink and debris.
Ink in the nozzle opening has dried out from exposure to air for an extended period.
Do head cleaning and printing nozzle checks until a decent nozzle check is achieved.
Perform a powerful cleaning circle and check if a decent nozzle check is achieved.
A serious or permanent clog of the head may require replacing the print head. You can try doing a power flushing using the
syringe and Cleaning/Flushing Fluid. You must remove the head to do this.
Contact Tech Support for help.
The print head was damaged by crashing into shirt plate, print plate or pre-treated shirt etc.
Order replacement print head.

Prevention:
Perform the daily maintenance task according to the intervals given in the description
Run head cleanings before printing in the morning as well as printing a nozzle checks to gauge status of print head prior to
printing onto garments.
The pre-treated fabric must not touch the printer head, as the ink and pre-treatment will react upon the head surface, potentially
blocking nozzles. If this happens clean the printhead immediately with alcohol. In your daily operation of your printer, observe
the correct procedures for the loading of material onto your printer.

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Immediate to stop the printing.


Press the pause button.
To chancel the printing.
Cancel the job from the computer in this order (PolyPrintRIP, the printqueue and the Epsons queue TexJet in printer and faxes).
Press the reset button on the TexJet until ready is on the display. Check on the computer if the jobs are deleted. Press the reset
button on the TexJet again. Push the eject button to move the plate to the front.

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Problem: You decided to stop the print, but dont know how.
Causes and Solutions:

START UP PROBLEMS
Problem: The plate moves and stops. The red limit light is on.
Causes and Solutions:
The plate height has exceeded its maximum.
Press the down button until the red light switches off.

Problem: Press pause button is on the display


Causes and Solutions:
The printer is still starting up.
Press the pause button or wait. The printer continues the start up and goes on ready. This is a normal function.

Problem: After the printers start up you get the error message service required (serv req)
Causes and Solutions:
You pushed to early the start button.
Switch off the printer and start again. Press the start button when the message ready appear on the display.
The printer did a fatal operation.
Note down the exact message. Switch off the printer and start is again. If this message appears again at the start up contact your
dealer.

Problem: You switch on the printers but the Epson panel is not switching on
Causes and Solutions:
The plate stopped to move because its height has exceeded its maximum.
Press the down button until the red light switches off.
The plate is in a wrong position.
Switch off the printer. Remove the power cable for 1min and pull it back again. Move the plate in a middle position and switch
the printer on again. Press the start button when the message ready appear on the display.
When switching on the printer, on the plate panel, the power led is in not on and there is no signal tone.
Switch off the printer. Remove the power cable for 1min and pull it back again. If this happens again contact your dealer.

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Packaging the printer for transportation


Please make sure you have performed the following procedures before transporting the printer.
1. Clean all the ink cartridges and place distilled water mixed with the inks cleaner.
2. Perform several powerful cleanings until all tubes are clear.
3. Empty all the ink cartridges and perform a last powerful cleaning until the tubes are empty.
4. Switch of the printer and remove the power gable and the data cable.
5. Remove the cartridges and place them in a plastic bag.
6. Empty the Maintenance Tank and put it back empty to the printer.
7. Make a daily and weekly maintenance on the printer.
8. Place the transport brake for the plate and for the printhead.
9. Repack the printer in the box it was shipped in. If you are returning the printer for repair you
do not need to include the inks or any of the accessories including the USB cable, printer drivers
or RIP software. You should include the power cord.
10. Try to keep the printer level while transporting it.
11. Remember that when using any common carrier, the printer is their and your responsibility
until it is received in good condition at our facility. Make certain to insure the printer for the full
value.
Caution: Dont forget to empty the Maintenance tank (waste tank) of the printer, or you may
damage the printer.
Moving the printer to another position
Please make sure you have performed the following procedures before moving the printer.
1. Switch of the printer and remove the power gable and the data cable.
2. Empty the Maintenance Tank and put it back empty to the printer.
3. Place the transport brake for the plate
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Place this product on a flat, stable surface that extends around the product. The surface should be
at least 85x155cm.
This product will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
The printer must only be used indoor
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep this product away
from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
Keep this product away from dusty areas.
Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
If you use a stand, the stand must be able to support at least 125Kg (275lb).
Always put the printer into a place where the lighting is sufficient.
Keep the machine level.
Operate the machine in an environment with a temperature range of 10-30 degrees Celsius. The
humidity must be between 20-80% none condensing.
The printer is not made for kids, but only for professionals

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11. Transporting the TexJet

12. Printer Specifications


Printing method
Printing dimensions
T-shirt plates
Dimensions
Weight
Printing direction
Printing speed
Head height
Printable textiles
Connectivity
Printing resolution
Inks
Colors
Ink feeding
Power
Operating system
Operating conditions

Fixation

Inkjet Piezo
Max (420x600 mm)
42x60cm (Standart) / 42x50cm, Mini 32x28, Polo 42x60.
850x1300x450 mm (WxLxH)
80Kg
Bidirectional or unidirectional
Up to 60 T-shirt/ hour (720 dpi 10x10cm Image)
Max 50mm / Auto height adjustment
Cotton, Polyester, Blends etc.
USB 2.0, Firewire
Max 2880 dpi (720 dpi recommended)
Water based Textile Pigment (for light colored shirts P100, for
dark and light colored shirts PD200)/ Disperse /Acid/Reactive
2xCMYK / CMYK + 4xWhite
Refillable and Resetable cartridges
AC 230V, 60W / 110V, 30W
Windows XP, 2000.
Temperature 10-25C / Humidity 20-80%RH
These specs are for the machine only. For ink and pretreatment
consult the guidelines for storage and handling of the inks.
Inks must be fixed at 160-170C 2-5min using heat press or dryer

Polyprint Rip 19 *
Rip Software for digital print on the garment.
The maximum printable size is up to 19 (48,26cm)
Possibility to upgrade the software for use on other printers or large format plotters.

*Necessary to work with this product.

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Equipment for printing*

Windows Based Computer. The Computer is not included in the equipment, but necessary
to work with this product.
The System Requirements are:
Windows XP, Windows 2000
Pentium IV, 2GHz min,
512 MB RAM min
40 GB disc space recommended
USB2 interface
2 USB ports free (for dongle and printer)

The system requirements are for using the Polyprint Rip 19 software.
Inks for printing*

for light colored shirts printing


o Ink set P100 includes P101Cyan, P102 Magenta, P103Yellow, P104 Black, 105Cleaner
for light colored and dark colored shirts printing
o Ink Set PD200 includes PD201 Cyan, PD202 Magenta, PD203 Yellow, PD204 Black,
PD205 White, PD206 Precoating, PD207 Cleaner

Equipment for shirt printing and:

T-Shirt Polo plate 42x50cm


T-Shirt Mini plate 32x28cm
T-Shirt plates at many sizes to order. Please ask your dealer for the sizes you want.
Collante spray for T-Shirt plates

Equipment for fixing*

T-Shirt press
Heater

Equipment for dark shirt printing: **

Liquid spray gun (airbrush, air pump sprayer, fine mist power sprayer), the spray gun should be a
high volume low pressure model with 0,3mm nozzle.
Protection paper, package 500 sheets dimension 4060cm.

*Necessary to work with this product.


**Necessary to work with this product only if the ink set is PD200
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Extra necessary equipment and consumables which are not in the shipment

13. Guidelines for Storage and Handling of the Inks


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When handling inks make sure to wear gloves and protective goggles.
Avoid skin and eye contact with inks. If ink does get on your skin wash it thoroughly with soap
and water. If it gets on your eyes flush them out immediately with water.
Store the ink and ink cartridges in a cool dark place.
Wear safety glasses, coverall chemical splash goggles and face shield when splashing or spraying
the pre-treatment on the material
If you store the cartridge in a cold environment and are ready to use them, set them at room
temperature before you use them.
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges. This could damage the printhead.
If you remove the ink cartridges, make sure to place them in a bag individually to keep them
away from dust, dirt and debris.
Do not discard the inks into any sewers, into any body of water, or on the ground.
It is recommended to store the ink in a clean, dry area, with temperatures between 10 and 30
degrees Celsius.

Special Guidelines for Storage and Handling for PD200 Inks


The Polyprint PD200 white Ink and cleaning solution will provide excellent results when stored and
handled properly. The following storage and handling practices are required to ensure consistent quality
and performance of the white ink:
Product Storage Guidelines:
It is recommended to store the white ink in a clean, dry area, with temperatures between
10 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Handling of white ink in 1 Litre bottles:
Keep bottles on mechanical roller while storing or vigorously shake bottle manually every 3-4 days and
before filling bulk system.
Shelf life of white ink:
With constant rolling
With agitation every 3-4 days

6 months
4 months

If sedimentation occurs, do not use a paint shaker. This will break the sediment up and will form particles
that can be caught in the print head or damper and restrict the ink flow. Light swirling or shaking of the
bottle will be enough to agitate the ink into its usable form. Hard material settled on the bottom of the
bottle should not be mixed back in. Soft sediment can be easily mixed back in with minimum energy
stirring or rolling.
Handling of ink in ink cartridges, and printer tubes
Shake ink cartridges vigorously for 3-5 seconds before use or every 3-4 days. When restarting after one
or two days we recommend performing two cleaning cycles and to print several pages with white before
starting production. This will move the tubes in the machine enough to mix the ink inside the tubes.
Remove white ink during long time of inactivity:

Remove the white ink from bulk system and flush out the print head with distilled water or
flushing solution. The print head should remain filled with distilled water or flushing solution
until printer is ready to be refilled with white ink.
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14. Declaration of Conformity

CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
ACCORDING APPENDIX IIA
Machinery Directive 98/37/EEG changed by 98/79/EG
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EEG
EMC Directive 89/336/EEG changed by 93/68/EEG
Manufacturer:

Name:
Address:

Polyprint S.A.
Agiou Dimitriou 190
54638, Thessaloniki
Greece

Description of the machine:

Name:
Digital printer
Type:
Texjet 4260
Serial Number:
Year of construction: 2007

We declare by means of Giorgos Beglopoulos , delegated by the company Polyprint S.A., that
the overhead described machine if installed, maintained and used in according to the operating
and maintenance instructions in the operating manual, is conform with the fundamental safety
and health requirements of the directive machines and is conform to the following
specifications and norms:

EN 12100- 1 Safety of machinery -Basic concepts, general principles for design


EN 60204- 1 Safety of machinery Electrical equipment of machinery

E 811

Machineveiligheid -

afstanden ter bescherming van de

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15. Warranty Terms and Conditions


Duration of Warranty:
Print head: No Warranty
Other parts: 12 months
Limitation of Warranty:
Excluded from warranty are consumable parts as:
Pump
Wiper
Damper
Cap
The warranty does not cover any damage to this product that results from improper
installation, accident, abuse, misuse, natural disaster, insufficient or excessive
electrical supply, abnormal mechanical or environmental conditions, problematic
inks, or any unauthorized disassembly, repair, or modification. This limited
warranty covers only the replacement of defective parts and inks and does not
include labour or other costs caused by the damage.
POLYPRINT will offer warranty replacement only to official dealers trained on
this equipment.
Start of warranty period:
The warranty period starts upon delivery of the machine.
Warranty claim procedures and requirements:
To receive free warranty replacement parts, POLYPRINT requires a completed
warranty claim which must include the serial number and detailed information
regarding the damaged part.

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