Month: December 2019

This is What Happens When You Accidentally Put In the Wrong Type of Ink Cartridge

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Cartridges are manufactured in a way that allows them to be used in a specific printer model. Installing the wrong cartridge could pose damage both to the cartridge and your printer. Several cartridges have almost similar names, for instance, the HP 61XL black cartridges, which makes it easily confusable.

1. Potential printer damage

Different ink cartridges have different designs depending on the intended printer for use. Therefore, cartridge designs will differ depending on the brand. The wrong cartridge will thus be difficult to install, and when forced, could snap into pieces. Which could be damaging to both the cartridge and printer?

3 Ways to Print on Wood

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Wondering how to make custom woodwork projects such as gifts, plaques, and signs. You can print to wood through the steps below. However, before starting, you need to acquire the necessary material (depending on your preferred method}.

You will need acetone, foam brush, nitrile gloves, spray lacquer, acid brush, polycyclic and Liquitex gel medium. As for the setup; the ideal size of wood to print on is the 5.25″ by 3.5″ Here are different printing methods

1. Using acetone

More about Direct-to-Garment Printing

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Direct-to-garment printing, abbreviated as DTG printing, is a new form of digital printing on cotton textiles. It uses a direct to garment printer which prints directly onto caps, pillowcases, and other materials made of cotton. The printer uses inkjet technology to apply the ink onto the clothing directly.

How It Works

For the optimal functionality of a DTG printer, it requires the material to be pre-treated using a pre-treatment machine. Treating will:

  • Lay loose fibers, leaving a smooth surface for printing

  • Create stronger bonds between the pigmented inks and garment fibers