VersaWorks RIP Software
- Epson F2100.
- Brother GTX.
- Col-Desi (DTG Digital) M2.
- Kornit Breeze.
- M&R M-Link-X.
HELP!! I lost the software DVD/CD for my machine!!
Due to our license agreements for our software packages, we cannot offer free downloads. We can only offer software updates or a DVD version from the Roland DGA store.
T-shirt Printer Comparison Chart
We’ve created the chart below for a side-by-side comparison of these leading printer models.
However, if you’re in the market for a DTG printer, we always recommend a consultative analysis and to demo the equipment you’re looking to bring in-house.
Trade show demonstrations can be a good step in initial review but spending some hands-on time thoroughly testing the entire workflow and production is the best way to understand all the caveats of operation.
|Model||F2100||GTX||M2||Breeze||M link X|
|MSRP||Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price.||$17,995||$22,500||$19,995||$65,000||$74,995|
|Est. Street Price||Actual retail price.||$16,995||$22,500||$19,995||$65,000||$70,995|
|Ink Configuration||Compatible ink colors.||cmykwwCl||cmykwwCl||cmykw||cmykww||cmykw|
|Ink Delivery||The size of the cartridges/bottles.||600ml Cart||200cc/500cc/700cc||250cc||150cc / 1500cc||1 L Bulk|
|Ink Cost||The price for the cartridges/bottle size listed in ink delivery.||$207||$103/$183/$218||$42||$180 / $280||W – $262; Color – $241|
|Ink Cost Per CC||The cost of ink per cubic centimeter.||$0.34||$0.52/$0.37/$0.32||$0.17||$0.83 / $0.19||$0.26 / $0.24|
|Ink Circulation System||The internal system that circulates the white ink inside the machine.||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|OEKO-TEX® 100 Certified||An independent testing and certification system for finished textile products.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|AATCC Wash Test Rating||American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). On a scale of 1-5, this test determines wash fastness and durability of the ink.||
|Max Print Area||Dimensions of appropriate media size.||16″x20″||16″x18″ with White 16″x21″ Color Only||17.7″x24″||14″x18″||16″x20″|
|Production Volume on Dark||How many prints you can produce when printing with white ink.||35-45||40||20-25||25||55|
|Production Volume on Light||How many prints you can produce when printing with color ink.||50-60||45-55||45||32||75|
|Print Head||The number of and type of print head included.||1- Epson TFP||2-brother||1-Epson DXS||6-Spectra||2- Ricoh Gen 5|
|Max Print Head Resolution||Measured in DPI (dots per inch).||14400||1200||2880||1200||1200|
|Software||Image processing software included with purchase.||Garment Creator||Printer Driver||RIP||RIP||RIP|
|Warranty||Type and length of warranty and coverage with purchase.||1 Yr – Full||1Yr Full – 2nd Yr Limited||2 Yr Parts & Labor||1 Yr Full Warranty||1Yr|
|Training||Type of product training included with purchase.||On-Site||On-Site||Remote||On-Site||On-Site|
|Daily Maintenance||Is maintenance required?||Automated||Automated||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-Treatment||Type of pre-treatment necessary.||Offline||Offline||Offline||Integrated||Offline|
Pre-Treatment Machines & Heat Presses
Your t-shirt printing machine may require some additional pieces of equipment.
Printing with white ink requires preparation. Pre-treatment machines prepare your garments by applying a consistent amount of solution before you print. They can also apply anti-migrants for printing on synthetic and wicking garments.
The Kornit model has an integrated pre-treatment process but the others require offline treatment.
As an integral part of the garment decorating process, a heat press is often necessary for some DTG and dye sublimation workflows — it will depend on the type of ink you’re using. Additionally, with a heat press, you can also easily transfer custom, unique designs to various substrates via transfer papers, heat applied films, digital transfers, screen printed transfers and more.
If you have any questions about the best t-shirt printing machine for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to