May 15, 2012

Brother Graffitee GT 300 Series Digital Garment Printers – Print Directly on Garments

By Databazaar Blog

Brother_Graffitee_GT300

Brother’s Graffitee GT 300 Series Digital Garment Printers are economical, compact and more advanced when compared to the bulkier and more expensive GT-541 and GT-782 models. The lower-end GT-341 can print only CMYK on white or light colored material, whereas the GT-361 and GT-381 can also print in white on material of any color. Customers who opt for the more economical GT-341 can easily upgrade to GT-361 or GT-381 when they need.

These printers can print on 100% cotton as well as 50/50 cotton/polyester blends. Dark garments are required to be pre-treated before being printed on. With resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi and photo quality images up to 1200 dpi, the results are sharp and crisp. The ink needs to be cured by using a heat press, conveyor oven/dryer or industrial irons. The GT-361 and GT-381 can print in both color as well as white ink in a single pass, which means faster print times.

The platen is covered with a special fabric to keep the garment in place while printing – so you needn’t use pins or tacks. The platen height can be adjusted to print on different parts of the garment. You can create your designs using Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, CorelDRAW and other popular software and directly print on to the garment.

With its built-in user interface and Windows print driver, this printer doesn’t require any RIP or special interface. The front loading ink cartridge system is easy to handle and simplifies ink replacement. The printer can be hooked up to your PC with a USB 2.0 cable. Using Windows’ printer sharing feature you can share this printer on your network. If you don’t want to use a PC, you can plug-in a USB memory device to directly load and print your designs.

Brother is expected to start shipping the Graffitee GT 300 series printers in April 2012.

Summary

The Graffitee GT 300 Series Digital Garment Printers from Brother are economical and scalable.
MSRP: MSRP expected to be around $19,995 for the GT-341; $22,995 for the GT-361; and $25,995 for the GT-381

Manufacturer

Brother

Supplies

Ink
GC-50K (Black), GC-50C (Cyan), GC-50M (Magenta), GC-51Y (Yellow), SA5629001 (Waste Ink)

Specs that matter

Release Date:January 2012
Notable Features:Digital Inkjet Garment Printer; Water based pigment ink; 4 colors (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow); GT-341 to print on white only; Can be upgraded to GT-361 or GT-381; GT-361 has 2 white ink print heads; GT-381 has 4 white ink print heads; Single, Double pass printing; USB memory stick to load designs for printing – PC not required; Compatible with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Paintshop Pro
Printer Resolution:600 x 600 dpi; up to 1200 dpi photo quality
Max. Printable Area:14” x 16”
Print Substrate:100% cotton, 50/50 cotton/polyester
Standard Interface:USB (1.1/2.0); USB Flash Memory
OS Compatibility:Windows XP/2000/Vista
Warranty:Information on Request

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