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    Default Is this press worth my money?

    This is a t-shirt press from Odyssey.
    It will cost me $1500.

    I'm located in damn Singapore, getting a t-shirt press from abroad is my only option.

    I can't get those available on ebay because most sellers wouldn't want to ship overseas, plus they seem so huge and it will be illegal to have them at home.

    Any opinions or any other recommendations?
    Don't know why I'm even asking, maybe I just want to feel assured.



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    Dude, you could try some clamps and a board, kinda setup. Its primitive but it works, although if you wanna go 4 colour or even 2 youll need to set up some kinda awivell setup. I printed loads of shirts by packing the shirt with paper, and placing the screen where i wanted to print. Did paying jobs like this... scary if I fucked up in the amount of ink pushed through, but I was lucky it didnt happen much. I also got good fast at placing back down inline... not a skill one wants to learn.
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    You can find a better price than that. I don't know if you are just starting out or what, but if you are, you don't need to spend that much.
    AWT in chicago has tabletop presses for a LOT less. I'll try to find their web address in awhile, but I know they have one color presses for about $150.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    i'm starting out and i don't think i will quit.
    i thought it's better to get a good one right away and save the trouble of upgrading.

    this one has micro-registration, do i really need it?

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    I never had much use for micro-registration back when I was doing shirts.
    I would warn you that doing t-shirt jobs for other people is a magnificent pain in the ass, especially when you are starting out. But if you are printing your own designs to sell to stores you might be okay.
    I quit doing shirts 10 years ago because each mistake you make costs $3-4(or whatever you pay for shirts). Customers are VERY picky about shirts. Also, to do a professional job, you will need to use plastisol inks (cancer) and have a conveyer dryer ($2000 minimum) and a lot of extra little things. People will not pay you for anything less.
    Not trying to talk you ut of it. These are things I wish someone had told me before I started.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    Micro Registration certainly will make your life easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael M. Motorcycle
    Micro Registration certainly will make your life easier.
    i agree. miro registration is nice. i have two press (one textile and one paper) and it's so cool

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    I'll concede the micro-reg. issue.
    Am I off-base on the other stuff? Perhaps standards have lowered over the years, but I still have nightmares of suffering the wrath of Ken Vandermark's disappointment...
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    I'll concede the micro-reg. issue.
    Am I off-base on the other stuff? Perhaps standards have lowered over the years, but I still have nightmares of suffering the wrath of Ken Vandermark's disappointment...
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
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    steve,

    you are right on the other stuff, i've given thought on these issues and done some calculations.

    i'm not printing for clients, i'm printing for myself.
    shirts are relatively cheap here so mistakes are not so costly.
    i think i'll be okay.

    i'll get a 4 color press with micro-registration.
    is the odessey press i'm getting too expensive?
    can i get a similar one (used press is fine with me) at a lower price?

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