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How Much Does an Epson SureColor F2100 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Printer Cost to Own in 2023?

How Much Does an Epson SureColor F2100 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Printer Cost to Own in 2023?

How Much Does an Epson SureColor F2100 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Printer Cost to Own in 2023?

Get a detailed look at the costs involved in owning an Epson SureColor F2100 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Printer in 2023. Find out what you can expect to spend on the printer itself, as well as ongoing expenses such as ink, maintenance, and repairs. Get the information you need to make an informed decision on your next DTG printer purchase.

📎Suppliers/Vendors (in order of mention):
All American Print Supply Co – https://aaprintsupplyco.com/
Equipment Zone – https://store.equipmentzone.com/
Epson – https://epson.com/
Firebird Digital Inks (Pretreat) – https://www.firebirdink.com/
Creek Manufacturing (Pretreat) – https://www.creekmanufacturing.com/
Stahls’ – https://www.stahls.com/home
Heat Press Nation – https://www.heatpressnation.com/
Geo Knight & Co – https://www.heatpress.com/
Ecofreen – https://www.ecofreen.us/
Cotton Heritage – https://www.cottonheritage.com/homepage
Bella + Canvas – https://www.bellacanvas.com/
Next Level Apparel – https://www.nextlevelapparel.com/
SS Activewear – https://www.ssactivewear.com/
Sanmar – https://www.sanmar.com/
Alphabroder – https://www.alphabroder.com/home
Uline – https://www.uline.com/

Firebird T-shirt Matrix – https://www.firebirdink.com/pages/fbx-100-gen3-t-shirt-matrix

Legit Prints:
How to fill F2100 carts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfX7N7TQEPM
Replace F2100 chips – https://www.tiktok.com/@legitprints/video/7184597575989988654

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Pretreat Spray Bottle – https://amzn.to/3WIYkeB
High Density Foam Roller – https://amzn.to/3Fyzl98
Silicone Parchment Paper Sheets – https://amzn.to/3JpP7Fc

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00:00 Intro
01:02 Printer Cost
03:13 Pretreat
04:58 Pretreat Machine
05:46 Heat Press
07:15 Ink Cost
09:39 Maintenance Cost
11:05 Platens
12:20 Direct-to-film (DTF)
13:57 Misc. Costs
18:21 Conclusion

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  • Chip Linck Griffin Reply

    None of those costs matter to me. All I care about is the cost per finished product, and time per product. I was hoping for that type of breakdown.

    A basic breakdown for shirts would be like this:
    Prints per life of printer divided by purchase price.
    Cost of ink per print
    Cost of maintenance per print
    Cost of pre-treat per shirt
    Cost of pre-treat unit divided by expected treats per life
    Cost of pre-treat machine maintenance per print
    Cost of misc. items used per print
    Cost of a shirt
    Time per shirt across all phases (from unboxing new product to boxing finished product.)

    Then repeat with other products.

    I know these vary, but there is an overall number that can be obtained for each of these and other aspects that need to be considered. It's the right way to determine if the profit is worth it vs adding something else to what I do. It also tells me if I'm planning on charging the correct amount. Then I can look at the time cost of doing it myself, or having a hired employee do some/all of it depending on the job.

    I'm currently doing the same analysis with the Epson SureLab D1070DE for photographic prints at events. A lot less aspects to go over there, but it is still the right way to approach adding a new product.

    It is critical that you know what it costs to make a product in both money and time. Then you can look at the price point of selling and determine if the profit is worthwhile. It also gives you the justification to make large purchases. Lifespan of equipment also helps you plan for replacement. For example, if you take a business loan to get started, you want to plan on repaying that loan as quickly as you can, and reserving funds to replace that equipment without having to take a new loan. The IRS 179 tax deduction can really help get that loan paid off, and then when you buy new equipment without a loan, 179 can help recover the funds for use with other acquisitions. (If you don't know what the Section 179 tax deduction is, talk to your tax professional, or look it up if you do your own. It is HUGE!) Just taking a loan and going in blind will find you still paying on the loan when your equipment is wearing out, or paying off the loan, but not being prepared to replace with out of pocket cash. Then it's a loan all over again.

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • West Side Reply

    How you doing Sir , do you know a good whole seller for a Richardson hats?

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • shake jones Reply

    Appreciate you sharing your knowledge – well done mate! new SUB 🙏🏻

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Mark Herring Reply

    That ink cost…wow!!!

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • tsd2003 email Reply

    Thank you so much! Great video!

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am


    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Reyhan Deejay Reply

    Thank you for the great video. One question. What is your table size and where did you buy from? Thank you.

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • TOP 10 Reply

    Good explanation everything covered. Big investment..

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Marco Llobet Reply

    this printer is not cost effective at all 6-8 bucks for a print is nuts.

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • TexasMommy2014 Reply

    So typically what would you need to sell a full color shirt to make a profit with this machine? I know the tee is about $5 what about the ink cost per shirt

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Chris G Thoughts Reply

    Would you buy one used? Is 4192 prints good for buying one use for around $5k?

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • J Flores Reply

    Dang. Could get DTG $3K-$6K overseas. I ordered DTF w powder shaker and Wall/floor printer about $9K w shipping included. You just have a long wait time to receive

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Maksim Kravchenko Reply

    please tell me how to set up the icc color profile. I switched from original ink to dupont ink.

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Harry Gordon Reply

    If done correctly on high quality cotton is it as durable as screening printing and can you print and sell higher quality t shirts with this printer as in a t shirt that sells for 50 dollars

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Artissin Reply

    Absolutely want to thank you for such a extremely detailed and knowledgeable video! Truly Appreciate the work you put into this! Keep Rockin'

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • danrey alas Reply

    Where i can buy

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • AL Del Reply

    Thank you for your series of detailed information on this printer. It is a tremendous help in deciding if we need to buy a machine and if this is the right one. Keep up the great work!

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • comdruk Reply

    Hello, I would like to bay ink chip for epson f2100 or chip reseter. Where can I bay it? Best quality.

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • DTG-DTF-UV Printer Reply

    Hello, our company is looking for a printer agent. Are you interested? We are a high-quality manufacturer!

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • The WearHause Studios Reply

    Hey, how do you like your laptop holder, do you use it often and can you provide a link? Thank you, love your vids!

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • Cameron Collins Reply

    Very informative video. Liked and subscribed

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am
  • 1maccin Reply

    hello, starting on my dtg journey and was wondering if its worth it to get a tucloc 16×20 over the epsom with grip tape?

    November 22, 2023 at 4:06 am

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