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Artis 2000 mini UV printer user manual parts 1

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Warning

  1. Make package inspection before signing in the consignee form from forwarder and take photo as proof if there is any damage for further operation.
  2. Do not operate this equipment until you read and understand the contents of the service manual. Failure to follow operation instructions could result in personal injury or damage to equipment.
  3. If may cause personal injury due to using the toxic and non-orignal ink stead of artisJet orignal ink.
  4. Do not install the equipment without the instructions or electricity voltage requirements strictly.
  5. Contact BrotherJet before doing any operation of the machine.

Notice

  1. Keep the children far away from this equipment.
  2. Operate the UV series equipment with protective glasses.
  3. Ground wire will be a must to be connected; any failure of ground wire will cause damage to electronics.
  4. Top-front transparent cover should keep open during the printing process.

Introduction & General Warning

1.1 INTRODUCTION
Thanks for selecting artisJet artis 2000 a4 uv printer. This manual is specially issued to keep your printing system
running smoothly. As the UV LED printer is sensitive, especially for the white ink printing, this manual will extend
the working life of the printer and ensure the best printing quality in the printing jobs.

Please read it carefully and perform the operation as requested.
Enjoy the working experience with brotherJet !

1.2 GENERAL WARNING

  1. · Install the machine in an environment without direct sunshine.
  2. · Keep the top-front transparent cover open always when the printer is in work.
  3. · Keep the UV LED inks in a dark-dry place under normal indoor temperature (10℃~25℃).
  4. · Wear anti-UV glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes when working with the printer.
  5. · Clean the golden surface of the print head ONLY with ALCOHOL, do NOT use Cleaning agent.
  6. · POWER OFF and DISCONNECT the pwoer cable of the machine before removing or install parts.

 

Understanding colour management

Colour management is often seen as a difficult subject, one that many wide format printers struggle to master.

In truth, colour science is enormously complicated with many variables to take into account, but putting colour management into practice is relatively straightforward.

Colour management is all about measuring the equipment in order to reproduce the colours in any given file first time, saving both time and money on mistakes. Moreoever, the colours can be easily repeated, meaning that if part of a graphic is damaged then only that part needs to be reprinted and the colours will match up. The colours should still match even if you have to change to a different printer.

Most of the variables can be dealt with by profiling the equipment. The basic concept has been codified by the International Color Consortium and there are different classes of ICC profiles for the various devices. Thus monitors require input profiles that describe the characteristic of any given screen. But printers use output profiles, which describe not only the printer but also the substrate and the ink used.

Fortunately, most flatbed printers work from a single inkset, but you will still need a different profile not only for each substrate, but also for each different quality mode that you’re likely to use that substrate at. The profile will determine how much ink is laid down and how much heating or curing is applied. As a rough guide, there’s a fair bit of leeway with many UV printers because UV inks cure instantly, but much less with some solvent devices and the profile will have to be bang on for heat sensitive materials on a latex machine.

Most printers will come with so-called ‘canned profiles’, as will most substrates. But you get better results if you make your own profiles, which will take into account the specific environmental conditions around your printer such as humidity and temperature. This should also cut down on ink consumption as just about all colour management software includes some form of ink optimisation that can cut ink usage down by up to 30 percent.

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Colour spaces

One obvious problem is that most files are viewed on a monitor in RGB and then printed in CMYK. There isn’t space here to argue the merits of individual colour spaces, other than to say that most designers should work in Adobe RGB (98), which has quite a wide colour gamut.

There are several CMYK colour spaces but Fogra39 is probably the most widely used in Europe and is a good starting point wherever you’re located. The main advantage of Fogra39 is that it is used for offset litho printing and so it will be easier to match jobs to other print processes, such as ensuring that posters tie in with packaging. But most wide format devices can produce a wider colour gamut than offset presses and you may not want to limit this.

The standard ICC concept involves using a colour matching module or CMM to convert RGB colours firstly to an independent LAB colour space and from there to CMYK. Both Windows and Mac operating systems have their own built-in CMM, as does the Adobe Creative Suite and most colour management software.

But there is an alternative – DeviceLink profiles – that is becoming more popular. DeviceLink profiles are similar to ICC profiles but cut out the middle transformation, going direct from RGB to CMYK devices. They’re less flexible than the more common ICC profiles but there’s a good argument for their being more accurate.

RIP and colour servers
Most flatbed printers come with a dedicated RIP so that anyone with multiple printers will likely have several different RIPs. In theory, colour management should ensure that all these printers are capable of producing the same colour output but most experts advise that using a single RIP will produce more consistent results.

However, not all RIPs can support multiple printers and you’ll almost certainly have to buy additional licenses or drivers. You will probably need to factor in extra workstations to cope with the additional processing work. Most RIPs can handle ICC profiles though the ability to create and to edit those profiles may be an optional extra.

There’s also a growing number of wide format workflows that can separate the file preparation away from actually running the printer. Some of these, such as Onyx Thrive, have evolved from existing RIPs. But others, such as Agfa Asanti and GMG ProductionSuite have been designed as modular workflows. In either case, the ability to centralize the colour management is a major selling point and all of these have facilities to create and manage ICC profiles.

RIP Ink Limit Set

As with many RIPs, SAi’s FlexiSign Pro can be used to make and to edit ICC colour profiles.

The next step up is a colour server, which can automate the colour management of incoming files for multiple devices and will work across mixed print environments including offset and flexo as well as wide format. GMG’s ColorServer is one of the most widely used systems. It includes a profile editor and will also optimize PDFs for print production.

Conclusion

Another important consideration is that colour is very much in the eye of the beholder. Ideally, you should judge colours under a known light source, such as a viewing booth, though this isn’t always practical for large format work.

But at the very least you should set aside an area with consistent lighting and neutral colours on the walls to judge prints and proofs. It’s also worth noting that heat and ambient conditions can affect the colour output of a wide format printer. Some high street bureaux leave the printer in the window to advertise the service and then wonder why the colours print differently in the afternoon!

As we’ve noted, the key aspect of managing colours in a wide format context lies in the quality of the profiles used. In part two of this story we’ll look at the various devices used to make these profiles.

Dark T-shirt printing procedure with BR-TX1800 DTG printer

Part 1. Preparation
1)  Printer: BR-T1800 DTG Printer
2)  Software: ArtisRIP V8.3 – DTG & Direct Printer RIP software
3)  T-shirt: White Color T-Shirt & Dark Color T-Shirt
4)  Direct Garment Pretreatment Sprayer
5)  Heat Presser
6)  T-Shirt Coating (Pre-treatment Solution)
7)   Picture & Photo to be Printed (Artwork)

t-shirt printing preparation

Part 2 . Coating spraying on the T-shirt with Pre-Coating Sprayer
Pretreatment of coating spraying is necessary for printing on dark T-shirt which can make white ink adhered onto the surface of dark T-shirt. Here below is the important points:
1. The coating coming out from the sprayer should shaped like nepheloid zone.
2. Spraying the coating onto the T-shirt very quickly and evenly. The white result shall be too light and uneven if the coating layer is too thin. Conversely, the printed T-shirt will felt like colloid and
very hard.
3. After coating spraying, keep the T-shirt even without folding, press it and dry out.

Part 3. Heat Pressing Issue:
1)  Adjust the temperature onto around 170oC.
2) Lay the T-shirton on the flatbed of the heat presser and keep it even.
3) Put the protective paper onto the T-shirt avoiding any damage to the T-shirt.
4) Baking the coated T-shirt for 5 minutes, then heat pressing for 4 seconds or so. The coater should be heat pressed into dry totally, otherwise, the final result will not be very good.

Heat Pressing

Part 4. Put the T-SHIRT on to Jigs

put t-shirt on to dtg printer jig

Height Adjustment:
1. Backward the platform after T-shirt printing jig fixed into the position where the height sensor locates. Auto-adjusting the height and slightly lower the position in order to make the distance between print head and T-shirt ranges from 2mm to 3mm (NOTICE:Normally, the material of T-shirt printing Jig is transparent acrylic, therefore, the auto-adjusting will be out of functioning. We have to make sure the adjusting shall proceed after the T-shirt jig fixing. OTHERWISE, the platform will keep moving upward and the T-shirt jig will damage the machine.

2. After T-shirt jig fixing and platform height adjustment, backward the platformto the home position. Ready to print.

Part 5. Software Setting
1. Input the image and set the size & position.
DTG RIP SOFTWARE SET

2. White Layer Generation Options:
1. Open “View” and select “White”,then we can preview the white ink print result.
2. White layer generation including:
white gradient
1)  Select the proper white layer generation. The lighter of the white ink, more white
ink will be printed out.
2) Except the above options, we may also need to do the picture process with PhotoShop in purpose of finding out suitable white layer generation.
3. White Ink Decrease:Avoiding extra white edge comes out from the color ink, set the four status as the max. “10 px”.
White ink layer set

3. Printing Resolution Setting

4. Ink Channel Limit Setting
Channel Options: WWWW+KCMY or KCMY+ WWWW , based on the ink bottles sequence
Color Ink Limit: Color ink limit for T-shirt printing shall be 25% . It can be slightly more or less according to different Artwork.
ICC Profile: Select T-shirt ICC Profile and open it. The ICC profile can help adjusting the color and make the printing result better.
dtg printer ink channel set

5. Out put White Ink Printing
White Ink Printing Setting
1. Resolution Setting: 1440*1440 dpi or 1440*720dpi
2. Ink Limit Setting:Normally it should be 60%-200% according to the print effect.
3. White ink layer generation options:Select the proper one.
4. Output setting:  White Setting: “1″.
white ink printing

6. Out put color ink
Click back button to put the printer tabel turn back, and printing color ink.
1. Resolution Setting: 1440*1440 dpi or 1440*720dpi
2. Ink Limit Setting: 25%
3. Output Setting: White Setting: “0″ Color Setting: “1″

7. Heat pressing
Dark Color T-shirt Heat Pressing
1. Lay the printed T-shirt onto the platbed of the heating presser and put the protective paper.
2. Adjust the temper onto 170oC and keep it for 120 seconds.
More information about heat pressing setting please see: Aristri P5000+ ink Pre-treatment Solution Aim

How to print multi-golf balls one time

Preparatory work & Necessary materials

  • Many golf balls
  • Make sure the printer is working properly and connected to the computer and powered on.
  • Golf ball jig from BrotherJet
  • ADOBE Photoshop & Brotherjet AritsRIP 8.3 RIP software has been installed in your computer and they are working properly.

Three steps to make a printing template, It easily!

1. Open the 1# template file “CD disk:\EPS FILE\GOLF 30-40 CM_ONE.EPS” with photoshop, The file you can get in the BrotherJet RIP software and tolls cd disk. In Photoshop, use the File –> Place command to put image file you want to print on golf balls into the new layer in edition template.

Adjust the image size and position to move it to the centre of circular pattern.Make sure the image size does not exceed the circular pattern range.

golf ball print template 1

Hide the “Layer 0″  layer, Use the Edit –> Define Pattern command to create a Pattern you can give a name like “GOLF_PRINT_IMG”.

golf ball print template 11

2. Open the 2# template file “CD disk:\EPS FILE\GOLF 30-40 CM.EPS” with photoshop, The file you can get in the BrotherJet RIP software and tolls cd disk.

golf ball print template 2

Select “IMG_B” layer and Use the Edit –> Fill command, In the Fill dialog, set the contents to use “Pattern”. In Photoshop CS4 and later, make sure “Scripted Patterns” is not checked, (But do explore it later… it’s cool!). Select your custom pattern named “GOLF_PRINT_IMG” from Custom Pattern drop-down panel and click “ok”to fill the layer.

golf ball print template 2-1

Adjust the patterns position to centre of circular template pattern

golf ball printer template 2-2

3. Hide the “BACKGROUND” layer, please compose the file and save it as format JPG/EPS/TIF.

Printing position setting:

printing Coordinate:
1. By printing coordinate we can locate the printing position easily and accurately.
2. Open the coordinate file with the RIP software, set the output: X=0, Y=0, output size: width=33cm, the height with adjust automatically.(For the formula mode of the software there will be a little bit error between the actual size and the real pho to size.)

rip software set

printing position

3. Put the golf ball jig on the golf ball printer’s platform where the Jig photo/Coordinate is printed.

golf ball print jig

Start printing

1. Printing setup on the software.
1) Size and Position
1, Using typesetting files, we can print with high actual position.
2, Open the printing template file you create with photoshop by Rip software, set the output: X=1,Y=1, output position:Width=30CM, hight will adjust automatically.
(For the formula mode of the software there will be a little difference between the actual size and the real photo size)

2) Resolution and printer setting.

3) Ink Channel, Ink limit and CISS

2. Printing process
1, Backward the platform to the end, otherwise error report may happen.
2, Color printing set, as shown in the picture.
print set

golf ball printer

Used ArtisRIP V8.3 templates menu print phone case

At ArtisRIP v8.3 white rip software the template menu is under View > Template

TEMPLATES

Create a new template
Choose the basic outline shape for the template slots. Options are wallet, rectangle/square or circle. These are not shape masks, only layout outlines. Any required masking of your image must be done before opening the image in ArtisRIP V8.3 DTG & DIRECT PRINTER RIP SOFTWARE

  • Input the necessary values for each option:
  • Start X = Print start offset from the left
  • Start Y = Print start offset from the top
  • Width = Width of each slot
  • Height = Height of each slot
  • Interval X = space between each column
  • Interval Y = space between each row
  • X Steps = Number of columns
  • Y Steps = Number of rows
  • Angle = Choose the automatic image rotation at 90 degree intervals (default = 0)
  • Line Width = Width of slot outline (default = Normal)

Select Save to save your new template. A Save window will open where you can name the template.

Applying a Template
Select the desired pre-saved template from the Template window, choose Apply then OK.

Open an image

Apply the template

Apply the template in rip software

Mage is duplicated across the eintire template

Printing different images in a single template
The Template feature in ArtisRIP only replicates a single image. To print different images in a template, lay up the complete artwork outside of ArtisRIP and save as a ArtisRIP compatible file type (.psd, .eps, .jpg, .png, .tif, .bmp, .ps).

If you are using a BrotherJet manufactured bespoke jig print fixture, a template will be supplied in the format of your choice. BrotherJet can supply EPS templates for most popular graphics packages, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw.

Start the first phone case printing with BR-S1800 flatbed printer

Preparations:

1) BR-S1800 eco solvent direct to substrate printer
2) Software BrotherjetRIP V8.2.3
3) IPHONE4 blank case
4) iPhone4 case jig
5) Pictures need to print

Picture preprocessing:

1) Cut the picture to fit the actual phonecase size.

Using photoshop or similar software to cut the photo according to the actual proportion of the phone case. The length and width should be a little bit larger than the phone case but its proportion should be the same, to make sure the full body of the case will be printed.

2) Photo typesetting on a jig file.

With the help of PHOTOSHP/ILLUSTRATOR to do the typesetting.
1. Put the photo into the corresponding slot positions on the jig.
2. Save as JIG /TIF/EPS after the typesetting.

iphone4 case jig eps

The phone case jig eps file you can download at: http://www.brotherjet.com/i-phone-case-printing-jig-template-file-download-159.html

The red dotting frame is the frame of jig, as well as the typesetting file frame, please keep it for the right printing position.

Printing position setting:
1) Way 1:By printing Coordinate:
1. By printing coordinate we can locate the printing position easily and accurately.
2. Open the coordinate file with the RIP software, set the output: X=0, Y=0, output size: width=33cm, the height with adjust automatically.(For the formula mode of the software there will be a little bit error between the actual size and the real pho to size.)

rip software set

printing position

Way 2: By printing Jig photo directly on the platform

1. By printing jig photo we can locate the printing size actually.
2. Open the jig file with Rip software, set the output:X=1; Y=1, output position:Width=30CM,hight will adjust automatically.Size of the Jig is:30CM*58CM
(For the formula mode of the software there will be a little difference between the actual size and the real photo size)

3. Put the jig on the platform where the Jig photo/Coordinate is printed.

put the phone case jig

position set

Height adjust

1. Make sure the jig is firmly on the platform, no movement occurs during printing, otherwise malposition may happen.
2. Put each blank case into the slot position on the jig, make sure all the cases are at the same horizontal.
3. Press UP button the platform will go up, leave a 2-3mm space between the printer head and the surface of case.
(Notice: Automatic Height adjustment will not work on transparent materials, will need manual adjustment)

put the phone case on jig

Start printing

1. Printing setup on the software.
1) Size and Position

1, Using typesetting files, we can print with high actual position.
2, Open the typesetting file by Rip software, set the output: X=1,Y=1, output position: width=30cm, height will adjust automa tically

position set

2) Resolution and printer setting.

Ink Channel Set

3) Ink Channel, Ink limit and CISS

rip software resolution set

2. Printing process
1, Backward the platform to the end, otherwise error report may happen.
2, Color printing set, as shown in the picture.

print set

phone case print result

The process of the garment ink

1. Only print color inks on garment

  • Temperature for heat press: 330F—340F(166oC—170oC)
  • Time for pressing: 60S
  • Pressure: Low
  • Silicone paper on the garment before the pressing

Only print white inks on garment

First step: Pressing garment use the heat press machine with high pressure, It can ensure the t-shirt Cotton fiber becomes smooth. So that you can print graphics

Time for pressing:90 – 120S

Pretreatment
The print Area is 14cm*17cm, The amount of the treatment liquid is 20-25g(0.7 0z.-0.9 Oz.)
Most of treatment liquid will block the white ink permeate into the cotton, The white ink float on the t-shirt cotton, it can washed off by water, the image will Peel or crack. Used right amount treatment liquid can ensure print quality and washing degrees.

Step 2 After the Pretreatment

  • A. Silicone paper on the garment before the pressing
  • B. Temperature for heat press: 330F—340F(166oC—170oC)
  • C. Time for heat press: 30s-45s
    This time is to be observed to steam treatment liquid (smoke) in the hot pressing process, which can ensure the clothes are dried, the treatment liquid has been evaporated.
  • D. Pressure: Heavy
    Pressing garment use the heat press machine with heavy pressure, It can ensure the t-shirt Cotton fiber becomes smooth. So that you can print graphics

Correct Pre-treatment

The image below represents a shirt that has been properly pre-treated, printed, heat-pressed and subsequently washed through three (3) industrial washes. Note the white underbase and color retention.

This is a properly treated, printed and post-treated shirt.

 

Insufficient Pre-treatment

If too little pre-treatment solution is applied, the white ink will have a mottled appearance after printing. This is due to an insufficient amount of pre-treatment to keep the white ink layer on the surface (the ink soaks into the fibers of the shirt).

An example of insufficient pre-treatment:

 

Excessive Pre-treatment

Applying too much pre-treatment solution will provide you with a very good looking print prior to washing. However, excessive application of pre-treatment will cause poor wash fastness and durability. The white layer becomes much more susceptible to flaking off of the shirt in a wash if too much pre-treatment is applied.

Below, the shirt with an excessive amount of pre-treatment looks very good after printing and pressing:

The same shirt, with excessive pre-treatment solution applied is shown below after washing. This shirt exhibits cracking and loss of color associated with too much pre-treatment being applied.

The step up after white and color ink printing

  • A. Temperature for heat press: 330F—340F(166oC—170oC)
  • B. Time for heat press: 90s – 120s
  • C. Pressure: Low
  • D. Silicone paper on the garment before the pressing

Washing method
When finished printing and heat pressing, Start washing after one day.

Correct Pre-treatment

The image below represents a shirt that has been properly pre-treated, printed, heat-pressed and subsequently washed through three (3) industrial washes. Note the white underbase and color retention.

This is a properly treated, printed and post-treated shirt.

 

Insufficient Pre-treatment

If too little pre-treatment solution is applied, the white ink will have a mottled appearance after printing. This is due to an insufficient amount of pre-treatment to keep the white ink layer on the surface (the ink soaks into the fibers of the shirt).

An example of insufficient pre-treatment:

 

Excessive Pre-treatment

Applying too much pre-treatment solution will provide you with a very good looking print prior to washing. However, excessive application of pre-treatment will cause poor wash fastness and durability. The white layer becomes much more susceptible to flaking off of the shirt in a wash if too much pre-treatment is applied.

Below, the shirt with an excessive amount of pre-treatment looks very good after printing and pressing:

The same shirt, with excessive pre-treatment solution applied is shown below after washing. This shirt exhibits cracking and loss of color associated with too much pre-treatment being applied.

How to input the artwork into the brotherjet RIP and print the image?

1. Imput the artwork into the CorelDRAWor Illustrator

2. Imput the card jig artwork into the CorelDRAWor Illustrator

3. File layout

4. Export file

5. Input the card file into the Brotherjet RIP

6. Setting the RIP Parameter

7. Clean the card and put the card on the card jig

8. Put the card jig on the right position.
put the phone case on jig

Now ,everything is Ok! let’s printing !

How to print the white ink on materials?

We have learned to print color ink in the user manual, Now let’s learn to print white ink. the white ink printing has some different with the color ink printing. We should print white ink first, and then print color ink again. So, the setting of rip software has a few differences. Please pay attention.

Please follow these steps:

1. Please open the  software with Brotherjet ARTISRIP V8.3.

2. Import the artwork into the Brotherjet software.

3. Setting the “layout”
It is the same with the color ink printing, we should check the “paper size”/ “output position”/”output size”, and the “scale” must be “ture”.

4. Setting the “printer”
Please choose the right machine type \USB port\Image type\feeding \speed.
The important thing is we should choose the resolution (white) and the resolution (color) at the same time . So please set them with the suitable DPI.

5. Setting the ” color”, and choose the right ink type. then setting the ink limit about color ink and white ink .
According to your material, The color ink limit is about 15%-25%, the white ink limit about 30%.

6. Open the print box, and let’s print the white ink first. We should set the “copies”. white copies setting is “1″; color copies setting is “0″.

when the white ink printing is ok. please press the “back” button, then the working table will go back home.

NOTE: Don’t move the material, and if you think the white ink is not enough white, you can print white ink again.

7. Open the “print box” again. setting the “copies” again.

8. Click the “print” again, then we can print the color ink.