Switching from another ink to Image Armor E-Series ink on a DTG printer with WIMS? YOU MUST CHANGE THE FILTER!
For any users who use are looking to switch to the Image Armor E-SERIES DTG inks and are utilizing a WIMs (White Ink Management) system to recirculate their white inks, or a printer that utilizes a standard filter (usually they are inline somewhere ���?? sometimes before the ink lines hit the print heads), here are a few things to consider before making the switch:
Due to the chemistry of the Image Armor inks, which allow the E-SERIES white ink to cure in 35 seconds and have great wash durability, our interaction of inks with standard fabric filters is not recommended. Many of the WIMs today are found on older DTG brand or re-branded type DTG printers. These in-line filters are easily replaced and exchanged.
Failure to convert or change out the filter to the stainless steel version can result in a reaction of the ink with mesh material causing ���??clots���?��� to form, potentially clogging the filter entirely or allowing the clots to breaking free and flow into other printer components like the print head and/or dampers. The inks in and of themselves will not clot or coagulate on their own, only when they come into contact with the fabric style filter material and, over time, accumulated deposits can form and result in other DTG component failures.
Item Name: Rigimesh White Ink Filter-WIMS II (Image Armor)
Item Number: LCF-24100
Item Price: $ 22.31