Introduction: T-shirt Printer
Step 1: Tools
1.- epson c86 Ink jet printer
2.-SHEET OF PLY WOOD 4X4
(or whatever material you choose)
3.-6’’ OR 4’’ WIDE NO SKID TAPE
4.- DRILL AND 13/32’’ DRILL BIT, SCREWDRIVERS.
5.- HOT GLUE GUN
6.- 26’’ DRAWER SLIDER (2)
7.- 5 0R 6 OF 1’’ WASHERS
8.- HAND SAW OR TABLE SAW
Ok so lets begin
First ting is made the shelf
The sides go on the outside of the bottom (use some nails or screws to assemble the pieces,
Step 3: Drawer
the sides mount on top of the bottom,
Step 4: Material Holder
Now were going to make the material holder (this is were all the different material are going to laid so that they can be print on )
looks like a T shape like this :
You will need to cut 2 pieces first one is going to be 13x9 inches and the other
is 13 x 3 3/8 inches
Step 5: Drill Step
ok all the parts are finish
the shelf, drawer, and the T shape.
Ok next step is to drill a 13/32 inch hole in to the shell for the printer driver shaft which rolls the drawers (this will be explain later wen we get to the printer ) pick up one side to be the front. Now drill the hole one side of the shell 6 ½ inches to center by 2 3/8 inches from the bottom., Repeat the same on the other side.
remember that these need to be as straight as you can so that the shaft rolls straight.
Please look at the picture with the shaft install :
Now mount the drawer slide on to the right side It 1 ¾ inches from the front and 5/8 inches from the top.
Step 6: Step 6
Now take the slide part out of the drawer slide for easier mount the drawer,(you can also mount the drawer after you mount the shaft in place
Mount 2 inches in from the back of the drawer and ¾ inches from the top
Now apply the No skid tape to the bottom of the drawer centering from side
Step 7: Disarme the Printer
OK NOW THE NEXT STEP IS TO TAKE THE PRINTER APART AND MOUTING IT ON THE DRAWER SYSTEM
Ok here is the victim a epson c86 printer
Before webagain dismantling the printer remember that this will void ALL warranty with the printer!!! So if you cannot afford to lose a printer, don’t try this project.
First thing is to test the printer make sure the printer works like normal install the ink and print a test page.
NOW LET’S START TEARING THIS THINGS APART!! : )
Remove all the plastic tops from the printer (a small flat head screwdriver will be needed)
Start with the bottom tabs, then the back tabs, do both sides
The bottom tabs which actually release the top,
DO NOT REMOVE THE TIMING BELT
Step 8: Naked Printer
while you were taking apart the bottom the pump and gears may have come off, its ok. Just don’t loose any parts,
now release the drive shafts from their position:
take the driver belt off and the screw in between the gears,
now cut out the frame...
this is Wat will look like wit out the plastic covers and all of the cuts
Step 9: STEP 9
NOW you're ready to mount the printer on to the drawer and put the belt on to the shaft
and we need to hack the paper sensor just put some paper wit some hot glue on it or some piece of plastic.
now the printer is ready to print just put the t-shirt holder and a t-shirt (white or lite colors only ) to make a test : )
Step 10: Finish Machine : )
you can put some of the plastic cover back to the printer
thank you all for you're attention on my first instructable hope it helps some one.