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Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« on: December 01, 2020, 09:24:27 PM »
The OEM Brother GTX white inks are frustratingly expensive, I have to admit.  Had a look for some non OEM inks. Not sure though if I can trust these products though. Don`t want to end up in a situation where they start damaging the printhead, clogging it etc.
All you Brother GTX users here, has any of you used any alternatives to Brothers original inks and if so how has your journey be so far?


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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 06:31:41 PM »
We have 3 GTX pros's.. Its to much risk in my opinion to use anything other than standard OEM inks. Yea, We feel your pain on the cost of inks.
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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 07:26:19 AM »
I had that conversation with head of USA division. They are about $0.20 per print higher than EPSON from what i can see. And you have to buy 5 printers to get a discount. With EPSON they discount with the second one already. brother’s comment was that they did liked their pricing and did not think it was an issue.

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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2020, 10:38:22 AM »
Following this post. We use a GTX as well. Great machine, maintenance is not bad, prints come out great. Prints are durable, but....the margins SUCK.


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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2020, 09:00:09 PM »
If you buy 24 cartridges at a time the price per cartridge drops around $50.
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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2020, 09:40:02 PM »
Just so we are all on the same page, GTX Pro B ink is $170 per liter. I think regular GTX is about 50% more.
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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2020, 10:17:51 PM »
Just so we are all on the same page, GTX Pro B ink is $170 per liter. I think regular GTX is about 50% more.
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If there would just be a way of refilling the pouches and re-setting the chip.

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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2020, 10:29:49 PM »
Just so we are all on the same page, GTX Pro B ink is $170 per liter. I think regular GTX is about 50% more.
Pierre
If there would just be a way of refilling the pouches and re-setting the chip.
You can refill with syringes. Not sure about the chips, but that can probably be solved too.
Next problem will be getting the ink though. They will not sell it to you unless you have the bulk unit.

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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2020, 11:07:08 PM »
Just so we are all on the same page, GTX Pro B ink is $170 per liter. I think regular GTX is about 50% more.
Pierre
If there would just be a way of refilling the pouches and re-setting the chip.
You can refill with syringes. Not sure about the chips, but that can probably be solved too.
Next problem will be getting the ink though. They will not sell it to you unless you have the bulk unit.
Actually I was just about to correct my own comment. You can refill yourself and the chips don`t have any bearing on the actual ink level recognition. As for buying the ink I will ask our distributer. I don`t think or better I hope there won`t be any issues.

https://www.garmentprinterink.com/collections/bulk-replacement-ink-for-the-brother-gtx-garment-printer/products/gallon-replacement-ink-bottles-for-brother-gtx-printers

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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2020, 12:27:02 PM »
Just so we are all on the same page, GTX Pro B ink is $170 per liter. I think regular GTX is about 50% more.
Pierre
If there would just be a way of refilling the pouches and re-setting the chip.
You can refill with syringes. Not sure about the chips, but that can probably be solved too.
Next problem will be getting the ink though. They will not sell it to you unless you have the bulk unit.
Actually I was just about to correct my own comment. You can refill yourself and the chips don`t have any bearing on the actual ink level recognition. As for buying the ink I will ask our distributer. I don`t think or better I hope there won`t be any issues.

https://www.garmentprinterink.com/collections/bulk-replacement-ink-for-the-brother-gtx-garment-printer/products/gallon-replacement-ink-bottles-for-brother-gtx-printers

do you have GTX or GTX Pro? the printheads are different so the ink could be different too. check that first!

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Re: Brother GTX non OEM ink users
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2020, 08:22:51 PM »
Just so we are all on the same page, GTX Pro B ink is $170 per liter. I think regular GTX is about 50% more.
Pierre
If there would just be a way of refilling the pouches and re-setting the chip.
You can refill with syringes. Not sure about the chips, but that can probably be solved too.
Next problem will be getting the ink though. They will not sell it to you unless you have the bulk unit.
Actually I was just about to correct my own comment. You can refill yourself and the chips don`t have any bearing on the actual ink level recognition. As for buying the ink I will ask our distributer. I don`t think or better I hope there won`t be any issues.

https://www.garmentprinterink.com/collections/bulk-replacement-ink-for-the-brother-gtx-garment-printer/products/gallon-replacement-ink-bottles-for-brother-gtx-printers

do you have GTX or GTX Pro? the printheads are different so the ink could be different too. check that first!

pierre
GTX Pro. Inks are the same.