Step-by-Step Guide: Printing with CustomPlatens on the Epson F2100

Learn how to set up print files for Custom Platens on the Epson F2100

We are often contacted by our customers asking for information on the process for printing with custom platens on the Epson F2100 DTG printer.  Currently, the Epson’s Garment Creator software is pre-loaded with templates for the large, medium, small, extra small, and small sleeve platens.  However, CustomPlatens now produces many additional options like the zipper platen, hoodie platen, long sleeve platen, koozie platen and the sock platen available at the DTG Connection online store.

So, the question is, how do you line up your print with the platen if its not in Garment Creator?

CustomPlatens.com has the solution.  Below are the steps you’ll need to take to start printing custom platens on your Epson F2100.

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Custom Platens for your Epson F2100 DTG Printer

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Check out our full line of platens for the Epson F2100 from CustomPlatens. Print on a wide range of sizes and shapes of garments including hoodies, zippers, sleeves, koozies and more!

Step 1 – Download the template for your platen

When you purchase the platen, included inside the box you will find a coupon code to download an .AI (Adobe Illustrator) template with the exact outline of the platen you purchased.  You can open this file in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop if you do not have Illustrator.  For this post, let’s take the sleeve template as our test case.

Once you open the file in either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop you will have a template outline of the sleeve.  Below is an example of what it looks like in photoshop.

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Step 2 – Import and overlay your graphic

The next step is to import your graphic file into its own layer and position it within the outline of the sleeve.  Once you have the image where you want, you will need to delete or hide the outline layer.

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Step 3 – Save the graphic file and import into Epson’s Garment Creator software

From there, you can simply save the image and then open it up in Garment Creator.

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Step 4 - Print!

Custom Platens has made this template so that when you bring it into Garment Creator it will align with the platen on the machine.  So, simply, press print.

Check out our full selection of CustomPlatens for the Epson FP2100 as well as other DTG accessories and supplies at DTGConnection.com.

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