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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M M A R C H 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 1 7 which we expected. It was a huge help get- ting all our existing equipment into posi- tion before the DTF machine arrived. When the machine arrived it was very heavy, but we could easily move the crates with pallet jacks; make sure you have one on hand when it arrives for this model. e crate with the printer in it is easily taken apart with a drill, but for the other crate with the dryer and shaker in it you need needle nose plyers to fold back the metal clips to get the crate to slide off. Plan for this to take up to two hours to unpackage, taking your time. Also, make sure you have about six people handy to help get these machines out of the crates. You can get the printer out with four peo- ple and both parts have the wheels assem- bled, but you have to lift them up and out onto the floor safely. e dryer was a different beast to deal with since it has no real spots to lift, so we put 4x4s under the machine facing out from it, so we could grab the machine and lift it onto the boards to guide it to the floor onto its wheels, which worked out very well. We lifted one side at a time and walked it one side at a time with two people guiding in the front and back to be safe. Once the machine was on wheels it was very easy for just two people to move it into position. You want to make sure you create a 48" opening if you can; it makes it much easier to get the machine in with zero hassle. Creating space that works During the process of moving equip- ment to our new building, we realized that the space we had created above the main office space was a lot larger than we

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