Each leading direct-to-garment printer manufacturer extends a warranty to the consumer. A Comparison Chart of Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Machine Warranties:A Breakdown of Epson, Brother, Ricoh, Kornit and OmniPrintOne of the most important factors when choosing what is the best direct-to-garment (DTG) machine for you should be the warranty. Different DTG manufacturers offer varying warranties. All the major manufacturers (Epson, Brother and Kornit) have their DTG warranties published online for you to review. Some DTG printer brands (Ricoh and OmniPrint), do not publish their full warranty information.*While there are many different aspects of what to look for in a DTG warranty, the four (4) more important categories are: 1. The length of the initial warranty and can you extend it 2. Whether the printhead is covered under the warranty 3. Whether parts are covered under warranty, and 4. Whether free labor\/repair is part of the warrantyAs you would expect, different DTG printers stack up differently. Below is a chart outlining the major DTG options and comparing their different warranties.\n\n\n \nEpson SC F-2100\nBrother GTX\nRicoh Ri 6000\nKornit Breeze\nFreeJet 330TX\n\n\n\n\n\nWarranty Length\n1 Year Unlimited Standard with an additional 2 years optional (3 years total)\n1 Year Limited Warranty that is not extendable\n1 Year Limited Warranty\n6 Month Limited Warranty\n1 Year Limited Warranty\n\n\n\nPrinthead Warranty\n1 Year unlimited warranty\n1 Year or 15,000 prints, whichever comes first\nPrinthead not under warranty\nPrinthead not under warranty\nManufacturing defects only, subject to manufacturer’s\n\n\n\nParts Warranty\nTotally free parts warranty\nLimited. You must pay to ship back the defective part(s) for inspection\nLimited parts warranty\nLimited. You must pay to ship the defective part(s) back for inspection\nNon-wear and tear parts only. What qualifies as wear \u0026amp; tear is at manufacturer’s discretion\n\n\n\nLabor Warranty\nTotally free labor at your location within 48 hours, guaranteed\nLimited to the first 90 days and does not include travel expenses\nNo free labor. You must pay to ship the printer back for repair work\nLimited to the first 90 days and does not include travel expenses\nNo free labor\n\n\n\n\n\nA couple of things immediately jump out. First, Epson is the only major DTG printer manufacturer that offers a completely free warranty that includes parts and labor. The other manufacturers like Brother, Kornit and OmniPrint all offer limited parts warranty and none of them offer totally free labor. This is a big deal because the last thing you want to do is have to start mechanically fixing your own DTG printer or have to pay a technician to come fix it.The single most important part of a direct-to-garment (DTG) printer is the print head and the Epson SureColor F-2100 is the only one on the market that has an unlimited print head warranty. To buy a DTG printer without a full printhead warranty is a big risk that you should be fully aware of. The average cost of replacing a DTG printhead starts around $2,000, plus installation costs.Being able to openly evaluate the different warranties on the most popular DTG machines is important. Hopefully you use this DTG printer warranty comparison chart to get the best DTG printer for you.*As of April 9, 2020.