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  • Can anyone recommend a good sublimation printer ?

    Posted by Dave Scott on October 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Hi , I have been looking into buying a sublimation printer and have got my eye on a XP5113 Epson WP-4015DN , has anyone got any experience of these printers ? Are they any good ? I have been looking on ebay for a cheap CISS that would fit this printer , also if not this printer then can anyone suggest a decent one for around £200 ? And also a good supplier of materials , inks,paper,etc

    Thanks

    Gordon Galloway replied 11 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 16 Replies
  • 16 Replies
  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    October 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Do you need A4 or A3? Speak to Martin at BMS he’ll sort you out, http://www.printerowners.co.uk/

  • Stuart Davies

    Member
    October 13, 2012 at 6:52 am

    we use the ricoh gx7000 and cant fault it, we dont do so much sub work these days so its on standby for weeks on end and when we do come to use it there is no problems at all, do that with epson and ciss and your in trouble with blockages.
    stu

  • John Cooper

    Member
    October 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Ricoh GX7000, it just works.

  • Dave Scott

    Member
    October 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks guys..

  • Dave Scott

    Member
    October 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I have bought an Epson WP-4015, to use for sublimation printing, in the setup instructions it states to use the ink cartridges that came with the printer, am i not better off using the refillable cartridges with sublimation ink ? Also is it wise to stick to one type of ink per printer or is it ok to switch from one ink to another ? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated !!

    Thank you

  • Eddie Cotton

    Member
    October 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    hi bud, i have an epson with and ive fitted the ciss cartrides to it, the only thing with epsons as some do only like epson cartridges and the ink level on the computer runs low althouh the system is full so every now and then have to unclip the cartridges and clip them back in so the printer thinks they have been changed, but my epson does the job fine

  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    November 2, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Stick to one type of ink per printer, saves on wasted sub ink when you have to flush it out to swap.

  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    November 2, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Not sure if the Epson WP-4015 is supported by Sawgrass, you may have to have a profile made for it.

  • Dave Scott

    Member
    November 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    http://www.sawgrasseurope.com/consumer- … wp-4015-dn , when you buy there ink you get the software/driver/profile for this printer .

  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    November 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Jolly good, I haven’t kept up with the latest Epsons since I switched to Ricohs.

  • Dave Scott

    Member
    November 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Im kind of kicking myself for not buying the prribter direct from them 🙁 , as its more or less the same price and you get the software/drivers… i got mine from ebay and cant grumble with the price, i did buy the refillable cartridges for it and some cheap ink…. that is getting sent back, the ink that is .. im certain that they had been watered down as black came out a washed out brown !! Do you suggest using sawgrass inks ? or is there a cheaper quality option ?

    thanks

  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    November 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    There are cheaper options, but the sawgrass profile is only designed for their ink. Some people on the Dyesub forum http://www.dyesubforum.co.uk/vbforum/ use unlicensed inks and may be able to help you with which ones are any good, but they are a bit cagey about discussing them openly.

  • Dave Scott

    Member
    November 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Gordon,
    Ive had someone come in with orange fire proof overalls, they are wanting a 2 colour design (black & yellow) into the back aprox 260×100 mm, can you advise me on the best way forward ? Could i use transfer papers ? And if so do i need a special type as they are to go onto fireproof overalls ? Also i’ve had a customer wanting photo’s on satin (gold/beige in colour) one either side, can you advise the best way to do this ?

    Cheers mate

    Dave

  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    November 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Not sure if you would need something special for the fireproof overalls, if not could it be done in vinyl. As for the satin Yolo papers might be able to help.

  • Dave Scott

    Member
    November 15, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Gordon , I’ve done the satin , i used the 3g papers from yolo , I’m yet to try the overalls, but i was thinking vinyl too , can i overlay 1 colour vinyl onto another ? (black on yellow) I’m guessing its possible , which vinyl would be best ? Or will all vinyl give the same results ?

    cheers pal

  • Gordon Galloway

    Member
    November 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

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