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  • Epson A4 Sublimation printer has died on me.

    Posted by John Thomson on August 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Well after 4 years of pretty much daily use my trusty epson sublimation A4 printer has died.
    A blocked cyan head that no amount of head cleans or manual flushing would revive.

    So for £29.99 its replacement was bought today along with a new bulk ink system at £21.00 😀

    John

    Dave Rowland replied 11 years, 6 months ago 6 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I think its only decent of us all to Raise a Glass and have a Moment of Silence amongst us for Johns printer who has just passed

    I have an Epson sublimation printer, i cant remember the exact model etc as its been so long since ive used it. [picture below if it helps] in fact the bulk ink system is full and any spares of the ink full but are a couple of "years" out of date and the ink in the system has clogged preventing it working.
    from memory the ink is sawgrass, but thats about as much as i remember. is there any hope to bring this back to life or am i better binning it and buying new? i only mean that as in desktop printers have come down in price so much and looks like the heads, bulk ink system and Ink all needs replacing so is it cheaper to buy complete or try and get whats damaged replaced?

    .

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    August 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    quote John Thomson:

    Well after 4 years of pretty much daily use my trusty epson sublimation A4 printer has died.
    A blocked cyan head that no amount of head cleans or manual flushing would revive.

    So for £29.99 its replacement was bought today along with a new bulk ink system at £21.00 😀

    John

    Have you no sense of decency? No sooner has the machine died and you are replacing it with a much newer, sleeker and younger model. A period of mourning and quiet contemplation would have been more appropriate before rushing out to buy a replacement 😕

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    August 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Talking about sleek – what heat press is that, looks sexy!

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    quote Colin Crabb:

    Talking about sleek – what heat press is that, looks sexy!

    Its the Siser T1 colin. its a great heat press mate, comes with various heat plates options. You just unclip and clip on the new plates you need.
    i have the T-shirt press, hat press, pocket press, but theres the shoe press too that you see in this video. all in one machine.
    i bought mine from grafityp. http://www.grafityp.co.uk/textiles-heat-presses.html

    <embed width=”452″ height=”361″ quality=”high” bgcolor=”#000000″ wmode=”transparent” name=”main” id=”main” allowfullscreen=”false” src=”http://www.isigntube.com/player/vPlayer.swf?f=http://www.isigntube.com/player/vConfig_embed.php?vkey=5900908db6cae9272361″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”>

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    August 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Cheers Rob,
    Nice looking bit of kit, Been looking at buying a heat press soon, and now a good customer requires his hi-viz vest logo’d so good excuse to get around to it!
    Will check it out.

  • Fabrice Menard

    Member
    August 8, 2012 at 9:52 am
    quote John Thomson:

    Well after 4 years of pretty much daily use my trusty epson sublimation A4 printer has died.
    A blocked cyan head that no amount of head cleans or manual flushing would revive.

    So for £29.99 its replacement was bought today along with a new bulk ink system at £21.00 😀

    John

    could you tell which printer and bulk ink kit you bought for this price?

  • John Thomson

    Member
    August 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Hi,

    Epson S22…….A4 size and CISS bulk ink system off Ebay.

    john

  • Fabrice Menard

    Member
    August 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    OK thanks.

    I was planning to get into sublimation "just for fun" (private use as I don’t see my customers asking for sublimated objects) it means the printer would not print often. Could this set up be left unused during few days/weeks without major problems? Is it easy to clean head/tubes ?

  • John Thomson

    Member
    August 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Well the bulk system arrived today so after the usual messing around to get the carts fully charged and running through the head alignment routine my sublimation is back up and running 😀

    Tomorrows final insult to the old printer is to syphon the ink out of the old bulk system 😀 ……..too much in to to throw it all out.

    John

  • Dave Rowland

    Member
    August 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    as long as ur using it… then its an investment.

    anything that dries by the air, will die if not used.

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