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 😀
MemberAugust 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below if it helps] in fact the bulk ink system is full and any spares of the ink full but are a couple of "years" out of date and the ink in the system has clogged preventing it working.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?
MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 1:53 pmquote John Thomson:
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 😕
MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Talking about sleek – what heat press is that, looks sexy!
MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 2:45 pmquote Colin Crabb:
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
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MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm
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.
MemberAugust 8, 2012 at 9:52 amquote John Thomson:
could you tell which printer and bulk ink kit you bought for this price?
MemberAugust 8, 2012 at 10:09 am
Epson S22…….A4 size and CISS bulk ink system off Ebay.
MemberAugust 8, 2012 at 11:02 am
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 ?
MemberAugust 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.
MemberAugust 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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