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  • New guy, Epson vs Sawgrass, views and advice please?

  • Bryce Glen

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Hello. I am interested in starting up some small-run and personalised printing to supplement my business. I know several guys in my industry who have failed in this venture, and now it’s my turn to do likewise.
    I am armed with a little information and some big ideas; your favourite combination.

    I need an A3 format printer, so that I can sublimate larger designs on canvases, bags etc as well as the standard t-shirts, mugs and coasters.

    (I am also keen to try this new EasySubli vinyl product, and I mean to buy a plotter regardless, but that’s not my query)

    It seems my choices are to buy a Sawgrass SG800, or an Epson ET-7750 – and change the inks out for Sublimation inks. Someone else recommended the ET-14000, but not having WiFi is a drawback.

    The cost saving of the Epson conversion routeis attractive. I read that the eco-tank models are less hassle than the older cartridge style.
    (I actually owned an ET-7750 for a while last year for photo printing, good bit of kit, but I returned it as it wasn’t what I needed at the time.)

    What would be your recommendation?
    Is there a more compelling Epson model on the market?
    What is the proper conversion procedure/ink to buy for the Epson (in the UK)?
    What’s the minimum one can print without clogging the print heads?

    Thank you for your time.

  • Iain George

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    No offence to this wonderful forum but head over to Dye Sub Forum and ask the same question there. It is a whole forum dedicated to the world of Dye Sublimation.
    Also ring the guys at Ink Experts

    Contact

  • Bryce Glen

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Will do, ta

  • Shawn Bentley

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Iain where do I find the dye sub forum? Is it within Signapp? Tia

  • Iain George

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    quote Shawn Bentley:

    Iain where do I find the dye sub forum? Is it within Signapp? Tia

    Don’t know what signapp is but just google DSF or Dye Sub Forum.

    https://www.dyesubforum.co.uk/vbforum/forum.php

  • Shawn Bentley

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Ian thank u really appreciate it sorry this is (signapp) on the app on mobile also known as uksignboards apologies for confusion, appreciate the help

  • Iain George

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 7:33 pm
    quote Shawn Bentley:

    Hi Ian thank u really appreciate it sorry this is (signapp) on the app on mobile also known as uksignboards apologies for confusion, appreciate the help

    I use an app called taptalk
    on my mobile

  • Shawn Bentley

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    OMG that’s weird I’ve literally just downloaded that app tonight for the sub forum just about to have a look lol thanks again Iain

  • Iain George

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I access both through Taptalk

  • Shawn Bentley

    Member
    June 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Great app I just logged into to both will defo use

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