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Sublimation Buyer's Guide

WELCOME to the first step in choosing the Heat Press, Vinyl Cutter, Sublimation System and Supplies that are right for you. Our tutorials will help you make a more informed purchase decision.

Buying a Heat Press, Vinyl Cutter, Sublimation System and Supplies for the first time can be a daunting task, so we encourage you to watch the product videos and read the articles below to educate yourself before buying. Whether you're a first time heat press and supplies buyer, or a seasoned pro, you're sure to learn something.  If you have questions about anything you see below, or simply prefer to talk to a human, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-215-0894 or email us your questions at [email protected]

Comparison Chart

 Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400Sawgrass Virtuoso SG800Epson Artisan 1430Epson Stylus C88+
  Ricoh 3110 Ricoh 7100 Epson 1430 Epson C88+
Price Range Mid-Range Mid-Range Mid-Range Budget Mid-Range
Recommended Use Small Business Advanced Small Business Advanced Small Business Small Business
Durability 3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4.5 Stars
Max Media Size

8.5" x 14"

13" x 19"

13" x 19"

8.5" x 44"
Print Speed

82 Prints/Hour

69 Prints/Hour

41 Prints/Hour

330 Prints/Hour

Ink Set CMYK CMYK CMYKLcLm CMYK
Max Resolution 600 x 600 dpi 600 x 600 dpi 600 x 600 dpi 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Ink Delivery System High Capacity Cartridges High Capacity Cartridges High Capacity Cartridges Standard Capacity Cartridges
Cartridge Size CMY - 29ml
K - 42ml
CMY - 29ml
K - 42ml
CMYLcLM - 17.1ml
K - 41.8ml
CMYK - 17ml
Bulk System Available No No Yes Yes
Color Management Compatibility PowerDriver for Windows, MacProfile PowerDriver for Windows,
MacProfile
PowerDriver for Windows PowerDriver for Windows
Media Tray 250 Sheets 250 Sheets 100 Sheets 120 Sheets

 

Sawgre Epson T-SeriesEpson Stylus Pro 7890Epson Stylus Pro 9890Sawgrass Virtuoso VJ 628
  Epson T Series Epson 7890 Epson 9890 GO RIO 900X
Price Range Mid-Range Mid-Range Mid-Range Mid-Range
Recommended Use Advanced Small Business Advanced Small Business Advanced Small Business Advanced Small Business
Durability 5 Stars 4.5 Stars 5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Max Roll
Media Size

24"
36"
44"

24"

44"

24"

Print Speed

196 Sq Ft/Hour

196 Sq Ft/Hour

196 Sq Ft/Hour

52 Sq Ft/Hour

Ink Set CMYK + Clean Cart CMYKLcLmLkLlk + Clean Cart CMYKLcLmLkLlk + Clean Cart CMYK
Max Resolution 720 x 1440 720 x 1440 720 x 1440 Up to 1440 dpi
Ink Delivery System Standard Capacity Cartridges Standard Capacity Cartridges Standard Capacity Cartridges Standard Capacity Cartridges
Cartridge Size 350ml/per cartridge 350ml/per cartridge 350ml/per cartridge 220ml/per cartridge
Bulk System Available No No No No
Color
Management Compatibility
WinProfile, MacProfile WinProfile, MacProfile WinProfile, MacProfile PowerDriver for Windows, MacProfile
Media Tray n/a n/a n/a n/a
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