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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:41 pm

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

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.
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:17 pm

New guy, Epson vs Sawgrass yadda yadda

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
https://www.inkexperts.co.uk/contact-us/
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:02 pm

Re: New guy, Epson vs Sawgrass yadda yadda

Will do, ta
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:07 pm

Re: New guy, Epson vs Sawgrass yadda yadda

Iain where do I find the dye sub forum? Is it within Signapp? Tia
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:09 pm

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Shawn Bentley wrote: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
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:31 pm

Re: New guy, Epson vs Sawgrass yadda yadda

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
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 pm

New guy, Epson vs Sawgrass yadda yadda

Shawn Bentley wrote: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
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:56 pm

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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
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:57 pm

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I access both through Taptalk
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Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:07 pm

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Great app I just logged into to both will defo use

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