Do you have an inkjet printer and want to convert it into the Sublimation machine? No worries it is a simple process and explained below.
Inkjet printers are usually used for printing on paper, while sublimation printers are used to print on fabrics, photos, and other materials. The conversion process is not difficult and it can be done in just a few steps.
How to convert an inkjet printer to a sublimation printer?
The following steps will guide you through the process of converting an inkjet printer to a sublimation printer.
Step 1: Buy an Inkjet printer
Make sure you have an inkjet machine that can be converted into a sublimation device. Because all the printers can not be converted into sublimation printing devices.
Step 2: Remove the ink cartridges from the inkjet printer
Now you have to remove the standard printer ink cartridges from the printer and replace them with the Sublimation ink cartridges. Sublimation printers use the CMYK inks for printing. If you have an ink tank printer then you only need to fill the CMYK color inks into the tanks.
Step 3: Start Sublimation Printing
Now the printer is all set to start your sublimation printing process. Also, make sure you have replaced the normal paper with the special sublimation paper. The special paper helps to transfer the printed design to the required surface or material with a heat press.
Benefits of Sublimation and Converted Printer
Sublimation printing is a printing process that uses heat to transfer ink onto a surface, such as paper, fabric, or plastic. It differs from other types of printing in that the image is not made of ink particles.
The advantages of this printing process of inkjet printer with sublimation ink are that it is inexpensive. With the converted printers you don’t need to spend a lot of money on new printers. The benefits of sublimation printing are that it can print onto any fabric and can produce high quality graphics that are vibrant and durable. This makes it perfect for use in clothing, banners, posters, or even printed photographs.
Can any printer be converted into Sublimation Device?
No, it is not possible to convert every standard printer to a printing device for sublimation. The inks used in sublimation devices are heat sensitive as they get shifted on other surfaces when applied to heat them. It would be recommended to use only an ink jet printing device for converting into Sub printing device. Don’t use the laser or thermal devices for conversion.
Important Note: Most of the Epson Printers can be shifted to the Sublimation printers.
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