How to convert an Epson Desktop Printer to Sublimation

Epson WorkForce 7710

1. Introduction

By enabling the conversion of an ordinary Epson Desktop printer into a dedicated sublimation printer, InkTec Australia allows you to affordably enter into sublimation printing. InkTec's SubliNova Smart Sublimation Ink is competitively-priced and manufactured in Korea. InkTec Sublimation Refillable Cartridges can be used for maximum convenience. InkTec SubliNova Smart Sublimation Ink Bottles are also available for maximum savings and flexibility.

With dye sublimation ink, it is essential that the ink not come into contact with any other ink (Epson ink, other aftermarket, other sublimation brand). As such, please follow these conversion guidelines closely:
Simply install the sublimation ink into a set of refillable cartridges and perform printhead cleanings until the old ink is flushed out.


2. Converting a brand-new Epson printer

If your Epson printer is brand-new, out-of-box, and has never been used with ink inside, you can proceed straight to using our inks. Do not install the Epson cartridges provided with the printer. Instead, either install a set of refillable cartridges with our SubliNova Smart Sublimation Ink.

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3. Converting a used Epson printer

If your Epson printer is currently using any other ink (Epson-brand ink, aftermarket ink, another brand of sublimation ink), it is required that you purge all old ink from the printer's lines prior to installing InkTec SubliNova Smart Sublimation Ink.

  • Before beginning the conversion process, print a nozzle check to confirm that the printhead is working properly. Do not attempt to perform a conversion on a printer that is not printing correctly.
  • Remove all the old ink/cartridges.
  • After installing the new cartridges using InkTec SubliNova Smart Sublimation Ink, some Printhead cleaning will be necessary to push all the ink down to the Printhead.

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4. After converting the printer

With your printer now converted to InkTec SubliNova Smart Sublimation Ink, you can begin sublimation printing. For best results, print your images onto our (InkTec Sublimation Paper) transfer paper specifically intended for sublimation printing. Transfer the prints using an appropriately-sized heat press onto the sublimation blank of your choice!

Although it is possible to obtain great results without color management, the color gamut will be limited. To produce professional-grade sublimated materials, color management it might be required. A custom ICC profile will need to be installed into Photoshop or into your RIP software. You can contact us through our Support email:support@inktec.com.au and we will help you to install or order a custom ICC profile for your printer if necessary. 

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