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Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 A4 Printer

This A4 sublimation printer from Sawgrass provides high quality, vibrant images onto sublimation media. Using new SubliJet-HD technology, the SG400 uses gel-based inks and a special application system to eliminate blockages and prevent drying-up. This is particularly important in schools where machines may not be used for extended periods. Ink cartridges are supplied as sealed units for mess-free changing.

Specifications
Size: A4
Ink: SubliJet-HD
Speed: High Speed: 156/hr @ 600 x 600 dpi
High Quality: 72/hr @ 600 x 600 dpi
Adv. Photo: 22/hr @ 1200 x 1200 dpi
Resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Interface: USB or Ethernet
Weight: 10.5kg
Dimensions: 399(W) x 437(D) x 213(H)mm
Power Requirements: 240V, 13A Socket
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base (UK Mainland & Ireland)
1 Year Return and Collect (Elsewhere)

Sawgrass Virtuoso SG800 A3 Printer

The Virtuoso SG800 allows both A3 and A4 print options with all the advantages of Sawgrass SubliJet-HD ink technology. Sharp, true colour images are delivered with impressive print speed. An A3 Swing Press will be required to take full advantage of this machine. (Please note that all SubliJet-HD printers are not suitable for general paper printing.)

Specifications
Size: A3
Ink: SubliJet-HD
Speed: High Speed: 156/hr @ 600 x 600 dpi
High Quality: 72/hr @ 600 x 600 dpi
Adv. Photo: 22/hr @ 1200 x 1200 dpi
Resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Interface: USB or Ethernet
Weight: 19.1kg
Dimensions: 540(W) x 552(D) x 259(H)mm
Power Requirements: 240V, 13A Sockets
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base (UK Mainland & Ireland)
1 Year Return and Collect (Elsewhere)
Transfer Brilliant, Full Colour Graphics onto Textiles and other “sublimation friendly” items

Sublimation printing is an easy and effective way to introduce industry standard digital printing into the classroom environment. It is best suited to man-made fabrics containing polymer-based fibres, making it perfect for transferring designs to technical textiles or those that are difficult to dye under school conditions. A sublimation printing system offers versatility across the whole department with a wide range of opportunities to customise ready-made garments...[more]

Transfer Brilliant, Full Colour Graphics onto Textiles and other “sublimation friendly” items

Sublimation printing is an easy and effective way to introduce industry standard digital printing into the classroom environment. It is best suited to man-made fabrics containing polymer-based fibres, making it perfect for transferring designs to technical textiles or those that are difficult to dye under school conditions. A sublimation printing system offers versatility across the whole department with a wide range of opportunities to customise ready-made garments.

The Technology Explained

Sublimation is when a solid changes into a gas and back to a solid without going through a liquid stage in between. Images for sublimation are printed onto special paper using a purpose-made sublimation printer. At this stage, the ink is a solid layer on top of the paper. This paper is then positioned on the surface to be printed (ink-sidedown) within a heat press. The heat and pressure cause the ink to turn into gas which then transfers into the fibres. The gas cools, returns to a solid state and forms a permanent bond with polymer fibres within the fabric. The result is an extremely durable and lightresistant print which is washable and requires no further finishing. A particular advantage is that Sublimation has little discernable effect on the weight and tactile properties of the fabric. The Sublimation Technology is perfect for incorporating STEM into your lessons!

SubliJet-HD technology from Sawgrass uses gel inks and has transformed the reliability and cost-effectiveness of Sublimation technology for schools. Gel inks do not dry out and clog print heads, they are clean to use and SubliJet-HD printers are virtually maintenance-free. TechSoft offer both A4 and A3 format printers and a full range of consumables. Because SubliJet-HD printers are designed for the purpose, image reversal is set up when the printer is installed and is taken care of automatically thereafter. If images need fine tuning then colour-corrective software (included with the printer) alleviates the problem of having the image on screen appearing different to the printed version.

What can I do with my Sublimation system?

Sublimation is the ideal system for creating original printed textiles and for applying digital images onto existing textile products including bags, clothing, banners and accessories. TechSoft supply a huge range of sublimation-ready ‘blank’ items including ‘phone pouches, ‘T’-shirts, mouse mats, mugs, – even flip flops! Sublimation provides an easy to manage and versatile resource for enterprise and fund-raising projects. Students can quickly produce professional quality products that people will want to buy.

What about Laser Image Transfer (LIT)?

LIT provides a versatile resource that will transfer images onto a huge range of ‘standard’ materials in a D&T department – including textiles. If schools have invested in LIT technology then it can certainly be taken advantage of, but Sublimation is by far the preferred option for textile printing. For further information on LIT systems please click here.

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Sublimation Textiles Starter Packs
MP10-SUB-A4 Sublimation Textiles Starter Pack A4 inc. Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 A4 Printer with 4 sublimation cartridges, multi-functional swing press (380x300mm), 2 Teflon sheets, 200 sheets A4 sublimation paper, heat resistant tape 1,794.00 buy
MP10-SUB-A3 Sublimation Textiles Starter Pack A3 inc. Sawgrass Virtuoso SG800 A3 Printer with 4 sublimation cartridges, swing press (380 x 500mm), 2 Teflon sheets, 200 sheets A3 sublimation paper, heat resistant tape 3,954.00 buy
Sublimation Printers
SUBM-A4-SG400 Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 A4 Printer with 4 sublimation cartridges (42ml black, 29ml colours) 690.00 buy
SUBM-A3-SG800 Sawgrass Virtuoso SG800 A3 Printer with 4 high capacity sublimation cartridges (75ml black, 68ml colours) 2,124.00 buy
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Starter Packs

Sublimation Textiles Starter Packs A4

Everything you need to set up your textiles sublimation business – all you need is imagination and the products you will customise (and sell?). The pack contains a Sawgrass SG400 printer, CMYK ink cartridges, 380x300mm multi-functional swing press, 200 sheets of A4 transfer media and heat resistant tape.

Sublimation Textiles Starter Packs A3

An ideal starter pack for a business project and a great classroom resource. The extra capacity will be ideal for students needing to print larger projects and bespoke textiles. The pack contains a Sawgrass SG800 printer, CMYK ink cartridges, 380x500mm swing press, 200 sheets of A3 transfer media and heat resistant tape.