In April 2023, the sublimation printer in Textiles was replaced with a Sawgrass SG1000 with Siser Easy Subli ink. This is a purpose built sublimation printer. This new machine is capable of printing the same range of paper sizes as the Epson it is replacing. This printer has a different workflow, so all users will need to make some changes.
What is the same:
Create your designs in the same way you already do. And use all the same strategies for the heat press that you know from before.
What is different:
This printer requires the use of their Sawgrass Print Manager.
The Sawgrass Print Manager is already installed on the textiles computer, and it is set up and ready to go. From the experimentation I’ve done, it’s a really great program, and the results are fairly astonishing.
I am going to be sending a note with more detailed workflow information to current users in sublimation - look out for that in the next few days.
For those who are interested in getting started, I teach an orientation the first Sunday of each month, and it’s likely another intro session will be added each month.