I purchased my first sublimation printer back in July of 2021 and oh boy I had no idea how life changing it would be! To be exact it wasn't even an actual sublimation printer it was a regular inkjet printer that I converted into a sublimation printer.
Many people don't like converted sublimation printers because they have a shorter life but I think it is a super budget friendly way to get started. When I purchased my first printer I honestly could not have afforded an actual sublimation printer.
I have a tutorial on how to "convert" the printer. down below. Basically all you do is, instead of adding in the regular ink that it comes with you add sublimation ink instead.
After that all you will need is sublimation printer and then you can start sublimating!
I love both my first and second sublimation printer but if I had to choose I would say I love my first sublimation printer combination the best. But then again it could just be because I learned how to sublimate with it. At the end of the day both brands give you really bright colors! Well as long as you have the right settings haha.
Fast foward to 2023..
I finally have an actual sublimation printer! And that is the Sawgrass SG1000. I am completely obsessed with my sawgrass! Here is why!
1. Sawgrass has a technical support team to help you! You literally set up a one hour appointment to unbox and install your printer. There is no having to guess because they walk you through the set up down to the settings!
2. Sawgrass printers have a 1 year warranty. Keep in mind that when you convert a regular ink jet into a sublimation printer that printer will no longer have warranty since you added in a third party vendor ink.
3. You can print 13 x 19 on a Sawgrass! On the converted printers you can only print your regular A3 size (8.5 x 11)
Honestly I can go on and on but you get the point haha
Let me know if you have any other subliation printer questions!