Due to the Ecotank that is built into the printer by Epson there is no need for any retrofitting or modifications of a CISS or RIC. This really is an easy printer to set up for sublimation printing.
Just pour in the ink and go!
WHY THE ECOTANK ET-8550?
Not only is this printer easy to use, but it offers excellent value and includes some amazing functions you won’t find on other printers. A robust printer able to print A4, A3 and A3+ paper size across two paper trays. It also features an A4 sized scanner / copier facility, Large, Easy-to-Read 4.3" Colour Display and Complete Wireless Solution – easily print from iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablets and smartphones4; includes Wi-Fi Direct®5 and Ethernet
The main attraction of this printer is the Ecotank, and the biggest advantage of it is the fact that it will never ask for ink. No ink out messages will interrupt your printing, meaning you can stack up the paper feed and leave it printing indefinitely. The printer will never stop printing if it has ink in the tank and paper in the feed. For this reason alone, multiple customers have switched to this system. Moreover, the print quality is outstanding for a 4-colour machine. Images are rich in colour and transferred images lose no detail.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
Epson Ecotank ET-8550 All-in-one printer
6 x 70ml Sublimation Inks in ecotank bottles
1 x A3+ Sublimation Paper 50 Sheet Pack
WHY OUR SUBLIMATION INK?
Manufactured for use in Epson printers, our sublimation ink is designed to allow users to heat transfer images onto most synthetic materials. These include materials such as polyester, ceramic mugs, spandex, nylon, sublimation plates / slates, and a plethora of other sublimates.
Images created with this ink are vibrant in colour, and also incredibly sharp.
The black ink offers unparalleled black transfer resulting in unrivalled monochrome reproduction.
This has the added benefit of eliminating unsightly brown or orange tones on any of your sublimated items.
Our inks offer unrivalled print quality, also providing the added benefit of not clogging your printer head. Although specifically formulated to work with DX4 and DX5 printheads thorough testing has proved it to prove no problem in TFP heads and other Micro Piezo systems.
The ink is supplied in 70ml sealed ecotank bottles. the bundle includes the 6 printing colours to work with the printer Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black Photo Black and Grey..
A3+ Sublimation Paper 50 sheets – This Premium Quality A3+ Sublimation Paper is designed for use with dye sublimation inks to heat transfer images onto sublimated items. Dye Sublimation paper has been manufactured specifically for dye sublimation applications. Ideal for use in sublimation inkjet printers such as Epson and Ricoh; colours appear rich and vibrant, while the lines of the print don’t bleed, creating an unrivalled picture quality.
Warranty: It is important to note that this bundle includes a standard Epson inkjet printer supplied for the purpose of sublimation printing. The additional items within the bundle enable the end user to ‘convert’ the printer to be used for sublimation printing. As such we do advise potential buyers to be aware this may affect the manufacturer warranty. Any concerns should be addressed with the printer manufacturer. The printer is brand new and includes manufacturer’s warranty for 12 months (1 year) and covers all aspects of fault or failure excluding the printing head as non-genuine inks are being used.
WARNING: This is not a dedicated dye-sublimation printer, it is a brand new inkjet printer that can be converted using dye-sublimation inks. Problems will occur and you will be required to research, fault find and overcome, test, make errors and adjust and repeat until you understand the process.