Monday, August 30, 2021
Monday, August 9, 2021
When I found out that you could convert an Epson ecotank printer into a sublimation printer, I ran out and bought myself a ecotank 2720. I already own a 2720 and a 4760. The savings in ink is unbeatable. But when I started trying to make things, the excitement didn't last. Even though I had purchased a highly recommended ink, I wasn't getting the results I wanted, or saw others getting. Before long I was listing that printer for sale on marketplace.
I had found a new love. Direct to film. But, I had already invested money into a mug press and sublimation paper. And there were still a few projects I really wanted to try. So, while converting wide format printers over for dtf, I realized I could convert one of these into a sublimation printer. I already had the refillable cartridges and a printer, so I just needed the 6 color inks. I decided on Printer Jacks. The difference in the outcome is amazing! I'm looking for things to sublimate again! Peek a boo shirts, mugs, and even some custom fabrics. The printer I chose to convert is an Epson Stylus Photo 1400. The colors that it's producing are vibrant and wonderful.
So, if you tried sublimation with an ecotank, and it fell flat for you too, you might want to consider an Epson Workforce printer or a wide format cartridge based printer. You need to be sure there are refillable, chipless cartridges available on the market, or it won't work.
This week on my facebook page, I'll be giving away mugs, sublimated with the winners design. So if you have ever wanted a personalized mug, be sure to go to the Crafting On A Buget facebook page and enter!
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The sublimation kit will include the fabric inset with the design of the winners choice and the Heat Bond tape to secure the inset onto a shirt that you already have.
This is the perfect way to upcycle something and give it some new life.
So be sure to visit Crafting On A Budget facebook page and comment and share for 2 chances to win. Then tune in for the live giveaway to be announced.
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