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SubliJet IQ
Getting Started Guide
For EPSON Stylus
Photo R1900
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  • Page 1 SubliJet IQ ™ Getting Started Guide For EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 ® Revision 2.0...
  • Page 2 This PLA grants you the following rights: You may install and use the SubliJet IQ ink packaged herewith in your EPSON printer to practice the printing process described in U.S. Patent No. 5,488,907. The use of any ink, dye, or pigment to practice the Sawgrass Process, other than a SubliJet IQ purchased from Sawgrass or its authorized distributor accompanied by a PLA, is not a licensed use of the Sawgrass Process.
  • Page 3 EULA. In the event of termination, you must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and all of its component parts. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ®...
  • Page 4: Miscellaneous

    COPYRIGHT. All title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, and "applets" incorporated into the SOFTWARE PRODUCT), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT are owned by Sawgrass Technologies Inc.
  • Page 5 Sawgrass’ entire liability under any provision of this EULA shall be limited to U.S. $5.00. Because some states and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability, the above limitation may not apply to you. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 6 Notes: Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ www.sawgrassink.com...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    ..37 8® Tips for Successful Sublimation ............44 Supplies & Equipment ............... 46 Storage ..................46 Troubleshooting ................47 Technical Support ................49 Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 printer. ® ® If you have questions about the operation of your EPSON printer, refer to the EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 Printer User’s Guide. ® Technical support is available from your Authorized SubliJet reseller or directly from Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
  • Page 9: About This Document

    ® EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 ink jet printer. To assist you in the overall setup process, ® references are made back to the EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 Printer Basics Guide for ® instructions. To help point out important information, specific instructions, and...
  • Page 10: Ink Cartridge Setup For The R1900

    Print Head into it’s “Parked” position, completing the Ink Cartridge Installation for the R1900 Printer. Next on the agenda is the loading of the software, PowerDriverR1900XG , for the 8® Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Inkjet Printer. ® Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ www.sawgrassink.com...
  • Page 11: Quickconnect ® Bulk Ink System Installation Guide

    Please read this document thoroughly before installing the system to prevent voiding your warranty. For more detailed instructions please refer to the Epson R1900 Getting Started Guide or the Video Installation Guide on the Software CD provided. BULK INK SYSTEM QuickConnect Installation: Preparation ®...
  • Page 12 Use the priming syringe to prime each line. To do this, fill the syringe with the correct color ink. Squeeze all air from the syringe, then insert it into the bottom of the cartridge to begin the priming of the line and cartridge body. Do this for each color required.
  • Page 13 Then twist, and push the other side to pull the cartridge cover completely out. Press the “Ink” Button to release the Cartridge Carriage Unit from the Docking Station. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 14 As the Docking Station releases the Cartridge Carriage Unit, push it manually toward the center of the printer. Insert the primed Multi-Cartridge Unit in place by tilting it down toward the front of the printer and sliding it into the Cartridge Carriage Unit at an angle as shown above.
  • Page 15 Remove the backing from the Plexiglas Tube Holder. Connect the Tube Holder so that it “bridges” the Printer Control Panel as shown above. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 16 Insert the Tubing into the Tube Holder with the black tube entering first & keeping the black lines on the tubing aligned with the edges of the Tube Holder. Be sure to nestle the Tubing Belt as deeply as possible into the Holder. Maintain a relaxed elbow as the Tubing Belt bends around to attach to the Cartridge Carriage.
  • Page 17 Press the “Ink Out” Button again so that the printer recognizes the installed ink cartridges. Congratulations! You have successfully installed the R1900 QuickConnect ® Bulk Ink System. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 18: Quickconnect ® Bulk Ink System Installation: Tips

    BULK INK SYSTEM QuickConnect Installation: Tips ® • Make sure you install PowerDriver from the CD youreceived with your QuickConnect Bulk Ink System.Refer to the PowerDriver ® Documentation and the Video Tutorial on how to use PowerDriver. • Perform a Nozzle Check from PowerDriver. A few cleaning cycles may be necessary to get a good Nozzle Check.
  • Page 19: Selecting Paper

    40 psi moisture, use Teflon sheet between sides of shirt to prevent “blow through” UNISUB™ 75 seconds 75-85 seconds 40 psi Remove Plastic PRODUCTS Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 20 Notes: Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ www.sawgrassink.com...
  • Page 21 Getting Started Guide For the EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 Inkjet Printer ® For Distribution With SubliJet IQ ® ONLY NOT FOR RESALE Revision 1.0 Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 22: Introduction

    Introduction Using PowerDriver R1900 XG 8® SubliJet digital printing systems are comprised of a few key tools to ensure high quality output each time you print with SubliJet IQ Inks. PowerDriver R1900 XG color management software is one of those tools. PowerDriver R1900 XG color management software is a professional grade color management program that provides SubliJet users with the necessary tools to ensure...
  • Page 23: Setup Instructions

    Product Overview PowerDriver is color management software that has been written as a Windows printer driver. It is designed to work with Epson ink-jet printers and Sawgrass sublimation ink. The installation program will automatically install Sawgrass color management software, the Sawgrass PowerDriver R1900 XG printer driver software, and ColorSure tools and 8®...
  • Page 24: Powerdriver R1900 Xg Step By Step Installation

    To get started printing as soon as possible, these are the Sawgrass recommended steps to perform while setting up your sublimation printer driver software. Setup the printer according to the Epson instructions. Insert the PowerDriver R1900 XG CD into your CD ROM drive. The installation 8®...
  • Page 25 Call Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. directly (888) 253-1679 and obtain your code over the phone. Send a fax and receive your registration code by fax. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 26 If you choose to register later, select Register Later and click Next to proceed with the installation. You will have five days to use the program before registration will be required for continued usage of the software. After five days, if you attempt to print using the PowerDriver R1900 XG software, you will be prompted to register.
  • Page 27 R1900 Registration” screen shot shown on page 12. Click “Apply Code”. Screen will appear indicating that you have successfully registered your driver software. Click “OK” to continue the installation process . Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 28 If you decide to register later, and continue using the driver during the initial five day pre-registration grace period, your system will generate the following Pop-Up Screen. Go to the printing preferences page of the PowerDriverR1900XG driver and click on “Register.” Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
  • Page 29 Click Next to continue. Note: Cancel any ‘Found New Hardware’ wizards that may start during this process, do NOT cancel any file copy process however. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 30 If you see the “Hardware Installation” Screen below, click “Continue Anyway” to proceed with the Installation. If the installation program cannot locate the printer port, you will be given the opportunity to choose the port for the product you are installing. Once the installation has completed, the “Installation Complete”...
  • Page 31: Using Powerdriver R1900 Xg In Windows 2000/Xp

    PowerDriver R1900 XG . Do not print to your Epson Printer with the Epson Printer Driver since printing with the Epson Driver will not give you the benefit of color management. Quick Start Example (CorelDRAW) Open/Create an image in CorelDRAW.
  • Page 32 Select the PowerDriver R1900 XG8 Printer. Use the Properties Button (Figure 1) to access the “PowerDriver XG-8 R1900 Document Properties” Screen so that you can set the Size, Substrate, Color, and Resolution that your image requires. (Figure 2) Click “OK”. Figure 1 After setting the Size, Substrate, Color, and Resolution that your image requires, Click “Ok”, which returns you to the CorelDRAW ”Print”...
  • Page 33: Setting Powerdriver R1900 Xg 8® Printer Properties

    Resolution that your image requires, Click “Apply”, then “Ok”, to return to the “Properties” Screen. Click “Ok” to return to the “Printers” List. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 34: From An Application

    From an Application: Select File, > Print Setup. From the “Print Setup” Screen, choose the PowerDriver R1900 XG from the scroll-down list. Click the Properties Button. (Please see Figure 3, Page. 20) Now you’ve accessed the “PowerDriver XG-8 R1900 Document Properties” Screen.
  • Page 35: Powerdriver R1900 Xg 8® Printer Properties Overview

    Configuration – Set Paper, Transfer Substrate, Copy Count and OEM Printer. Color Options – Color Management Control Options & Print Resolution. Resources – Utilities, (for printer maintenance), online Help, & Product Registration. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 36 This tab gives you access to all of the color management controls available in PowerDriver R1900 XG . Utilizing the power of the Epson R1900 Driver technology, the PowerDriver R1900 XG interprets bitmap and vector elements in a similar manner.
  • Page 37: Output Options

    • Sawgrassink.com – Links directly to the Sawgrass Technologies website for additional resources. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 38: Appendices

    Appendices Appendix A: Over-riding Graphic Software Color Management PowerDriver provides a complete color management solution for your SubliJet printing. It is extremely important that you turn off any color matching features associated with your design software. An explanation of how to disable print-time color management in several popular design packages follows: CorelDraw™...
  • Page 39: Appendix A: Over-Riding Photoshop Software Color Management

    Upper Right Hand Menu to “Color Management” • Choose “Document” by clicking the radio button. • Under “Color Handling”, choose “No Color Management” Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 40 To Print; Adobe CS2, Always select File, > Print with Preview. On the print dialog page, set the options as described in the following a thru d: a. Click on “More Options”. Choose Color Management in the drop-down menu. Choose “Document” by clicking the radio button. “...
  • Page 41 Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0/4.0/3.0: Select Edit and then Color Settings from the top drop down Menu Bar. Select No Color Management. Click Ok. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 42 To Print RGB Graphics Click File, > Print, then set the Range, Print Quality, & Copies. Fill in radio button “Document: Intagged RGB”. In “Print Space”, “Profile” should read: “Same As Source”. Press “OK”. To Print CMYK Graphics Click File, > Print, then set the Range, Print Quality, &...
  • Page 43: Appendix B: Using Colorsure™ & Custom Palette In Powerdriver R1900 Xg

    • You now have a visual representation of how the ColorSure Palette colors will appear on that particular substrate. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 44 III. Designing Your Artwork By picking colors from the ColorSure Palette, you will be able to consistently reproduce colors in a reliable manner. To assist you in designing your artwork, PowerDriver installs three palettes: two for Adobe products and one for Corel products.
  • Page 45 Custom Palette, which is outlined in the next section. Figure 1 Color Chooser Dialog Window Slider Figure 2 Figure 3 Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 46 Color Chooser Dialog Window You may alter the chosen color’s RGB value by selecting two or three Step Colors. Using multiple step colors will present you with a greater range and variety of colors to choose from. • For instance, if you choose to modify your Start Color with two steps, then Step Color 1 will change its values on the X (horizontal) axis and Step Color 2 will change its values on the Y (vertical) axis.
  • Page 47 Color Finder tool. Move on to Section V, The Custom Palette. • If you couldn’t find an accurate match on the first printed Color Finder Palette, don’t worry. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 48 Follow the easy steps below, and you can find a more suitable custom color. First, try to locate a new Start Color from the palette that is closer than the original color. 2. Next, after finding a more suitable Start Color, write down that color’s RGB value. Here is how to obtain this value.
  • Page 49 You will need to take note of the Input Color RGB value that you assigned in the previous step in order to create the new swatch. Refer to your specific design application software’s manual for instructions on this. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 50: Tips For Successful Sublimation

    Tips for Successful Sublimation POLYESTER FABRIC Maintain appropriate heat press times. • Shortened pressing times will result in good surface color but the sublimation dyes will not completely penetrate the polyester fibers. This leaves the dyes more susceptible to wash out. •...
  • Page 51 Use an absorbent cloth or fresh, non-textured paper towel behind the transfer sheet to absorb the moisture. Teflon is a Registered Trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 52: Supplies & Equipment

    Supplies & Equipment Contact your reseller to purchase sublimation supplies and equipment. Operating Conditions Certain environmental conditions should be taken into account for the operation of SubliJet IQ inks, including temperature and relative humidity. ™ • Supported Operating Conditions are 65° – 80° F with 40 – 60% relative humidity •...
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    The troubleshooting tips found in this section relate mainly to problems that can be seen in transferred SubliJet images. If you are having problems related to the performance of your printer, please refer to the Problem Solving section found in the EPSON Stylus ®...
  • Page 54 Photo R1900 Printer User’s Guide, page 34. ® • If one or more of the nozzles fail to print, perform a Print Head Cleaning. For further instructions, see the EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 Printer User’s ® Guide, page 34. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ www.sawgrassink.com...
  • Page 55: Technical Support

    Fax: ..... You may fax a detailed description of your problem to Sawgrass Technical Support at (843) 849-3847. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ® ®...
  • Page 56 Notes: Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ~ www.sawgrassink.com...