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SubliJet IQ
Getting Started Guide
For EPSON Stylus
Photo 1280
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Revision 1.0

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    SubliJet IQ ™ Getting Started Guide For EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 ® Revision 1.0...

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    ® SubliJet is a registered trademark of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ™ is a Trademark of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. Epson ® and Stylus are registered Trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    The process of using the SubliJet IQ ink is protected by U.S. and foreign patents. Sawgrass will ™ provide a complete list of the relevant patents upon request. The use of the SubliJet IQ ink to practice the patented process is permitted by this license.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ............... 2 About this Document ............3 Setting up the QuickConnect System ......4 Tips for Using the QuickConnect System...... 14 Using PowerDriver IQ............15 Selecting Paper ............... 15 Heat Transfer Instructions ..........16 Tips for Successful Sublimation ........17 Supplies &...

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Congratulations on your purchase of SubliJet. With these specially formulated inks you can print full color sublimation transfers using your computer and the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 printer. The SubliJet IQ inks and the QuickConnect™ ink delivery system for EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 are the latest advances from Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., a leader in the development of he digitally driven color transfer technologies and...

  • Page 7: About This Document

    This document contains descriptions and procedures for setting up the QuickConnect ink delivery system and using SubliJet IQ inks. Information for getting the best results from your transfers is also included. The information provided pertains only to the use of SubliJet in your EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 ink jet printer and therefore references are made back to the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Printer Basics Guide.

  • Page 8: Setting Up The Quickconnect System

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Setting up the QuickConnect System Checklist of Items needed for successful sublimation: § QuickConnect system § EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 ink jet printer § Recommended inkjet paper. See section entitled Selecting Paper §...

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    ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 2. The connectors are color-coded for easy identification. Find the black connector. Remove the plastic cap from the black ink bag and insert the male connector into the female connector on the tubing.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Installing the QuickConnect Cartridges inside the printer 1. Open the printer cover and press the yellow button on the front panel of the printer to move the print head to the left.

  • Page 11: The Right Side Of The Printer. See Fig

    ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 4. Close the cartridge holder lids until they snap into place. Tubing from the color cartridge will protrude from beneath the black cartridge lid and should sweep towards the right side of the printer.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 6. Clean the area where the adhesive will contact the printer with the alcohol pad provided. Let dry. 7. Pull the bottom piece of 3M Dual Lock Tape off of the support bracket, peel the plastic backing and attach to the marked position.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 11. Clean the printer and the bottom of the rubber bumpers with the alcohol pad provided and attach the Velcro circles to the bumper and to the printer.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 14. Close the clip securely. See Fig 13. Fig. 13 15. Turn on the printer and allow the cartridge holder to return to the home position.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Fig 2 B. For Windows 2000, XP users: i. Select Start>Control Panel>Printers and Faxes. ii. Right-click on the PowerDriver IQ software and select Properties. iii. On the General tab click the Printing Preferences button.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Fig 4 The PowerPrime will partially fill the tubes with ink. The purpose of the prime is to move enough ink into the tubing to start printing.

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    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Replacing an Empty Ink bag 1. Attach slide clamps to tubing, one clamp for each tube. 2. Move the slide clamp close to the female connector on the tubing of the ink bag to be changed.

  • Page 18: Tips For Using The Quickconnect System

    Because the chips are write protected, it is not successful at changing the ink level value on the chips, however, the software based “Epson Status Monitor” reports the level in the printer’s memory to the computer. In order to clear the printer’s memory and reset it to the 100 percent full level on the chips, either unplug the printer for 1 second, or turn it off via the front power button and leave it off for 15 or more seconds.

  • Page 19: Using Powerdriver Iq

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Using PowerDriver IQ SubliJet digital printing systems are comprised of a few key elements to ensure high quality output each time you print with SubliJet. PowerDriver IQ color management software is one of those tools.

  • Page 20: Heat Transfer Instructions

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Heat Transfer Instructions Because you can print on a variety of surfaces, you need to take all variables of the surface into account when selecting time, temperature and pressure. Some of the...

  • Page 21: Tips For Successful Sublimation

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Tips for Successful Sublimation Tips for Polyester Fabric Maintain appropriate heat press times. § Shortened pressing time will result in good surface color but the sublimation dyes will not completely penetrate the polyester fibers.

  • Page 22: Moisture And Humidity Problems

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 ® Tips for Hanes Soft L’Ink Shirts § The presence of moisture in your fabric can lead to bleeding of the image. Remove moisture by pre-pressing your shirt for 10 seconds. Use Teflon sheets between the front and back of the shirt to prevent the inks from penetrating to the other side of the shirt.

  • Page 23: Supplies & Equipment

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Supplies & Equipment Contact your reseller to purchase sublimation supplies and equipment. For more information, see the Sublimation Supplies Directory on our World Wide Web site at www.sublimation.com.

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    Heat Transfer Information. § Verify all colors print correctly. Run the Nozzle Check utility and clean the print heads as required. See your EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Printer Basics Guide for more detailed instructions. My printout is really light on paper This should be no cause for alarm.

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    Check from the Utility tab of your printer driver. For further instructions see the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Printer Basics Guide. § If one or more of the nozzles fail to print, perform a Print Head Cleaning. For further instructions see the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Printer Basics Guide.

  • Page 26: Technical Support

    Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ® SubliJet IQ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 Technical Support If you are having difficulties achieving good results from your SubliJet inks, you have several support options: Telephone: You may contact your authorized SubliJet reseller during their normal hours of operation for assistance.

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    2233 Highway 17 North •Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466 Phone 843.884.1575 • Fax: 843.849.3847 www.sublimation.com...

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