An Ecotank L1800 is THE ideal A3 size sublimation printer for users requiring professional photographic quality results.
Due to the Ecotank that is built into the printer by Epson there is no need for any retrofitting of a CISS or RIC.
Therefore, this is by far the easiest printer to set up for sublimation printing.
Just pour in the ink and go!
Perfect for those just starting out, and experienced users alike.
WARNING TO MAC OSX CATALINA USERS
Though print drivers have been issued for the new Epson models on Catalina OS, there is a known issue with colour correction on this OS.
The new version of ColorSync will not allow image editing apps full control over the print driver.
Due to this custom ICC profiles for colour corrections are being overridden in Catalina, and colour accuracy is proving impossible to get right.
There is no ETA on an update from Apple to fix this problem.
Please be aware of this before purchasing.
What is sublimation printing?
Sublimation is the process of transferring a printed image onto a surface through heat and pressure.
Mugs that have images on are usually produced in this fashion, but that is not all.
Sublimation can also be used for fabric printing, glass picture tiles, custom phone cases, and much more.
For all the information you may need check out our Sublimation FAQ page.
What can I sublimate on to?
If you are unsure what items can be sublimated on to, please take a look at our information page here
How to sublimate on products
Our basic how-to guides are very useful for clients who are new sublimation and give a basic guide to how to print on to popular ‘sublimatable’ products-
Why the Ecotank L1800?
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.
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.
In other words the printer will never stop printing as long as 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 6 colour machine and it is capable of printing A4 / A3 and A3+ size documents.
Images are rich in colour and transferred images lose no detail.
- High quality 6 colour printing head
- USB connection
- A4 / A3 / A3+ paper size handling
- Easy fill Ecotank system
What inks are provided?
Ink Tec Sublinova Smart inks are one of the most renowned and high-quality sublimation inks available on the UK market.
They also offer the added ability to be used as a direct to garment ink in DTG printers making use of Epson Micro Piezo print head technology.
Manufactured for use in Epson printers, Sublinova Smart 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.
Making use of Ink Tec’s “dispersed technology” Sublinova Smart 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.
Furthermore SubliNova Smart ink is an environmentally friendly product.
Not only ROHS Compliant, but VOC and Formaldehyde free.
These inks are also accredited with the prestigious Eco Passport by the Oeko-Tex® Association
ICC Profile Packages-
We offer different ICC profile packages to suit your needs or budget. These can be chosen when making a purchase. ICC profiles are provided via email post purchase.
Standard ICC Profile Package – a single (1) ICC profile made to match the printer, sublimation ink and sublimation paper. The ICC profile can be used on a variety of sublimation papers and substrates giving great results.
Advanced ICC Profile Package – 3 x ICC profiles made to match the printer, sublimation ink and our 3 sublimation papers (Subli-Style, Subli-Versa and Subli-Fabric HR) This ideal if you plan to use different sublimation papers for different print jobs. Giving superb results on a range of substrates.
Professional ICC Package – 15 x ICC profiles made to match the printer, sublimation ink, our 3 sublimation papers and also specific substrates including ceramic, metal, PU leather, MDF wood, polyester canvas, and polyester t-shirt. This solution gives fantastic results across a wide range of substrates using different sublimation papers.
What is included in the package?
This set consists of;
- Epson Ectoank L1800 printer
- 100ml of each Ink Tec Sublinova Smart ink (C,M,Y,K, LC, LM)
- 6 x syringes and needles
- Custom ICC profile (provided by email)
- Your choice of sublimation paper you require:
100 sheets of A3 Subli-Style paper
50 sheets of A3 Subli-Fabric paper
50 sheets of A3 Subli-Versa Paper
- fully annotated instruction guides
NOTE: The Epson Ecotank L1800 printer is not currently available in the UK market. This model is imported from Europe by Ink Experts ltd they are then converted and supplied as a sublimation printer package. Warranty on this particular model series is RTB for repair or exchange as Epson UK do not offer a warranty directly.
Detail Specification Item
|Dimensions||50 × 40 × 35 cm|
|Sublimation Paper Choice|
Subli-Style (A3 x 100 Sheets), Subli-Fabric HR (A3 x 50 Sheets), Subli-Versa (A3 x 50 Sheets), Trio Pack (Subli-Style Subli-Fabric & Subli-Versa)
|ICC Profile Choice|
Standard ICC Profile Package – 1 x ICC (+£0.00), Advanced ICC Profile Package – 3 x ICC (+£39.00), Professional ICC Profile Package – 15 x ICC (+£99.00)