Carrier 25HCC5 Heat Pump User Manual

™
ChromaBlast
v1.0
Getting Started Guide
For EPSON Stylus® C120/C110
Revision 4/2008
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ChromaBlast™ Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus C120/C110
ChromaBlastTM
Getting Started Guide
for the
EPSON Stylus® C120/C110
© Copyright 2008, Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., Revision April
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IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY:
This product is for commercial use only.
This Process License Agreement ("PLA") is a legal agreement between you and Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc. ("Sawgrass"). By installing the ChromaBlast™ cartridge in your printer, or
otherwise using the Sawgrass ChromaBlast™ ink, you agree to be bound by the terms of this PLA.
If you do not agree to the terms of this PLA, Sawgrass is unwilling to license the process of using
the ChromaBlast™ ink to you. In such event, you may not use the ChromaBlast™ ink, and you
should promptly contact your supplier for instructions on return of the unopened package.
The process of using ChromaBlast™ 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 ChromaBlast™ ink to
practice the patented process is permitted by this license.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE This PLA grants you the following rights:
You may install and use the ChromaBlast™ ink packaged herewith in your EPSON printer to
practice the printing process described in U.S. Patent No. 6,341,856 (“Sawgrass Process”). The
use of any ink, dye or pigment to practice the Sawgrass Process, other than a ChromaBlast™ ink
purchased from Sawgrass or its authorized distributor accompanied by a PLA, is not a licensed use
of the Sawgrass Process. No rights to use the Sawgrass Process, except those specified herein,
are granted, and no rights to use any other process, product, software or hardware developed or
sold by Sawgrass are granted or implied hereby.
2. LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING
You agree that you will not attempt to reverse engineer, reproduce or deformulate the
ChromaBlast™ ink.
3. PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS
Sawgrass owns multiple U.S. and foreign patents which may apply to the Sawgrass Process
and/or the use of ChromaBlast™ ink. All patents in and to the method of using ChromaBlast™ ink
are owned by Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying
the ChromaBlast™ ink. All rights not specifically granted under this PLA are reserved by Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc.
Sawgrass agrees to replace any defective product, or to refund the purchase price, within a reasonable
time, which shall be Sawgrass' sole responsibility for errors or defects in the goods. THERE ARE NO
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SAWGRASS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFIT OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS,
OR FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES.
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IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY:
This product is for commercial use only.
This Process License Agreement ("PLA") is a legal agreement between you and Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc. ("Sawgrass"). By installing the ChromaBlast™ media in your printer, or
otherwise using the Sawgrass ChromaBlast™ media, you agree to be bound by the terms of this
PLA. If you do not agree to the terms of this PLA, Sawgrass is unwilling to license the process of
using the ChromaBlast™ media to you. In such event, you may not use the ChromaBlast™ media,
and you should promptly contact your supplier for instructions on return of the unopened package.
The process of using ChromaBlast™ media is protected by U.S. and foreign patents. Sawgrass will
provide a complete list of the relevant patents upon request. The use of the ChromaBlast™ media
to practice the patented process is permitted by this license.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE This PLA grants you the following rights:
You may use the ChromaBlast™ media packaged herewith with your ChromaBlast™ ink in your
Epson printer to practice the printing process described in U.S. Patent No. 6,341,856 (“Sawgrass
Process”). The use of any ink, dye or pigment and media combination to practice the Sawgrass
Process, other than ChromaBlast™ ink and ChromaBlast™ media purchased from Sawgrass or its
authorized distributor accompanied by a PLA, is not a licensed use of the Sawgrass Process. No
rights to use the Sawgrass Process, except those specified herein, are granted, and no rights to
use any other process, product, software or hardware developed or sold by Sawgrass are granted
or implied hereby.
2. LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING
You agree that you will not attempt to reverse engineer, reproduce or deformulate the
ChromaBlast™ media or ink.
3. PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS
Sawgrass owns multiple U.S. and foreign patents which may apply to the Sawgrass Transfer
Media Process and/or the use of ChromaBlast™ media. All patents in and to the method of using
ChromaBlast™ media are owned by Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. You may not copy the printed
materials accompanying the ChromaBlast™ media. All rights not specifically granted under this
PLA are reserved by Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
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Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. Limited Warranty
– QuickConnect IITM System
What Is Covered:
Defects in materials or workmanship.
Length of Warranty Coverage:
The warranty coverage for the QuickConnect is one year from date of
purchase. Any QuickConnect not purchased from Authorized Sawgrass
Resellers is not covered.
How to get service:
Please contact Sawgrass Technologies Technical Support at (888) 2531679 or an Authorized Sawgrass Reseller. A technical support
representative will troubleshoot the issue and provide instructions on
how to get a replacement if necessary.
What we will do:
Provide you, at the discretion of Sawgrass Technologies, with either
replacement parts for your existing Quick Connect unit, a new Quick
Connect unit, or a refurbished QuickConnect unit. The exchange is
under warranty for the remainder of the original products’ warranty period
or 90 days, whichever is longer. The replacement will be shipped to you
via Ground shipment. Any rush shipments will be freight prepaid.
What your warranty does not cover:
Damage from misuse or neglect.
Damage caused by use outside of Sawgrass Technologies
recommendations.
Limitations of Warranty
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SAWGRASS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
LOSS OF PROFIT OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS, OR FOR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................ 8
About this Document ......................................................................................... 9
Quick Connect II™ Set-up for the C120/C110 ................................................ 10
Printer Set-up for the C120/C110 .................................................................... 11
Chip Reset Instructions ................................................................................... 16
Installing ChromaBlast™ Cartridges .............................................................. 18
Replacing an Empty Cartridge ........................................................................ 21
Printing and Heat Transfer Instructions ......................................................... 23
ChromaBlast Driver™ Introduction ................................................................ 25
System Requirements...................................................................................... 25
Setup Instructions – Windows XP / Vista ....................................................... 26
Using ChromaBlast Driver™ in Windows XP / Vista ..................................... 32
Appendix A: Network Printing in Windows XP / Vista................................... 37
Host Machine (Server)...................................................................................... 37
Appendix B: Defeating Application Color Management ............................... 38
Appendix C: Using ColorSure™ and Custom Palette ................................... 41
Supplies & Equipment ..................................................................................... 49
Operating Conditions....................................................................................... 49
Ink Storage........................................................................................................ 49
Media Storage................................................................................................... 49
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................... 52
Technical Support ............................................................................................ 53
Project Cotton................................................................................................... 53
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Introduction
Welcome to Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. and ChromaBlast™. We are excited to
offer a total cotton solution for your business. We look forward to working with
you and a continued partnership in digital imaging.
The ChromaBlast™ Getting Started Guide contains information for using
ChromaBlast™ inks and ChromaBlast media, along with helpful tips for getting
the best printing results possible. The information provided pertains only to the
use of ChromaBlast™ inks in your printer.
ChromaBlast Driver is included with the ChromaBlast™ system. Developed by
Sawgrass Technologies, the ChromaBlast Driver™ is user-friendly software that
enables you to maximize output quality and quantity. Please refer to the detailed
instructions provided in this manual or on your ChromaBlast Driver™ CD to
customize each print.
Technical support is available from your Authorized ChromaBlast™ reseller or
directly from Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. See the section entitled Technical
Support for additional information. Please feel free to contact us with your
feedback about our products. For additional information on ChromaBlast™inks,
ChromaBlast™ media, or our other products, visit our web site at
www.sawgrassink.com. Thank you and enjoy ChromaBlast™.
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About this Document
This document contains descriptions and procedures for using
ChromaBlast™ inks, along with additional information on setting up your
EPSON Stylus C120/C110 printer and for getting the best results from
use of this system.
The documentation provided pertains only to the use of ChromaBlast™
inks in your EPSON Stylus C120/C110 ink jet printer. To assist you in
the overall setup process, references are made back to the EPSON
Stylus C120/C110 Printer Basics Guide for instructions.
To help point out important information, specific instructions, and
helpful tips look for the following symbols:
Indicates Must-Do items, including
warnings and important guidelines. These
must be followed to prevent damage to
your printer.
Indicates useful tips for printing
and sublimation.
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Quick Connect II™ Set-up for the C120/C110
Check to ensure that you have all of the components necessary to setup
your Quick Connect II™ system.
Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bulk Ink Dampers + tubes
Plastic Arm with Velcro adhesive
4 plastic syringes for priming
3 plastic dividers
ChromaBlast C120/C110 CD
QuickConnect Box
ChromaBlast Ink
bags(not included with
QuickConnect system)
8. Printer
1. Remove the soft protective cap
from each ink bag. Depress the
metal tab on the inside of the Quick
Connect box and insert the plastic
ink valve into place. Release the
metal tab to lock the bag into place.
Insert the black plastic dividers to
separate between the four ink bags.
Note— There are 5 (five) bulk ink
dampers, but only 4 ink bags.
Two dampers are supplied by the
Black ink bag. The Black ink bag
has a “Y” tube splitter that fills
both black ink dampers.
2. Set the bulk ink dampers face
down on a flat surface with the
round openings facing up. Pierce
the thin plastic tab that covers the
opening using the tip of a sharp
object such as a ball point pen.
Firmly insert the tip of the plastic
syringe into the gasketed round opening until the tip is completely
inserted.
Note – The plunger needs to be pushed in and completely inserted
into the syringe.
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3. Slowly extract the plunger. Ink
will start to flow through the tubing
into the damper. Continue
extracting the plunger until ink
begins to flow into the tip of the
syringe. (Note: You may have to
repeat this process twice to
complete the priming of each ink
damper.) Repeat this process for
the other three ink bags.
Once the ink bags have been connected your Quick Connect bulk ink
system should look like the graphic above.
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Printer Set-up for the C120/C110
1. Turn the printer on. Wait for
the printer to complete its startup procedure. Lift the lid, and
press the ink button 6. The ink
cartridge bay will shift into a
position on the right.
3. Firmly grasp the lid and twist
it sideways until it becomes
dislodged. The lid will not be
needed for proper functioning of
the printer with either the Quick
Connect system or individual ink
cartridges.
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2. Raise the lid of the ink
cartridge bay.
4. The ink cartridge bay should
look like the picture above after
removing the ink cartridge cover.
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5. Remove the printer cover
panel by inserting a flat head
screwdriver between the panel
and the printer. Gently push the
cover panel loose.
6. Insert the flat head
screwdriver into the opposite
side of the printer. Hold the cover
panel with one hand, gently push
the cover panel loose and
remove it.
7. Place the ink dampers into
the empty ink bay cartridge.
The Black ink damper should
be on the far left side, the
yellow on the far right side.
8. Firmly push down the plastic
cartridge set of dampers to
completely engage the ink
dampers into place.
Note: You will have to push each
individual damper hinge into
position until it clicks into place.
The printer will not recognize the
ink damper until it is firmly
pushed into place.
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9. Install the plastic support
arm. First remove the adhesive
backing on the back of the
plastic arm.
11. The plastic arm should be
aligned so that the edge of the
adhesive Velcro is situated at the
top right hand corner of the ink
cartridge bay. Press the plastic
arm firmly to set the adhesive
Velcro in place.
10. The plastic tubing comes
pre-attached to the plastic arm
with two adhesive bands.
Position the plastic arm on the
far right side of the printer.
12. Press printer ink button
(second button on the left side
of the printer). The printer will
start to prime and reset itself.
The ink cartridge carriage will
move in position.
13. Congratulations. You have installed your C120/C110 Quick
Connect bulk ink system. You are now ready to install the
ChromaBlast C120/C110 driver software.
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Tips:
ƒ
Install the Epson C120/C110 OEM driver and
perform a nozzle check using the OEM inks
before installing the ChromaBlast Driver and
the Quick Connect system.
ƒ
Perform a nozzle check from The
ChromaBlast Driver™. A few cleanings may be necessary to
get a good nozzle check.
ƒ
Make sure you install ChromaBlast Driver™ from the CD that
came with your Quick Connect II system. Refer to the
ChromaBlast Driver™ documentation and video tutorial on
how to use it.
ƒ
You may want to remove the printer lid or leave it open at all
times.
ƒ
You may have a little air in your lines but this will clear after a
few prints.
ƒ
If you are going to leave your system without using it for
several days you should clamp your lines with the tube
clamps.
ƒ
Do not raise the ink box higher than the printer
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Chip Reset Instructions
The ChromaBlast QuickConnect bulk ink system for the Epson
C120/C110 printer contains a cartridge with five individual dampers that
is used in place of the individual OEM (Epson) cartridges. This bulk ink
system cartridge has a single chip that periodically needs to be reset so
that the printer can continue to use ink from the bulk ink system. The
frequency of this reset action will depend upon the number of images
that are printed and the printer settings.
The following are simple instructions for resetting the bulk ink system.
1. Once the printer recognizes that
the ink levels have reached a
certain level, it will cease to print
and the orange ink-out light will
start to flash.
2. Press the ink-out button until
the ink carriage moves into the
far right position. The ink
carriage will come to rest in the
carriage bay area.
3. Press the white reset button at
the top of the bulk ink system
ink cartridge.
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4. Again, press the ink out
button on the front of the
printer.
5. The printer will begin to reset and recharge. After the printer has
completed the resetting activity, the orange light will turn off. At
this point the bulk ink system has been successfully reset and
the printer is again ready for use.
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Installing ChromaBlast™ Cartridges
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Press and release the ink button 6.
The power and ink lights flash.
4. Press the Ink
Button again 6 for
one second to move
the print head into the
cartridge replacement
position.
Do not hold the Ink Button for more
than 3 seconds or the printer will clean
the print head.
Do not move the print head by hand.
Do not open the cartridge cover when
the print head is moving.
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5. Open the cartridge
cover.
6. Squeeze the tab at the
back of the Epson
cartridge and lift it straight
out. Remove all Epson
cartridges from the
cartridge holder.
7. Before you open the new ink cartridge
package, shake it four or five times.
Then remove it from the package.
8. Remove the yellow tape from the
bottom of the ink cartridge.
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9. Place the new ink
cartridge into the cartridge
holder and push it down
until it clicks into place.
10. Once the ChromaBlast
cartridges are in place,
close the ink cartridge cover
and press it until it clicks
into place.
11. Close the printer cover.
12. Press the ink button for one second. The printer begins charging ink
and the power light starts flashing. This takes about 1 ½ minutes. When
it’s finished, the power light stops flashing and remains on, and the ink
light goes out.
Never turn off the printer while the
power light is flashing or you’ll waste
ink.
If the ink light stays on (not flashing),
the ink cartridge may not be installed
correctly. Press the ink button again
and reinstall the ink cartridge until it
clicks into place.
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Replacing an Empty Cartridge
Make sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you
start replacing a cartridge, you must complete all the steps in one
session.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Press and release the ink
button 6. The power and ink
lights flash. If one of the
cartridges is low or expended,
the printer moves that
cartridge to the expended ink
mark. If no cartridges are low
or expended, the ink cartridge
holder moves to the ink
replacement position.
4. Press the ink button 6 again.
If another cartridge is low or
expended, it moves to the
expended ink mark.
Once the printer identifies all of
the low or expended ink
cartridges, the print head moves
to the ink cartridge replacement
position.
5. Open the cartridge cover.
6. Squeeze the tab at the back of the cartridge and lift it straight out.
Dispose of it carefully.
7. Before you open the new ink cartridge
package, shake it four or five times. Then
remove it from the package.
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8. Remove the yellow tape from the
bottom of the ink cartridge.
9. Place the new ink cartridge
into the cartridge holder and
push it down until it clicks into
place.
10. Once you replace any other
cartridges that need replacing,
close the ink cartridge cover and
press it until it clicks into place.
11. Close the printer cover.
12. Press the ink button. The printer begins printer begins charging ink
and the power light starts flashing. This takes about 1 ½ minutes. When
it’s finished, the power light stops flashing and remains on, and the ink
light goes out.
Never turn off the printer while the
power light is flashing or you’ll waste
ink.
If the ink light stays on (not flashing),
the ink cartridge may not be installed
correctly. Press the ink button again
and reinstall the ink cartridge until it
clicks into place.
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Printing and Heat Transfer Instructions
RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS
White or light-colored fabrics in 100% cotton.
PRINTING
Print using the supplied ChromaBlast Driver program only.
The print side of ChromaBlast media is opposite the ChromaBlast logo.
For the Epson C120, place print side face up in the printer tray.
Mirror Image: Check this box in the ChromaBlast Driver to ensure the
image prints in reverse and that text appears correctly when image is
transferred. If your image is already reversed in your graphic program,
leave this box unchecked.
TRANSFERRING THE IMAGE USING A COMMERCIAL HEAT PRESS
1. If desired, you may trim the non-printed area before transferring,
leaving .25 in. margin around the printed area.
2. Place garment on the heat press. Cover with ChromaBlast paper
with image face down.
3. Press image according to proper pressure, heat, and time
settings.
4. Peel the paper off the shirt while the shirt is still hot using an
even motion.
5. Stretch the image area while the shirt is hot from both left to right
and top to bottom to reduce the hand.
HEAT PRESS SETTINGS
Pressure: Heavy. If using a pneumatic press, set the pressure to 60
psi.
Temperature and Time: 350°F (176°C) for 45-60 seconds.
Due to variations in cotton garments and in heat presses, time and
temperature can be adjusted for preferred performance up to 400°F for
25 seconds. Some scorching may occur, but will wash out.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store ChromaBlast media in a cool, dry area within the provided plastic
storage bag. Do not remove from carton until ready to use.
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ChromaBlast Driver™
User Guide
For Epson Stylus® C120/C110
For distribution with ChromaBlast™ only
NOT FOR RESALE
Version 1.0
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ChromaBlast Driver™ Introduction
Obtaining the benefits of the ChromaBlast Driver™ color management is
now incredibly easy - simply print from your application with the
ChromaBlast Driver™ rather than the Epson printer driver. The
ChromaBlast Driver™ prints your image just like the Epson printer driver
except for the colors. Watch how it magically makes ChromaBlast™ ink
colors picture perfect!
The ChromaBlast Driver™ delivers both convenience and the highest
quality ChromaBlast™ color management technology. The innovation
demonstrated by the ChromaBlast Driver™ is the result of our dedication
to you, our customers. At Sawgrass Technologies, we are focused on
delivering the highest quality digital transfer technology available. We
fully expect that you will be “wowed” by the results you obtain with
ChromaBlast™ ink and the ChromaBlast Driver™.
The ChromaBlast Driver™ runs under Windows 2000, XP / Vista.
System Requirements
Minimum Hardware:
Pentium 4 – 3.0GHz or Athlon XP 3000+ Processor
1GB System Memory (2 GB System Memory recommended)
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Setup Instructions – Windows XP / Vista
Product Overview
The ChromaBlast Driver™ 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 ChromaBlast™ ink. The installation
program will install Sawgrass color management software, the Sawgrass
ChromaBlast™ printer driver software, and ColorSure tools and utilities.
Quick Start
1.
2.
3.
Unpack and setup printer as described in the Epson manual.
Install the Epson printer driver and verify printer operation.
Insert the ChromaBlast Driver™ CD into the CD-ROM drive on
the computer and install the ChromaBlast Driver™.
Step By Step Installation
To get started printing as soon as possible, these are the steps
Sawgrass recommends you perform while setting up your sublimation
printer driver software.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup the printer according to the Epson instructions.
Install the ChromaBlast inks.
Install the Epson printer driver. According to the Epson user’s
manual.
After the Epson driver is installed, check to see which port the
printer is set to:
a.
b.
c.
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In XP you can do this by clicking on Start, Printers and Faxes.
For XP with the Classic menu enabled, click Start, Settings,
Printers.
Right click on the Epson printer you just installed and click on
the Properties option.
Select the Ports tab and write down the port the printer is
assigned to. You will use this later in the ChromaBlast
Driver™ software installation.
5.
Insert the ChromaBlast Driver™ CD into your CD-ROM drive.
The installation program should run automatically. (If the
program does not automatically run, click Start, Run. Browse
to your CD-ROM drive and click on Setup).
6.
A reminder message will appear on the computer screen
indicating that the Epson C120 or C110 OEM driver will need
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to be installed before proceeding with the installation of the
PowerDriver software. If you have already installed this OEM
driver than click Next to proceed.
7.
The Welcome screen is displayed. Click Next to proceed.
8.
The License Agreement is displayed next. Select the
appropriate choice for acceptance of the Licensing Agreement
to continue.
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If you have not previously registered the ChromaBlast
Driver™, you will be prompted to do so. Registering is the
only way to take full advantage of the features in the
ChromaBlast Driver™. If you choose to register later, select
Register Later and click Next to proceed with the installation.
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If you choose to register now, the registration screen will be
displayed. To obtain your
registration code you may do
so in one of the following
ways: Register on-line and
receive your registration code
via e-mail. 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.
To register, you will use your
Product ID (displayed on the
registration screen) to obtain
a Registration code. You will need separate registration code
for every machine on which The ChromaBlast Driver™ is
installed. Enter your registration code and click the Apply
Code button.
11.
Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. provides ColorSure color palettes
for use with Corel and Adobe. (Check the ColorSure section
of the manual for information on how to use ColorSure to get
perfect spot colors). If Setup detects either of these
applications on your system, the palette files will be placed in
the appropriate folder indicated in the Destination Folder box.
Click Next to proceed with the installation.
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Once the installation has completed, the Installation Complete
screen will display. Click OK to end the installation.
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Using ChromaBlast Driver™ in Windows XP / Vista
The ChromaBlast Driver™ is simple to use. Whenever you have
ChromaBlast™ inks in your printer, you should print using the
ChromaBlast Driver™. Do not print to your Epson printer with the Epson
printer driver; printing with the Epson driver will not give you the benefit
of color management.
Quick Start Example (Corel Draw)
1) Open/Create an image in Corel Draw.
2) Select print from the File menu.
3) Select the ChromaBlast Driver™ printer.
4) Use the properties button to access and set the Color, Output, Ink
and Substrate, Resolution, and Advanced options.
5) Click Print.
Setting ChromaBlast Driver™ printer properties
To configure the ChromaBlast Driver™ for
the correct substrate, you must display its
printer properties. There are two ways to
display the printer properties:
From the Windows Desktop:
1.
Click on Start> Settings> Printers.
2.
Right-click on your ChromaBlast Driver™
printer.
3.
Select Properties from the pop-up menu.
4.
Select the Printing Preferences button.
From an Application:
1. Select File, Print Setup.
2.
Choose the ChromaBlast Driver™ printer from
the list of printers.
3.
Click the Properties button.
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ChromaBlast Driver™ Properties Overview
The following figure shows the printer properties for a registered version of the
ChromaBlast Driver™. The Advanced Color Options tab and the Print Palette
functions will not be available if the product has not been registered.
There are three main property groups;
Configuration – Set Paper and Copy Count
Color Settings – Color management control options.
Options – Utilities for printer maintenance, online help, product registration,
and setting input profiles
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Group 1 – Configuration
Paper Size – From the drop down list, select the paper size you wish
to use.
Copies – Sets the copy count for the number of prints to be made.
Group 2 - Color Options
Overview
This group of tabs gives you access to all of the color management
controls available in the ChromaBlast C120 or C110 driver. Utilizing the
power of the Epson C120/C110 driver technology, the ChromaBlast
C120/C110 driver interprets bitmap and vector elements in a similar
fashion.
Vector and Bitmap Explanation
Bitmaps are a grid of pixels. Bitmaps come from digital cameras,
scanners, and photo CDs. Bitmaps can also be created in applications
like Corel PhotoPaint or Adobe PhotoShop. Bitmaps have file
extensions like GIF, JPG, BMP, and TIF. Vector components consist of
shapes, curves, lines, and text. They are created in programs such as
CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator. Higher end programs like CorelDraw
can combine Vector and Bitmaps into a single image. The ChromaBlast
C120 driver will color correct all bitmap files and vector components as
bitmap images.
Color Correction Settings
Realistic - This setting is most suitable for reproducing skin tones in
scanned photographs.
Saturated - The Saturated setting will make the colors in your image
more intense. Saturated output tries to remain color accurate with a
slight bump in intensity.
Intense – This kicks the color intensity and saturation to the extreme.
This setting does not try to keep color accurate; its main goal is to
produce deep dark colors. Artwork, graphics, logos, and text are
good candidates for this setting. Some photographs will look good
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but typically, this setting is too intense to be used with photographs.
This can be set for either Bitmap or Vector images.
GrayScale – This setting is most suitable for monochromatic black and
white photographic images.
ColorSure Options
The ColorSure enhancement is used to replace specific colors in
your image with a spot color chosen from the ColorSure palette.
This resulting spot color enhancement is not affected by color
setting. A ColorSure spot color will ALWAYS print the same. See
Appendix C for an overview of ColorSure.
Print Palette Button – Prints the ColorSure palette for the selected
substrate. ColorSure is a method for reproducing exact spot colors.
The two main components are; 1) the transferred palette and 2) the
CorelDraw, Corel PhotoPaint, and Adobe swatches. For a complete
description on how to use ColorSure to get perfect spot colors, see
appendix C.
Custom Palette Button – The Custom Palette utility enables you to add,
edit, import and export custom colors to the ColorSure palette. If you
need to precisely match a specific color, the Color Finder tool makes
this a breeze. For a complete description on how to use the Custom
Palette, refer to Appendix C.
Output Options
Mirror – When you transfer an image, the result will be “flipped” when
compared to the printed image. In order for your transfers to come
out correctly, you must flip the image before transferring. Select this
option to do the flipping for you. If you are doing this yourself in your
editing application, make sure this option is turned off.
High Speed – If the printer supports multiple resolutions, choose the
most appropriate setting. For soft substrates, the High Speed option
works well.
High Quality – If the printer supports multiple resolutions, choose the
most appropriate setting. For hard substrates, choose the High
Quality option.
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Group 3 – Printer Options
Utilities The utilities options allow you to print a nozzle check pattern,
run a print head cleaning cycle, spool a ChromaBlast C120 print file
to the printer, and print a page of primary ink colors.
Nozzle Check – Click this button to print a nozzle check pattern. If any of
the nozzle check patterns are incomplete, then perform a Print Head
cleaning.
Head Cleaning - Performs a Print Head cleaning, after which a Nozzle
Check should be performed to verify that the print heads are
completely cleaned. Repeat the Head Cleaning until a complete
nozzle check pattern is produced.
Print Primary – Use this function to print a page of the primary IQ ink
colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
File Spooler – Use this function to spool multiple print files to the printer.
Resources
Help – This will display a help dialog box for an easy overview of the
ChromaBlast C120 driver functions and settings. It also contains a
link to the Sawgrass Technologies website.
Register – If the ChromaBlast C120/C110 driver has not been
registered, click this button for instructions on how to register the
product and unlock all the features.
SawgrassInk.com – This button links you directly to the Sawgrass
Technologies website where you can access additional resources
such as driver upgrades, documentation and other information
regarding sublimation technology.
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Appendix A: Network Printing in Windows XP
/ Vista
Network printing with the ChromaBlast Driver™ in Windows XP and
Vista is simple. Before a network printer can be used it must be installed
on the network and shared.
Host Machine (Server)
The server machine must have installed the printer and have the printer
shared. To install the networked printer, run Start | Setting | Printer | Add
Printer. The Wizard will guide you through setting up the printer. When
prompted, choose “Network Printer” and browse to the server machine to
locate the ChromaBlast Driver™.
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Appendix B: Over-Riding Design Software
Color Management
The ChromaBlast Driver™ provides a complete color management
solution for your ChromaBlast™ media 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™ version 10, 11 and 12
1. Create a new graphic.
2. From the main menu choose Tools, Color Management. In the
Color Management window (see figure below), set the Style
option to Color Management Off.
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CorelDraw™ version X3:
Adobe Photoshop™ 7, CS, and CS2
Color Setup
From the main menu choose Edit, Color Settings. On the Color Settings
dialog box, turn all Color Management Policies off. Turn off Profile
Mismatches.
Turn off all color
management policies
and profile
mismatches.
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To Print:
Always select File, Print with Preview. On the print dialog page, set
the options as described below:
a. Check Show More Options
b. Choose Color Management
c.
Choose Document as Source Space
d. Choose Same as Source for Print Space
From the Color Management drop option list, make sure that Source is
set to “Document” and Print Space is set to “Same As Source”.
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Appendix C: Using ColorSure™ and Custom
Palette
I. Introduction
ColorSure is a method for reproducing exact spot colors. There are four
main components of the ColorSure System: 1) the printed palette, 2)
Color Finder, 3) Custom Palette, and 4) the CorelDRAW and Adobe
application palettes / swatches.
1. ColorSure Palette: This is your main color palette that includes
a wide variety of 152 commonly used colors.
2. Color Finder: If a color you need is not on the ColorSure
palette, the Color Finder tool allows you to locate the exact
custom color you are looking for.
3. Custom Palette: With the Custom Palette feature, you can add
new custom colors to the existing ColorSure Palette mentioned
in step 1.
4. Application Palettes: You can add your Color Finder colors to
an existing application palette, or you can add multiple custom
colors to new, custom palette files (*.cpl, *.acl, etc.).
II. Printing the ColorSure Palette
The first thing you will want to do is to print your ColorSure palette to the
shirt you will be using. Most likely you will have customers who desire
precise colors. Having your ColorSure palette available allows the
customer to choose the color from the palette that is the closest match to
what they want, and this gives you a starting point for finding the exact
custom color that will match your customer’s needs.
To print the ColorSure palette, follow the steps below:
• Click ‘Start’ and navigate to the ‘Printers and Faxes’ folder.
Right-click on your ChromaBlast Driver™ printer and select
‘Printing Preferences’ from the menu. You may also open the
ChromaBlast Driver™ from within an Adobe or Corel program by
going to File, Print, and choosing the ChromaBlast Driver™
printer from the pull-down menu. Click Properties to open the
ChromaBlast Driver™.
• Select the color settings and the output (high speed, high quality)
that you wish to print the palette, and click the box ‘Print Palette’.
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You now have a visual representation of how the ColorSure
palette colors will appear on your t-shirt.
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, the ChromaBlast Driver™ installs three palettes:
two for Adobe products and one for Corel products. These colors match
the palette that is printed from within the ChromaBlast Driver™.
•
•
•
To open the ColorSure Palette in Corel 10, 11, and 12, choose
Window | Color Palettes | Open Palette. Select the file
“ChromaBlast_Rut.cpl, ChromaBlast _Uni.cpl, or ChromaBlast
_Wil.cpl depending on which palette you wish to load.”
To open the ColorSure Palette in Illustrator, choose Window |
Swatch Libraries | Other Library. Navigate to where it was
installed to when you installed PowerDriver: C:\Program
Files\Sawgrass\PowerDriver\Adobe Illustrator and hit Open. For
easier access to the Palette file copy it from this [above] path to
Illustrator10\Presets\Swatches and the palettes will show up in
your pull-down list directly under the Swatch Libraries menu.
Other versions of Illustrator will have similar steps.
To open the ColorSure Palette in Adobe PhotoShop, choose the
Swatches Palette, click the option arrow on the palette, choose
Replace Swatches and pick the “ChromaBlast _Rut.aco,
ChromaBlast _Uni.aco, or ChromaBlast _Wil.aco” file.
HINT
After you have the ColorSure palette loaded into
CorelDraw, move the cursor over each color. As the
cursor hovers over each different color, the ColorSure
name is displayed in the status area at the bottom of the
screen.
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IV. Using Color Finder
After printing the ColorSure Palette, you see that you have an array of
colors to work with. There will be times, however, when the color you
need is not included in the ColorSure Palette. This is a common
example of when you will launch the ChromaBlast Driver™ Custom
Palette Utility.
The Custom Palette Utility is a small program that coincides with the
ChromaBlast Driver™ to assist you in finding custom colors and making
custom palettes.
Within the Custom Palette Utility is the Color Finder tool. This tool allows
you to start with a specific color (e.g. navy blue) and find similar colors in
the same family by adding and subtracting up to three colors (CMYK)
called ‘Step Colors.’ For example, starting with navy blue with a CMYK
value of 60,60,0,40 and choosing two step colors (e.g. cyan and
magenta) would expand the original navy blue in four directions (more
cyan, less cyan, more magenta, and less magenta). This expanded
color chart is outputted directly to your printer.
How to use Color Finder:
• First, open the Printing Preferences window.
•
At the bottom of the window, click the Palette Utility button; this
will open the Custom Palette Utility window.
•
Select the appropriate settings for Printer, Substrate, and Print
Quality. Then click the Start Color Chooser button and select
your desired starting color from the basic colors or the color
matrix. To use the color matrix, click anywhere in the matrix
window. You can use the slider at the right of the matrix to
adjust luminosity. Clicking ‘OK’ will automatically fill the CMYK
boxes with the corresponding values. If you do not wish to use
Color Chooser, you also have the option to manually enter the
Start Color values in the CMYK boxes.
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For advanced users, CMYK values can be determined
by printing out a Custom Palette, which is outlined in the
next section.
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Custom Palette Utility
•
You may alter the chosen start color’s CMYK 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.
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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.
Color Finder Palette with two Step Colors
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If you modify your Start Color with three steps, Step
Color 1 will remain the same. However Step Color 2 and
Step Color 3 will form an imaginary ‘X’ and their values
will change on opposing diagonal Y axes.
Color Finder Palette with three Step Colors
•
Next, determine what Step Size you want to apply to the Color
Finder palette. This is simply a question of how much you want
your Start Color to fluctuate. If your Start Color is close the color
you are looking for, use a low Step Size (i.e. 5-10). However, if
your start color is not close to what you are looking for, use a
higher Step Size. You can enter any Step Size value between 1
and 40.
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•
As an example, let’s say your Start Color is C:20, M:100,
Y:150, K:0 and you select Cyan and Magenta to be your
Step Colors. You also enter a Step Size of 10. When
the ‘Print Similar Colors Chart’ button is clicked, your
Start Color will be in the middle of the Similar Colors
Chart and from there each color will vary the Cyan and
Magenta values by 10.
When you are finished selecting the Start Color, Step Colors,
and the Step Size, click on the Print Similar Colors Chart
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button. This will print your custom Similar Colors Chart directly
to the printer.
•
After printing the Color Chart, try to match your desired color to
one that is on the palette. If you find a suitable match, you are
finished using the Color Finder tool. Move on to Section V. The
Custom Palette.
•
If you couldn’t find an accurate match on the first printed Similar
Colors Chart, don’t worry. Follow the easy steps below, and you
will find a more suitable custom color.
1. First, try to locate a new Start Color from the chart that is
closer than the original color.
2. Next, after finding a more suitable Start Color, write
down that color’s CMYK value. Here is how to obtain
this value. There are numbers under each color that are
dependant upon which Step Colors you chose. For
example, it might say C:70 M:120. Take note of these
values. Then, at the bottom left of the Color Finder
palette you will see a full set of CMYK values. The new
Start Color’s CMYK value would be C:70, M:120 and
whatever the YK values are from the full set.
3. Lastly, plug the CMYK values for the new Start Color
into the boxes in Color Finder, choose your Step Size,
and click on Print Similar Colors once again. Continue
with steps 1-3 until you find your desired color.
V. The Custom Palette
Let us assume that you have found the exact color you need using the
Color Finder tool. What you will want to do next is apply these custom
color values to either an existing palette, or to create a new custom
palette altogether. This allows you access to this color again should the
same job arise.
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How to use Custom Palette:
• First, you need to assign the CMYK values of the matched color
from the Similar Colors Chart to the Output Color CMYK fields
in the Custom Palette section.
•
Give your new custom color a descriptive Name in its designated
field (e.g. IBM Blue).
•
Next, assign an RGB Input Color value. There are two methods
to establish this value.
1. If you have the original file, sample the color that
was matched in your graphic design application with
the eye dropper tool. This will give you the RGB
value of that color. Input this value into the RGB
Input Color fields of the Custom Palette section.
2. If you do not have the original file, or the artwork has
not yet been designed, simply click on the ‘Input
Color Chooser’ button, and then click on “Define
Custom Colors”. From the color matrix, find a color
that closely resembles the color that you are adding
to the custom palette. At the bottom-right of the
color matrix window are the RGB values. Simply
click ‘OK’ and the RGB Input Color values will be
automatically entered. Please take note of these
RGB values for later use in your design applications.
•
Click the Add Color button. A window will pop up asking you
whether you want to add the color to the palette for all
substrates, or just the current substrate. Click ‘YES’ here unless
you have the same custom color saved on palettes for other
substrates. Another window will then ask you if you want to save
the custom color for all resolutions or just the current one. Click
‘YES’ here unless you have the same custom color saved on
palettes for other resolutions.
•
Lastly, click the Save Palette button. When finished, simply Exit
out of the window.
* The ‘Import Palette’ and ‘Export Palette’ buttons are convenient to have
in the event you need to transfer palettes to and from different
computers.
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VI. Adding Swatches to your Application Palette:
It is possible to add your custom color(s) swatch to an application palette
as well. 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.
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Supplies & Equipment
ChromaBlast™ ink and media are sold through a network of Authorized
ChromaBlast™ Channel Partners. A full listing of authorized resellers is
available on our Web site at www.chromablast.com.
Operating Conditions
Certain environmental conditions should be taken into account for the
operation of ChromaBlastTM ink including temperature and relative
humidity.
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Operating conditions are 65 ~ 80 °F with 35~60% relative humidity.
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Optimum operating conditions are 70 ~ 75 °F with 40~50% relative
humidity.
Ink Storage
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ChromaBlast™ product should be stored in an environmental
controlled room with a temperature range of 50 oF ~ 75 oF.
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Do not expose ChromaBlastTM cartridges directly to light, especially
sunlight, for extended periods.
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For best results, install your ChromaBlastTM cartridges by the date on
the cartridge. Please refer to the individual cartridge for the specific
ink expiration date.
Media Storage
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Store the ChromaBlast™ media in a cool, dry area within the
provided plastic storage bag. Do not remove from carton until ready
to use.
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Troubleshooting
The troubleshooting tips found in this section relate mainly to problems
that can be seen in transferred ChromaBlast™ 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 C120/C110 Printer
User’s Guide.
The colors in my transferred image are incorrect
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The image may need color adjustment. Use the ChromaBlast
Driver™ color matching software. For more information on how to
use this software, please see the section entitled ChromaBlast
Driver™ User’s Guide.
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Ensure you used the right printer driver and driver settings.
Please see the section entitled ChromaBlast Driver™ User’s
Guide.
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Ensure you pressed the item with the proper time, temperature,
and pressure. For guidelines see the section entitled Printing and
Heat Transfer Instructions.
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Verify all colors print correctly. Run the Nozzle Check utility and
clean the print heads as required.
My printout gets cut off on the bottom or side
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Verify the printer driver is setup for the correct paper size. Your
printer driver setting needs to match the media size that is loaded
in your printer.
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Ensure the right paper guide is in the proper position on the
printer. When setting up the printer, slide the right paper guide to
the left until it clicks into position.
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My image looks good but it washes out
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Ensure you pressed the garment with the proper time,
temperature, and pressure. For guidelines, see the section
entitled Printing and Heat Transfer Instructions.
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Ensure you used the recommended ChromaBlast™ media and
inks.
Colors are light and splotchy
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Ensure you printed on the correct side of the media. For the
Epson C120/C110 place print side face up in the printer tray so
that the missing corner is in the top right hand side when facing
the printer.
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Ensure you used the recommended ChromaBlast™ media and
inks.
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Ensure you pressed the item with the proper time, temperature,
and pressure. For guidelines, see the section entitled Printing and
Heat Transfer Instructions.
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Verify your printer driver settings are correct. Please see the
section entitled ChromaBlast Driver™ User’s Guide for additional
information.
My image looks blurred
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Ensure you pressed the item with the proper time, temperature,
and pressure. For guidelines, see the section entitled Printing and
Heat Transfer Instructions.
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Ensure you used the recommended ChromaBlast™ media and
inks.
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Ensure you printed on the correct side of the media. For the
Epson C120/C110 place print side face up in the printer tray so
that the missing corner is in the top right hand side when facing
the printer.
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Verify that the printer’s print heads are properly aligned. For
further instructions, see the EPSON Stylus C120/C110 Printer
User’s Guide.
My image has gaps or bands present
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Ensure that all of the printer’s nozzles are firing properly. Perform
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a Nozzle Check from the Utility tab of your printer driver. For
further instructions, see the EPSON Stylus C120/C110 Printer
User’s Guide
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If one or more of the nozzles fail to print, perform a Print Head
Cleaning. For further instructions, see the EPSON Stylus
C120/C110 Printer User’s Guide.
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Technical Support
If you are having difficulties achieving good results from your ChromaBlast™ inks or media, you
have several support options:
1.
Telephone: You may contact your authorized SubliJet reseller during their normal hours of
operation for assistance. A full listing of authorized SubliJet Resellers is available on our Web
site at www.sawgrassink.com. In addition, you may also contact Sawgrass Technical Support
at (888) 253-1679 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
2.
Internet: Visit the Technical Support area of the Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. website at
www.sawgrassink.com. The troubleshooting utility found here will provide you with solutions
to some of the most common problems. You may submit a detailed description of your
problem if you need further assistance.
3.
E-mail: You may e-mail Sawgrass Technical Support with a detailed description of your
problem at support@sawgrassink.com.
4.
Fax: You may fax a detailed description of your problem to Sawgrass Technical Support at
(843) 849-3847.
Project Cotton
Project Cotton is a series of workshops and courses designed to provide the knowledge, skills and
strategies for growing a profitable digital cotton decorating business.
Project Cotton will provide current and prospective garment decorators with knowledge, skills,
strategies and ideas to build and grow their cotton printing business.
Whether you are a new system purchaser, or a current user wanting to learn more, Project Cotton
can help you grow and expand your business. Project Cotton will provide insight into profitable new
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to increase the productivity and profitability of your business.
Project Cotton events are offered throughout the country through Authorized Sawgrass Channel
Partners
Please visit our website to request more information on an event in your area. Call toll-free
1.888.780.7349 or email project.cotton@sawgrassink.com.
We look forward to seeing you at a Project Cotton event in the very near future!
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