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Hybrid Dual
Decorating System
Getting Started Guide
For EPSON Stylus® PRO 4880
02/2008
Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
Hybrid Getting Started Guide for the EPSON Stylus PRO 4880
Hybrid Dual Decorating System
Getting Started Guide
for the
EPSON Stylus® PRO 4880
© Copyright 2008, Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., Revision February
2008. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America.
SubliJet® is a registered trademark of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
SubliJet IQ™ is a registered trademark of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
PowerDriver Pro is a registered trademark of Sawgrass Technologies,
Inc. Epson® and Stylus® are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson
Corporation.
ChromaBlastTM, ChromaBlast™ inks, ChromaBlast Driver™, and
ColorSure™ are trademarks of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.
No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form
by any means without the prior written consent of Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc. Information in this manual is subject to change
without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of
Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
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IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY:
This Process License Agreement (“PLA”) is a legal agreement between you and Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc. (“Sawgrass”). By installing the SubliJet IQ ink in your printer, or otherwise using
the Sawgrass SubliJet IQ 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 SubliJet IQ ink to
you. In such event, you may not use the SubliJet IQ ink, and you should promptly contact your
supplier for instructions on return of the unopened package.
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.
GRANT OF LICENSE 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
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.
LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING You agree that you will not attempt to reverse engineer,
reproduce, or deformulate the SubliJet IQ ink.
PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS Sawgrass owns multiple U.S. and foreign patents which apply to the
Sawgrass Process and/or the SubliJet IQ ink or its use. All patents in and to the SubliJet® ink and the
method of using the SubliJet IQ ink are owned by Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. You may not copy the
printed materials accompanying the SubliJet IQ ink. All rights not specifically granted under this PLA are
reserved by Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
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CAUTION:
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For best printing results, use the ink within six months of purchase. Please refer to the
individual ink bag/cartridge for the specific ink expiration date.
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Keep out of reach of children.
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Do not expose ink to temperatures above 100º F or below 40º F.
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Keep ink out of direct sunshine.
Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. agrees to replace any defective ink within a reasonable time, which shall be
Sawgrass’ sole responsibility for errors or defects in these goods.
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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END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SAWGRASS
SOFTWARE—PowerDriver 4880 IQ®
IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Sawgrass Technologies Inc. End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal
agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Sawgrass Technologies, Inc for the Sawgrass
software product identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated media, printed
materials, and "online" or electronic documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT"). By installing, copying, or otherwise using
the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this
EULA, do not install or use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
Software PRODUCT LICENSE
Copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties protect the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold. The title to, and ownership of, this
SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. (Sawgrass).
GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights:
•
This license is provided to you for your use according to the terms hereof. You may install and use the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT packaged herewith to practice the printing process described in U.S. Patent No.
5,488,907 (the "Sawgrass Process"). The use of any ink, dye or pigment to practice the Sawgrass Process, other
than a SubliJet ink which is purchased from Sawgrass or its authorized distributor, is not a licensed use of the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You agree not to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for any other purpose or in any
process except as expressly permitted hereby.
•
Not for Resale. You may not sell, or otherwise transfer for value, the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
•
No Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, Copying or Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer,
decompile, copy or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
•
No Rental. You may not rent, lease, or lend the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
•
Support Services. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. may provide you with support services related to the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT ("Support Services"). Use of Support Services is governed by the Sawgrass
policies and programs described in the user manual, in "online" documentation, and/or in other Sawgrassprovided materials. Any supplemental software code provided to you as part of the Support Services shall
be considered part of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA.
With respect to technical information you provide to Sawgrass as part of the Support Services, Sawgrass
may use such information for its business purposes, including for product support and development.
Sawgrass will not utilize such technical information in a form that personally identifies you.
•
No Assignment or Sublicense. You may not assign or sublicense the rights granted hereby.
•
Termination. Without prejudice to any other rights, Sawgrass may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply
with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In the event of termination, you must destroy all copies of the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT and all of its component parts.
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. or its suppliers. Copyright laws and international treaty provisions protect the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. Therefore,
you must treat the SOFTWARE PRODUCT like any other copyrighted material, except that you may install the
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SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a computer for the uses permitted hereby. You may not copy the printed materials
accompanying the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may not loan, rent, lease, or otherwise transfer the other medium to
another user, except as part of the permanent transfer (as provided above) of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and documentation are provided with
RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or
subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as
applicable.
MISCELLANEOUS
a. If you acquired this product in the United States, this EULA is governed by the laws of the State of South Carolina. In
the event of any dispute arising under this license or from the use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, each party irrevocably
agrees to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division.
b. If you acquired this product in Canada, this EULA is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. In the
event of any dispute arising under this license or from the use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, each party irrevocably
agrees to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario and further agrees to commence any litigation which may
arise hereunder in the courts located in the Judicial District of York, Province of Ontario.
c. If this product was acquired outside the United States, then local law may apply.
LIMITED WARRANTY. Sawgrass warrants that (a) the SOFTWARE PRODUCT will perform substantially in accordance
with the accompanying written materials for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of receipt, and (b) any Support
Services provided by Sawgrass shall be substantially as described in applicable written materials provided to you by
Sawgrass, and Sawgrass support engineers will make commercially reasonable efforts to solve any problem issues.
Some states and jurisdictions do not allow limitations on duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. To the extent allowed by applicable law, implied warranties on the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, if any, are
limited to thirty (30) days.
CUSTOMER REMEDIES. Sawgrass' and its suppliers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Sawgrass'
option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) repair or replacement of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT that does not
meet Sawgrass' Limited Warranty and which is returned to Sawgrass with a copy of your receipt. This Limited Warranty is
void if failure of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement
SOFTWARE PRODUCT will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever
is longer. Outside the United States, neither these remedies nor any product support services offered by Sawgrass are
available without proof of purchase from an authorized international source.
NO OTHER WARRANTIES. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Sawgrass and its suppliers disclaim all
other warranties and conditions, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement, with regard to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT,
and the provision of or failure to provide Support Services. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may
have others, which vary from state/jurisdiction to state/jurisdiction.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Sawgrass or its
suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation,
damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss)
arising out of the use of or inability to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT or the provision of or failure to provide Support
Services, even if Sawgrass has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In any case, 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.
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SubliJet IQ , PowerDriver IQ , PowerDriver XG , and PowerDriver XG , are registered
trademarks of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. ColorSure™ is a trademark of Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and
may be trademarks of their respective owners. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. disclaims any
and all rights in those marks.
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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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END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SAWGRASS
SOFTWARE—ChromaBlast Driver™
IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Sawgrass Technologies Inc. End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal
agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Sawgrass Technologies, Inc for the Sawgrass
software product identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated media, printed
materials, and "online" or electronic documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT"). By installing, copying, or otherwise using
the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this
EULA, do not install or use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
Software PRODUCT LICENSE
Copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties protect the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold. The title to, and ownership of, this
SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. (Sawgrass).
GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights:
•
This license is provided to you for your use according to the terms hereof. You may install and use the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT packaged herewith to practice the printing process described in U.S. Patent No.
6,341,856 (the "Sawgrass Process"). The use of any ink, dye or pigment to practice the Sawgrass Process, other
than a ChromaBlast™ ink which is purchased from Sawgrass or its authorized distributor, is not a licensed use of
the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You agree not to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for any other purpose or in any
process except as expressly permitted hereby.
•
Not for Resale. You may not sell, or otherwise transfer for value, the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
•
No Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, Copying or Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer,
decompile, copy or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
•
No Rental. You may not rent, lease, or lend the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
•
Support Services. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. may provide you with support services related to the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT ("Support Services"). Use of Support Services is governed by the Sawgrass
policies and programs described in the user manual, in "online" documentation, and/or in other Sawgrassprovided materials. Any supplemental software code provided to you as part of the Support Services shall
be considered part of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA.
With respect to technical information you provide to Sawgrass as part of the Support Services, Sawgrass
may use such information for its business purposes, including for product support and development.
Sawgrass will not utilize such technical information in a form that personally identifies you.
•
No Assignment or Sublicense. You may not assign or sublicense the rights granted hereby.
•
Termination. Without prejudice to any other rights, Sawgrass may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply
with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In the event of termination, you must destroy all copies of the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT and all of its component parts.
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. or its suppliers. Copyright laws and international treaty provisions protect the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. Therefore,
you must treat the SOFTWARE PRODUCT like any other copyrighted material, except that you may install the
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SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a computer for the uses permitted hereby. You may not copy the printed materials
accompanying the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may not loan, rent, lease, or otherwise transfer the other medium to
another user, except as part of the permanent transfer (as provided above) of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and documentation are provided with
RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or
subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as
applicable.
MISCELLANEOUS
a. If you acquired this product in the United States, this EULA is governed by the laws of the State of South Carolina. In
the event of any dispute arising under this license or from the use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, each party irrevocably
agrees to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division.
b. If you acquired this product in Canada, this EULA is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. In the
event of any dispute arising under this license or from the use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, each party irrevocably
agrees to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario and further agrees to commence any litigation which may
arise hereunder in the courts located in the Judicial District of York, Province of Ontario.
c. If this product was acquired outside the United States, then local law may apply.
LIMITED WARRANTY. Sawgrass warrants that (a) the SOFTWARE PRODUCT will perform substantially in accordance
with the accompanying written materials for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of receipt, and (b) any Support
Services provided by Sawgrass shall be substantially as described in applicable written materials provided to you by
Sawgrass, and Sawgrass support engineers will make commercially reasonable efforts to solve any problem issues.
Some states and jurisdictions do not allow limitations on duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. To the extent allowed by applicable law, implied warranties on the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, if any, are
limited to thirty (30) days.
CUSTOMER REMEDIES. Sawgrass' and its suppliers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Sawgrass'
option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) repair or replacement of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT that does not
meet Sawgrass' Limited Warranty and which is returned to Sawgrass with a copy of your receipt. This Limited Warranty is
void if failure of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement
SOFTWARE PRODUCT will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever
is longer. Outside the United States, neither these remedies nor any product support services offered by Sawgrass are
available without proof of purchase from an authorized international source.
NO OTHER WARRANTIES. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Sawgrass and its suppliers disclaim all
other warranties and conditions, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement, with regard to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT,
and the provision of or failure to provide Support Services. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may
have others, which vary from state/jurisdiction to state/jurisdiction.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Sawgrass or its
suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation,
damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss)
arising out of the use of or inability to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT or the provision of or failure to provide Support
Services, even if Sawgrass has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In any case, 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.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be
trademarks of their respective owners. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. disclaims any and all rights in those
marks.
ChromaBlast™ ink, ChromaBlast™ v1.5 media, ChromaBlast Driver™ v1.5, and Color Sure™ are
trademarks of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be
trademarks of their respective owners. Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. disclaims any and all rights in those
marks.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ......................................................................................................... 9
About this Document ......................................................................................... 10
Installing SubliJet IQ™ and ChromaBlast Cartridges......................................... 11
Heat Transfer Instructions (Sublimation) .......................................................... 17
Printing and Heat Transfer Instructions (ChromaBlast) .................................... 18
Hybrid System Drivers - Setup Instructions....................................................... 20
Hybrid System Requirements............................................................................. 20
Step-Step Installation - ChromaBlast ……………………………………………………20
Step-Step Installation - PowerDriver 4880 IQ …………..……………………………27
PowerDriver 4880 IQ Introduction .................................................................... 32
Using PowerDriver 4880 IQ ............................................................................... 33
ChromaBlast 4880 Driver Introduction.............................................................. 40
Using ChromaBlast 4880 IQ ............................................................................... 41
Appendix A: Network Printing............................................................................ 46
Appendix B: Over-Riding Graphics Software Color Management ...................... 47
Appendix C: Using ColorSure™ and Custom Palette........................................... 50
Tips for Successful Sublimation ......................................................................... 57
Supplies & Equipment ........................................................................................ 60
Operating Conditions ......................................................................................... 60
Storage............................................................................................................... 60
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................. 61
Technical Support .............................................................................................. 64
Project Sublimation............................................................................................ 65
Project Cotton .................................................................................................... 65
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the 4880 Hybrid Dual Decorating System with
SubliJet IQ™ and ChromaBlast digital transfer inks. This system for the EPSON Stylus
PRO 4880 is the latest advancement from Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., a leader in the
development of digitally driven color transfer technologies and related products.
Your Epson 4880 Hybrid Dual Decorating System includes: SubliJet IQ™ inks,
ChromaBlast digital transfer inks, and PowerDriver IQ and ChromaBlast color matching
software. This revolutionary, comprehensive system takes sublimation and cotton
decoration to the professional level, allowing users to create perfect transfers with
minimal effort. The comprehensive CMYK in configuration provides a wide color gamut,
creates noticeably smoother gradient transitions, captures finer detail and adds color
depth.
With this system, your printed images can be transferred onto any product designed to
accept sublimation dyes including: ceramic, metal, tiles, mylar, polyester fabric,
performance wear, UniSub®, and Hanes Soft L’Ink® T-shirts, resulting in an attractive,
durable product. This system Your imagination is the limit for producing brilliant, near
photo-quality images on caps, clipboards, clocks, mugs, mousepads, plaques, puzzles,
synthetic T-shirts, and more. SubliJet IQ™ is ideal for markets that personalize,
customize or create short-run output.
The ChromaBlast Driver™ is user-friendly software that enables you to maximize output
quality and quantity for decorating to cotton surfaces. Bundled with the SubliJet IQ
driver, this hybrid solution gives the user a powerful combination of customized
decorations options.
This document contains information for using SubliJet IQ™ and ChromaBlast digital
transfer inks and helpful tips are also provided for getting the best results from your
transfers. The information provided pertains only to the use of SubliJet IQ™ and
ChromaBlastTM in your EPSON Stylus PRO 4880 printer. If you have questions about
the operation of your EPSON printer, refer to the EPSON Stylus PRO 4880 Printer
User’s Guide.
Technical support is available from your Authorized Hybrid System reseller or directly
from Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. See the section entitled Technical Support for
additional information.
We at Sawgrass strive to provide you with the tools to make the sublimation process
easy to learn and simple to master. We hope you will find that the tools we have
developed will make your years in the sublimation and cotton decoration business fun
and profitable. Please feel free to contact us with your feedback about our products. For
additional information on our other products, visit our web site at
www.sawgrassink.com.
Thank you and enjoy your Epson 4880 Hybrid Dual Decorating system.
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About this Document
This document contains descriptions and procedures for using SubliJet
IQ™ ink and ChromaBlast™ inks, along with additional information for
getting the best results from your transfers.
The documentation provided pertains only to the use of SubliJet IQ™ and
ChromaBlast™ inks in your EPSON Stylus PRO 4880 ink jet printer. To
assist you in the overall setup process, references are made back to the
instructions contained in the EPSON Stylus PRO 4880 Quick Reference
Printer Basics Guide.
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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Installing SubliJet IQ™ and ChromaBlast
Cartridges
Do not install the Epson Inks provided with the
printer. Please call Sawgrass Technical Support if
you need assistance installing the SubliJet IQ inks
and ChromaBlast inks.
If you are replacing existing cartridges because they are empty or low,
please see the following instructions. If not, go directly to step #1
When a cartridge is empty or low, INK LOW or REPLACE INK OUT will display on
the LCD panel. Raise, then lower the ink levers on either side of the printer. The
ink indicator on the LCD panel will flash, indicating which cartridge is low or
empty. Be sure you have the correct color cartridge for replacement.
cartridge for replacement.
NOTE: The LCD Panel will indicate the ink colors of the original OEM ink
configuration and not the Hybrid ink configuration
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1. Ensure the printer power is on. Press the ink compartment cover to
release the latch and open the cover.
2. Raise the ink lever to the unlocked position.
The ink lever is located to the right of each ink
compartment. If you are installing a complete
set of ink cartridges, then install using the
following order starting from left to right:
Black (SJ), Cyan (SJ), Magenta (SJ),
Yellow (SJ), Black (CB), Cyan (CB),
Magenta (CB) and Yellow (CB).
Note: The cartridge label should be facing left as the cartridge is inserted
into it’s slot.
Continue to step 5 below.
If you are just replacing an empty cartridge, then continue to step 3 and 4
below.
3. Remove the empty ink cartridge from the
printer.
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4. Remove the replacement ink
cartridge from its packaging and insert it
into the slot with the label facing left. Do
not force the cartridge into the slot.
If the cartridge does not insert smoothly into
the slot, double check to make sure you
have the correct cartridge installed in the
correct slot. If the ink light remains on after
installing the cartridge, remove the cartridge
and reinsert to ensure it was fully placed in
the slot.
5. Lower the ink lever to the locked
position.
6. Close the ink compartment cover if you have standard size ink
cartridges installed. After all eight cartridges are installed, lower the ink
levers. The printer will begin charging the ink-delivery system.
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7. After approximately 1 minute, the ink leer messages will appear on the
LCD panel. The LCD will indicate that the printer recognized “NONGENUINE” ink cartridges.
8. Press the down key (V) until a message appears that asks the user
whether the ink cartridges are “NON-GENUINE”.
9. Press the left key (<) to acknowledge that the cartridges are “NONGENUINE”.
10. Press the left key (<) until the following message appears:
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11. Press the down key (V) until the following message appears:
12. Press the left key (<) to accept acknowledgement of the warranty
message.
13. The following messages will appear:
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14. Press the PAUSE key once.
15. The following message will appear. The printer is now ready for use.
Configuration
OEM
ChromaBlast/SubliJet Split
1
Matte K
K(Sub)
2
C
C(Sub)
3
M
M(Sub)
Channel
4
5
Y
Lk
Y(Sub)
K(CB)
6
Lc
C(CB)
Tip:
ƒ
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Perform a nozzle check from The ChromaBlast
4880 Driver™ v1.0 or PowerDriver 4880 IQ
v1.0. A few cleanings may be necessary to get
a good nozzle check.
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Lm
M(CB)
8
Llk
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Selecting Paper
For information on selecting the appropriate paper to use with your SubliJet IQ™
inks, please check our website at http://www.sawgrassink.com/support or call your
authorized SubliJet reseller. While the use of copy paper or other inkjet paper will
not harm your printer, the transferred results may be light, splotchy, or uneven.
Some papers may even stick to the surface or leave a visible residue.
Heat Transfer Instructions (Sublimation)
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 variables are:
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thickness of surface,
how fast the surface absorbs heat,
coatings used on the material to create a receptive surface for sublimation inks
(ceramics, metals, etc.),
accuracy of heat press (time, temperature, and pressure).
The information listed below are only guidelines. Due to the differences in heat presses and
the various materials you will be printing on, it is not possible to give absolute figures. You
should check with your supplier for specific heat transfer instructions or experiment to find
your own preferred settings.
SURFACE
CERAMIC
FR PLASTIC
METAL (Other)
White, Silver, Gold
METAL (Universal
Woods)
MOUSEPADS
POLYESTER
FABRIC &
PERFORMANCE
APPAREL
SOFT L’INK™
TEC FILM
UNISUB™
PRODUCTS
TRANSFER
TIME
SUBLIJET
IQ
150-210
seconds
75-80 seconds
60 seconds
TEMP
PRESSURE
350400oF
400oF
375oF
- 400oF
40 psi
40 psi
40 psi
60 seconds
400oF
40 psi
45 seconds
45 seconds
400oF
400oF
40 psi
40 psi
35 seconds
400oF
40 psi
210 seconds
75-85 seconds
350oF
400oF
40 psi
40 psi
REMARKS
Time varies with press, use green tile mat for
ceramic tile
Remove Plastic
Time varies with metal manufacturer (Contact
your reseller for correct time and temperature)
Place absorbent sheet on bottom plate of heat
press. Then place transfer paper face up on top
of the absorbent. Next place the substrate face
down on top of the transfer paper. Remove
paper from substrate immediately after
transferring for best results.
Use absorbent, remove plastic
Press for 5 secs to eliminate moisture, use
Teflon sheet between sides of shirt to prevent
“blow through”
Remove Plastic
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Printing and Heat Transfer Instructions
(ChromaBlast)
RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS
White or light colored fabrics in 100% cotton.
PRINTING
Print using the supplied ChromaBlast 4880 Driver v1.0 program only.
The print side of ChromaBlast media is opposite the ChromaBlast logo.
For the Epson 4880 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: 375°F - 400°F (190°C - 205°C)
Time: 40 seconds. If you press the garment at a temperature higher than
375°F, reduce the transfer time to prevent scorching.
In order for the ChromaBlast Ink and Media to bond to the cotton fibers it is
critical that the heat press settings above be used to achieve the best
possible results.
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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User Guide
For the Epson Stylus® PRO 4880
For distribution with SubliJet IQ® and
ChromaBlast™ only
NOT FOR RESALE
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Setup Instructions – Windows XP / Vista
The 4880 Hybrid system comes supplied with a single CD that includes
both the ChromaBlast and PowerDriver IQ drivers and documentation. The
installation will autostart once the CD is placed in the computer. The
process begins with the ChromaBlast driver and continues to the
PowerDriver. On-Screen instructions will prompt the user to register the
software before full installation can begin.
System Requirements
Minimum Hardware and Recommended Operating System:
Pentium 4 – 3.0GHz or Athlon XP 3000+ Processor
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Windows XP / Vista
30 GB of Free Hard Disk Space for Software and Processing Files
Product Overview - ChromaBlast
The ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 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. Unpack and setup printer as described in the Epson manual.
2. Install the Epson printer driver and verify printer operation.
3. Insert the 4880 Hybrid Driver v1.0 CD into the CD-ROM drive on
the computer to begin the installation process.
Step By Step Installation – ChromaBlast Driver
To get started printing as soon as possible, these are the steps
Sawgrass recommends you perform while setting up your hybrid printer
driver software.
1. Setup the printer according to the Epson instructions.
2. Install the SubliJet and ChromaBlast inks.
3. Install the Epson printer driver. According to the Epson user’s
manual.
4. After the Epson driver is installed, check to see which port the
printer is set to:
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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 PowerDriver IQ and
ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 software installation.
Insert the 4880 Hybrid CD v1.0 into your CD-ROM drive. The
installation process should begin automatically. If it does not,
then Click Start, Run. Browse to your CD-ROM drive and click
on PDNTM4880.exe.
6. The Welcome screen is displayed. Click Next to proceed.
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The License Agreement is displayed next. Select the
appropriate choice for acceptance of the Licensing Agreement.
8. If you have not previously registered the ChromaBlast 4880
Driver™ v1.0, you will be prompted to do so. Registering is the
only way to take full advantage of the features in this Driver.
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If you choose to register later, select Register Later and click Next
to proceed with the installation.
9.
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) 2531679 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 4880 Driver™ v1.0 is installed. Enter your
registration code and click the Apply Code button.
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A notification box indicating you have successful registered the
ChromaBlast Driver will appear. Click “OK” to continue with the
installation.
10. 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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The ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 installation program will
attempt to use plug-n-play to determine the port that the printer
is connected to, 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.
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12. If the installation cannot find the printer port then you will be given
the opportunity to choose the port you want to use for the product
you are installing. Use the value that was recorded in step 4
above.
13.
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Once the installation has completed, the Installation Complete
screen will display. Click OK to continue to the installation of the
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Product Overview – PowerDriver 4880 IQ
PowerDriver 4880 IQ is a color management software solution 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 the Sawgrass color management
software, the Sawgrass PowerDriver 4880 IQ printer driver software, and
ColorSure tools and utilities directly after the installation of the
ChromaBlast 4880 driver.
Step By Step Installation – PowerDriver 4880 IQ
1.
Once the ChromaBlast Driver has been successfully registered
and installed, the process continues with the PowerDriver 4880 IQ
installation.
2.
The Welcome screen is displayed. Click Next to proceed.
3.
The License Agreement is displayed next. Select the appropriate
choice for acceptance of the License Agreement to continue.
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If you have not previously registered PowerDriver, you will be
prompted to do so. Registering is the only way to take full
advantage of the features in PowerDriver. 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 email. Call Sawgrass
Technologies, Inc. directly
(888) 253-1679 and obtain your
code over the phone. Or 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 a separate registration code
for every machine on which PowerDriver is installed. Enter your
registration code and click the Apply Code button.
Product
Registration
Screen
A notification box indicating you have successful registered the
PowerDriver 4880 IQ will appear. Click “OK” to continue with the
installation.
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6.
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.
7.
The PowerDriver installation program will attempt to use plug-nplay to determine the port that the printer is connected to, click
Next to continue. Note: Cancel any ‘Found New Hardware’
wizards that may start during this process, but do NOT cancel
any file copy process.
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8.
If you see the screen below, click Continue Anyway to proceed
with the installation.
9.
If the installation cannot find the printer port, then you will be given
the opportunity to choose the port you want to use for the
product you are installing. Use the information that was
recorded before during the ChromaBlast driver installation.
10. Once the installation has completed, the Hybrid Installation
Complete screen will display. Click OK to end the installation.
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PowerDriver 4880 IQ Introduction
SubliJet digital printing systems are comprised of a few key tools to ensure
high quality output each time you print with SubliJet. PowerDriver 4880 IQ
color management software is one of those tools.
PowerDriver 4880 IQ color management software is a professional grade
color management program that provides SubliJet users with the
necessary tools to ensure colors print right the first time. PowerDriver
4880 IQ software is available for all major Windows based operating
systems.
PowerDriver 4880 IQ software and profiles are intended to give you
simple, easy to use color management tools to take the guesswork out of
sublimation printing. With the click of your mouse you can automatically
optimize colors for popular substrates like UniSub™, Soft L’ink®, ceramics,
metal, and many others. This is a valuable tool that saves you time,
money, and limits your need for costly sampling trying to get the job right.
PowerDriver 4880 IQ also comes standard with the ColorSure palette
matching system. The ColorSure Palette is absolutely the best way to
achieve spot color accuracy in sublimation transfers. The palette includes
more than 170 colors that, when loaded into your graphic design software,
allows you to fill solid portions of artwork with a color from the palette, thus
knowing how it will look once transferred. With the help of the ColorSure
Palette, you will successfully choose the correct colors, whether you are
matching colors for a custom order or selecting colors for new artwork.
PowerDriver is the most advanced color management software available
on the market for digital transfer systems. This software was developed
specifically for desktop sublimation systems; you will discover enhanced
functionality as well as a new level of color output when PowerDriver 4880
IQ is used. Used in conjunction with SubliJet digital transfer inks, you and
your customers will truly experience the next generation in digital color!
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Using PowerDriver 4880 IQ
PowerDriver 4880 IQ is simple to use. Whenever you have SubliJet IQ
inks in your printer, you should print using PowerDriver 4880 IQ. 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 PowerDriver 4880 IQ printer.
4) Use the properties button to access and set the Color, Output, Ink
and Substrate, Resolution, and Advanced options.
5) Click Print.
Setting PowerDriver 4880 IQ printer properties
To configure PowerDriver 4880 IQ 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 > Printers and Faxes.
2.
Right-click on your PowerDriver printer.
3.
Select Properties from the pop-up menu.
4.
Select Printing Preferences.
From an Application:
1. Select File > Print Setup.
2. Choose the PowerDriver
4880 IQ printer from the list of
printers.
3.
Click the Properties button.
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PowerDriver 4880 IQ Properties Overview
The figures below show the printer properties for a registered version of
PowerDriver.
There are three main property groups (see the numbered boxes in the screen
shots below):
Group (1): Configuration – Set Paper, Transfer Substrate, and Copy Count
Group (2): Color Settings – Color management control options. (The Color
Options group comes in two modes, Easy and Advanced.) Both are
described below.
Group (3): Options – Utilities for printer maintenance, online help, product
registration, and setting input profiles.
1
3
2 (Easy Color)
Easy Color Property Page
1
3
2 (Advanced Color)
Advanced Color Property Page
Group 1 – Configuration
Paper Size – From the drop down list, select the paper size you wish to use. To
add custom paper sizes click the + button to the right of the paper size
drop down list. The following dialog box will appear.
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Insert the paper size and margins of the custom paper. Give the custom paper
a name in the Form Name box. Click on the Add Form button when done.
Note that after adding a custom paper size, the printing preferences dialog box
must be closed and reopened before the new paper size will show in the paper
size drop down list.
Deleting and Modifying Custom Paper Sizes
The driver uses standard Windows Print Server forms for paper size definitions.
These forms can be added, deleted, and maintained using the standard
Windows print server properties configuration dialog.To access the Print Server
Properties dialog open the Printer and Faxes folder from the Windows control
panel. Then select the File -> Server Properties menu item from the printer
folder. The Forms property sheet can be used to delete and modify form
properties
Copies – Sets the copy count for the number of prints to be made.
Group 2 - Color Settings (Easy Color Mode)
The Easy Color Option tab provides you with access to a collection of carefully
selected color management presets. The right color management choice is
essential to making high quality transfers.
Easy Color is a fast, simple way of choosing a color management scheme. You
choose an Easy Color setting based on the composition of the original image.
The chart below lists some guidelines for when to choose different Easy Color
settings. Choosing a setting and clicking the apply button automatically sets the
bitmap, vector, and output settings found on the advanced tab.
Color Correction Preset – Sets the color correction, the mirror, and the print
quality options. The table below describes each Easy Color setting.
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Easy Color Description
Photo – Realistic
When to select: If your source image is a photograph, or a photographic scene.
Color Management Goal: Realistic color reproduction. The goal is to reproduce the transferred
image with color that is as close as possible to the input image.
Clip Art and Text
When to select: If your source image is clip art, text, or a mixture of the two
Color Management Goal: The goal is to generate colors that are vivid and contrast well with each
other. The overall emphasis is to keep the transferred colors close to the input colors but still add a
little extra “pop” to the colors.
Art Logo
When to select: If your source image is clip art, text, or a mixture of the two and you want to increase
the intensity of the colors.
Color Management Goal: The goal is to generate colors that are vivid and contrast well with each.
Unlike the “Clip Art and Text” setting, Art Logo emphasizes vivid output at the expense of color
accuracy.
ColorSure™ Spot Colors
When to select: For all image types (bitmaps, scans, clipart, text, etc...) that were designed using the
ColorSure palette. (See appendix C for details on using ColorSure to design your artwork).
Color Management Goal: Generate consistent output that reproduces colors based on the ColorSure
palette.
ColorSure™ Photos
When to select: When you have a mix of bitmap & vector (text, clipart, or shapes) and only the vector
elements were designed using the ColorSure palette.
Color Management Goal: Generate output that reproduces photographic data using the Photo Realistic setting and uses ColorSure™ Spot Colors for the vector components of the artwork.
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.
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Group 2 - Color Settings (Advanced Mode)
Overview
This tab gives you access to all of the color management controls
available in PowerDriver 4880 IQ. Color correction allows you to create
transfers from all kinds of images, from photorealistic images to spot color
logos. For maximum flexibility, PowerDriver 4880 IQ lets you color correct
bitmap and vector elements differently, even if they are in the same
graphics file. For example, if you scan a photograph and import it into
CorelDraw, PowerDriver will use the color management settings that have
been selected for Bitmap. If you then add text on top of the bitmap image,
PowerDriver will use the color management settings that have been
selected for Vector. The photograph and the text will be color corrected
differently! Why? You can now sublimate images with realistic
photographic backgrounds that have vivid spot color text.
Vector and Bitmap Explanation
Bitmaps consist of 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. As a rule of thumb, if the object in
your image is made of curves, text, shapes, or fills, it will be color
corrected using the PowerDriver Vector settings. All other image types will
be color corrected based on the PowerDriver 4880 IQ Bitmap setting.
Bitmap & Vector Options
ƒ 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 but
typically, this setting is too intense to be used with photographs. This
can be set for either Bitmap or Vector images.
ƒ Vivid – This setting is most suitable for images where it is important
that the colors are vivid and contrast well with each other. Artwork,
graphics, logos, and text, as well as photographs of landscapes or still
life are good candidates for the Vivid setting. This can be set for either
Bitmap or Vector images.
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ƒ
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.
ƒ
Realistic (Bitmap ONLY) - This setting is most suitable for
reproducing skin tones in scanned photographs.
Original (Vector ONLY) - This setting is most suitable for reproducing
life-like clipart.
ColorSure Checkbox - ColorSure 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.
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ƒ
ColorSure Options
ƒ 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.
ƒ Custom Palette Button – This button launches the Custom Palette
utility, which 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, see appendix
C.
Output Options
ƒ 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.
ƒ Fast Copies – Turn fast copies on if you are printing five or more
pages of the same image. When Fast Copies is enabled, PowerDriver
will first load the printer data into a buffer and then spool the data to
the printer. This feature frees the computer to perform other tasks
while the printer prints in the background.
ƒ High Speed – If the printer supports multiple resolutions, choose the
most appropriate setting. For soft substrates, the High Speed option
works well.
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High Quality – If the printer supports multiple resolutions, choose the
most appropriate setting. For hard substrates, choose the High
Quality option.
Group 3 – Printer Options
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
Utilities – Click this button to display a utilities screen. From the
utilities screen you can print a nozzle check pattern, run a print head
cleaning cycle, align the printer’s print head, spool a PowerDriver 4880
IQ print file to the printer, and print a page of primary ink colors.
Help – This will display a help dialog box for an easy overview of the
PowerDriver 4880 driver functions and settings. Also contains a link
to the Sawgrass Technologies website.
Register – If the PowerDriver 4880 IQ product has not been
registered, click this button for instructions on how to register the
product and unlock all the features.
Input Profile – This option allows you to specify an input profile that
the driver will use when color correcting your image. If you are printing
scanned artwork and your scanner manufacturer provided ICC profiles
for your scanner model, select the profile here In order to select a
profile IT MUST BE INSTALLED ON YOUR MACHINE. To install a
profile on your machine, locate the profile on your machine using
Windows Explorer. (PowerDriver supports both ICC and ICM profile
types). Right click on the profile file name and select “Install”.
Visit Project Sublimation – This button will take you to the Project
Sublimation website. Are you looking for answers to your sublimation
questions? Would you like some hands-on experience making
products? Do you want to learn more about color management?
Project Sublimation tours cities throughout North America. Check the
calendar and sign up for an interactive Project Sublimation workshop
in your area!
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ChromaBlast 4880 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 XP / Vista.
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Using ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 in Windows
XP / Vista
The ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 is simple to use. Whenever you have
ChromaBlast™ inks in your printer, you should print using the ChromaBlast
4880 Driver™ v1.0. 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)
6) Open/Create an image in Corel Draw.
7) Select print from the File menu.
8) Select the ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 printer.
9) Use the Properties button to access and set the Color, Output, Ink
and Substrate, Resolution, and Advanced options.
10) Click Print.
Setting ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 printer properties
To configure this Driver for the correct substrate, you must display its printer
properties. There are two ways to display the printer properties:
From the Windows Desktop:
5.
Click on Start> Printers & Faxes
6.
Right-click on your ChromaBlast 4880
Driver™ v1.0 printer.
7.
Select the Printing Preferences button.
From an Application:
1.
Select File, Print Setup.
2.
Choose the ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™
v1.0 printer from the list of printers.
3.
Click the Properties button.
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ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 Properties Overview
The following figure shows the printer properties for a registered version of the
ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0. 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, Transfer Substrate, and Copy Count
Color Settings – Color management control options. (The Color Options
group comes in two modes; Easy and Advanced) Both are described
below.
Utilities – Utilities for printer maintenance, online help, product registration,
and setting input profiles
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3
2
Group 1 – Configuration
Paper Size – From the drop down list, select the paper size you wish to use. To add custom
paper sizes click the + button to the right of the paper size drop down list. Note: After
adding a custom paper size, the printing preferences dialog must be closed and reopened before the new paper size will show in the paper size drop down list.
Copies – Sets the copy count for the number of prints to be made.
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Group 2 - Color Settings
Overview
This tab gives you access to all of the color management controls
available in the ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0. Color correction allows
you to create transfers from all kinds of images, from photorealistic images
to spot color logos. For maximum flexibility, this Driver lets you color
correct bitmap and vector elements differently, even if they are in the same
graphics file. For example, if you scan a photograph and import it into
CorelDraw, the ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 will use the color
management settings that have been selected for Bitmap. If you then add
text on top of the bitmap image, this Driver will use the color management
settings that have been selected for Vector. The photograph and the text
will be color corrected differently! Why? You can now sublimate images
with realistic photographic backgrounds that have vivid spot color text.
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. As a rule of thumb, if the object in
your image is made of curves, text, shapes, or fills, it will be color
corrected using the ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 Vector settings. All
other image types will be color corrected based on the ChromaBlast 4880
Driver™ v1.0 Bitmap setting.
Color Correction Settings
Photographic - This setting is most suitable for reproducing skin tones in
scanned photographs.
Graphics - This setting is most suitable for reproducing life-like clipart.
Color Management Off - This setting prints your image with no color
management applied.
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ColorSure Enhancement - 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.
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.
Max Density – This setting allows the maximum amount of ink to be
printed which should create more vivid color and deeper blacks. If you
see bleeding in your image, make sure to turn this setting 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.
Group 3 – Utilities
Utilities – Click this button to display a utilities screen. From the utilities
screen you can print a nozzle check pattern, run a print head cleaning
cycle, align the printer’s print head, spool a ChromaBlast 4880
Driver™ v1.0 print file to the printer, and print a page of primary ink
colors.
Help – This will display a help dialog box for an easy overview of the
ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 functions and settings. It also
contains a link to the Sawgrass Technologies website.
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Register – If the ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 product has not been
registered, click this button for instructions on how to register the
product and unlock all the features.
Input Profile – This option allows you to specify an input profile that the
driver will use when color correcting your image. If you are printing
scanned artwork and your scanner manufacturer provided ICC profiles
for your scanner model, select the profile here In order to select a
profile IT MUST BE INSTALLED ON YOUR MACHINE. To install a
profile on your machine, locate the profile on your machine using
Windows Explorer. (The ChromaBlast 4880 Driver™ v1.0 supports
both ICC and ICM profile types). Right click on the profile file name
and select “Install”.
Dual CMYK – This option should be checked if you have ChromaBlast
CMYK inks loaded in both the left and right side of your Epson 4880
printer. If your Epson 4880 is set up for hybrid ChromaBlast /
SubliJet IQ printing, then this box should be un-checked.
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Appendix A: Network Printing in Windows XP /
Vista
Network printing in Windows with the PowerDriver and ChromaBlast driver
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 either the PowerDriver 4880 or ChromaBlast 4880 driver.
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Appendix B: Over-Riding Design Software
Color Management
The PowerDriver 4880 IQ and ChromaBlast 4880 driver provide a
complete color management solution for your Hybrid SubliJet/ChromaBlast
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.
Set all Color
Management
Policies to “Off”
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To Print Photoshop 7 and CS:
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.”
To Print Photoshop CS2:
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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 transferred palette; 2) Color Finder; 3)
Custom Palette; and 4) the CorelDRAW and Adobe application palettes /
swatches.
1.
2.
3.
4.
ColorSure Palette: This is your main color palette that includes a wide
variety of 190 commonly used colors.
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.
Custom Palette: With the Custom Palette feature, you can add new
custom colors to the existing ColorSure Palette mentioned in step 1.
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 step you will want to take is to print and transfer your ColorSure palette to
the various substrates 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:
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Click ‘Start’ and navigate to the ‘Printers and Faxes’ folder. Right-click on
your PowerDriver 4880 IQ or ChromaBlast 4880 icon and select ‘Printing
Preferences’ from the menu. You may also open PowerDriver 4880 IQ or
ChromaBlast R4880 from within an Adobe or Corel program by going to File,
Print, and choosing the PowerDriver 4880 IQ or ChromaBlast 4880 printer
from the pull-down menu. Click Properties to open PowerDriver.
Choose the paper size you will be printing the palette to (Letter, Legal, etc).
Choose the substrate that you will be transferring the palette to.
Select the speed / resolution of the palette – High Speed or High Quality.
Be sure to check the box to mirror your print, click ‘Print Palette,’ and then
transfer the palette to the previously selected substrate.
You now have a visual representation of how the ColorSure palette colors will
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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 4880 and ChromaBlast 4880 install
three palettes: two for Adobe products and one for Corel products. These
colors match the palette that is printed from within PowerDriver and the
ChromaBlast driver.
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To open the ColorSure Palette in Corel 10, 11, 12, and X3, choose
Window | Color Palettes | Open Palette. Select the file “ColorSure PD
XG.cpl”
To open the ColorSure Palette in Adobe 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 it 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 “ColorSure PD XG.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.
IV. Using Color Finder
After printing and transferring the ColorSure Palette, you see that you
have an array of colors to work with. There will be times, however, when
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the color you need is not included in the ColorSure Palette. This is where
the Color Finder tool comes in handy.
The Color Finder 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 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 – specific to a particular substrate and printing speed – is
outputted directly to your printer.
How to use Color Finder:
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Open the PowerDriver window as instructed in “Printing the ColorSure
Palette” outlined in Section II.
First, make sure you select your desired Substrate, Output (High Speed
or High Quality), and the Mirror option from the Printing Preferences
window. Click Apply at the bottom of the window. This is a very
important step as it will affect the final printed output.
At the bottom of the window, click the Custom Palette button; this will
open the Custom Palette Utility window.
Click on Color Chooser and select your desired starting color from the
matrix. If you do not wish to use Color Chooser, you have the option to
manually enter the Start Color values in the CMYK boxes.
- To use Color Chooser, simply click on the ‘Color Chooser’ button in
the top right of the Custom Palette Utility window. You can then
choose a color from the basic color selection, or you can click on the
‘Define Custom Colors’ button at the bottom of the window. This will
display a color matrix. To define a custom color, click anywhere in
the matrix. Use the slider at the right of the matrix to adjust
luminosity. Clicking ‘OK’ will automatically fill the CMYK boxes with
the corresponding values.
- 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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You may alter the chosen 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.
▬ 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
▬ 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
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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.
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 Colors’ button
is clicked, your Start Color will be in the middle of the Color
Finder palette and from there each color will vary the Cyan and
Magenta values by 10.
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When you are finished selecting the Start Color, Step Colors, and the
Step Size, click on the Print Colors button. This will print your custom
Color Finder palette directly to your printer.
•
After printing the Color Finder palette, transfer it to your selected
substrate and then 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 Color Finder
palette, don’t worry. Follow the easy steps below, and you can find a
more suitable custom color.
1.
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 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
Colors once again. Continue with steps 1-3 until you find your
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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.
How to use Custom Palette:
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First, you need to assign the CMYK values of the matched color from the
Color Finder palette 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).
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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.
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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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Tips for Successful Sublimation
POLYESTER FABRIC
Maintain appropriate heat press times
ƒ
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.
ƒ
Longer pressing times will cause the dye molecules to penetrate deeper
into the fiber, creating a washed out look. For guidelines on transfer times,
see the section entitled Heat Transfer Instructions.
Maintain appropriate heat press temperatures and pressure
ƒ
The correct temperature setting is vital for achieving desired results.
Higher temperatures can damage the polyester fibers to the point that they
cannot properly “hold” the dyes. For guidelines on transfer temperatures,
see the section entitled Heat Transfer Instructions.
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Too much pressure on the heat press may cause the dyes to penetrate
too deeply into the fabric causing a washed out look. For guidelines on
transfer pressure see the section entitled Heat Transfer Instructions.
METAL
To obtain the best results when printing onto metal, place the transfer between
the metal and an absorbent cloth or fresh, non-textured paper towel. This will
absorb any dyes that pass back through the paper and any moisture released
during the transfer process. If you have problems with inconsistently filled
areas, this may alleviate the problem.
CERAMIC TILES & MUGS
When transferring onto ceramic tiles and mugs, immediately peel the paper off
of the ceramic after removing it from the heat press. Once the paper has been
removed, cool the ceramic by submerging it in cool water, or run water over it
from a faucet. If paper residue remains on the surface of the ceramic, clean
with citrus cleaner. If you experience a significant paper-sticking problem, call
your SubliJet reseller for assistance.
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UNISUB
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Prepare the Substrate by peeling the transparent protective film off the
surface of the substrate (if applicable) and be sure you are working
with a clean, lint-free surface. To aid in the film removal process,
touch laminated edge of blank product to corner of heated platen on
your heat press for about 5 seconds. Plastic will shrink, allowing you to
peel away more easily and reduce chipping the coating.
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The starting dwell time for all UniSub products (metals, plastics, MDF)
is 60 seconds under 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) with medium
pressure. When doing bulk items in a single pressing, you may need
to increase overall dwell time 10-15 seconds to counter loss of heat.
Transfer is arranged image side down to blank, white surface (after
removing protective laminate film). Consider taping transfer to back of
product only as some products (e.g. standard plaques) have foiled
edges. Use only heat resistant tape.
ƒ
When storing or packaging finished sublimated products, do not stack
finished items, either when hot or cold, face-to-face. Do not wrap
finished pieces in shrink wrap or place them in a plastic bag for
shipping.
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Visit www.unisub.com for additional information about sublimatible
blanks and for templates to assist you in selecting optimal sizes and
materials.
Hanes Soft L’Ink® Shirts
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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. If dye residue
from your heat press is being deposited on your shirts at any time,
heat press a paper towel or similar absorbent material to remove it.
ƒ
Using a lint brush before pressing can greatly reduce lint or debris on
the shirt.
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MOISTURE & HUMIDITY PROBLEMS
The addition of moisture to the sublimation process can cause unwanted
results. Under normal circumstances, the small amount of moisture that
can accumulate in your paper is absorbed directly into the transfer
substrate; however hard substrates like metal and ceramic are unable to
absorb excess moisture. Some of problems that are attributed to moisture
include: color shifting (colors lose accuracy), bleeding of the image, and
uneven transfer of solid filled areas
To avoid these problems:
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Keep your paper in a dry place.
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If you suspect moisture, set the paper on your press for a few
seconds. Do not press it. Just expose it to the warmth. The heat
radiating from the press should help evaporate most of the
moisture.
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To eliminate moisture in fabric, press the fabric for 10 seconds
before doing the heat transfer.
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Use an absorbent cloth or fresh, non-textured paper towel behind
the transfer sheet to absorb the moisture.
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Supplies & Equipment
Contact your authorized reseller to purchase sublimation supplies and
equipment. For more information, see the Sublimation Supplies Directory
on our website at www.sawgrassink.com.
Operating Conditions
Certain environmental conditions should be taken into account for the
operation of SubliJet and ChromaBlast inks, including temperature and
relative humidity.
SubliJet
ƒ Supported operating Conditions are 65° – 80° F with 40 – 60% relative
humidity
ƒ Optimum operating Conditions are 68° – 75° F with 40 – 60% relative
humidity
ChromaBlast
Supported operating Conditions are 65° – 80° F with 35 – 60% relative
humidity
ƒ Optimum operating Conditions are 70° – 75° F with 40 – 50% relative
humidity
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Storage
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Care should be taken to prevent storing SubliJet and ChromaBlast
inks below freezing temperatures (32°F, 0°C). Do not expose these
inks to extreme heat (temperatures in excess of 104°F, 40°C). If these
inks have been in storage, you should allow them to reach room
temperature before using them.
ƒ
Do not expose SubliJet or ChromaBlast cartridges directly to light,
especially sunlight, for extended periods.
ƒ
For best results, install your SubliJet and ChromaBlast cartridges by
the date on the cartridge. Please refer to the individual ink
bag/cartridge for the specific ink expiration date.
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Troubleshooting
The troubleshooting tips found in this section relate mainly to problems
that can be seen in transferred SubliJet and 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 PRO 4880
Printer Quick Reference Guide.
The colors in my transferred image are incorrect
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The image may need color adjustment. Use the driver color
matching software. For more information on how to use this
software, please see the relevant User Guide section above.
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Ensure you used the right printer driver and driver settings. Please
see the relevant User Guide section above.
ƒ
Ensure you pressed the item with the proper time, temperature,
and pressure. For guidelines see the section entitled Heat Transfer
Instructions.
ƒ
Verify that all colors print correctly. Run the Nozzle Check utility
and clean the print heads as required.
My printout is really light on paper
SubliJet IQ ink naturally looks muted before the heat transferring of the
image. After transferring is complete, SubliJet’s unique inks will
produce a brilliant and durable final product.
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 paper size that is loaded in
your printer.
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Ensure the right paper guide is in the proper position. 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. If so, try pressing longer to ensure that the dyes are
penetrating the fibers sufficiently. For guidelines, see the section
entitled Heat Transfer Instructions.
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With SubliJet, ensure you used a recommended paper. See the
section entitled Selecting Paper. With ChromaBlast, ensure you
used the recommended ChromaBlast v1.5 media and inks.
ƒ
Ensure your substrate is designed to accept sublimation transfers.
Garments made from natural fibers, such as cotton, are not
compatible with the sublimation process.
Colors are light and splotchy
ƒ
Ensure you printed on the correct side of the paper or other media.
With paper, the print side is the bright white side.
ƒ
Ensure you used a recommended paper (SubliJet: see section on
Selecting Paper) or recommended ChromaBlast v1.5 media and
inks.
ƒ
Ensure you pressed the item with the proper time, temperature,
and pressure. For guidelines, see the section entitled Heat Transfer
Instructions.
ƒ
Verify your printer driver settings are correct. Please see the
relevant section of the PowerDriver or ChromaBlast User Guide for
additional information.
ƒ
Ensure you do not have a moisture problem. For more information,
see the section entitled Moisture and Humidity on the Tips for
successful Sublimation page.
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Ensure your substrate is designed to accept a sublimation transfer.
Garments made from natural fibers such as Cotton are not
compatible with the sublimation process.
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 Heat Transfer
Instructions.
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Ensure you used a recommended paper or other recommended
media. For more information, see the section entitled Selecting
Paper.
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Ensure you printed on the correct side of the paper or other media.
The print side is the bright white side of the paper.
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Ensure you do not have a moisture problem. Try drying the paper
on the press or putting a paper towel behind the transfer when you
heat press it. Read the section entitled Moisture and Humidity on
the Tips for Successful Sublimation page.
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Verify that the printer’s print heads are properly aligned. For further
instructions, see the EPSON Stylus PRO 4880 Printer Quick
Reference Guide.
My image has gaps or bands present
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Ensure that all of the printer’s nozzles are firing properly. Perform
a Nozzle Check from the Utility tab of your printer driver. For further
instructions, see the EPSON Stylus PRO 4880 Printer Quick
Reference 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 PRO
4880 Printer Quick Reference Guide.
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Technical Support
If you are having difficulties achieving good results from your SubliJet IQ or ChromaBlast inks, you
have several support options:
1.
Telephone: You may contact your authorized SubliJet or ChromaBlast reseller during their
normal hours of operation for assistance. A full listing of authorized SubliJet and ChromaBlast
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.
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Project Sublimation
Whether you are a current business owner adding sublimation to your line-up, a novice or
intermediate sublimation user who would like to learn more, or an entrepreneur exploring the dye-sub
industry, Project Sublimation is the industry’s choice for practical, hands-on instruction. From
equipment and product overview to marketing and pricing your products; from the science of
sublimation to color management, our two-day, interactive workshop series will give you the
background and know-how needed to run a full-service sublimation business.
At Project Sublimation workshop events, you will also have the opportunity to network with fellow
sublimation users across the US and Canada. The new, enhanced Project Sublimation web site
gives attendees access to the full business assets and forums, an invaluable resource for growing
your sublimation business.
Isn’t it time you took your business to the next level?
Project Sublimation travels to cities throughout the United States and Canada. Join us in a city near
you for this dynamic, full-service workshop. Spend two days with one of our experts and get a leg up
on your competition.
Please visit us on the web at www.ProjectSublimation.com or phone us toll free at 1.888.780.7349
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
markets and new products. Project Cotton will share innovative sales strategies to assist you in
increasing sales and growing your business. On the operations side, Project Cotton provides tools 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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