The Ultimate Guide to Sublimation Printers

Sublimation printers are gaining more and more popularity as they are capable of using various materials to print on. But with so many printers on the market, which printer is the right one for you? In the following article, we present the ultimate guide to sublimation printers.

What Is A Sublimation Printer? 
Before we present our top five list of printers for your consideration, let’s delve into sublimation and how it works. Sublimation printers utilize high temperatures and pressure to transfer and fuse dye onto different mediums.

What Materials Can I Use With My Sublimation Printer?
You can use your sublimation printer to customize your cell phone cases, drinking mugs, tiles, trophies, clothing, etc… Sublimation printers can print on:
*Paper
*Card
*Plastic
*Ceramic
*Fabrics
*Etc…

Top 5 Sublimation Printers of 2019
1. Mitsubishi CP-9550DW 
This printer weighs 37 pounds, it has a maximum resolution of 346 (dpi). It prints at a speed of 15 seconds for a 3.5×5 and uses USB for connection with a maximum print size of 6” x 9”.

2. SAWGRASS VIRTUOSO SG400 sublimation printer 
This printer weighs 30 pounds, it has a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200 (dpi). It prints at a speed of 34 pictures per hour and uses USB 2.0 and Ethernet for connection with a maximum print size of 8.5” x 14”.

3. HiTi P525L 
This printer weighs 39 pounds, it has a maximum resolution of 300 x 300 (dpi). It prints at a speed of 12.8 – 20.5 seconds and uses USB, Wi-Fi for connection with a maximum print size of 6” x 8”.

4. Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi 4×6″ Photo Printer 
This printer weighs 26.8 ounces, it has and utilizes D2T2 Thermal Transfer Technology. It prints at a speed of 60 seconds for one 4” x 6” print and uses Wi-Fi & USB for connection and only prints 4” x 6” images.

5. Canon Selphy CP120
This printer weighs 3.9 pounds, it has a maximum resolution of 300 x 300 (dpi). It prints at a speed of 47 seconds for borderless 4” x 6″ and uses WiFi, Card Slots, USB for connection with a maximum print size of 4” x 6″.

*Honorable Mention*
DNP Event Photo Printer DS-RX1HS
This printer weighs 30 pounds has a maximum resolution of 300 X 600 (dpi). It prints at a speed of 290 prints per hour and uses USB for connection with a maximum print size of 6” x 8”.

Sublimation printing can be great for personal and/or business needs. It is easy and cost effective to customize and personalize almost any material. Just make sure you do your research to pick the one that is best suited for you and your needs.

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