How many schools have sublimation printers, and what do they use them for?

In a survey we conducted last term, 41% of heads of Design & Technology who replied said that they had a sublimation printer. Around half the schools with sublimation printers used them for enterprise products (such as the production of mugs, mouse mats, etc) while 55% use them for fabrics and textiles.

The main reason for using the printers again and again was quite simply, the “wow” factor which arises when students see that the result is as good as something that one might buy in a shop.

Given that the overwhelming majority of D & T Departments which had sublimation printers were using them and were very happy with them, the question arises, why do the other half not have sublimation printers?

As one might expect, the main reason given is that of funding not being available. We’ve been working on this, and now have a sublimation package for just £495.

This specially priced package includes a Ricoh A4 printer and mug press, 4 x Sublijet prink ink cartridges in black, cyan, yellow and magenta, free-of-charge download of Power Driver software, 110 sheets of sublimation paper, 36 sublimation mugs and 2 x rolls of 16m heat tape.

Thus the cost is coming down as the quality of the printer’s output is rising, and with the addition of a flatbed press it is now possible to produce professional quality products such as clocks, jigsaws, coasters, bags and place mats from sheet material or pre-prepared blanks.

As a result, sublimation is ideal for all students, whatever their ability.

More details on our specially priced package can be found on our website.

Also, click here to see the list of consumables that can be used with our sublimation printers.

If you would like to know more about our sublimation printers, please do call us on 01223 893900.