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  1. Thanks so much for the information. I have a question, i apologize in advance if this was already mentioned. I’m already using the epson ecotank 2803 w included ink. How would I switch to sublimation ink without messing things up?

    1. Hi Mandi,
      You mean you already installed the Epson inkjet that came with the printer? You have to empty out the inktanks by using a blunt-tipped syringe then print full page bleeds to completely remove the ink from the lines. Then fill it with sublimation ink. You’ll have to print several full page bleeds again to make sure all the inkjet ink is out. I’m planning on making a video of this process soon so stay tuned.

    2. Jennyse Quinones says:

      I just bought the ET2803 and added the sublimination ink, but It doesn’t want to aligne. I have performed this several time. Can it be fixed?

  2. Once converted to sublimation printer can you use sublimation ink to print regular pictures and documents? Thank You

    1. Hi Jessica,
      Sublimation ink is dull when printed. It only becomes vibrant once it’s heated (heat press for sublimation). So if you print a regular picture of document, it will be dull and not vibrant at all. So no, you cannot use it as a regular printer anymore since it contains a different type of ink.

  3. I am new to sublimation. And I have read many blogs from different people, but this one is my favorite. I really loved that you explained the whys and why nots. Thank you so much!

    1. Glad you got some useful info from my explanations. Good luck with your new sublimation journey and have fun. Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with or even topics to cover in this website.

  4. I don’t have the same dialogue boxes on my MAC. Do you know of any other resources?

    1. Did you download the right driver for your Mac? How are you sending your images to the printer? What design program? Message us on Facebook so you can send me images of what your print screen option are.

  5. I bought a brand new epson Connected to my computer Fill it with the sublimation ink and now it won’t print our copy So how do I fix that

    1. Did you download and install the drivers? Can you check if the computer recognizes the printer?

  6. Can you explain how i can convert this to be able to sublimate on dark fabric? Or is that not possible?
    I have an SG500 but I need to sublimate on our grey work shirts for my husband’s company.

  7. Sylvio de Oliveira says:

    I’ve been working in graphic design for years, but I’ve never suffered so much with color profiles. I converted my 2803 and have been doing several jobs, but at the same time I have had color problems, I use hiipoo paper and ink, they provide this profile, but it doesn’t work. I downloaded the one from 2806 and it comes close, but some colors show huge differences in the red area. I started searching now and found you, and this configuration of the epson vivid was awesome, it was fixed right away, I am very happy and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I did over 15 print variations and profiles all in the trash and boom… one tip and everything was fine. Thanks again.

    1. I’ve tried and tested so many different color configurations and publish these posts to help others out. I’m glad you found it helpful. Stick around and I’ll share more helpful info.

  8. Shirley Miller says:

    I have the Epson Eco tank 2400 that I use for sublimation
    It was working wonderfully until last week when a band of different color appeared on a sublimation design.
    I figured that ink was low . I tried refilling tanks but ink will not go into the tanks at all. I cannot read the front of the tanks as it seems the ink has coloured them not allowing me to see. I used Hiipoo ink from Amazon.
    Is it that the printer isn’t reading a chip code ???? I don’t know that there should be one
    I’m new at this!!! What should I do
    How can I fix this issue?

    1. The ecotanks do not have a chip since it doesn’t accept any cartridges. What does the nozzle check look like? Is it missing any bands?

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