RICOH SG 311ODN SubliJet-R Dye Sublimation Equipment Packages

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Sublimation systems for digital decoration of white & pastel polyester garments and polymer-coated substrates.

Overview: Dye Sublimation and RICOH Gelsprinter technology

If you're looking for an affordable, entry level small format sublimation system, the SG 3110DN SubliJet-R package may be just what you need. The RICOH SG 3110DN's gelsprinter technology provides for longer periods of uninterrupted printing due to fewer clogs and less frequent refills. The 29ml ink cartridges hold over twice as much ink as comparably priced ink jet printers. Coupled with Sawgrass vivid, washfast, SubliJet-R inks, the SG 3110DN is a good starting point for the digital entrepreneur looking for a low cost entry into full color garment decoration, or production of custom imprinted specialty items including ceramic tiles, mugs, mouse pads, and more.
  Digital Decoration 101 Webinar
  For a comprehensive overview of the digital decoration process, visit SignWarehouse TV and view the Digital Decoration 101 Webinar. Sawgrass Manager of Consumer Education Jimmy Lamb presents a broad look at the technologies, processes and opportunities in dye sublimation, ChromaBlast cotton decoration, and CAD heat transfer garment graphics. Click here to begin viewing.

RICOH SG 3110DN features:

  • Advanced piezo print head producing resolutions up to 3,600 x 1,200 dpi.
  • Gel based inks for clog-free printing.
  • High speed printing: up to 74 sheets per hour.
  • Handles standard letter size (8.5" x 11") sheets.
  • High volume paper tray holds up to 250 sheets.
  • Higher capacity ink cartridges: no need for bulk ink systems.
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Possibilities, Productivity & Profit

The versatility of dye sublimation is one of its most appealing features. The same transfer process that produces vibrant garments with a incredibly soft "hand" can be used to transfer images to a large variety of polymer-coated substrates including aluminum plaques and sign blanks, ceramic tiles for souvenirs, ceramic mugs, stainless steel travel mugs, mouse pads for corporate branding and promotion, jigsaw puzzles, clipboards, decorative wood signs and more.

Cost and R.O.I. Estimates: Shirts


Cost and R.O.I. Estimates: Ceramic Mugs

  • Average polyester* shirt cost: $5.95
  • Average ink cost (8" x 10"): 62¢**
  • Average paper cost: 20¢
  • Total cost per shirt: $6.76
  • Average selling price: $15.00-$20.00
  • Gross Profit per shirt: $8.00 or more.
  • Production of just 10 shirts per day can generate over $400 per week in gross profit.
  • 100% return on investment in less than two weeks!
  • Average ceramic mug cost: $1.50
  • Average ink cost (5" x 12"): 38¢**
  • Average paper cost: 20¢
  • Total cost per mug: $2.08
  • Average selling price: $9.00 - $11.00
  • Gross Profit per mug: $6.08 or more.
  • Production of just 10 mugs per day can generate $342.50/ week in gross profit.
  • 100% return on investment in less than three weeks!
For a detailed, comprehensive look at the profit possibilities and marketing strategies in digital decoration, please view the What Do I Charge Webinar on SignWarehouse TV.
** Image cost and print speed estimates are provided for platform comparison purposes only. Results will vary and depend on many variables including image size, coverage, transfer media, substrate, color management settings etc.. Sample image is approximately 8" x 10" with approximately 50% ink coverage.

SG 3110DN SubliJet equipment packages


RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R: Basic Package


RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R: Intermediate Package

  • RICOH SG 3110DN Gelsprinter
  • Set of 29 ml CMYK SubliJet-R ink cartridges
  • 100 8.5" x 11" sheets of TruePix sublimation paper
  • Hanes T-Shirt Maker Deluxe clip art & templates
  • RICOH SG 3110DN Gelsprinter
  • Geo Knight JetPress JP12 swing away heat press
  • Set of 29 ml CMYK SubliJet-R ink cartridges
  • 100 8.5" x 11" sheets of TruePix sublimation paper
  • Hanes T-Shirt Maker Deluxe clip art & templates


Package Price: $549.00

  Package Price: $799.00


RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R: Complete Package


RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R: Deluxe Package

  • RICOH SG 3110DN Gelsprinter
  • Geo Knight JetPress JP12 swing away heat press
  • Set of 29 ml CMYK SubliJet-R ink cartridges
  • 100 8.5" x 11" sheets of TruePix sublimation paper
  • Hanes T-Shirt Maker Deluxe clip art & templates
  • Case of 36 Vapor Apparel™ white polyester T-shirts
  • RICOH SG 3110DN Gelsprinter
  • Geo Knight JetPress JP14 swing away heat press
  • Set of 29 ml CMYK SubliJet-R ink cartridges
  • 100 8.5" x 11" sheets of TruePix sublimation paper
  • Hanes T-Shirt Maker Deluxe clip art & templates
  • Case of 36 Vapor Apparel™ white polyester T-shirts
  • Pack of 25 7.75" x 9.25" Mouse Pads
  Package Price: $999.00   Package Price: $1,225.00

NEW! RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R SubleTex Print & Cut Package
  Who says you can't sublimate Black Cotton shirts? Our new SubliTex Print & Cut Package adds cotton and dark garments to your sublimation business. Say "Yes" to more customers!
How does this work? Read all about it on the SignWarehouse Sign College Blog.
  Package contents
  • RICOH SG 3110DN Gelsprinter
  • Graphtec CE6000-40 Vinyl Cutter
  • Geo Knight JetPress JP12 swing away heat press
  • VE LXI Master Plus software
  • Set of 29 ml CMYK SubliJet-R ink cartridges
  • 100 8.5" x 11" sheets of TruePix sublimation paper
  • 10 8.5" x 11" sheets of SubliTex heat transfer film
  • Hanes T-Shirt Maker Deluxe clip art & templates
  • Case of 36 Vapor Apparel™ white polyester T-shirts
  • 25 Polymer-coated mouse pads
Package Price: $2,495.00

See more Sawgrass Custom Imprint Package Options

RICOH SG 3110DN ChromaBlast
For low volume production of white & pastel cotton shirts

RICOH SG 3110DN Triple Threat Packages
For decorating white polyester, cotton & dark garments.

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RICOH SG 3110DN Specifications

  Class Startup
  Maximum Media Size 8.5" x 14”
  Prints / Hour** Up to 74
  Ink Set CMYK
  Color Management SubliJet-R PowerDriver with ColorSure Palette
  Maximum Resolution 3,600 x 1,200 dpi. (600x600 dpi with Sawgrass drivers)
  Media Tray 250 Sheets
  Ink Delivery System High-Capacity Cartridges. Black capacity = 68ml. MYK cartridges hold 60ml.
  Options 100 Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray
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Support for RICOH Printers and Sawgrass inks

SignWarehouse customers purchasing RICOH ChromaBlast-R and SubliJet-R systems can expect support immediately from Sawgrass and ultimately from Sawgrass and SignWarehouse.  Sawgrass now works directly with end users to handle all technical support issues regarding RICOH printers using Sawgrass inks. Customers are encouraged to contact Sawgrass Technical Support to receive troubleshooting advice and if warranted, printer replacement.

If support is unavailable from Sawgrass Technologies, assistance will also be available from SignWarehouse on or after August 31st, 2010. Please reference the information below to access Sawgrass or SignWarehouse support resources.

SubliJet-R Quick Start and Installation Guides for RICOH SG 3110DN
  Quick start setup tips:  
  • Do not install the RICOH OEM ink cartridges when setting up your printer. Follow the instructions in the setup documents below to ensure a quick and easy start to your RICOH SubliJet experience.
  • If you use the RICOH driver CD that comes with your SG 3110DN, you will be asked to download the latest printer firmware after installing the driver. To save a step, you may want to simply download and install the most recent driver from RICOH instead. A link to the driver is provided below for your convenience.
  SG 3110DN SubliJet-R Installation Guide for Windows. SG 3110DN SubliJet-R Installation Guide for MAC
  Download latest Sawgrass SG 3110DN PowerDriver
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Sunday, 1 - 5PM CST

  Toll Free Phone: 1-888-253-1679 Toll Free Phone: 1-800-966-1783
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  Online Resources SG 331DN SubliJet drivers Online Resources SignWarehouse knowledge base
    Setup Instructions for Mac & PC   SignWarehouse Blog
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FAQ for RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R System

Q: What kinds of things can I decorate using SubliJET inks?
A: Dye sublimation is a very versatile imprinting method and can be used on white or light colored polyester fabric, and a host of polymer-coated substrates including mouse pads, ceramic and stainless steel mugs, decorative ceramic tiles, clipboards, jigsaw puzzles, license plate blanks and more. Almost any polymer-coated item that can be safely placed in a press at temperatures of 400°F for 30 seconds or more can be sublimated.  Cotton garments cannot be sublimated, but can be imprinted using Sawgrass ChromaBlast ink and paper.
Q: Can I sublimate T-shirts using a household iron?
A: Because the process requires sustained temperatures of 400°F, a household iron is not recommended. An industrial grade heat press is required for satisfactory sublimation. Suitable heat presses for sublimating polyester garments are available for under $300.00.
Q: What is the approximate print cost of using the plug-in cartridges? How many shirts does a set of cartridges produce?
A: Print costs for sublimation vary greatly depending on image size, ink saturation levels and the object printed. As noted above, a typical 8" x 10" graphic with 50% ink coverage costs only about 73¢ to print.  Not all images use the same amount of ink. And the Power Driver includes options for four level of color saturation to assist in color management.  Users can choose from realistic, saturated, intense, or grayscale.  The choice of saturation levels will affect ink usage and therefore, the number of shirts produced from a single cartridge. 
Q: Can I use SubliJet-R cartridges in my own ink jet printer?
A: Because dye sublimation requires a specific type of ink jet head, and because the Sawgrass SubliJet-R inks require the use of the Power Driver, these inks can only be used in piezo printers for which Sawgrass has drivers.
Q: Can I decorate black or dark-colored shirts with SubliJET ink?
A: Because the dye sublimation process uses water-based process color inks, correct or acceptable image quality is only possible when sublimating white or light-colored garments.  Dye sublimation is not suitable for use on dark shirts. For dark shirt decoration, you will need a white, adhesive-backed thermal ink jet media such as EnduraTex DarkJET, a screen printer, or a white ink enabled direct to garment print system.
Q: What type of computer system will I need to get the optimum output from the RICOH SG 3110DN?
A: For optimum performance, Sawgrass Technologies recommends a Pentium Dual Core Processor with a speed of 3.0 GHz or higher.  One gigabyte of RAM is the minimum amount of memory. However, 2GB or more of RAM are recommended to process larger documents with high quality settings. Greater than 1 GB of free hard drive space is required for proper file management and software operation. The SubliJet-R SG 3110DN driver is compatible with 32 and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and MAC OS10.5 or later operating systems. 
Q: What paper sizes does the SG 3110DN support?
A: The RICOH SG 3110DN can print on envelopes and standard letter (8.5" x 11") and legal (8.5" x 14"), sized paper.  True Pix Classic transfer paper is available in 8.5" x 11", 11" X 17", and 13" x 19" sheets, and 13" x 100 foot rolls.

What is the ink configuration of the SG 3110DN SubliJet-R system?

A: Both the RICOH SG 3110DN and Gx7000 printers are four color process printers using a standard CMYK ink set.
Q: Who should use the SG 3110DN SubliJet-R solution?
A: The RICOH SG 3110DN SubliJet-R sublimation system is designed for customers who wish to start dye sublimation with an affordable, desktop sized printer. It's primarily designed for low volume use. Customers expecting to produce large quantities of sublimated prints are encouraged to consider the Gx e7700N SubliJet-R system. The Gxe300N SubliJet-R system is also ideal for current users of older desktop Epson based systems whose printers are ready to be replaced.  The CMYK gamut of the RICOH printers may not be ideal for users desiring a wide range of specifically matched colors including deep blues and vivid reds. For more information about how color space should be considered when choosing a garment decoration system, please click here or visit the SignWarehouse Blog.

* Sublimation requires the use of polyester garments (or polymer-coated substrates). For imprinting cotton garments, use Sawgrass ChromaBlast inks. Click here to view ChromaBlast-R packages for the RICOH SG 3110DN.


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