How to Set Up Dry Sublimation Printer - First Time Printer Setup

This document is for the following printers:

  • Sawgrass Virtuoso SG500
  • Epson SureColor F570
  • Mitsubishi CP-K60DW-S
  • DNP DS820A
  • Ricoh SG 3110DN
  • Epson SureColor F170
  • Sawgrass Virtuoso SG1000
  • Mitsubishi CP-D90DW
  • Ricoh SG 7100DN

Printer Setup Steps

  1. Unboxing: Carefully unpack the printer and remove all packaging materials, including tapes and protective covers.
  2. Placement: Choose a stable, flat surface near a power outlet. Ensure that there's enough space around the printer for ventilation and paper loading. Also, make sure the surface can support the weight of the printer.
  3. Power Connection: Plug the power cord into the printer and connect it to a power outlet. Turn on the printer using the power button, typically located on the front or top panel.
  4. Initial Setup:
    1. Some printers require initial setup steps like selecting the language, country/region, date, and time. Follow the on-screen prompts or consult the printer's manual for guidance.
    2. Set up any additional preferences such as Wi-Fi connectivity, if applicable. Navigate through the printer's control panel menu to connect it to your Wi-Fi network, entering the network password when prompted.
  5. Ink Installation:
    1. Open the ink cartridge compartment or access panel.
    2. Insert the sublimation ink cartridges into their designated slots, ensuring they are inserted firmly.
    3. Close the compartment or access panel securely.
  6. Loading Sublimation Paper:
    1. Open the paper tray or input tray of the printer.
    2. Adjust the paper guides to match the size of the sublimation paper you're using.
    3. Place a stack of sublimation paper into the tray, ensuring it's neatly aligned and not overloaded.
    4. Adjust the paper guides firmly against the edges of the paper stack to prevent misfeeds.
    5. Close the paper tray securely.
  7. Driver Installation: If you're using Windows or macOS, you may need to install specific drivers for your dry sublimation printer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers. This usually involves running an installer and agreeing to the terms of use.
  8. Test Print: Perform a test print to ensure that the printer is functioning correctly with the sublimation paper and ink. Check the print quality and color accuracy of the test print. Use a sample image or design to print onto the sublimation paper and ensure that the colors are vibrant and accurate.
  9. Optional Configuration: Depending on your specific needs, you may want to configure additional settings such as print quality, paper type, color management, etc., through the printer's control panel or the printer properties on your computer.