If you’ve ever shopped for sublimation supplies on our website (and if you haven’t, why not?), you may have noticed that we sell printers for sublimation separately, and also as part of a combo package. Unfortunately, this seems to be a source of confusion for some people. I thought I’d try and clear some of that confusion up by explaining why we sell printers separately, and what extra value a combo package can bring to the table.
First, why we sell printers separately. Sawgrass only sells sublimation and ChromaBlast ink for certain makes and models of printers. These printers aren’t necessarily special printers, you could probably find most, if not all of them, at your local office supply store. The reason we sell them here, separately, is because we sell everything related to sublimation, and it wouldn’t make sense to have all the rest of the necessary items and not have printers. Besides, printers do, on occasion need to be replaced, or upgraded, and having them readily available makes us a one stop shop for sublimation or ChromaBlast customers.
While I’m on this subject, I do want to remind everyone that printers purchased separately do not come with sublimation ink. The only ink that accompanies these printers is the OEM ink that was put in the box in the factory where the printer was made. Please keep in mind that purchasing a printer separately with the intent of using it for sublimation or ChromaBlast will also require that you buy the proper ink cartridges.
Second, why we offer a limited number of combo packages for sublimation and ChromaBlast.
When we first started creating the sublimation section, our intent was to have everything be “build your own”. We would offer discounts and allow our customers to create the packages which suited them best. Over time, however, we realized that some printer models seemed to lend themselves to a package deal, and creating a combo package made it easier for our customers to be sure they were purchasing everything that was needed. We now have a limited number of combo packages available, and still retain the build your own package discounts as well. This allows our customers complete freedom in finding and purchasing the package that best suits their needs.
As always, if you have any questions about which printer is right for you, or about the perfect package for your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help you find the solution that works best for you.