Free Ink for Ricoh Printers

Many EnMart customers are already familiar with our QuickStartR package,  featuring the Ricoh GX e3300N printer,  or with the Ricoh GX 7000 which is a production grade printer.    These printers are great options for sublimation shops,  with reasonable price points and smooth operation.

This summer,  EnMart is going to make the Ricoh platform even more attractive with a special offer on ink.  Between 6/1/2011 and 7/31/2011,  EnMart is offering one FREE ink cartridge with a first re-order of CMYK Sublijet-R or ChromaBlast-R sublimation ink.    To qualify, customers must purchase a Ricoh GX e3300N or GX7000 Printer with either a full set of SubliJet-R ink cartridges or a full set of ChromaBlast-R ink cartridges.   Once your initial order has been placed,  you will receive a coupon for one Free ink cartridge with your first reorder of a set of CMYK ink.   The coupon must be redeemed by 12/31/11. Offer is available only in the United States and Canada.

The Ricoh platforms are now available for both Windows and Mac operating systems,  so there’s never been a better time to get started with sublimation.    The Free ink offer expires on 7/31/2011,  so get your system ordered today!


Getting Into Sublimation (Relatively) Inexpensively

One of the questions I see asked most often on sublimation forums is this one:  what is an inexpensive way to get into sublimation.   Generally people who ask this question are considering adding sublimation to their existing businesses,  or want to try it out as a hobby and see if they can build it into a business.  They don’t want to spend a ton of money on equipment,  but they would like to get a good system that will allow them to easily create top quality sublimated goods.

When we get asked the question about how to get into sublimation for a relatively modest initial investment,  I generally recommend one of two sublimation packages.   Both of these packages include a printer,  a full set of ink, a pack of paper and a USB cable.  This is everything that is necessary to print sublimation transfers.   The only additional items needed would be some soft of software program for printing and creating graphics,  a heat press and sublimation blanks.   Once you have those items,  you would be ready to start sublimating.

The first package I often recommend is the QuickStartR Package.   This is probably our most popular sublimation package.  The printer included in this package is a Ricoh GX e3300N, which is a great basic sublimation printer.   It prints up to 8 1/2 x 14 sheets and prints up to 144 color prints an hour.   These printers are relatively forgiving and tend to have less clogging issues than other sublimation printers on the market.  The sale price for the QuickStartR package is $399.99.

The second package is the Epson WF1100 Package.   The printer included in this package is an Epson Workforce 1100 printer,  which can be fitted with a bulk system,  which is included in the package.   This printer allows you to print 13 x 19 prints out of the box,  without the need for an additional bypass tray. If you think you will be sublimating larger items,  this printer would be a good match to your needs.   In addition to the bulk system,  this package also comes with two packs of paper.    This package retails for $749.00.

We believe our packages will suit the needs of the majority of our customers,  but we know that we could never develop a one size fits every situation package.  That’s why, in addition to our packages,  we also offer the “Your Way” discount.  If you purchase ANY items from at least 4 of the 5 Sublimation categories, we will manually apply a  5% Package Discount to ALL the sublimation or Chromablast related items, supplies, and accessories on your ENTIRE order.  Spend over $2000, and the discount increases to 10%! So, the more you buy, the more money you save.

Our goal is always to save you money while outfitting you with the system and supplies that will suit your business best.  If you have any questions about what system is right for you,  or if you would like assistance in designing your own package,  please feel free to contact us.   We will be happy to assist you.

Deals and Specials and EnMart

One of the questions we often get asked when people place orders is what deals and specials we have available.   I have to confess that we don’t,  as a general rule,  do a lot of time sensitive specials.   We tried monthly specials for a while,  but they didn’t seem to make that much difference in how people bought.   In our minds,  it seemed more reasonable to offer quantity breaks and package pricing that was offered all the time,  not for a specific period.  That way our customers can benefit from reduced pricing at any time.

If you’re interested in purchasing a sublimation printer package,  we have a couple of economical and useful packages available.   The QuickStartR package features the Ricoh GX e3300N printer.   This package includes the printer,  one complete set of SubliJet ink, one pack of 8.5 x 11 Mpres paper, and one USB cable.    If you are interested in printing 13 x 19 prints out of the box,  you may want to check out our Epson Workforce WF 1100 Sublimation package.  This package  includes an Epson WF 1100 printer,  1 kit of the Sublijet ink,  1 Quick Connect Bulk System,  1 pack of Mpres 8.5 x 11 paper,  1 pack Mpres 13 x 19 paper, and 1 USB Cable.

For those who would prefer to create their own package,  we offer the “Your Way” Discount.  To receive the discount,  you must purchase something from four of the five sublimation categories listed on our site.   If you meet the criteria,  we will manually apply a 5% discount to the entire cost of your order.    If you spend over $2000,  the discount increases to 10%.    The “Your Way” discount offers you the flexibility to create the package you need,  and the savings to make putting a package together yourself worthwhile.  As always,  if you need assistance in creating your package,  just contact us.  We’ll be happy to help.

Finally,  I can’t forget to mention the quantity discounts that are offered on our products like sublimation blanks and sublimation paper.    These discounts are designed on the principle “the more you buy,  the more you save”.   Quantity breaks generally exist at case quantity breaks.  To see the quantity breaks for a particular product,  simply click the quantity break link included in the product description.    Products without the quantity break link do not currently have quantity breaks available.

The Return of the Ricoh GX e3300N

EnMart is proud to announce that the Ricoh GX e3300N printers are back in stock.    We do have a limited supply and will be selling the QuickStartR packages on a first come, first serve basis.  Depending on the time the order is placed,  packages may be shipped the same day.   Your credit card will not be charged until your order is shipped.

The QuickStartR package package is a great way to get started in sublimation or ChromaBlast without spending a great deal of money.  The package includes a Ricoh GX e3300N printer,  a complete set (CMYK) of SubliJet R ink,  a pack of 8.5 x 11 sublimation paper and a USB cable.  This package gives you everything you need to create sublimation transfers.  Just add a heat press and some sublimation blanks and you’re in business!   Best of all,  this package sells for the low price of $399.99.

If you’re interested in a printer package,  but want to be able to print larger paper sizes,  I also wanted to point out that we do have a package centered around our Epson WorkForce 1100 printer.   This printer allow you to print up to 13 x 19 sheets out of the box.   EnMart has been running an Epson WF 1100 with a bulk system in our offices and we have found it to be a great printer with very little incidence of clogging.    This package comes with the Epson WF 1100 printer,  1 kit each of the CMYK 110 ml ink bags,  1 Quick Connect Kit CISS Bulk System, 1 pack of 8.5  x 11 sublimation paper,  1 pack of 13 x 19 sublimation paper and 1 USB cable.  The package retails for $749.00.

EnMart will also consider made to order package deals for those who need something tailored to their specific Sublimation or ChromaBlast needs.    We offer the “Your Way” package discount.  If you purchase ANY items from at least 4 of the 5 Sublimation categories, we will manually apply a  5% Package Discount to ALL the sublimation or Chromablast related items, supplies, and accessories on your ENTIRE order.  Spend over $2000, and the discount increases to 10%! The more you buy, the more money you save.  If you have any questions about any of our prepared packages or about our “Your Way” discount, please contact us for more information.

Introducing the Ricoh GX e3300N

Every once in a while a product comes along which revolutionizes the way that things are done. Sometimes it’s less costly than what was available before. Sometimes it’s faster. Sometimes it’s both. Whatever the innovation, the new product offers something that wasn’t previously available to the marketplace.

When it comes to sublimation, the Ricoh GX e3300N is that kind of product.

EnMart in association with Sawgrass Technologies, is proud to announce the launch of the Ricoh GX e3300N for sublimation. This is a game-changing breakthrough for the sublimation printing industry, offering a unique combination of price, speed, reliability and extended uninterrupted printing capabilities. The Ricoh GX e3300N easily ranks as the fastest entry-level sublimation printer in the market, producing up to 144 color prints per hour. It is also one of the most economical printers in the industry.

To allow our customers reap the benefits of this new printer, EnMart has created the QuickStartR Sublimation Package. This package, a $449 value, retails for $379. The package includes the Ricoh GX e3300N printer, 1 set (CMYK) of SublijetR ink, 1 pack of Mpress-II 8 1/2 x 14 paper, and 1 USB cable.

EnMart will begin taking pre-orders for packages immediately. Packages are expected to begin shipping on March 1, 2010.