Sublimation Print Set-up
Save the file as a PDF. In Canva it allows you to add crop marks which can be helpful for designs that aren’t full bleed and need to be centered. The library computers automatically save files to the downloads folder. If you are printing on textile (soft surface) the teflon pillows help to avoid lines. The size of the teflon pillow should be factored in when printing. See below :)
Connect the library laptop to the Epson SC-F570 with the USB cord
Turn on the Epson printer. The pop-up display on top left of the printer has a button, the light to the left turns blue when it is on.
Open up Adobe Reader on the desktop of a library computer
Chose the hamburger next to Menu in the top left corner on the home page of Adobe Reader
Chose print, about half-way down the drop-down menu
Chose the Epson SC-F500 Series printer in the top left of the drop-down menu
Click on properties
In the Select Setting box change Current Settings to Sublimation by clicking the down arrow
If you are printing on Roll Paper – for 8.5 x 11 sheet skip to below!
The settings are set. Source should show roll paper, roll paper width 17in.
Click ok at the bottom
Check that actual size is chosen in Page Size and Handling
Click on Print in the lower right
If it says not ready turn on the printer :)
A Print Preview page will show. To save paper scroll to the bottom of the pop-up and chose Save Roll paper.
All other settings are set
Click on print at the top
The printer holds the finished print, it won’t drop on the floor. When it’s done printing gently pull it from the printer.
If you are printing on a 8.5 x 11 sheet
In the Box that says Settings, Click the down arrow and choose US-ANSI then Letter 81/2 x 11 in. Choose portrait and click ok.
Source: Chose Auto Sheet Feeder
Media Type: Chose Use Printer Settings
Near the bottom, uncheck High Speed
Finest Detail should be checked
All other settings don’t need to change
A Print Preview page will show. Your design will be a mirror image.
At the Printer - Go to the Pop-up Screen on the top of the printer
Tap on Paper Setting on the Touch Screen
Tap on Auto Sheet Feeder and follow the prompt instructions for setting up a sheet of paper on the machine:
Open the clear top
Pull up the paper support
The print side faces front. The print side is whiter than the back. If you aren’t sure bend the sheet to see the two sides together. It becomes more obvious which side is whiter.
Fit the paper in the edge guides
Back at the computer click on print at the top right of the preview window.
The printer holds the finished print, it won’t drop on the floor. When it’s done printer gently pull it from the printer.
Sublimating on soft textiles – using the teflon pillows to avoid lines.
Ask for the teflon pillows and find the one that is closest to the size of the design but smaller. You want the image plus additional white space on the printed design so that the edges of your print go down the sides of the pillow. The pillow pushes your design up
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