Epson F560 Sublimation Printer Australia Cost Comparison
When selecting the right printer to start your merchandise line or home business, it’s important to calculate the ownership cost over the entire lifecycle of the printer. We have tried to provide a simple and easy to follow cost comparison below, if you have any questions about the F560, please call on 1300 426 438.
Epson F560 vs Sawgrass SG1000 vs ET7750 Product Comparisons
|Feature||Epson F560||Sawgrass Virtuoso SG1000||Epson ET7750*|
|Sublimation Ink Included||1120ml||124ml||0ml|
|Paper Included||100 A4 Sheets|
100 A3 Sheets
17″ Dye Sub Roll
|Warranty||1 Years (3r Optional $400)||2 Years||0 Years|
|On Site Cover||1 Years (3r Optional $400)||0 Years||0 Years|
|Hard / Soft Substrate ICC Profiles||Included||Included||Not Included|
|Print Size||24″ 610mm x 30.5m||A3 420 x 297mm||A3 420 x 297mm|
|Page Print Speed||7.5m2/Hour||25s per A4||65s per A3|
|Replacement ink cost per 100ml (CMYK)||$139.80||$1225.81#||$100 (EST)|
|Design Software||Included||Included||Not Included|
Epson F560 vs Sawgrass SG1000 vs ET7750
3 Year Lifetime Comparison
|Cost||Epson F560||Sawgrass Virtuoso SG1000||Epson ET7750*|
|Sublimation Ink @200ml per year1||$838.80/3yr||$7354.83/3yr||$600.00/3yr|
|Printer Error Waste Products2||$0/3yr||$0/3yr||$3120/3yr|
|Total Cost 3 Years3||$5113.80||$9629.83||$4718.00|
In summary, we believe that the Epson F560 is the clear winner, with the ability to print on roll paper which is much cheaper and can be nested, the Epson comes in just over half price of the cost of ownership of the Sawgrass.
Epson Desktop Converted Printers.
Whilst we list the potential losses due to wasted merchandise, we believe this can be reduced by purchasing a high quality ink for sublimation, most notable would be Izumi Japanese inks that come with Colour Profiles to reduce this wastage, but also come at a higher price (Justifiable).
The untold cost for using cheap inks without colour profiles in not measurable, many starter sublimation start ups, trying to use these inks without colour profiles, leading to frustration and failure. Most sublimation start ups fail due to lack of initial investment in the correct equipment.
We suggest in order of our preference:
- Epson Dedicated Dye Sublimation Printer.
- Epson Converted Dye Sublimation Printer (With high quality name brand ink and ICC profile (Izumi/Koala)
- Sawgrass Virtuoso Printers.
- Epson Converted Dye Sublimation Printer (With cheap ink and no ICC profile) = DONT DO IT!
We have tried to be as subjective as possible, if you have any feedback or any of the statistics or costs have changed from the time of this listing, please update us with the relevant links and information at [email protected].