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Epson F560 Sublimation Printer Australia Cost Comparison

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

FeatureEpson F560Sawgrass Virtuoso SG1000Epson ET7750*
Initial Cost$4295.00$2275.00$998.00
Sublimation Ink Included1120ml124ml0ml
Paper Included100 A4 Sheets
100 A3 Sheets
17″ Dye Sub Roll
($171.85 Value)
Warranty1 Years (3r Optional $400)2 Years0 Years
On Site Cover1 Years (3r Optional $400)0 Years0 Years
Hard / Soft Substrate ICC ProfilesIncludedIncludedNot Included
Wifi ConnectivityYesYesYes
Print Size24″ 610mm x 30.5mA3 420 x 297mmA3 420 x 297mm
Page Print Speed7.5m2/Hour25s per A465s per A3
Replacement ink cost per 100ml (CMYK)$139.80$1225.81#$100 (EST)
Design SoftwareIncludedIncludedNot Included
* Based upon converted printer with sublimation ink.# Based upon 31ml cartridges at $95 per cartridge, $3.064 per ml. 100ml x $3.064 x 4 colours = $1225.81

Epson F560 vs Sawgrass SG1000 vs ET7750

3 Year Lifetime Comparison

CostEpson F560Sawgrass Virtuoso SG1000Epson ET7750*
Initial Cost$4295.00$2275.00$998.00
Sublimation Ink @200ml per year1$838.80/3yr$7354.83/3yr$600.00/3yr
Printer Error Waste Products2$0/3yr$0/3yr$3120/3yr
Design SoftwareVariableIncludedVariable
Total Cost 3 Years3$5113.80$9629.83$4718.00
1 For the Epson ET7750 Based upon conversion printer ink of medium quality. Does not take into consideration initial ink supplied with Epson or Sawgrass 2 The allowance for wasted blanks is based upon $20 per week over 52 weeks, for 3 years, this allows for incorrect colours and waste ink droppage on paper due to printer not being designed for sublimation. Example would be one phone case, one mouse pad, one mug and one tumbler, easily accounting for $20. 3 From reliable sources, Sawgrass printers do consume approx. 20% less ink than the Epson to produce the same result.

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:

  1. Epson Dedicated Dye Sublimation Printer.
  2. Epson Converted Dye Sublimation Printer (With high quality name brand ink and ICC profile (Izumi/Koala)
  3. Sawgrass Virtuoso Printers.
  4. 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].

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