Ricoh vs. Epson

ricoh-gx5050n-printerPrinting on mugs, t-shirts, mousepads, aluminium-business cards and many more cool stuff with sublimation ink is currently very famous in the digital printing industry for small format prints. People can print their images very simple, fast and cost-effective from up to one piece. E.g. these prints affect positive reactions and feelings to the person who gets a printed product as a present. For the sublimation printing it is neccessary to use a piezo inkjet printer so far provided almost only by Epson. The reason to use piezo technologie is that the sublimation process reacts by using heat presses to sublimate the ink into the product. Needless to say that the sublimation ink is a special ink and is a non genuine Epson ink. Therefore it is almost not possible to use a HP printer with bubble-jet technologie because they heat up the ink in the printhead.