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Sawgrass Virtuoso Printers

Everything You Need To Make and Sell Personalized Products

When you buy a Sawgrass printer, you’re actually gettin a business in a box. At no additional cost, you’ll have access to a suite of resources that will help you build
a successful product customization business. You’ll be able to create locally, and sell globally. 

You’ll start with Sawgrass Academy, our online training platform. You’ll create high-quality artwork in our online design software, CreativeStudio. You’ll print those designs with optimal color using the Sawgrass Print Manager.  

The Right Printer For You

Whether you choose the high-value SG500, the business-powering SG1000, or the top-of-the-line, eight-color VJ628, every Sawgrass printer uses our specially-formulated ink to deliver superb, consistent color.

As a Sawgrass owner, you’ll also have access to an exclusive suite of resources, including online design assets, dedicated tech support, and comprehensive video tutorials.

The newest generation of Sawgrass printers has been redesigned from the inside out to perform more efficiently, connect more easily, and deliver better output than ever. The SG500 and SG1000 offer WiFi connectivity, improved resolution, and an impressive array of mechanical improvements. Every SG500 and SG1000 printer is backed by lifetime tech support and a 2-year warranty, providing you with complete peace of mind.

Virtuoso SG500

The perfect printer for the hobbyist or moonlighter, the SG500 fits comfortably on a desktop, and prints on media up to 8.5˝ x 14˝ (22 x 36 cm). This allows you to apply custom artwork to a wide variety of popular, highmargin items, from mugs and coasters to phone cases and awards.
The SG500 has the compact footprint and rugged reliability of its predecessor, the SG400, but has been updated from the inside out. In addition to design improvements such as a single roll-bar, the SG500 is more energy-efficient, prints with higher resolution, and offers WiFi connectivity. This means you’ll enjoy higher quality products and greater ease of use, at a price comparable to the previous model.
The SG500 is backwards-compatible with SG400 accessories, so if you already own a bypass tray for the SG400, you will be able to continue using it. This allows you to print on media up to 51˝ long (1295 mm).
Like all Sawgrass printers, the SG500 performs its own automatic maintenance cycle for trouble-free printing. For complete peace of mind, the SG500 is now backed by a 2-year warranty, as well as unlimited tech support for the life of the product.

Virtuoso SG1000

The ideal printer for the growing business or ambitious entrepreneur, the SG1000 prints on media up to 11˝ x 17˝ (28 x 43 cm) with the standard tray. This is perfect for apparel, soft goods, and small or medium-sized photo panels. The SG1000 has the pro-level print consistency and versatile dimensions of its predecessor, the SG800, but has been updated from the inside out. In addition to design improvements such as a single roll-bar, the SG1000 is more energy-efficient, prints with higher resolution, and offers WiFi connectivity. This means you’ll enjoy higher quality products and greater ease of use, at a price comparable to the previous model. The SG1000 is backwards-compatible with SG800 accessories, so if you already own a bypass tray for the SG800, you will be able to continue using it. This allows you to print on media up to 13˝ x 51˝ (330 x 1295 mm). Like all Sawgrass printers, the SG1000 performs its own automatic maintenance cycle, for trouble-free printing. For complete peace of mind, the SG500 is now backed by a 2-year warranty, as well as unlimited tech support for the life of the product.

VJ628

The first fully-integrated, 24˝ (63 cm) eight-color sublimation printer, the VJ628 uses our patented intelligent-interweave technology to deliver the best possible output for large photo panels, vibrant banners, and eyepopping displays. Because the VJ628 accommodates eight separate ink cartridges, it allows you to print with an expanded color gamut that is impossible on other systems. Fluorescent inks, spot colors, museum-quality grayscale, and gradients with no visible dithering are only possible with the VJ628. The VJ628 is manufactured with an industrial-quality print head, and uses Sawgrass ink cartridges that are sealed to prevent contamination. This means that the VJ628 will deliver years of reliable printing with absolutely consistent color. When image quality is vital to customer satisfaction, the VJ628 is the choice of manufacturers, customization companies and photo studios worldwide. Like all Sawgrass printers, the VJ628 performs its own automatic maintenance cycle, for trouble-free printing. For complete peace of mind, the VJ628 is backed by a 1-year warranty, as well as unlimited tech support for the life of the product.

Sublijet UHD ink

Our flagship sublimation ink is now better than ever, delivering richer, more
vibrant color on both hard and soft substrates, including heat-transfer vinyl.

Sublijet-UHD is a unique high viscosity gel sublimation ink formulated specifically for the Sawgrass Virtuoso print head. Touting fast printing speeds, high capacity cartridges, and low maintenance design, Sawgrass Virtuoso is the business class print engine that offers a new choice in both startup and high-volume sublimation printing. SubliJet-UHD includes powerful and easy to use color management software for Windows or Mac.

Extreme Versatility: Thanks to the extreme versatility of Sawgrass’ sublimation printing technology, SubliJet-UHD can decorate a wide variety of polyester fabrics and polymer-coated hard substrates, including metal, ceramic, glass, FRP plastic, poly-performance fabrics, hardboard and more

Vibrant Colors: Extremely vibrant colors and stunning resolution at levels that other digital processes simply cannot match. It’s the top choice for professional photographers and digital images who demand precision and fine detail in every image.

Superior Durability: Sublimated images created with SubliJet-UHD are permanent! Hard substrate surfaces won’t crack, peel or scratch. Apparel won’t fade – ever – no matter how many times it is washed.

Infused Image: Unlike screen printing, print-cut vinyl and direct-to-substrate printing, which are sitting on the surface of the product, sublimation ink is actually infused into surface itself, and will not crack, peel or wash away.

PowerDriver: PowerDriver makes printing beautiful transfers a breeze. Powerful features enable users to easily optimize color output for photographs, vector graphics or spot colors.

Sawgrass Academy

Comprehensive online training for Sawgrass users

With entertaining, easy-to-follow video lessons, Sawgrass Academy is your key to getting the most out of your sublimation system. Incorporating the best of our legacy “Business Builder” program, Sawgrass Academy lets you work at your own pace, earn certifications, and learn how to build your business – all from the comfort of your own home. 

From your first product to your first sale, Sawgrass Academy will be your complete guide to sublimation. Best of all, access to Sawgrass Academy is included with the purchase of any Sawgrass printer!

Creative Studio

Easy-to-use design software for sublimation

To create personalized designs that your customers want to buy, youcould spend a lot of money on third-party design software and royalty-free artwork. Or, you could use CreativeStudio, the only online design tool built specifically for sublimation.
With built-in product templates, thousands of ready-to-use designs, and seamless integration with your Sawgrass printer, CreativeStudio takes the frustration out of creation. An individual account is included with every Sawgrass printer purchase, and premium membership is available for unlimited access to additional features and artwork.

Print Manager

Ensuring the colors you get are the colors you want

Because different substrate materials and transfer papers affect the way colors appear on sublimated items, it’s important to adjust the ink output to ensure optimal quality. Sawgrass Print Manager is a software utility that automatically makes those adjustments for you.
Print Manager works in the background, managing the flow of color information from your digital artwork to your Sawgrass printer. This reduces
wasted ink (saving you money), and ensures the colors on your finished products are as accurate and vibrant as possible.

Sawgrass Inks

The heart of sublimation

Sublimation – the process of using heat and pressure to permanently transfer ink from paper into a physical object – depends on one vital ingredient: sublimation ink. Sawgrass has been the global leader in sublimation ink development for over 30 years. Our dedicated team of scientists continually test and refine the formulas for our inks, which are manufactured 100% in the USA.
Sawgrass-approved inks deliver superior reliability and performance in Sawgrass printers, providing you with maximum value and the best possible image quality. Also, only Sawgrass inks work with Sawgrass Print Manager, providing seamless end-to-end color management.

Virtuoso SG 400

Virtuoso SG 400 inkjet sublimation printers deliver dazzling HD photo-quality prints up to 8″ x 14″ / 22 x 36 cm as part of the complete Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System. A fantastic choice for start-up decorators or kiosk applications.
•The only desktop inkjet printer optimized for digital decorating and SubliJet-HD inks.
•The first sublimation printer co-engineered with Ricoh.
•Lowest start-up cost of any commercial product decorating technology.
•Higher definition image reproduction with vibrant, true-to-life colors.
•Faster throughput for greater productivity and profit potential.

Maximum Media Size: 8.5″ x 14” / 22 x 36 cm
Prints/Hr:*
•High Speed: 157 @ 600 x 600 dpi
•High Quality: 78 @ 600 x 600 dpi
•Adv. Photo: 34 @ 1200 x 1200 dpi

Estimated Image Cost:* $0.008/in²

Ink Set: SubliJet-HD CMYK
Color Management: Windows OS: PowerDriver; Mac OS: MacProfile
Maximum Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Media Tray: 250 Sheets
Ink Delivery System: Standard Cartridges

*Image cost and print speed estimates are based upon an 8.5” x 11” test image on Letter or A4 media and are provided for platform comparison purposes only. Results will vary depending on many variables including image size, media size, coverage, color management settings, etc.

•Print up to 1200 x 1200 dpi for dazzling, HD photo-quality reproduction.
•Optimized head jetting pressures and advanced algorithms deliver superior image quality with:
      > Higher-quality dot formation.
      > Greater dot uniformity.
      > Better dot placement accuracy.

•Prints nearly 2 times faster than the Ricoh SG 3110DN – Up to 156 prints per hour.
•Built-in self-cleaning routine keeps the printer running at its best, ensuring money-making uptime with minimal power and ink consumption.

 

•Energy Star Ver1.1 Compliant
•RoHS and WEEE Compliant
•Blue Angel Mark Certified

* Enjoy free color management options for Mac and Windows platforms when you use SubliJet-HD inks with the Virtuoso SG 400.
* Virtual Device Driver makes it easy to reproduce vibrant photos and accurate spot colors that wow prospects and keep customers coming back for more. 
* MacProfile is specially developed to be used with our SubliJet-HD ink sets in conjunction with the Virtuoso Mac OS driver. Included are Sawgrass’ Palette Swatch Library and Proofing Palette, which is a collection of preset colors highly suitable for sublimation printing. 

All Virtuoso systems come with access to PartnerPlus, our comprehensive user support program. Our expert support team is available both online and via phone to offer real-time help with system troubleshooting, color management software, full product warranty and more for printers under OEM warranty.

Virtuoso SG-800

Virtuoso SG 800 inkjet printers deliver crisp, gorgeous prints up to 13″ x 19″ / A3+ (with optional bypass tray) and maximum efficiency for product decorators looking for the highest level of reliability and throughput.
•The only desktop inkjet printer optimized for digital decorating and SubliJet-HD inks.
•The first sublimation printer co-engineered with Ricoh.
•Lowest start-up cost of any commercial product decorating technology.
•Higher definition image reproduction with vibrant, true-to-life colors.
•Faster throughput for greater productivity and profit potential.•Delivers prints up to 11″ x 17″ standard, 13″ x 19″ (A3+) with optional bypass tray.

Maximum Media Size: 11 x 17 – 13” x 19” / A3+ with Optional Bypass Tray 
Prints/Hr:* 
•High Speed: 156 @ 600 x 600 dpi
•High Quality: 72 @ 600 x 600 dpi
•Adv. Photo: 22 @ 1200 x 1200 dpi

 

Estimated Image Cost:* $0.004/in²

Ink Set: SubliJet-HD CMYK
Color Management: Windows OS: PowerDriver; Mac OS: MacProfile
Maximum Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Media Tray: 250 Sheets
Ink Delivery System: Standard and High-Capacity CartridgesOptions: 100 Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray; 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit

 

*Image cost and print speed estimates are based upon an 8.5” x 11” test image on Letter or A4 media and are provided for platform comparison purposes only. Results will vary depending on many variables including image size, media size, coverage, color management settings, etc.

•Print up to 1200 x 1200 dpi for dazzling, HD photo-quality reproduction.
•Optimized head jetting pressures and advanced algorithms deliver superior image quality with:
      > Higher-quality dot formation.
      > Greater dot uniformity.
      > Better dot placement accuracy.

•Prints nearly 2 times faster than the Ricoh SG 7110DN – Up to 156 prints per hour.
•Built-in self-cleaning routine keeps the printer running at its best, ensuring money-making uptime with minimal power and ink consumption.

 

•Energy Star Ver1.1 Compliant
•RoHS and WEEE Compliant
•Blue Angel Mark Certified

* Enjoy free color management options for Mac and Windows platforms when you use SubliJet-HD inks with the Virtuoso SG 800.
* Virtual Device Driver makes it easy to reproduce vibrant photos and accurate spot colors that wow prospects and keep customers coming back for more. 
* MacProfile is specially developed to be used with our SubliJet-HD ink sets in conjunction with the Virtuoso Mac OS driver. Included are Sawgrass’ Palette Swatch Library and Proofing Palette, which is a collection of preset colors highly suitable for sublimation printing. 

All Virtuoso systems come with access to PartnerPlus, our comprehensive user support program. Our expert support team is available both online and via phone to offer real-time help with system troubleshooting, color management software, full product warranty and more for printers under OEM warranty.

Call for system package pricing!

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