The Epson WF-7710 is one of the most popular choices for dye-sublimation enthusiasts largely due to its wide range of supported paper formats, its easy conversion kits, and high quality prints; not to mention the price is relatively cheap! But with that being said, how exactly does the WF-7710 compare to other sublimation printers, such as the Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400?
The first, and one of the more attractive qualities of the Epson WF-7710 than other alternatives is the price. Priced at $149.99, with a conversion kit for $50, you can start with the Epson WF-7710 as a special dye sublimation printer priced at about $200. When you start comparing it to the $600 SG400 price tag, you start to really see why so many people lean in to buy the WF-7710.
That’s not to pocket the SG400, quite the opposite! The Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 is an outstanding printer; very easy to use, easy to support, and has many capabilities. However, the fact that the SG400 is very easy to use and specialized for dye-sublimation printing is the reason why it is expensive. If you have the means, then the SG400 is a great choice for the new coloring-sublimation business. If you want to save money, be willing to roll up your sleeves a little when it comes to conversion kits, then epson WF-7710 is a deadly option!
Epson printers not only come at a cheaper price, but also support more paper formats than the SG400! The Epson WF-7710 can support up-to-13″ with 19″ paper (border print-less, too), which is significantly larger than the maximum supported paper size of 8.5″ x 14″ with the Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400. If you want to use a larger paper size,
You’ll have to pay an extra few hundred dollars to get the larger Sawgrass Virtuoso SG800 format, which further adds to the savings you’ll receive from the Epson WF-7710. Of course, being able to support media sizes up to 13″ x 19″ is a great feature, but epson WF-7710 can be modified to support much more! With other conversion kits, you can attach a rear paper feeder to your Epson printer, allowing you to print directly from the reels. This will allow you to print effectively on 13″x Any”! You don’t have to limit yourself to the size of your prints when dealing with very long prints, because your printer will be able to handle them.