Coming by a good sublimation printer is far from easy because not all printers are suitable for sublimation. In fact, many of them would just ruin your projects.
Luckily, a few ones out there can be easily transformed for sublimation projects, and the Epson 7710 is one of them. Continue reading to learn more about this sublimation printer!
Epson 7710 Sublimation Printer Review: At a Glance
The Epson Workforce 7710 promises to deliver laser-quality prints along with the perks of inkjet printers, making it suitable for sublimation printing.
We’re delighted with what it offers in terms of print quality, connectivity solutions, and versatile paper handling capabilities.
However, its running costs are high, and it carries a pretty hefty price tag.
- Print, scan, copy, and fax functions
- Can print on large 13 x 19” papers
- Excellent media handling capabilities
- Supports Wi-Fi Direct and NFC printer
- Fast print speed
- Has an Automatic Document Feeder
- Supports double-sided printing
- High running costs
- A bit bulky
Design and Functionality
Being an all-in-one printer, the Epson 7710 is a versatile machine that can print, scan, copy, and fax your sublimation jobs without breaking a sweat.
On top of that, the 7710 supports auto-duplexing, enabling you to print double-sided photos conveniently.
There’s also a 35-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which lets you scan multiple documents or photos without having to manually feed every single sheet.
The Epson 7710 is by no means a compact printer, but it’s small enough for you to be able to fit on your desk.
When it comes to transforming the Epson 7710 printer into a sublimation printer, the setup is pretty straightforward. You have to do little here; just replace the regular ink that comes with the printer with sublimation ink, and you’re good to go. The nozzles are already suitably designed for sublimation jobs.
The Epson Workforce 7710 is capable of printing at a maximum resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi, ensuring that your sublimation prints come out extra sharp.
And thanks to the PrecisionCore technology, the 7710 printer is capable of printing even sharper prints than other 2400 dpi printers.
The 4-cartridge ink system produces some pretty accurate colors, but it’s not the best we’ve seen. Still, your sublimation prints will come out looking pretty natural.
With a maximum print speed of 18 ppm for black-text documents and 10 ppm for colored photos and documents, the Epson WF-7710 is one of the fastest inkjet printers around.
This makes it easier for you to print bulk amounts of sublimation prints in a relatively short time. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about energy consumption since you’ll finish your print jobs quicker.
The Workforce 7710 can print on papers as large as 13 x 19”. This makes it ideal for sublimation prints, large posters, and advertisements.
Moving on to the paper trays, the 7710 has a primary paper tray that can be loaded up with up to 250 sheets at once. We like that you won’t need to keep re-feeding the tray all the time since 250 sheets should be more than enough to last you at least a few days.
Additionally, this printer is equipped with a rear specialty tray for envelopes and other specialty media.
The output tray is quite vast, too, taking up to 125 sheets.
Connectivity is where the Epson Workforce 7710 truly shines. It supports printing over USB, ethernet, and Wi-Fi. Additionally, you can set up a peer-to-peer connection and print directly from your smartphone using Wi-Fi Direct.
The printer also supports NFC, letting you print files off your NFC-enabled device by simply tapping it on the designated area in the printer.
Running costs are where the Workforce 7710 falls short. It has a pretty high cost per page, making it a less-than-ideal candidate for those who prioritize ink saving.
The Workforce 7710 is also compatible with Amazon Dash Replenishment service, which provides you with a continuous supply of ink with little to no intervention from your side.
The built-in chips inside the cartridges automatically send out an ink cartridge order when it’s about to run out. But what’s really cool about this service is that you get 10% off on regular cartridge prices, which sort of makes up for its high cost per page.
Oh, and since it supports double-sided printing, you can cut your paper costs into half, too.
Not to mention, the 7710 is very energy-efficient, consuming about 80% less power than most laser printers.
Ease of Use
The Epson 7710 is equipped with a 4.3” color touchscreen that allows you to control everything in the printer intuitively. You can adjust its settings, execute commands, and even preview your prints before printing. Replacing the cartridges is also hassle-free.
Additionally, the Epson 7710 integrates high-quality internals that ensure stable operation. As a result, you’ll rarely even have to deal with a paper jam, and even if it happens, fixing it won’t likely take you more than a minute.
So that was our two cents on the Epson Workforce 7710 sublimation printer.
Whether you need it for personal or business use, the Workforce 7710 is definitely up to the challenge. It boasts a great print quality and a fast print speed.
Add the versatile connectivity choices, and you get yourself a well-rounded printer for your sublimation projects.
The cherry on top is that setting up the printer for sublimation printing is pretty straightforward. All it takes is some genuine sublimation ink, and you’re good to go!