Refilling Cartridges for Sublimation Printers

Award-winning author and international speaker Jimmy Lamb has over 25 years of product decoration business experience. Mr. Lamb has extensive knowledge in many facets of digital decorating and embellishing including business startup, applications, techniques, marketing, sales, mobile, production and management. He has owned and operated a successful production facility, started a retail franchise operation and has provided production solutions to a variety of Fortune 500 corporations involved in customization, decoration and embellishment. His articles appear regularly in various industry magazines in the United States and Europe. In addition, Mr. Lamb is a frequent speaker at Industry Events and Trade Shows domestically and internationally. Currently, he works with Sawgrass Technologies as the Manager of Communication and Education, where he has been instrumental in developing their educational seminars and webinars. 

There is a pervasive misconception that a refillable ink cartridge means saving money in sublimation. People don’t realize just what goes into filling a cartridge properly to minimize air and contaminants. Wide-format decorators use professional filling equipment to refill their cartridges to achieve this.

For the smaller format decorator, it makes more financial sense to purchase new cartridges, as they deliver a high yield of ink that is of the highest quality. They don’t have to worry about breaking print heads or adding production time by refilling cartridges that can potentially harm their equipment. It’s one and done.

—Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass