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If I set an Epson up with Dye Sub ink for sub transfers, could I still use it for occasional office type printing?

I'm not talking about printing glossy photos of vivid Tahitian sunsets, just typical web pages or spreadsheets that use colors for accents and basic info graphic type content. So would the ink be in more or less the correct color range and be stable without having been heat pressed?

If so, then I could save space and money and also more easily keep the heads in use with just one printer that had two tasks.

What is your experience with this?
 

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I've never tried this, but most office software won't allow printing via an ICC profile so you'd just have to accept whatever colours your printer produced and maybe make a few tweaks in the printer driver yourself to get the best output.
 

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I don't know why anyone would do this...
Inkjet printing is slow and expensive, even with a CIS.


Buy a laser printer, and you will soon find more things to do with it.
I said why: space and adding another use to a printer that might otherwise sit waiting for the next task that specifically requires it--I was thinking rather than print a test page just to keep the ink stirred up, I could print the occasional office type doc on it. I have 3 printers, one is a B+W laser for general office stuff. The others are specialized uses, like films and cards and transfers.

Sublimation is something I am considering, but I need to ditch one of my other printers (or something :() to make room for it.
 

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it works fine i done it a lot just looks like crap i test jets on reg copy paper i even practice transferring with reg paper and sub ink it works better than i thought it would lol try it doesnt hurt anything and if you can increase the ink deposition ratio it works even better like turning off high speed and changing paper type setting on printer will change ink output
 

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<img src="http://www.t-shirtforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> I think I might just stick with regular ink for my pie charts, and stuff <img src="http://www.t-shirtforums.com/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
Or better yet press a copy on to a shirt. <img src="http://www.t-shirtforums.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
Hahaha!

'Now where did I put that invoice I printed the other day?'

'Oh yes, I remember now. Rack 3, hanger 42!' 🙂
 
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