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So I'm looking for a printer that can handle printing a 17" wide transfer paper roll. My media would be 14"x24" so the print would have a overhang of 1/2" on all sides for bleeding.
It will be used to transfer onto a large gaming mouse pad.

What kind of printers would you recommend? Does it matter if its pigment or dye based ink?

I looked around and the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 seems to be the one I should get but the reviews on Amazon shows that the printer keeps getting clogged up if you don't print for 2-3 days and the print head prematurely fails all the time.
So that scares me.

Aside from that I'm a little lost as to which printer I should get that would work for what I want to do.

Any help would be awesome.
 

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So I'm looking for a printer that can handle printing a 17" wide transfer paper roll. My media would be 14"x24" so the print would have a overhang of 1/2" on all sides for bleeding.
It will be used to transfer onto a large gaming mouse pad.

What kind of printers would you recommend? Does it matter if its pigment or dye based ink?

I looked around and the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 seems to be the one I should get but the reviews on Amazon shows that the printer keeps getting clogged up if you don't print for 2-3 days and the print head prematurely fails all the time.
So that scares me.

Aside from that I'm a little lost as to which printer I should get that would work for what I want to do.

Any help would be awesome.
Do you have a heat press the can press that large? If not your looking at big money.
 

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I think the Epson 4880 is a good choice. It's no longer available new, but you can still pick up a good used machine for a reasonable price. I paid $800 for mine and it was like new. Plus, if you're in the US, you can buy Sawgrass inks for it.

As far as a heat press, the Geo Knight 20x25 press would handle your requirements. It's not cheap ($2,900), but it's not $10,000 like the next bigger presses.I've been looking for a used one myself, but I may have to break down and buy a new press.
 
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