Epson SureColor F2100 vs OmniPrint Freejet 330TX

Epson SureColor F170 vs Sawgrass Sublimation Printer

There are many things to consider when making the decision on a serious investment like a sublimation printer. You’ll need to consider the size of your workplace, your daily output and demands, and even nuances such as keeping the same color profile storewide. Allow us to make the first step just a little bit easier.

The new Epson F170 8.5” is a compact dye-sublimation printer that competes with all other sublimation printers in its class. Without sacrificing the quality expected from its products, Epson has released the F170 at an unbelievable price of $399. Not only is the printer itself priced competitively, the costs of ink and sublimation paper are by far the best you will find for this class of sublimation prints.


All three sublimation printers use sheets that are fed through a feed tray and allow you to create customized mugs, t-shirts, face masks, mouse pads, and more! Below, we have compared the Epson F170 to its competitors: the Sawgrass SG1000 and SG500.
Epson F2100 Usage and Maintenance

Epson F170

$399.00

8.5″ x 11″

No Built-in Cutter

Ink

CMYK

$18.00
ML140
$/ML0.13
Epson F2100 Usage and Maintenance

Sawgrass SG500

$549.00

8.5″ x 11″

No Built-in Cutter

Ink

CMYK

$77.00
ML31
$/ML2.48
Epson F2100 Usage and Maintenance

Sawgrass SG1000

$1,499.00

11″ x 17″

No Built-in Cutter

Ink

CMYK

$77.00
ML31
$/ML2.48

Compare Specifications

  • Epson F170
  • Sawgrass SG500
  • Sawgrass SG1000

Print

Printing Technology:

PrecisionCore microTFP® printhead

Maximum Print Resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi

Minimum Ink Droplet Size:

Variable-Sized Droplet Technology

Nozzle Configuration:

784 nozzles; 400 nozzles Black, 128 nozzles x Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow


Printable Area and Accuracy

Maximum Paper Width: 8.5″

Minimum Paper Width: Sheet: 3.5″

Maximum Printable Length:

Limited by application, OS and driver/RIP used


Sheet Media Handling

Sheet Loading:

- Max. Paper Size: 8.5″ x 47.2″

- Paper Types: Epson DS Multi Use transfer paper

- Input Paper Capacity: Up to 150 sheets

Left/Right Margins: 3 mm each (0.24″ total)

Epson Intelligent Ink Cartridges

In-box Cartridge Fill Volume:

Bottle: C, M, Y, K: 140 mL each

Retail Cartridge Fill Volume:

Bottle: C, M, Y, K: 140 mL

Ink Cartridge Shelf Life:

2 years from printed production date or 6 months after opened

Printer is designed for use with Epson ink bottles only, not third-party ink bottles or ink.*


Ink

Ink Type: Epson T49M Ink Bottles

Ink Palette: 4-color (C, M, Y, K)

Replacement Ink: Black Ink Bottle T49M120, Cyan Ink Bottle T49M220, Magenta Ink Bottle T49M320, Yellow Ink Bottle T49M420


Printer Details

Display: 2.4″ color LCD with buttons

Interfaces: Standard Connectivity

- Hi-Speed USB

- Wireless (802.11 b/g/n)

- Wi-Fi Direct

- Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)


Power

Rated Voltage:

AC 100 – 240 V Universal (Automatic)

Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz

Rated Current: 0.4 – 0.2 A

Power Consumption: Approx. 13 W (Operating), Approx. 4.1 W (Ready), Approx. 0.7 W (Sleep)

General

Operating Systems:

Windows® 10, Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Mac® OS X® 10.6 – macOS® 10.15.x

Temperature:

Operating: 50 ° to 95 °F (10 ° to 35 °C)

Storage: -4 ° to 104 °F (-20 ° to 40 °C)

Humidity: Operating: 20 – 80%

Storage: 5 – 85% (no condensation)

Sound Level:

Power: 6.6 B(A)

Pressure: 53 dB(A)

Dimensions:

Printing: 14.8″ x 19.8″ x 7.4″

Storage: 13.7″ x 13.7″ x 7.4″

Weight: 10.2 lb

Safety Approvals:

Safety standards UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950 EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B

Country of Origin: Philippines

Warranty: Standard 1-year unit exchange with toll-free phone support Monday through Friday

Print

Printing Size:

8.5″ x 11″ with the standard tray, With Bypass Tray (Optional) 8.5″ x 51″

Print Resolution & Speed:

High Speed (600 x 600 dpi) 15 sec, High Quality (600 x 600 dpi) 29 sec, Advanced Photo (1200 x 1200 dpi) 48 sec, Ultra Fine Photo (4880 x 1200 dpi) 6 min 40 sec


Ink

Ink Type: Standard Cartridges C, M, Y, K (31 ml)

Special Features

Wi-fi Connectivity

Next-Generation Processor

Self-Maintenance Mode

Modulated Dot Technology for Optimal Image Output


General

OS Compatibility: Mac OS 10.9 & later, Windows 7

Rated Voltage: AC 110–250 V

Dimensions: 15.75″ x 17.25″ x 8.5″ (399 x 437 x 213 mm)

Weight: 38 lb

Warranty: 2-year warranty

Print

Printing Size:

11″ x 17″ with the standard tray, With Bypass Tray (Optional) 13″ x 19″, 13″ x 51″

Optional Tray Cost: $208

Print Resolution & Speed: High Speed (600 x 600 dpi) 15 sec, High Quality (600 x 600 dpi) 29 sec, Advanced Photo (1200 x 1200 dpi) 48 sec, Ultra Fine Photo (4880 x 1200 dpi) 6 min 40 sec


Ink

Ink Type:

Standard Cartridges C, M, Y, K (31 ml), Extended Cartridges C, M, Y, K (70 ml)

Special Features

Wi-fi Connectivity

Next-Generation Processor

Self-Maintenance Mode

Modulated Dot Technology for Optimal Image Output


General

OS Compatibility: Mac OS 10.9 & later, Windows 7

Rated Voltage: AC 110–250 V

Dimensions: 21″ x 14.25″ x 8.5″ (529 x 360 x 213 mm)

Weight: 49 lb

Warranty: 2-year warranty

Epson SureColor F170 Highlights

Feed Tray

150 Sheets Auto-Feed Tray

Save Money on Inks

Save Money on Papers

Epson has come out with their own papers

Epson F170 will be compatible with Texprint XPHR papers

Why Purchase a F170 Printer Through AA Print Supply Co.?

As the top U.S. authorized retailer of Epson products, All American offers competitive pricing for all your printing needs. Our team takes pride in the knowledge we carry across all spectrums. Not only are we well-versed on the technical specifications of all our equipment, our team holds practical, hands-on knowledge through our collective experience in the printing industry. When purchasing printing equipment with All American, you can expect to receive ongoing support after the transaction. Our customers have direct access to our sales technicians through phone, text, email, and our exclusive Slack Channel, where our representatives are readily available to respond to your questions. Customers receive a 20% lifetime discount on apparel blanks with an equipment purchase over $5,000. Lastly, we offer complimentary on-site training and set-up for qualified equipment purchases.