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With thousands of paper types on the market ranging from just 90 GSM to 135gsm  for sublimation printing its possible to get Pizza Wheel marks on any paper when used in conjunction with a certain media thickness ,  image density , versus printer settings.

It's easier to get pizza wheels on thinner papers or high release papers which typically release more inks which is good for fabrics so you need to work out what settings work out well for your paper / printer / image combination .

Recommended settings are generally given by your supplier but things can change over time even a more saturated image can cause issues

If you have developed Pizza Wheels it does not mean you have a faulty printer, ink or paper  here are some examples of why you may need a thicker paper.

This image is printed on 2 different brands of paper but with the same printer and settings - the one on the left has pizza wheels the one on the right does - so from this you might say ok the paper is faulty - in this case you are wrong - look at our second image of the balloons.

Our second image same settings / paper / printer again but no pizza wheels ? - this is because the 1st image is very high density for the paper type so it needed a thicker paper also black inks generally are the colour that can show on pizza wheels.

During more tests with different brands of paper similar issues were found - again this one with blacks.

This one is a high density colour image which showed the same  - although very minor on thinner papers

so in summary occasionally you may need a thicker paper / quicker drying  if your image is very dense, although we recommend this is as a last resort as it may increase your costs, other solutions are possible which include changing printer settings and cleaning the feed rollers.

Some of the papers we tested are shown below

We are now please to be fully suporting Big sur for sublimation printing , with no colour management issues and colours comparable to all previous versions on a mac


Continuous Ink Supply system 

My last Epson printer had a Continuous ink supply system fitted and worked extremely well over the years I had it.

Unfortunately my printer went wrong so after looking at the City Ink Express site and finding that a CISS was available for an Epson XP-3105 I then bought the printer. Straight away I went to the City ink express site to purchase the Continuous ink supply system quoted for the printer.

Ordering was extremely simple and exactly as was promised, my CISS package arrived after 3 working days.

Watching the videos on how to fit the system to my printer made the installation very simple and within half hour (as mentioned) my printer was up an running. I printed out a document on plain paper and the resolution and colour was fantastic. I then tried it on a picture I had taken, once again the colour and resolution was perfect, it looked as good as I used to get when getting prints processed from a photographers.

I really am impressed with this item, which I am sure will be as good as my previous CISS, will save me an awful lot of money not having to change inks at about £16.00 for each colour. Order one now, you will not be disappointed


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After extensive and in depth testing on this model which included over 25,000 prints, over 4 litres of ink we are happy to release what we believe in our opinion to be a comparable model to the Sawgrass SG400 printer but with just a fraction of the ongoing running cost

Supplied as a pre modified and already initialised printer where you just have to fill the carts - pop in and change a few settings, the printer is chip less which means you don't have to worry about resetting of chips or failed chips, if you wanted to print 1000 documents with no interruption the printer is capable if it has enough ink


Huge savings on your running costs when compared to an SG400 which is typically around £1.20per ml of ink and the cityinkexpress brand around 18 pence 

Kit Contents include

4* 300ml capacity cartridges

200ml of each colour ink 800ml in total capable of around 4000 mugs

100 sheets a4 paper

1 roll heat proof tape

C5210dw printer modified chip less for sublimation






Our setup video can be seen here



Cityinkexpress are happy to annnounce we are now distributors of Sublirip Pro Software package for sublimation printing - 


Compatible software is needed to handle the icc profile for sublimation printing if you want good colours , you cannot simply print from windows without software, mac users do not need software for icc profile colour management as it can be controlled by the operating system

What makes SubliRIP software so special?

Huge selection of printing templates.

Weekly Updates
Once every two weeks the software will be updated with new printing templates when new products are added to the range

Email support
We are just an email away, if you have any sales, after sales or technical support questions then just drop us an email.

ICC Profiles
Easy to load ICC profiles

Design & Print
Software is very simple to use. You simply select the template to work from, use your creative ideas to make something special, add some clip art or text and print.Clip art. Nice selection of clip art which you can use on any printing template. Simply double click the design, resize and position.

Photo correction
Powerful photo correction feature allows you to change the contrast, saturation, & more with our easy click & slide function.

Export designs
If you have designed a template and would like to use it again. Well you can. with the option to export the file as a JPG to print again later

Very powerful options built right in
SubliRIP software is a very powerful tool with built in design features to make sublimation printing a breeze! Easy to use interface,Clip art and text tool, FREE Lifetime updates, ICC Colour Profiles Design & Print,Photo Correction
Image Name


Video Tutorials and download

Limited trial version can be downloaded here

Software can be purchased here


Extensive Video Guides can be found below


How to update template files =

Printing using merge and direct print option =


How to use product templates and clip art =


Some useful shortcut keys =


Upload your own clipart or template files =


Saving work and creating multiple tabs =


SubliRip Pro - Background fill and text tool =


Select, Rubber, Pencil and fill bucket tool =


Colour, Brightness, contrast and shadows =

Sublimation Grayscale Editor =

I have purchased many items including CIS systems for my 3 printers which came with very clear instructions and work excellent.

I have also purchased normal ink and sublimation ink for many years and have never had any problems, I buy all my sublimation paper from CityInkExpress, as I find it excellent quality.

If at any time I have had a problem someone has always answered my query.

Thanks CityInkExpress for your service.