Sawgrass launches new SubliJet-HD Fluorescent Inks for its VJ 628 Printer

Sawgress' Virtuoso 25" 8-Color Product Decorating System features the VJ 628 Dye Sublimation Printer.
The Sawgrass Virtuoso 25-inch, 8-Color Product Decorating System.

Product decorators can now add fluorescent colours to graphics with Sawgrass’ new SubliJet-HD Fluorescent (FL) Inks for its Virtuoso 25″ 8-Color Product Decorating System featuring the VJ 628 Dye Sublimation Printer. The new eight-colour ink set adds fluorescent yellow and pink cartridges to existing SubliJet-HD C, M, Y, KXF, Lc and Lm configurations, resulting in a multi-purpose solution for a much wider range of applications than possible with traditional CMYK inks. “This newest ink set for the Virtuoso 25-inch 8-Color Product Decorating System is for all sublimation decorators who wish to add the excitement and visibility of fluorescent colours to their capabilities,” said Patrick McGinnis, Sawgrass’ Director of Product Marketing. “Finally, those who print college and professional sports products, corporate logos, promotional and safety products, high-visibility signage and other products can add both fluorescent accents and full-fluorescent prints to their design capabilities.”

The Sawgrass VJ628 Dye Sublimation Printer.
The VJ628 Dye Sublimation Printer.

SubliJet-HD FL provides a pre-configured colour palette of 16 fluorescent colours that can be loaded directly into Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or CorelDraw graphics software for easy use. New colours can also be created, applied and saved to the palette for quick spot-colour matching and frequently printed jobs. In addition to fluorescent images, SubliJet-HD FL delivers “superior quality output for traditional prints,” said Sawgrass.

The VJ 628’s eight-colour capabilities with Lc and Lm components provide smoother gradients and shading for high-resolution images, when compared to traditional CMYK output. With the addition of SubliJet-HD Black XF to the set, this new configuration also provides extended image stability and longevity. SubliJet-HD FL currently manages colour using Wasatch Soft RIP. Additional RIP integrations are now in development.

sawgrasssublijetinks2-inSawgrass (Charleston, SC) is a global leader in personalized dye sublimation and digital printing solutions. Its fully integrated printer technology, ink, software and support solutions are ideal for decorating ceramic, metal, fabric, wood and plastic with durable, vibrant, high-definition images. Sawgrass provides products, service and support through its Global Dealer Network in over 100 countries worldwide.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.