7 Best Sublimation Printers for Beginners

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Sublimation Printing “is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable method of garment printing and production currently being used today.” (ClubInk.ca)

To support this cause, I’ve researched and brought to you the best sublimation printer for beginners, so they can get their hands on this technology from the get-go! While also contributing to saving the planet, that we are all so passionate about.

Let’s get this list started!

In a hurry? This is the best!

In case you’re in a hurry and do not want to read through the whole thing, this is the best sublimation printer for beginners, out of all others. To know why you’ll have to read through the article.

Best Sublimation Printer for Beginners

#1 Canon Selphy CP1300

Now I’m not sure about their claim that the photos the come out of this printer are going to last for up to a 100 years? That’s a bit insane, to be honest. But the water resistancy, ah, that I can say is acceptable, isn’t it?


You can connect your smartphone and table with this printer, which will be used as the touch controller. Also, it alows you to print directly from USB or your SD card as well.

It comes with a sleek design that lets you carry it with you in your bags, as well as you also get an optional battery pack making it a portable printer that you can take wherever you like. But who’d do that, taking your printer with you, a bit weird?

#2 Epson EcoTank ET-2720

This one comes with 4 EcoTank™ Ink Bottles, which is pretty good I guess. Because I was thinking of buying an electric toothbrush recently, and found out that they do not offer a replacement bristle along with it, so I didn’t order.

It does not have the option of automatically printing both sides (2-sided), instead, it requires you to flip the paper over manually, which may not be an issue for most people, but for some, it may be, so I thought to highlight it.

#3 HP Smart-Tank Plus 551

As you know, after buying a new printer, the ink runs out pretty fast! To counter that, these guys have included 2 years worth of ink bottles for FREE in the bag!

The printer is easy to set up, and is suitable for beginners or newbies as well as for professionals.

It works great with Windows as well as Apple computers, tablet and smartphones through the HP smart app. Although, you have to get a separate USB cable to connect the printer.

#4 HP Neverstop 1001nw

This one is for heavily users without colors.

Also, this printer lacks two features that even cheaper printers have. One is that it does not have a sheet feeder, meaning you’ll have to place the sheets one by one lifting the document cover in order to copy and scan, and the second one is that it lacks a paper drawer.

#5 Epson EcoTank ET-2760

Overall, it’s a very good quality printer. Comparable to other sharp inky-black text without branding and bright colors. Also, it prints photos well, but the paper quality makes a great difference, so make sure the paper you use is of decent quality.

It is recommended with this printer that you crank up a bit the saturation of your photos, they come out really good that way.

While the print quality is good, it is not THAT good. Meaning you can’t compare it to other standard inkjet printers.

Also, it does support the automatic page flipping feature, where you don’t manually have to keep on flipping the pages to print the other side.


If you weren’t able to pick a sublimation printer for yourself out of this list, you really need to get this one from Canon!