Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Epson SureColor P-Series How to Run a Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning

Tech Tip: Epson SureColor P-Series How to Run a Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning

Learn how to run a nozzle check and head cleaning on the Epson SureColor P-Series (P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000) printers and more.

The New Epson SureColor P5000 is Now Available

The New Epson SureColor P5000 is Now Available

Epson’s brand new 17″ wide-format inkjet printer, the SureColor P5000, is now available. Replacing the Stylus Pro 4900, the P5000 delivers unparalleled proofing, photography, and fine art printing on cut sheet media up to 17”x22” and roll media 17” wide by 50 feet. Joining the lineup of 10-color UltraChrome HDX […]

January 10, 2017 Epson Printers, News
Substrate Showdown: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl vs Epson Legacy Platine

Substrate Showdown: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl vs Epson Legacy Platine

These two exhibition-quality papers use photo black ink to generate deep black points and dramatic contrast. The natural cotton substrate delivers beautiful hand, creamy whites, and extended longevity.

August 15, 2016 Ink and Media
Substrate Showdown: Epson Hot Press Bright VS Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth

Substrate Showdown: Epson Hot Press Bright VS Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth

Smooth Matte Fine Art papers deliver dreamy low-contrast images that appear to have developed within the surface of a luscious cotton substrate.

August 9, 2016 Ink and Media
Tech Tip: Understand and Fix Clogged Nozzles

Tech Tip: Understand and Fix Clogged Nozzles

Are you noticing unwanted white lines in your prints? Do your prints have a strange color cast or appear dull but you aren’t using a filter? Is your printer printing out blank pages? Your nozzles are clogged. No need to panic: we’ve created a step-by-step troubleshooting process you can use […]

Tech Tip: Does Ink Expire? Can I Use Expired Ink?

Tech Tip: Does Ink Expire? Can I Use Expired Ink?

Yes, inkjet ink does expire. And using expired inks can damage your printer.

EFI Releasing Fiery XF 6.3 Upgrade This Week

EFI Releasing Fiery XF 6.3 Upgrade This Week

Update: Fiery XF version 6.3 is available now. You can download it from EFI’s website or purchase it from Spectraflow or call us at 415-382-8681 for more information. Earlier in the week, EFI announced in an email that the Fiery XF 6.3 upgrade will be available this week to users with […]

June 28, 2016 EFI Fiery XF, News
Tech Tip: What Folders Does EFI Use on Mac and PC? Updated for Version 6

Tech Tip: What Folders Does EFI Use on Mac and PC? Updated for Version 6

Fiery XF uses many different folders across multiple locations, making navigation for first-time users (and even seasoned pros) a tall order. Fortunately, the team at EFI has put together a folder structure cheat sheet that includes what files go where.

May 19, 2016 EFI Fiery XF
Tech Tip: How To Optimize Colors in Color Insight

Tech Tip: How To Optimize Colors in Color Insight

If you haven’t run a color optimization in Color Insight before, you might be struggling to understand the process. Luckily, the developer, Arch Color, has created comprehensive documentation on the optimization process.

Tech Tip: How Humidity Affects DTG and Inkjet Printing

Tech Tip: How Humidity Affects DTG and Inkjet Printing

Did you know if the humidity in your printing room isn’t within a certain range, you could be causing irreversible damage to your printers and media? Something so easy to overlook can be the source of lost production time, money, and energy.

April 18, 2016 Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Convert the P800, T3270 or Any T-Series into a Screen Printer

Tech Tip: Convert the P800, T3270 or Any T-Series into a Screen Printer

Are you a screen printer or interested in screen printing? Here’s a quick tip on converting an Epson P800, T3270 (or any other T-Series) into a screen printer.

March 28, 2016 Tech Tips
Tech-Tip: Save Ink, Time, and Money with Garment Creator 1.3

Tech-Tip: Save Ink, Time, and Money with Garment Creator 1.3

F2000 users: do you want to save ink, time, and money while improving the touch and feel of your black garments? Keep reading to discover how updating to the new version of Garment Creator (version 1.3) can reduce your overhead and improve your profitability.

March 3, 2016 Epson F2000 DTG
All-New 64″ Epson SureColor P20000 Fine Art Printer

All-New 64″ Epson SureColor P20000 Fine Art Printer

We just got back from WCAF (West Coast Art and Frame) where Epson revealed its new 64″ SureColor P20000 photographic and fine art printer. Check out the videos below.

January 27, 2016 Epson Printers, News
SureColor P7000 CE Initializing

Tech Tip: Initializing the Epson SureColor P7000 Commercial Edition Printer

In this video, we show you how to charge the initial UltraChrome HDX inks, load paper, and run both Bi-D (bidirectional) and Uni-D (unidirectional) head alignments on the new Epson SureColor P7000 CE printer.

December 7, 2015 Epson Printers
Tech Tip: What is a Head Alignment and How Do I Perform One?

Tech Tip: What is a Head Alignment and How Do I Perform One?

Are you noticing horizontal white lines or regular patterns of light and dark over the whole range of your prints? These are signs that you may need to align your printhead. If you have never gone through this process before, you may be wondering, “What is a printhead alignment?” In a nutshell, […]

November 23, 2015 Epson Printers, Tech Tips