Can any printer be used for sublimation

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Unfortunately, no.
Printers use either thermal (heat) technology or what’s called Piezo (pressure) technology.
In short, thermal printers will NOT work with sublimation ink.
Piezo printers WILL work with sublimation ink. The easiest model of Piezo Printers capable of sublimation are the Epson EcoTank Series
A special dye ink is used to print on special paper, and this ink does not work in all printers. You need a sublimation printer, but they can be pretty expensive.
An alternative is to buy a printer that can be easily converted into a sublimation printer. Epson Ecotanks and Epson Workforce printers will do the trick. Simply add sublimation ink into the cartridges and go!
Epson has also released printers designed as sublimation printers. See below.

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