What are the costs of getting into wide-format sublimation?

Typically, you can purchase a 44-inch printer system for about $7,000 to $9,000. Some other costs involved could be a large-format heat press, but note that not all wide-format printing needs a large-format heat press. If you do need a large-format heat press, expect to spend between $10,000 to $20,000 depending on your needs, bringing that investment up to $30,000 to fully get into wide-format sublimation.

A different way to make this type of large investment is leasing the equipment. If your credit is pretty good on a standard 60-month term lease with a $1 buyout, you would need to come up with about $500 to $700 per month. Many companies with wide-format capabilities have proved that making $700 a month in profit with sublimation printing is well within reach.

—MontCo Consulting, 2 Regular Guys

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Aaron Montgomery

Aaron Montgomery is the co-founder of Its goal is to help 1,000+ businesses in 2020 reach their idea of success through training, community, and accountability. Aaron has 25+ years of experience with personalized products and small business development. You can also find Aaron co-hosting 2 Regular Guys podcast ( He also has his own podcast channel and produces weekly live videos called Small Business Saturdays Series. New episodes are released

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