Everything you need to know about our sublimation inks

With us just unveiling our new CS/4.3 and CS/6.2 sublimation inks, some questions may arise as to what the differences are between the different versions of sublimation inks that we offer and this post aims to assist in that.

CS stands for ‘Cobra Sublimation’ so when you see CS/4 it means Cobra Sublimation/4 color. This version of sublimation is more for the older 4 color Epson printers like the Workforce 30, 1100, 7010, 7510, 7520 and anything that does NOT have the precision core print head.

CS/6 stands for Cobra Sublimation/6 color. This is the standard 4 colors (yellow, magenta, cyan, and black) as well as the two light colors light magenta and light cyan, This is designed for the Epson 1400 and the 1430.

CS/4.1 is the standard colors (yellow, magenta, and cyan) but with the new black. We released this for the people who couldn’t get dark enough blacks while sublimating and it helped them achieve their dark blacks.

CS/4.2 which is the new (yellow, magenta, cyan, and black) sublimation we released for the newer Epson printers that have the precision core print heads was released because the new printheads spray a fraction of what the older printer’s print heads sprayed which in turn caused prints to look light and wouldn’t be rich enough because it wasn’t laying down enough ink. To combat this, we had to release an ink that was darker or heavier so that it could achieve the colors even with the ink not being laid down as much as the older printers.

CS/6.2 which is our newest sublimation ink for the 1430 is for people who need richer grays and blacks and is overall brighter. If you don’t currently have any issues with printing blacks or grays it may not be worth upgrading to this ink.

The inks listed above all require custom color profiles which you would need to install in order for your printer to have the ability to print the colors so that once pressed would look like the colors on your screen.


CS/4.3 is the newest line of our sublimation inks which was designed to have the ability to print the colors without running a custom profile. By simply installing this ink and running Epson’s standard settings with the exception of raising the quality to high you should be able to achieve the colors that the above inks can but without the hassle of going through and installing custom profiles. We’ve been testing this for a good while and we believe this is the answer to a lot of our customer’s prayers. Hundreds of you all have been asking us for years for an ink that would “just run” and we believe we’ve finally got the solution for you. Like all new things there can be a few hiccups here and there so if you decide to give our new ink a try and you run into a particular color that you just can’t seem to get right just shoot us an email and we’ll be more than happy to help you get it right.