EES purchased a Ricoh SG 3110DN dye-sublimation printer in May 2014. Ricoh calls this a GELJET, and it is used to print high-quality color output on paper that can then be heat-transferred onto mugs, mousepads, t-shirts, coasters, name tags, and a host of other items (see the photo at the bottom of this article). The process to create this mousepad was pretty easy. Diana (ECS) provided a high quality .jpg image of the EES logo. John (EES) used Corel Draw to add a background and convert the image to line art.
He sent the file to the Ricoh printer.
He took the printed logo and taped
the blank mousepad to it, then put it in the heat press
for the specified time (45 seconds) using the specified temperature (400). The resulting mouse pad
was given to Alec Scranton as as sample of what could be done on the new printer. If you want to see that pad, go to Alec's office or look at the leading photo above.
If you want to create your own mousepad, talk to John in EES about pricing.