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  • Company founded.


  • Introduced video capture software product.


  • Developed first hybrid sublimation ribbon.


  • Signed OEM agreement with Seiko Instruments USA.


  • Awarded patent for thermal printing method.


  • Introduced ColorPrint software for rental uniform industry.


  • Awarded patent on inkjet and surface preparation method.


  • Introduced PowerPrint ribbon for Fargo printers.


  • Introduced ColorPower colour management software.


  • Introduced SubliJet sublimation inks for Epson inkjet printers.


  • Introduced SubliJet sublimation inks for wide format printers.


  • Introduced PowerDriver colour management software.


  • Introduced sublimation ribbon for Matan printers.


  • Introduced SubliMAX laser sublimation toners.
  • Introduced new generation of sublimation inks with SubliJet XL.
  • Introduced SubliJet for the Roland Hi-Fi JET PRO.


  • Launched Natura Digital Apparel system for cotton apparel.


  • Established licensing agreements with BASF, Hilord Chemical and Sensient Imaging Technologies.
  • Launched SubliJet-IQ sublimation inks for improved printability and colour output.
  • Licensed World Emblem & Ensign Emblem in rental uniform industry.


  • Established OEM relationship with Roland for HeatWave sublimation systems.
  • Tropical Graphics, makers of ArTainium sublimation inks, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sawgrass Technologies.
  • Opened office in England.


  • Introduced sublimation and cotton decorating digital transfer solutions for Epson C87/C88/D88 around the globe.
  • Expanded global presence with acquisition of Rotech Digital. Opened an office in Denmark.
  • Introduced TEC Film and TEC Tile to sublimation market.
  • Sawgrass honoured as leading innovator from Charleston Business Journal.
  • Introduced 8-colour digital transfer solutions for the Epson R1800/800 & 4800 desktop systems for ArTainium and SubliJet.
  • Launch of Jet Black, Red and Blue SubliJet-IQ inks for 6-colour production/wide format printers.
  • Established licensing agreements with CIBA Specialty Chemicals and Lechler SPA (Kiian).


  • Hired Dr. Mickael Mheidle as the first CEO of Sawgrass Europe, and established European Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Introduced ChromaBlast, the extreme digital imaging system for cotton decorating.
  • Introduced NaturaLink cotton decorating ink technology for direct-to-garment printers.


  • Introduced the proprietary Direct Advantage printer for the direct-to-cotton market.
  • Released SubliM, a new high speed sublimation ink for commercial & industrial applications.


  • Introduced M ink - UV-resistant, environmentally friendly, prints on any substrate - the most advanced digital inks in the world.


  • Announced division into two new business units: Sawgrass Consumer Division and Sawgrass Industrial Division. This division was in response to increased demand and global synergies that had developed within each of the consumer and industrial market segments.


  • Sawgrass Industrial introduces MxF ink for printing nylon flags and banners with no steaming or washing. 


  • Sawgrass Industrial introduces SubliM Direct SPS inks for grand format printing.
  • Sawgrass Technologies & InkTec sign license agreement for sublimation technology.


  • Sawgrass Industrial debuts M-XTR™ pigment ink.
  • Sawgrass Industrial debuts SGPrintTM premium RIP solution.
  • Sawgrass Consumer introduces SubliJet-E Professional sublimation ink.
  • Sawgrass Consumer introduces SubliJet-R sublimation ink for use in Ricoh printers.
  • Sawgrass Consumer introduces ChromaBlast-R cotton transfer ink for use in Ricoh printers.


  • Sawgrass Technologies & Seiko Epson Corporation sign license agreement for sublimation technology.
  • Sawgrass introduces SubliJet-IQ Pro Photo sublimation ink.


  • Sawgrass introduces PowerDriver v4 colour management.
  • Sawgrass Technologies & Kiian group sign new license agreement for sublimation technology.


  • Sawgrass undergoes complete re-branding of company. Launches new product logos, packaging and updated and improved website.
  • Sawgrass introduces the first HD product decorating solution with SubliJet-HD sublimation ink for the Virtuoso SG400/SG800 printers.
  • Sawgrass Technologies & J-Teck3 sign new license agreement for sublimation technology.
  • Sawgrass launches CreativeStudio online design software.
  • Sawgrass expands Virtuoso line of printers with a new 8-colour 24 in / 630 mm solution.
  • Sawgrass sells Industrial Division to the JK Group, which includes the Kiian and J-Teck brands.

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