How-To: Print From a Windows OS (SPM)

Don't worry, it's super easy!

its important to note that in order to get the correct colour output you must print using the Sawgrass Print Manager. If you do not, your final product once pressed may not look satisfactory in terms of colour and quality.


You have 4 different options available to you


Open Local File

  1. First, click on the orange PM icon in the task tray (near the time on your start bar). 
    • You may have to use the arrow to show the hidden icons.
  2. In the PM menu, select Open Local File.
  3. From there, you will be able to choose the file you wish to print to your Sawgrass printer from your computer.
  4. Press the open button to send the design to your Print Manager.

Tip: When using open local file, always double check that your file type is compatible with the options listed.


Printing From Your Graphic Software or Other

  1. Design or open your desired creation in your software.
  2. Go to the print options for your program. (Usually File > Print)
  3. In the Print Settings/Options for the software you are using, you will need to make sure that Sawgrass Print Manager is selected as your printer.
  4. After that is selected correctly, you will press print to send the design to your Sawgrass Print Manager.

Sawgrass Smart Folder

  1. On your desktop you will see a Sawgrass Smart Folder
  2. Copy and paste or drag and drop you PNG, JPG or PDF file into this folder. Previously printed files will also show in this folder, under Archived Jobs.
  3. The Print Manager Print settings will now open.

Note that you can add and customize Smart Folders from the Smart Folder Manager located in the Print Manager menu. You will also need to enable PDFs in the Smart Folder Manager which will also prompt the installation of Ghostscript.


Creative Studio

  1. Choose your desired blank and create your product within the Creative Studio online designer.
  2. After designing, press the Print icon in the upper righthand side of the screen.
  3. Enter all of your chosen settings into the print menu, that the printer is Ready and press the pink print button.
    • These steps will automatically populate the creation in Sawgrass Print Manager. (Keep in mind, sometimes it will take a second to pop up)



If you are printing onto Heat Transfer Vinyl, make sure that you print through your cutting software so that you have your registration marks.


If you are still experiencing issues or have further questions, please contact our Sawgrass Care Team for assistance by click the 'Support' button on the bottom right of the page, or click here.