Garment Decorator Looking to Add Promotional Products or Gift Items

Q: If I’m a decorator that offers solely wearables, is there a way to calculate whether adding promotional products or personalized gift to my offerings will be profitable, or if it’s more practical to contract out such items?

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Print on Demand to Make More Profit

Over the years, one of the markets that have been most intriguing was the print on demand market. This market is exciting because it overcomes a natural barrier of purchase by changing the perceived value of a product and can take the cost factor nearly out of the equation. This market can be highly profitable, […]

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Determining True Sublimation Cost

Determining sublimation cost can be a huge challenge to put your finger on due to a number of factors. The first reason is getting at what things like ink and paper cost you by relying on the supplier or manufacturers, can lead you down the wrong path.  Let’s face it if you were the manufacturer […]

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All-Over Dye Sublimation – Why, How and What

all-over dye sublimation

As a relative newbie in the garment decorating industry (only 16 years so far) I find that sometimes discussing decoration with the veterans (old guys as my friend Terry Combs, who is an old guy, likes to say) can be an interesting conversation. Many are hardcore screen printing or some will even dip their toe […]

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Ghosting Busting

Ghosting, a term that will send shivers down the back of most sublimators because it typically means that you just ruined a blank that could have cost you $5, $10, $20 or more. With the recent release of the new Ghostbusters movie and my son dressing up as a Ghostbusters for Halloween, I thought now […]

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November 7, 2016

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Awards Industry Sublimation Report

Awards Industry Sublimation Report

Recently I was asked by the good folks at A&E Magazine some questions about the awards industry and how it relates to sublimation. Here are my answers: Q: Could you provide a general state of the industry report, specifically how the growth or decline has affected the market and what that means for the awards and […]

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Sublimating Apparel – Why, What and How

Why – If you have read anything else I have written on the topic of sublimation, you will know that I am a true sublimation evangelist. I find the process fascinating and the possibilities endless. On top of the possibilities, the real area for success is the value proposition for the decorator. For all you […]

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