All-Over Dye Sublimation – Why, How and What

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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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Wide-Format Sublimation Offers Big Advantages

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Wide-Format Sublimation Offers Big Advantages For Decorated Apparel Shops As sublimation printing has become a mainstream process in the apparel decorating industry, there a number of reasons to consider investing in a wide-format sublimation printer. As technology in equipment, inks, papers and performance wear continue to improve, sublimation printing has continued to increase in popularity. It […]

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Decoding 3D Sublimation

What is 3D Sublimation? If you’ve never heard of 3D Sublimation before, don’t be alarmed. It is a relatively unused process that is currently being adopted by specialized markets. It sounds a lot harder than it is since the sublimation process is the same as using a standard flat or mug press. Remember, a combination […]

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May 6, 2016

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Using Spray Tack Adhesive with Sublimation

Using Spray Tack Adhesive with Sublimation I recommend that you only use spray tack adhesive on soft goods like mouse pads, can coolies and garments. There are some hard surfaces items where you must use spray tack adhesive like awards plaques where tape could damage the edges.  For those items and your soft goods, it […]

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Dealing with those Pesky Transfer Lines

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There are tons of great benefits of working with sublimation and 100% polyester garments things like moisture wicking, durability, soft hand and beautiful bright vibrant colors are just a few of them. Unfortunately, there is also a little drawback which is those little transfer lines that can ruin a perfectly good sublimation shirt. Fortunately, there […]

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September 10, 2015

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