The logic behind diversifying your screen-printing business with this digital-printing process.Full Story
Digital Decorating: Sublimation
Sublimation is a chemical process that depends on molecular bonding. It
requires precise heat-press settings for three aspects: time,
temperature and pressure. A small variance in one of these parameters
can affect image quality.
Consider these variables when making an equipment purchaseFull Story
The holidays are the perfect time of year to prepare your shop
(e-commerce or bricks-and-mortar) to attract current or potential
Sublimation takes 10 minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.Full Story
In digital printing, output color is created by combining different percentages of a baseline set of inks.Full Story
Sublimation production systems typically fall into one of two categories: narrow (desktop) or wide-format.Full Story
Though they aren’t focused on sublimation, several decorators who have added this decorating technique to their traditional screen-printing businesses have seen it grow faster and produce better margins than the more traditional processes their shops offer.Full Story
Modern sublimation technology has made it easy to enter the world of
digital apparel printing. New advances in sublimation printing systems
have yielded high-definition (HD) printing quality, a wider range of
Adding hard-surface sublimation to your current lineup of services is a great option regardless of whether you’re just starting a business or have been decorating for years.Full Story
One of the neat things about a sublimation operation is that it can be located virtually anywhere because of the small equipment footprint. Even so, a dedicated work space and efficient layout are necessary.Full Story
All forms of apparel decoration present challenges that must be overcome; it’s simply a natural part of the learning process. You didn’t jump in the driver’s seat of a car and instantly start driving. It took training, time, patience…Full Story
By now, you’ve likely heard enough about the sublimation process to know that it involves a substance that changes from a gas to a solid without ever becoming a liquid.Full Story
Time is money. I know that’s an overused cliché, but it’s still true.Full Story
A common problem experienced by many sublimators is dots — colored or white — seen on the final product or image. The following tips will help your final product appear dot-free.Full Story
If you paid attention to 2014 trends, then you saw the dramatic increase in sublimation activity. It was everywhere.
If you have ever printed an image from a computer, then you know that what comes out of the printer rarely matches what’s displayed on the screen.Full Story
How many times have you had a customer come in at closing time to place an order that needs to be ready by the next day? Well, consider those the good old days because today, more and more clients want same-day delivery.Full Story
Sublimation continues to grow rapidly in today’s marketplace — and why wouldn’t it? The process is customization friendly; it can be applied to an array of blank apparel options available in the marketplace; and more and more people are buying performance apparel.Full Story
Ghosting can ruin an otherwise flawless piece and is particularly common on dark text with a light background. By exercising caution, you can eliminate the “ghosts” and get back to great sublimation.Full Story
How would you like to bring in more money on every sale with very little additional cost to you? Does that sound like a pipe dream? Well, it’s not.
Find real profits, customers and advantages with today’s sublimatable blank accessories.Full Story
The core factor of profitable personalization sales is the ability to print and apply high-resolution, full-color photographic images to a wide range of quality consumer-oriented merchandise.
Sublimation is elevating its game and finding its way into the mainstream with its own unique space.Full Story
Allover print sublimation (AOPS) is, well, all over the place.Full Story
Sublimation is growing in many different parts of the printing industry. From signage to building materials, sublimation is all over the place in its applications.
You have the power to adapt your business to the demands of the marketplace and grow it to new levels.Full Story
Like all business owners, I learned very quickly (and usually the hard way) how to assess what things cost and how I was spending my money.Full Story
A look at two of the most popular forms of digital decorating for apparel: direct-to-garment printing and dye sublimation.Full Story
A lot has changed in the garment decorating industry since the first Screen Print Association (SPA) trade show was held in the 1940s and the Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) began its history in 1978.Full Story