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2019 Sublimation Report

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a-e-mag.com • printwearmag.com Spring 2019 • The Sublimation Report 5 helps keep your experiences organized and comprehensible. From equipment settings to marketing objectives, writing in a journal helps to sift through the clutter of a busy day while also providing a record of your successes, failures, and questions. Most importantly, writing things down when they happen is the key to receiving good tech support. You would be surprised at how many prob- lems can be quickly solved with good information. Often just documenting an issue helps you determine, and resolve, the problem at hand. • Log each print job's transfer details including software settings, equip- ment settings, and transfer tech- niques. This is the best way to ensure consistency, minimize production waste, and get to the bottom of future problems. • Use your smart phone to take photos of any error messages on your equipment and problems with substrates. • Keep your transfer instructions up to date and when you master a product, document what works and use it as the standard for training others. • Document any marketing questions you have about pricing, target mar- kets, and more. TWO: USE WRITTEN TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS AND VIDEO TUTORIALS Transferring a printed image onto a blank substrate involves a series of steps and supplies unique to that particular sub- strate. To make it as easy as possible, both written instructions and video tutorials are available describing the best transfer technique of each substrate along with helpful transfer details. I recommend referencing each prod- uct's transfer instructions before transfer- ring the image. It's the best way to achieve consistently beautiful results. For those that ignore the proper steps and details, the Press various small sizes of ChromaLuxe photo panels and put them together to form a wall arrangement that can add up to big business bucks. IMAGES COURTESY JENNIFER FOY

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