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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 S U B L I M A T I O N R E P O R T 3 3 pressed transfer. However, getting them close to each other is helpful. Look at the sublimated color chart and your screen at the same time, then adjust the bright- ness and color of your computer monitor to at least get closer to the pressed final piece. Then you can keep the differences in mind when producing on screen. IMAGE FADING Does the color and image look faded? Image fading (if the above checklist has been used) could be due to the incorrect pressure, time, or temperature. Double-check the recommended settings from the company where you purchased your sublimation blanks. This is another reason to purchase from a dis- tributor—the support they offer can help save your sanity. Coastal Business Supplies notes that "image fading is usually caused by too much time and temperature, and /or pressure. We suggest double-checking the recommended settings from the compa- ny where you purchased your sublimation blanks. Every heat press is different, which is something to bear in mind. Another suggestion is to double-check the temper- ature of the top platen on your press to VIDEOS TO CHECK OUT 1. Color Problem Solutions for Dye-Sublimation Printers – Condé Systems: 2. Manual Color Correction – Dye-Sublimation: 3. Testing Consistency on Your Heat Press – Unisub: 4. Color Management Basics – Sawgrass Inks: 5. Getting the Best Color with Sublimation – Johnson Plastics Plus (webinar): Large Format Press The HIX LF-4464 large format sublimation press for both textile and non-textile applications uses edge-to-edge heating element technology, so that the entire surface of the press can be utilized. The LF-4464 is available with either single or dual lower platens. SUBLIMATE POSSIBILITY 20X25 SUBLIMATION PRESS MUG SUBLIMATION OVEN 16X20 SUBLIMATION PRESS

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