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3 4 S U B L I M A T I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M make sure it aligns with the stated tem- perature; for this, we recommend heat strips." Using color management software is essential. Yes, there are various levels of software available. Some are free or in- cluded when you purchase a printer or a system, like CreativeStudio; others like ICC Color Profiles may be offered from your distributor at low or no cost. While color management RIP software is the cream of the crop, start with your train- ing wheels on a smaller scale, understand your equipment, and just get started. I promise, it's easier than you think. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Are you looking for some of the sup- plies mentioned like heat strips, cleaning DON'T HAVE A COLOR CHART? GOOGLE IT OR LOOK IN THE FILES UNDER ONE OF THE MANY SUBLIMATION FACEBOOK GROUPS ONLINE. YOU WILL FIND MOST MEMBERS ARE NICE AND WILLING TO HELP EACH OTHER. WE'VE ALL BEEN NEW TO SOMETHING BEFORE, SO LET'S HELP EACH OTHER TO BETTER THE SUBLIMATION INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. One way to ensure good color is to do a color chart. Sublimate a color chart to start with on a metal print or if you are sublimating fabric, do a plain white shirt. Whether a seasoned sublimator or new to the industry, color matching doesn't have to be a problem. S U B L I M AT I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 1

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