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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 4 9 KEY CONSIDERATIONS OF CUT-AND-SEW The key is polyester and poly fiber sub- strates. Polyester blends (preferably a minimum of 80% polyester) work best with sublimation. A higher polyester con- tent lends to more vibrant end results. However, Hunter points out, if you want to achieve a "washed out" look, then low- er polyester count is doable. The ink that "sticks" to cotton fibers eventually washes off, whereas anything that dyes the poly- ester fibers remains vibrant and durable. Along with a polyester substrate, you will need the following equipment to of- fer this process: • Computer with a lot of RAM and a stable internet connection • A dye-sublimation printer The versatility of cut- and-sew sublima- tion is illustrated in sportswear, T-shirts, leggings, socks, pa- jamas, and more. (Image courtesy EFI Reggiani) Software: Tools for Production & Design Available on-demand until April 7 You can still register and view on-demand! Large-Format Graphics Day June 2, available on-demand June 3-16 Back to School: Owning the Academic Market June 30, available on-demand July 1-14 Interiors: Corporate, Retail and Home Décor August 4, available on-demand August 5-18 Custom Gifts: Tap into the Holiday Market September 1, available on-demand September 2-15 Decorated Apparel Day October 20, available on-demand October 21-November 3 Sublimation: All Formats Large and Small December 8, available on-demand December 9-22 For details on each GPX Breakaway, go to GRAPHICS-PRO-EXPO.COM/EVENTS Join us in 2021 for GPX Breakaway, a series of free online educational events designed to improve your business in a variety of market segments and explore new potential profit centers. Check out this lineup of focused events...

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