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6 8 S U B L I M A T I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 6 8 S U B L I M A T I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M W ant to know how to achieve beau- tiful results with hard surface sub- limation media? Here are eight tips for printing success! 1 Always start with a high-reso- lution image. 300 DPI is the best size for the best quality, to avoid pixelated images in your nal print. However, you can reproduce images at 150 DPI with quality results. Refer to the handy size guide below for good and best quality size ranges. 2 Use RGB color mode for all im- ages, including black and white photos. 3 Make sure you have the correct ICC profile for the substrate you're using. ICC color proles convert RGB colors from your monitor into CMYK colors that your printer uses. 4 You can also purchase RIP soft- ware that considers your inks, paper, printer, and substrate for With these tips for success, you can master hard surface sublimation media in no time. (Image courtesy Universal Woods) S U B L I M A T I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 2 and Sublimation Fine Art Printing Tips for 8 B Y P E G G Y W A T T E R S

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