Here is my article 101 Sublimation Tips & Tricks 2010 just published in this year’s Sublimation Almanac.
Here is our Spring newsletter.
This video shows you how easy it is to start a home business using sublimation.
Here is my article for A&E magazine detailing my best 100 sublimation tips & tricks.
Take a look at the new sublimation pennants from Conde.
Click here Conde Pennants
Here is my article about the new Ricoh printers published in the Sublimation Almanac.
Here is my video showing how to set up our new Dyetrans e3300n printer using the sublijet R ink.
Click here to watch e3300n tour
Click here to attend a free webinar on advances in transfer paper. Hosted by NBM and given by Conde’ Doug DeWitt on April 6, 2010.
http://New Advances in Transfer Paper Webinar
Take a look at Doug DeWitt’s 5 video series on imageclip laser dark.
A small revolution is happening in the dye sub desktop community: neoprene.
Formerly used exclusively for deep sea diver wetsuits, neoprene had a “comeback” a few years ago when Patagonia® started selling eyeglass retainers and other sportsy beach items made from the spongy material, but the fact that the material will readily accept dye sublimation makes it ideal for the dye sub operator.
Condé Systems, Inc. (http://www.conde.com) is the first dye sub supplier to take full advantage of this new material. They are offering laptop cases in three sizes, coin purses, golf club covers, eyeglass cases and you can even get the material by the yard. Every day they come out with new items. The latest are cellphone cases in two sizes.
Imprinting neoprene is as easy as printing tee shirts. Some of the items have zippers and they need to be protected from the heat press, but most of the items are very quickly printed. The material itself is easy to sew, so you can imprint it before or after assembling your own project. A light pressure keeps it from becoming too flattened but it may be that you would like it to be a thin item, in which case you would use heavier pressure to make the material as flat as possible.
Note that the neoprene will also accept heat transfer application, but the feel of the transfer would be noticeable and the image would likely crack or peel as the stretchy neoprene undergoes usage. The dye sublimation process is ideal for neoprene printing as the dyes sink into the material and the images resist damage from normal use.
Look for many new exciting products and clothing to be introduced made of neoprene. The fashion industry will discover this versatile material and accessory items will be created that make use of this durable material. Not just for swimming any more..