Whenever you embark on something new, or try to take a current endeavor to the next level, it helps to know people who have already been down the path on which you are starting. I know it helps me when I write these posts. My expertise is writing, not sublimation or ChromaBlast. What helps give this blog it’s usefulness is exactly what what the title says, I know people who know stuff about sublimation and ChromaBlast, they tell me things and this blog becomes a venue through which I can share that knowledge.
Knowing people who know stuff isn’t as hard as you might think, particularly if you’re working with EnMart. We have several groups of people who are very knowledgeable about sublimation and ChromaBlast printing, and they’re all glad to share their knowledge with us and with you. In no particular order those groups are:
- EnMart’s tech staff – Tom and Bill, EnMart’s tech staff, have been dealing with sublimation for many years. They know printers. They know the problems you can encounter, having encountered and figured out those problems themselves. If you call us with a problem or a question regarding sublimation or ChromaBlast, it’s likely you’ll talk to either Bill or Tom at some point. They know their stuff and have helped many people.
- Sawgrass Ink – I tend to talk about Sawgrass a lot, largely because they created the ink we sell and they’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to use that ink best. Their technical support is very helpful if you find yourself having an issue. They also have a terrific educational program. If you want to learn more about sublimation or about how to make your sublimation business prosper, these are the people with whom you should speak.
- Rowmark – Rowmark is another supplier with whom EnMart works. They are the creators of the terrific Mates product line. Rowmark offers a lot of great technical support for those people who sublimate using their products. They also have downloadable MSDS sheets on their site, for those shops that need to have such things on file.
- Forums – EnMart is a part of a couple of great forums that offer helpful and useful sublimation knowledge. The ADF or Apparel Decorators Forum if a very friendly, rapidly growing forum. The members of the forum range from screenprinters to embroiderers to sublimators to those who rhinestone. There’s a great deal of knowledge here and it’s offered in a helpful manner. Another great forum is the T-Shirt Forums which has a large knowledge base and has been around for several years.
The thing to keep in mind is that knowing people who know stuff about sublimation and ChromaBlast is half the battle. If you want to win the battle you need to ask questions and try to learn everything you can. If you have questions, or need assistance, don’t be afraid to contact us, ask questions on our Facebook page or Twitter feed, or leave a comment right here on this blog. We’ll be happy to help you, or to put you in contact with the person or organization who can.