Every once in a while I like to do a sort of list or round-up post where I compile some information or industry resources I think are helpful. On the Embroidery Talk Blog, it’s called the Friday Blog Round-Up. I’m not sure if the same sort of post will be as regular here, or will get its own name, but I thought it might be useful to include some links to helpful information I’ve found.
First up, for those who are interested in sublimation for schools, you may want to download Sawgrass Ink’s “Making Money in the School Market“. This marketing plan can give you tips on how to grow your school sales. Schools can be a fertile ground for all kinds of decoration, so it’s definitely worth downloading this book.
Second on the docket is a video, also from Sawgrass, about how to download and use Unisub templates. For those who don’t know, Unisub makes a number of products for sublimation, and the templates they provide are very useful. If you just want access to the templates themselves, you can find them on Unisub’s website.
Third on the docket, we have what we call the “Dye Sublimators Bible“, which can be downloaded from EnMart’s website. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of sublimation, and gives you information on sublimating various kinds of materials and products. It’s a very useful basic primer on the art of sublimation.
Fourth at bat, if you’ve ever purchased any of our Mates products – you may find this helpful. It’s some sublimation tips from Rowmark, the maker of the Mates products. You can download basic sublimation tips for Mates or troubleshooting Mates printing.
Fifth, some tips for startup sublimation from Printwear Magazine. I have to confess I wrote these, and my favorite is the first one, since it addresses a concern I hear often. The reality is that you will screw up while sublimating at some point. Make your peace with that and don’t let it put you off trying sublimation entirely.