For some things, there is a right way and a wrong way. When you’re loading ink cartridges into your printer, there’s the right way, the way that causes the cartridges to fit snugly into the printer and dispense ink in the proper manner, and the wrong way, any way that doesn’t cause that to happen. For most things, however, there may be a variety of ways that are the right way, or which lead to completion of a desired goal. Sometimes it’s not how you get there that matters, but the fact that you made it to the end and accomplished a successful result.
So, why, given that we’ve just said there may be many right ways to accomplish a particular goal do we often say there are things we don’t recommend? Aren’t we contradicting our own thesis?
Not really. When we say that we don’t recommend proceeding in a certain way or using a certain product we’re giving our opinion based on our years of experience. EnMart and our parent company, Ensign Emblem, have been involved with inkjet sublimation pretty much since inkjet sublimation existed. We’ve seen it evolve and change over the years, and we’ve been introduced to new products and new printers and new ways of doing things. Some have worked and been beneficial. Others have not.
Whenever we dispense advice on this blog, we’re giving that advice based on the knowledge we have available. We have sublimation experts on staff who give us the benefit of their years of creating sublimated goods. Some posts offer you the benefit of our trial and error, so you don’t have to try the same things yourselves. Our goal is always to provide the best information we can, based on what we know and have experienced.
We’re aware that our experience won’t be everyone’s experience. If you try something and it works for you, then you should certainly keep on the path you’re on. The only thing we’re attempting to do is to give you the benefit of our years of experience and the wisdom we’ve gained over those years. The one thing we’ve never done is claim our way is the only way. The best way for you is the way that works for you, full stop.
Still, if you’re interested in our thoughts about some of the methods and products used in sublimation, here are some posts it might be helpful to read.