Knowing People who Know Stuff

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 

Pick Your Sublimation Printer

It’s the time of year when a lot of people are making their lists and checking them twice,  trying to figure out what to buy this year and what to buy next year.    If you’re thinking of adding sublimated goods to the products you offer,  or if you already do sublimation but are thinking of upgrading your system,  you might be wondering which printer is right for you.     I thought today would be a good day to discuss each printer and point out some features of each.  Hopefully, this information will be helpful to those of you making a decision about which system to purchase.

If you’re just starting out,  and aren’t really sure what size your particular market will be,  the temptation may be to start out with a really inexpensive printer.    EnMart does carry the Workforce 30 printer, at a cost of under one hundred dollars,  but we don’t recommend that printer for anyone but those people who are creating sublimated goods as a hobby.    The Workforce 30 is a decent printer,  but it’s not really designed for sustained production.

An alternative would be to purchase a Ricoh GX e3300N as part of our QuickStartR package.   The Ricoh GX e3300N is a great basic printer.  The biggest limitation that the printer has is the fact that it cannot print paper bigger than 8.5 x 14.   The Ricoh printers tend to be less temperamental than the Epson printers,  so this is a great printer for someone who is just starting out and not printing every day.   The QuickStartR package also makes starting out quite affordable.  For under $500 (adding in shipping costs) you can get everything you need to create a sublimation transfer.   Add some sublimation blanks and a heat press and you’re in business.

If you know you’re going to be wanting to print on larger size paper,  you may want to consider our Epson Workforce 1100 sublimation package.    This printer allows you to print 13 x 19 paper right out of the box.   Improved technology over previous entry level Epsons, faster printing speeds, HUGE 13 x 19 prints, and efficient, economical printing with a much improved Quick Connect CISS bulk system all combine to make this entry-level system a great choice for those looking to enter the sublimation market.   This package is also a great option for those people who are currently using a C84, C86, C88, C100, or C120 sublimation system with a bulk feed.  You can upgrade to a Workforce 1100 and use the same Cyan, Magenta and Yellow refill bags you are currently using.

For those looking for a mid-range sublimation printer,  the Epson Stylus Photo 1400 is an excellent choice.  This is a 6 cartridge printer,  and can print up to 13 x 19 prints.  If you’re a photographer who prints a lot of pictures of people,  or if you create a lot of artwork with pastel prints,  this printer may be exactly what you need.

Finally, we have the printers for the shops that are creating sublimated items, and lots of them, on a daily basis.   If you create a wide variety of items and print sublimation transfers in a variety of sizes,  then you may want to consider purchasing either a Ricoh GX 7000 or an Epson 4880.  Both these printers can print larger prints,  and offer faster print speeds.    These systems are designed to be fast and efficient.

Because the Epson 4880 is an 8 color printer, it can also be used as a hybrid printer,  with Sublijet ink in one side and ChromaBlast ink in the other side.   This may be an ideal option for those who print equal amounts of sublimation and ChromaBlast transfers.  It is not ideal for those who print more of one kind of transfer than the other,  because the printer will deplete both kinds of ink when you run cleanings.   If you tend to print more of one than the other,  you may be better off purchasing a QuickStart R package and a ChromaBlast package and using one printer for each ink.

A Plug for ChromaBlast Ink

If you read this blog with any regularity you’ll probably notice I tend to talk about sublimation more than any other topic.  There are a couple of reasons for that.  One is simply that this blog is called SubliStuff,  and so it stands to reason that we’ll discuss sublimation topics the most.    Another is that sublimation is a versatile process,  allowing you to decorate a wide variety of items.   More options for decoration means more subjects for posts,  and anyone who has ever tried to write anything knows more topics about which to write is always a good thing.   Finally, we tend to talk about sublimation more because really there doesn’t appear, at first glance, to be much to say about ChromaBlast.  You can use the ink to decorate cotton fabrics, the end.   That doesn’t make for a very long post unless, of course, you dig a little deeper.

The first thing you find when you dig deeper is the fact that cotton is one of the most popular fibers for clothing.  Cotton is used for shirts, dresses, socks,  almost any garment you can imagine.   Since many people like the softness and breathability of cotton clothing, it also sells well.    Even if you limited yourself to simply decorating cotton t-shirts,  you’ll still have a product made of a fabric that people like to wear and use.

The second thing to remember is this:  should you choose to use ChromaBlast Ink,  you aren’t necessarily limited to decorating simply t-shirts or even clothing   There are also cotton hats,  cotton tote bags,  cotton fabrics for pillows and upholstery and more.   From bed sheets to Christmas stockings to diapers,  there are a large number of products made of cotton.

A third thing to consider when considering ChromaBlast is that it offers a way to decorate cotton garments that generally has less barriers to entry than direct to garment printing.    Back in May we did a post in which we compared ChromaBlast printing with other decoration options.   In that post we discussed that fact that direct to garment printers tend to have more maintenance issues and that the cost is quite a bit higher than the cost of purchasing a ChromaBlast printing system.  While direct to garment printing is a great choice for many people,  it may not be the best choice for someone who is just starting out,  or who only wants to decorate a limited number of garments.

In the end,  ChromaBlast can be a great choice and a useful addition to a garment decoration business.  If you already do sublimation,  ChromaBlast adds the option of decorating cotton garments.   If you’re simply interested in decorating cotton fabrics,   ChromaBlast is a less expensive and has less of a learning curve than other types of cotton decoration methods.   EnMart’s Ricoh GX e3300N ChromaBlast package starts at only $419.00, which is a fairly minimal investment when it comes to garment decoration equipment.

If you are interested in learning more about ChromaBlast Inks and the options they offer,  please contact us.  We’ll be happy to help you decide if ChromaBlast is the right choice for your business.

Pushing Past the Barriers

If you’ve ever tried to start something new,  be it a new routine,  a new habit or a new business,  you’ve probably encountered an obstacle or two.  Very few roads to something new are ever completely smooth,  and part of the fun is finding ways to circumvent the challenges that might keep you from meeting your goal.   Nothing worth while happens without effort,  and we know adding sublimation to your business will be very worth while.  We also know that there may be some barriers standing in your way.  Today I wanted to make some suggestions for circumventing some of the most common challenges.

Challenge 1 – I don’t know what sort of system to buy – First you need to answer some basic questions.   Do you want to decorate cotton garments?  Then you need a ChromaBlast system.  Are you more interested in creating colorful mugs and mousepads and flip flops?  In those cases,  you best bet would be a sublimation system.  Once you’ve decided what sort of products you want to decorate,  you just need to figure out what the biggest thing you would ever want to print would be.  This will help you zero in on the type of printer and heat press that will be right for you.

Challenge 2 – I don’t know where to find customers for my new business – Sawgrass offers webinars about finding new customers.   We offer tips on this blog about finding new customers for your sublimation or ChromaBlast business.   Most communities have a Chamber of Commerce which is generally eager and happy to help new businesses get established.   Twitter and Facebook can be great places to find customers online.  Sometimes finding new customers is as simple as wearing your work and handing out business cards.  If you get the word out about what you can do,  and keep putting it out there,  customers weill come.

Challenge 3 – I don’t know anyone else who does sublimation – Having a mentor or someone you can call on when you have a question or a problem is a great comfort.   If you’re looking for a community of people who already sublimate,  two great places to check out are the T-shirt Forums and the Apparel Decorators Forum.   Both forums contain a lot of helpful sublimation information and have members that are ready and eager to answer questions.  Also, keep in mind that,  should you purchase your system or supplies from EnMart,  you’ll also have us in your corner.  We’ve been working with sublimation and sublimation inks since the late 90s, and we’re always happy to share what we know with our customers.

Adding sublimation to your existing business,  or starting up a new business centered around sublimation or ChromaBlast can be done for a relatively small investment,  and the rewards can be quite large.   If you’re thinking about setting up a sublimation or ChromaBlast business of your own,  but have encountered a few barriers to getting things going,  give us a call.  We’ll be glad to help you remove those barriers and get further down the road to sublimation or ChromaBlast success.

6 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a System

Deciding which sublimation or ChromaBlast system to purchase can be difficult.  There are a lot of issues to consider if you are going to purchase the system that is right for you.   If you’re in the process of purchasing your first system,  or are thinking or upgrading to a larger system,  here, courtesy of our sublimation expert, Tom Chambers,  are some questions to ask that will help you ensure you get the system you both want and need.

1. What is your expected volume?

The answer to this question helps determine whether you should avoid considering an Epson printer based system at all. If you anticipate that your system may sit unused for a day or more at a time, you should probably go with a Ricoh based system. If you don’t already have a heat press, your estimated volume can also help determine whether an inexpensive light duty or all in one press will work, or if you need a heavy duty commercial grade press.

2. What is the largest size image you will probably need to print?

This is perhaps the single MOST IMPORTANT, and most overlooked question, because it
determines what printers, blanks, and heat presses are available for you to choose from. 90% of the
available blank goods will work just fine with 8.5” x 14” prints, or when printed in 2 sheets and taped.
But if you need to print larger items, maybe using 11” x 17” prints, you’ll need a heat press with a 16” x
20” platen as well as a printer capable of printing that size sheet.

3. Will you be producing only flat goods, or will you do mugs too?

If you plan on only doing shirts and mousepads, and other flat items, you can save some money
and go with a light duty press, a commercial grade clamshell heat press, or use your current heat press
if you already have one. If you plan on doing mugs, drinkware, plates, or other items, you may need to
consider a combo press, oven wraps, or perhaps even a dedicated mug press.

4. What is your target market?

This may well be the hardest question to answer, and present the greatest unknowns. But if you
have an idea already, you will be ahead of the game, and it will assist you in answering the other
questions. For assistance with determining your target market check out our post on deciding on your target market, and our post on some potential target markets for the goods you create.

5. What graphics software will you use?

You can use whatever graphics program you are comfortable with to design your artwork for
sublimating or ChromaBlast. The two most common ones are CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator.
However, you can use anything from Open Office Draw to Microsoft Word or Front Page – anything that
will let you design and print what you want. But you will need to use something.

6. Last but not least, what’s your budget?

Ok, now you’ve figured out what system you need, what blanks you are going to print, and what
kind of heat press you require, so how much does it all cost, and does it fit within your budget? The
good news is that sublimation and ChromaBlast are probably two of the least expensive businesses that
exist to start up, and no matter what budget level system you choose, with a little effort, forethought, and planning, you will be successful.

Learn and Earn

I have to confess that I completely pirated the title of this post from Sawgrass Ink.   One of the slogans they use for their education program is “Learn and Earn”  and I thought it made a great title for a post which was going to deal with education.  So, with apologies to Sawgrass,  I pirated their slogan.   I have to admit it does seem kind of appropriate,  since the educational resources to which I will be pointing you today were created by that company.

One of my goals for the future is to create a educational center here on the EnMart site.   This blog is the first part of that,  and eventually I hope it will be joined by educational and instructional PDFs, videos and perhaps even webinars.  For, the moment,  however,  I have to content myself with this blog,  and use it to point you to resources from other companies that I think could be of interest or help.   That’s what I’m doing today.

Sawgrass has a wide variety of educational tools available on their website.   One tool they offer is webinars.   For those who aren’t familiar with the term,  webinars are like seminars that you participate in using your computer.  Sawgrass offers webinars  on topics from graphics programs,  to targeting a specific market  to promoting your business.   They also offer the ability to view past webinars,  so you can take advantage of any knowledge opportunities you may have missed.

Sawgrass also offers the sublimation printing knowledge database.   This informational guide  will  take you through the entire sublimation process,  from deciding what printer to purchase,  to creating and selling your finished products.    It even includes a section that contains ideas for sublimation products.    If you’re just starting out,  this information could be quite invaluable as could the information provided by their technical support team.

If your interest lies in ChromaBlast rather than sublimation,  Sawgrass can help you out as well.   Their Digital Garment Decorating 101 will help you through the process of creating your cotton garment decoration.    They also offer technical support for their ChromaBlast products.

As I said at the beginning of this post,  part of my plan for the future is to develop resources regarding sublimation and ChromaBlast that will be hosted on our site.  For now,  however,  I wholeheartedly recommend the Sawgrass resources  I’ve mentioned above.   If you’re looking to get started with sublimation or ChromaBlast,  or need assistance with a particular problem,  the Sawgrass website offers a lot of solutions.

ChromaBlast: A Comparison

We often get asked how ChromaBlast compares to other methods of decorating cotton.  Our Sublimation and ChromaBlast expert, Tom Chambers,  wrote the following, which deals with some of the most popular cotton decoration techniques.

Screenprint

Screenprint requires a substantial investment in equipment and ink, and has a fairly medium to heavy feel, with clear, sharply defined edges and lines in the design.  It is best suited for clipart type images in limited numbers of colors, in fairly significant quantities.  Full color images in screenprint must be done in a 4 color process, which will leave a visible dot pattern in the design.  In smaller quantities, screenprint can be prohibitively expensive.  Each color requires a separate screen, and additional cost.  In large quantities however, screenprinting is almost always the most economical solution since it is a mass production technology.   Typically screenprint is fairly long lasting, but when it begins to wear out,  many will experience cracks and peeling,  and look generally unpleasant.  Since screenprint uses solid pigment inks, there are no limitations as to what garment colors may be screenprinted, and it can be used on many different fabrics and blends, as well as other items such as mugs, mousepads, etc.  Screenprint transfers may be purchased in lieu of creating a screenprint department; all you need is a heat press to apply them and they look, last, and feel just like regular direct screenprinted garments.  Depending on the transfer brand used, the quality may actually surpass standard screenprint methods, such as Enmart’s NTRANS product.

Transfers

This is a general category that encompasses a multitude of various types and styles of transfers, and which even  technically includes Chromablast.  However, the most basic process is to simply use an off the shelf printer, print to a special transfer paper, then using a heat press transfer the printed image onto the shirt or other garment.  The image may be anything at all – clipart, lettering, or a photograph.  What actually transfers is a film that is on the paper, and when it leaves the paper and attaches to the garment, it takes the ink with it.  For the most part you get what you pay for.  Using a standard printer and ink with off the shelf transfer paper from somewhere like Staples, will yield results that are acceptable for some, and completely unacceptable for others.  Designs may only last for 4 or 5 washings, and the colors may not be as bright.  Purchasing a solution that is designed more specifically for doing these types of transfers will yield better results.  Some transfer papers allow for printing and transferring to dark garments.  Since almost all transfer paper has a carrier film that leaves the paper and goes over onto the garment with the ink, unless you trim the paper up to the design edges or close to it, you will transfer all the extra film from the paper over to the garment.  Many find this extra film residue on the garment unacceptable.  Still others find the feel of these transfers to be undesirable as well.  Self weeding paper is available at some extra cost, which will transfer over the design but not the extra film.  Transfers yield mixed results depending on who you ask.  Some get acceptable wash results and longevity;  others don’t.  Overall though, transfers are usually the most economical method of doing small quantities of designs onto cotton or blended cotton garments, and are relatively easy for anyone to do.  The printers used, depending on which ones, and the brand of ink and paper, may be problematic and require frequent work or maintenance.  The good news is that almost any brand and type of printer can be used, depending on the transfer ink and paper.

Direct To Garment Printing

A method for printing photo quality artwork directly onto a tshirt or other garment using pigmented inks, this allows for printing white or colors  onto any color shirt, even black.   The process here is a bit more complex.   Depending on the system, ink used, etc., it probably requires pretreating dark colored garments, or even white garments, and/or pre-pressing.  For smaller quantities, this process can be considerably more economical than screenprint, assuming the printer functions correctly.  DTG printers fall into 3 generally defined classes (the author’s own personal categories):  Kornit, Brother, and Epson.  Kornit and Brother both make very good quality, superior dtg printers, that function very very well, and are very very expensive – but you get what you pay for here as well.  All other dtg printers fall into the third class – Epson.  That’s because no matter what brand of machine it is, they all use Epson printheads, and in most cases even use the Epson printer chassis itself.  Since Epsons were never designed to pass large titanium dioxide particles (the pigment that makes white “white”) through their printheads, it is very common to encounter many many maintenance issues.  While some people have used these printers successfully,  maintenance must be very nearly a religion to get them to work correctly, and even then, the printers require spare parts and printhead replacements periodically.  And, while less expensive relative to Kornit and Brother, even the Epson class of these printers is very expensive.  The feel of the design is very similar to screenprint when printed onto dark shirts.  When printed onto white shirts, the feel is almost unnoticeable.

ChromaBlast

This is a high quality transfer that has a superior feel that is only minimally noticeable, and after 1 wash is even less so.  It uses specially developed inks and paper, which when combined onto a cotton shirt in a heat press under high pressure, creates a nano-molecular bond with the cotton that is very nearly permanent and very long lasting.  Excess transfer film residue does carry over to the garment from the paper, but is minimally noticeable, and 90% of it goes away after the first wash.  This type of transfer is only available for 100% cotton garments, in white or light colors that are lighter than the colors in the design.  One advantage, however, is that long lasting full color photo quality images are possible with this technique.  This method is similar in cost to many other types of transfers or even sublimation, but is more expensive than the “Staples off-the-shelf types” of lesser quality.  Ideal for smaller quantities and one-offs, this method to produce garments is both quick and easy.  ChromaBlast is available for some Epson and Ricoh model inkjet printers, although  Ricoh is by far the most trouble-free and easiest to work with.

Obviously, the method of cotton decoration you choose will depend on the capabilities of your shop, the equipment you have an hand, and what appearance you want your finished garment to have.   If you do decide that ChromaBlast is the path you want to take, please give us a call, we’d be happy to help you get started using ChromaBlast for cotton decoration.

ChromaBlast for Cotton

We’ve been talking about sublimation a lot on this blog recently.  There a couple of reasons for that.  First, sublimation is popular and a lot of people have questions about it that we can answer.  Second,  we just introduced an awesome sublimation package and naturally we wanted everyone to know this package was available.   So, for most days in the past few weeks, this blog has been a little sublimation heavy.   Today is not, however, one of those days.

Today I want to talk about ChromaBlast Ink and what it can do for those who want to decorate cotton garments.   Many people will tell you that the best way to decorate cotton is to do direct to garment (DTG) printing,  and that may be the best way for some people.  Other people may find that DTG printing has a rather steep learning curve, that DTG machines can on occasion be temperamental, and that optimum quality and smooth running requires constant use and a high production level.   DTG is not for everyone, and those people who choose not to do direct to garment printing may find that ChromaBlast suits their needs quite well.

ChromaBlast inks are to cotton what Sublijet inks are for sublimation. If you want to decorate cotton substrates, ChromaBlast should be your ink of choice.  It can be used on any light colored cotton garment or item made of cotton.  These  inks offer consistent accurate color with photo-quality output.  EnMart offers ChromaBlast  in C, M, Y, and K cartridges and bulk systems.

You will not find ChromaBlast ink for dark garments.  If you are interested in decorating dark garments, your options are DTG printing, as mentioned above,   Ntrans transfers or Direct Screenprinting.   If, however, your interest is in decorating light colored garments, you will find that ChromaBlast creates vivid, colorful prints with a soft hand.  When used in conjunction with the ChromaBlast paper,  the ink creates transfers that can be heat pressed to a cotton garment.  The process is simple and there is a relatively small learning curve.

ChromaBlast ink is not yet available for every printer that EnMart offers.  To be sure that you purchase a printer for which Sawgrass has developed ink, make sure you buy your printer from our ChromaBlast printer category.

Miscellaneous Monday

Since this is a Monday, and that start of another week, it seemed like a good day to clean up some miscellaneous items of business.   If you have any questions about any of the things mentioned here, please leave your question in the comments, or contact us for further information.

Learn about Sublimation from Sawgrass – Sawgrass ink has started a series of webinars on various sublimation topics.  Called Sawgrass Learning and Online Video Education (S.O.L.V.E.), this series offers a variety of webinars aimed at helping those who sublimate.  All the events are free, but pre-registration is required.   To learn more, and to see the webinar schedule, visit the Sawgrass website.

Thank you, Long Beach –  We just concluded our first trade show of the year.   From what I hear, our guys in Long Beach had a great time and got to talk to a large number of people.  It’s always fun when we’re able to get out and meet our customers face to face.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by our booth and say hello.  We appreciate your interest in EnMart and your support.

Suggestions for our blogroll –  If you look on our righthand sidebar, you’ll see the last box is labeled “Blogroll”.  Right now our blogroll is pretty small, but we’re always looking for good blogs to add to the list.    If you know of a blog that deals primarily with Sublimation or ChromaBlast, please let us know about it.   Our goal is to build a useful and extensive blogroll, so any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

Learn about social media –  If you’re interested in Twitter, blogging, Facebook or other social media platforms, but aren’t quite sure how to start publicizing your business in these forums,  you may want to watch the seminar that I did last Thursday.   I was part of a webinar for Stitches Magazine and our topic was using social media.   If you missed the webinar, you can see what we discussed here.

Why Not Just Sublimation?

If you visit the EnMart website or read anything that we write about our sublimation and ChromaBlast products, you’ll probably notice almost immediately that we’re very scrupulous about using both words, sublimation and ChromaBlast.   This tends to confuse some people.  I have even had colleagues point out to me that I have made an error when I refer to both names in my writing.  The conversation usually goes like this:

Colleague (looking over my shoulder at my computer screen):  “You made a mistake there.  That should just  say sublimation”

Me:  “Nope, it’s right the way it is.”

Colleague: “But aren’t ChromaBlast and Sublimation the same thing?”

Me: “They aren’t the same thing.  Hmm, I guess I should write a blog post and explain exactly how they’re different.”

Then, of course, I write a post like this explaining that there are significant differences between the two processes. While both can be used to decorate garments, they don’t work the same way or on the same types of fabric.

Sublimation is the process by which a solid converts to a gas without first going through a liquid state.  The example of sublimation that most people would be familiar with would be dry ice. Sublimation as a printing method can be used only on polyester and polymer coated items.  When sublimation inks are heated to 400 degrees F they turn to gas and form a permanent bond with the polyester fibers.   The garment or item is actually dyed and the color will not peel, crack or wash away.

By contrast, ChromaBlast is used on cotton garments and items.  It uses a chemical reaction between the ink and the cotton substrate to create a nearly permanent bond.   Unlike sublimation ink, ChromaBlast ink does not pass directly from a solid to a gaseous state.   Heat and pressure are used to transfer the ink from the printed transfer to the cotton item to be imprinted.   ChromaBlast can be used on any cotton item that can withstand the heat of a heat press.

Where both Sublimation and ChromaBlast are alike is in the fact that both are great ways to expand your business and offer more decorated products and garments to your customers.  There are relatively low start-up costs, few barriers to entry, and it is generally easy to set up and run a sublimation or ChromaBlast system.

If you are thinking of purchasing a ChromaBlast or Sublimation system, EnMart will be happy to advise you on your purchase.  We also offer a complete line of Sublimation and Chromablast supplies and inks.