What You Can Learn When You Visit Our Booth

You can learn about sublimation from videos,  articles on the Internet,  blogs like this one,  webinars and plain old trial and error, but one of the best ways to learn is via a hands on demonstration.  Seeing and touching the equipment and supplies while speaking with people who are expert in using that equipment and those supplies can be very helpful.  Since EnMart will be exhibiting at ISS Atlanta this week,  I thought this would be an opportune time to discuss what that experience is like when you visit our booth at a trade show.

First of all, depending on the size of the booth, we will have a variety of printers on display and a heat press as well.  Booth size does tend to expand or restrict the number of printers or the size of the heat press we bring,  but we will almost always have at least one printer and one heat press in the booth.  The advantage to this is that you can see transfers printed and pressed in front of you as you stand in the booth.  This allows you to get an accurate and real time picture of how the printer prints and how the transfers press.

Second,  we display a variety of sublimated items in the booth.  There is a truly bewildering array of items that can be sublimated,   and sometimes it is hard to know which ones will work best for your business.  Being able to see and touch the items on display will let you get a sense of what might work for you.  It will also allow you to discover items that you may not have considered offering in your shop in the past.   Generally we get at least one person every show who says “I didn’t know you could sublimate that!” when they first sight a jigsaw puzzle or a bookmark or a tote bag.  Visiting our booth gives you a greater awareness of what can be done with sublimation.

Third,  visiting our booth allows you to talk with our sublimation experts.  Tom Chambers,  who heads up our sublimation program,  and the rest of our sales and booth staff are very knowledgeable about sublimation and can help guide you to the system that will work best for your business.    Everyone who works our booth has at least an intermediate level understanding of the sublimation process and how it applies in a business setting.  We know the questions to ask,  and we also have the answers for the questions you have.   Talking face to face in a trade show setting allows everyone to gather the information necessary for you to feel secure in your purchase and for us to know we’ve sent you home with the equipment and supplies that you need.

As I said at the top of this piece,  there are a lot of ways you can learn about sublimation.  If you’re going to be at ISS Atlanta this weekend,  or if you will be at any of the trade shows where EnMart will be exhibiting in 2011,  I hope you’ll stop by our booth and see what you can learn.

View a Live Demonstration

One of the questions we often get asked where potential customers can see a live demonstration of the sublimation or ChromaBlast process.   Of course, one of the things we plan to do is create videos that will demonstrate our products,  but we also know that sometimes nothing can replace an on the spot demonstration.

If you’re interested in seeing a live demonstration in the next few months,  your best best would be to stop by the EnMart booth at either Embroidery Mart East in Nashville or at ISS Atlanta.   Tom Chambers, our sublimation expert will be at both shows, and we will have a full set up,  with printers and heat press in our booth.  If you have questions or want to see the equipment in action,  visiting our booth is a great way to see a live demonstration and also a great time to ask your questions.   Tom is always happy to help customers find the system that will best suit their needs,  and to answer questions.  We will be in booth 401 in Nashville and booth 243 in Atlanta.

To keep up to date on EnMart’s trade show schedule,  you can always check the front page of our web site.  Up in the right hand corner of the site there is a box labeled 2010 Trade Shows.    This box is updated as we add new shows,  or are given our booth number for shows that are already listed.

If you would like to see a live demonstration and can’t make it to a show,  the other option would be to visit our corporate headquarters in Traverse City, Michigan.  This is where the management team is based, and where our sublimation demo room is set up.  Appointments for demonstrations can be made by contacting us and asking to be added to the demo schedule.  Demonstrations are set up based on availability of our sublimation personnel and as our trade show schedule permits,  and generally last about an hour.  As of right now, demonstrations are only available from our Michigan location.    If you can’t visit us in Michigan and you are unable to attend a trade show,  it may be possible to set up a demonstration through the account manager for your region,  but those demonstrations are rare and are set up on a case by case basis.

EnMart’s Summer Trade Show Schedule

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer for EnMart, and I wanted to let you all know where we will be in the next few months.  I know there are a lot of questions about both sublimation and embroidery out there,  and that sometimes the best way to learn and get answers is to talk to someone face to face.    Having that face to face conversation is part of the reason that EnMart exhibits at so many shows.    We like getting out and meeting our fans, friends and customers and we like sharing what we know in person rather than through blogs or websites or social media.

First up is the UFG World Expo in Orlando Florida.  EnMart will be in booth 1413.   This is the franchisee show for all EmbroidMe and Signarama franchisees,  so I hope you will all stop by and visit our booth and learn more about EnMart.  Since we sell embroidery thread,   sublimation supplies and ink for the Brother GT-541 printer,  we are essentially a one stop shop.    It will be worth your time to stop by and see what we have to offer.

EnMart will also be at NNEP’s Embroidery Mart South which we’ve taken to calling Embroidery Mart Houston.   We will be in booth 300, and we’ll be bringing the entire supply line along.  Our sublimation expert, Tom Chambers, will be at this show and will have a complete sublimation set up in the booth.  If you’ve been considering adding sublimation to your shop,  stop by this show and talk to Tom.  He and Wayne will be able to give you some great advice.

If you can’t join us in Houston,  our next stop will be Embroidery Mart East in Nashville.    We will again have the complete sublimation set up,  as well as a complete display of our other products.  Tom Chambers will be at this show as well,  as will our National Sales Manager, Tom Paquette,  and myself.   We’re looking forward to spreading the message that embroidery and sublimation can work very well together;  we can show you how.    We will be in booth 401 in Nashville.

Finally,  we’ll end our summer travels at ISS Atlanta.  Since we have now opened EnMart South which is in Atlanta,  this show is a chance to let people know that we’re right there in their own backyard.    We will be talking about sublimation and embroidery  as usual.    EnMart will be in booth 234,  so if you are attending ISS Atlanta,  please do stop by the booth and say Hello.

As always,  we will be offering show specials and deals at all the shows we attend.    If you’re going to be at one of the shows listed above,  please stop by and see us.  It will be worth your while.