Donâ€™t allow these things to happen to youâ€¦
Upside Down Image:
The irritating â€œcostly mistakeâ€ of sublimating a plaque upside down. We have all done it or at least I have. Getting in a hurry or neglecting to inspect product for â€œkey cluesâ€Â prior to placing the image on it can be a â€œstomach clutchingâ€ experience.Â
Donâ€™t Forget to Reverse Your Image:
This is probably the most common error in both sublimation and Heat Transfer. Products that transfer / sublimate to the front side of will require flipping the image every time. Cutting boards and most glass will not require this process and to can cause you much grief if you are not â€œon guardâ€. Donâ€™t get Distracted from minor details!
Alignment and Centering Image:
Image placement can be a challenge with most product that we press with the substrate facing down and the transfer face up. The image looks perfect but in the final stages of completion to raise the press; turn the image over and find it has slid, moved or misplaced onto the substrate. Reminding ourselves â€œattention to detailâ€ is a constant practice. Allow yourself the additional time to verify you do not create scrap and waste product.
There are a â€œfewâ€ Benefits of Scrap Product:
If you have it why not use it? There are some scraped products that you could use for the benefit of testing images and color. For example: We, in support are always testing images when troubleshooting color. This can eliminate other variables and possible causes, for instance, product, image, etc...Â I recommend getting a ben for throwing reusable scrap product into. Hopefully you will never need to troubleshoot but I can assume that the time will come when you will want something to sublimate on without wasting good product. If nothing else our support staff will often ask you to sublimate a color pallet or a nozzle check to send to use during color management issues.TIP #2 Wall of Shame
In addition, you will find other awesome videos for sublimation and heat transfer by the support team at Conde by visiting Conde TV, Conde Facebook Page and Conde Twitter. Look for more upcoming videos and informative blog entries to be added for successful sublimation and maintaining your Conde DyeSub System. If there is something that you think would be better said in an instructional video or blog posting, then we look forward to hearing your ideas.Thanks, Conde Systems Inc. www.conde.com Senior Support Technician, 1-800-826-6332 Vicky Waldrop