Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we are going to go deep into all things sublimation. We have rounded up industry expert, sublimation guru, and a great friend of the show, Jimmy Lamb of Sawgrass Technologies, Inc and send Terry off to NBM Sacramento. Jimmy is going to fill in for Terry and we are going to pick his brain what’s hot in sublimation. We will discuss what are the latest trends, unique items, and projects he has seen. We will also discuss what types of substrates are good for sublimation. Then we will dig into apparel sublimation.
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A report on the state of sublimation and forecasting for Europe reads; Dye sublimation printing will continue to present exciting new business opportunities for ink suppliers, equipment builders and print service providers in the textile segment across the next five years according to the latest from report Smithers Pira. Exclusive research from The Future of Dye-Sublimation Printing to 2023 tracks how this market worldwide will rise from a value of €6.99 billion in 2017 to €7.63 billion in 2018. A strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% for the five-year period to 2023, will evolve this total market value to €12.4 billion ($15.25 billion USD) at its end.
DAX Chicagoland is coming up in 2 weeks from today. Registrations are running 18% ahead of last year and after talking to Scott Ritter, the President of Decorated Apparel Expo 3700 to 4000. They have expanded the footprint this year, so there are still a few booths left 5 – 6. Go to daxshow.com for more details.
What's Hot in Sublimation
- What’s Hot In sublimation? – Outdoor products. Decoral panels have a 5 year fade resistance warranty when printed with Sawgrass inks. ChromaLuxe EXT have a 3 year.
- What is the most unique thing you have ever seen sublimated? – My favorite is a polymer gear used in a mechanical measuring device. They sublimated measurement increments onto the gear. Other cool stuff – Fishing lures, toilet seats, cremation urns, etc.
- Apparel. What we can print with sublimation and why? Can I do dark garments, cotton?
- Apparel Sublimation – Talk about transfer lines, 50/50 shirts, colored shirts, all-over sub, cut and sew, etc.
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- Tackling Transfers – From Sublimation To Vinyl – DAX Chicagoland – Thursday, Apr 26 – 1:00PM – 4:30PM
- Equipment & Supplies for a New Screen Printer: What you need for success! – DAX Chicagoland – Friday, April 27 10:20AM – 11:40 AM
- How To Add Sublimation To Your Business – DAX Chicagoland – Friday, April 27 12:30PM – 1:50PM
- Digital Marketing: Growing Your Business with Social Media and Email Marketing – DAX Chicagoland – Friday, April 27 12:30PM – 1:50PM
- Finding New Niche Markets because you are a Digital Decorator – DAX Chicagoland – Friday, April 27 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
- Complete Screen Printing Business Course – Workhorse Products in Phoenix – April 21-22
- Complete Screen Printing Business Course – Atlas Screen Supply in Chicago – June 9-10
- Screen Print Master Class: Stepping Up to the Next Level (Phoenix, AZ – Aug. 25-26, 2018)
- NBM Sacramento – April 13-14, 2018
- DAX Chicagoland – April 27-28, 2018
- ISS Houston – May 3-5, 2018
- NBM Portland – May 11-12, 2018
- NBM Cleveland – June 15-16, 2018
- ASI Chicago – July 25-26, 2018
- NBM Long Beach, CA – August 2-4, 2018
- NNEP Nashville – August 17-18, 2018
- NBM Secaucus, NJ – August 24-25, 2018
- ISS Orlando – September 6-8, 2018
- NBM Indianapolis – September 13-15, 2018
- ISS Ft. Worth, TX – September 27-29, 2018
- SGIA Expo – Las Vegas, NV – October 18-20, 2018
- NBM Charlotte, NC – November 2-3, 2018
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Specialty Graphics Imaging Association – SGIA will continually strive to be the foremost resource for information and education within the specialty imaging industry. SGIA supports the digital and screen printing community in the USA and Canada by providing services and activities specific to their interests. While the majority of SGIA services and activities are specific to US and Canada, SGIA will continue to partner with national and regional associations around the globe to continually develop the international community. The SGIA National Affiliation Program brings together a multinational community to enhance awareness and encourage the exchange of information. Supporting the Leaders of the Digital and Screen Printing Community
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