What’s Hot in Sublimation with Jimmy Lamb


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.

Valencia Johnson Cooper5:42 Hi Guys

Martha Taylor9:31 Good morning

Cheryl Kuchek23:15 I wanted to say hi to you two, this is great.

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.

2 Regular Guys Podcast22:22 I need the other hand for keyboard commands when digitizing, sorry to kill the mystique. (Erich again) 

2 Regular Guys Podcast28:29 From a fast lookup, those UV resistant panels are running roughly 19 percent more expensive than standard panels of the same size from a popular supplier. (Erich )

  • 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.

Valencia Johnson Cooper20:21 toilet seat is scary

Valencia Johnson Cooper25:15 great examples, thanks for sharing!

  • Apparel. What we can print with sublimation and why? Can I do dark garments, cotton?

Valencia Johnson Cooper37:50 Having a doozy of a time finding a light yellow (not safety) short sleeve and long-sleeve poly tee. When is the color selection going to increase?

Mayra Roland43:56 Sorry in looking for polos for next school year youth

Valencia Johnson Cooper42:30 Mayra, try Gildan, Augusta

  • Apparel Sublimation – Talk about transfer lines, 50/50 shirts, colored shirts, all-over sub, cut and sew, etc.

2 Regular Guys Podcast38:35 Foam jigs are critical. (Erich)

2 Regular Guys Podcast50:57 There’s value in the *distressed* look. (Erich)

Mayra Roland56:34 Did you have any videos we can watch about social media

2 Regular Guys PodcastMayra – Here is a good show from the past with Jay Busselle talking about Social Media – http://2regularguys.com/jay-busselle/

AaronMontgomery.infoI also have a few videos over on my page that you might like. https://www.facebook.com/AaronMontgomery.info/videos/509613202772508/

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