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How can a decorator ensure vibrant colors with sublimation?

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Make sure you use inks and paper that are specifically for sublimation. It sounds silly, but I encounter numerous problems that can be solved by simply using the proper equipment and materials. 

The heat temperature should be at 400 F, and you should allow enough time for the sublimation process. The most common mistake that sublimators make when it comes to this problem is that they press with the coated side (also known as the face) down. Always press with the face of the product up.

   —Unisub

Jennifer Foy

Jennifer Foy

Unisub

Jennifer Foy has over 20 years of experience using Adobe software and working in the advertising, marketing, and design fields. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes for colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer is currently working as the Creative Director at Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands. Jennifer can be reached by email at [email protected]

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