A Good Sublimation System Is One That Works Together

Would you buy the parts for your car and attempt to piece them together on your own? The same goes for sublimation equipment.

Let’s say you wanted to buy a car. What do you do? You go down to the dealership, buy the car, and drive off. Another approach would be to buy the parts to a car and customize the car with the parts that you think would give you the best car. In other words, you do everything yourself – building, troubleshooting, maintenance, etc. In today’s world, that second option would be considered completely insane. The same goes with sublimation equipment.

One of the biggest challenges in sublimation is that there are so many components in a machine that if people buy a few things from here and a few things from there and put them all together, ultimately, it’s an unsupportable system.

For no more money, you can buy a complete system that are proven to be reliable, cost-effective, and easy to support. The solutions today match a printer with an ink, with a paper, with a substrate, and with a software for proper color management. Without such, it becomes a huge problem to get great flesh tones, and your graphics will likely have a strong yellow cast to it – for example, reds will be orange. A good sublimation system is designed to work together. You are not doing yourself a favor by buying cheap parts and assuming they can meet the same level of quality as a turnkey system.

-David Gross, Condé

David Gross

David Gross

David Gross is president of Condé Systems Inc., of Mobile, Ala. For the past 24 years, he has devoted his work to advancing sublimation technology.

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