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What should sublimators be aware of when heat-pressing plates?

Plates usually refers to either sublimatable metal flat sheets or ceramic dishes. In regard to the ceramic dinner plates, decorative plates, or dishes, a plate attachment or plate puck is required to reach down into the flat printable area in the plate and press inside. A swing-away press alone will not press inside the recessed area in a plate. There must be a heated “die” reaching down into the plate to properly press it. For thin flat metal plates, any flat heat press will accommodate the material.

   —Geo Knight

Aaron Knight

Aaron Knight is the Vice President of Geo Knight & Co., Inc.

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