Create a Sublimation Wall of Shame

Never make the same mistake twice

Consider making a “wall of shame” in your workshop area full of product mistakes from the past. When you make a mistake, all of us tend to want to put it away or hide it instead of reminding ourselves what went wrong. With sublimation, mistakes can be a great resource to prevent you from making them again and again.

One of the mistakes that I kept making in my early years in the industry was not looking at the back of a plaque to find the keyhole for hanging it. I would be so anxious to do the transfer that I would forget to look at the back to find out if the orientation would be correct.

After doing this so many times, I decided that the best solution would be to hang one near my heat press to help me remember to look at the back of the plaque first.

Condé Systems president

David Gross

David Gross is the president of Condé Systems, Inc. For over 30 years, he has developed and built the Mobile, Alabama based company into the premier source for printers, substrates, and consumables serving the sublimation and digital heat transfer industries. David's goal has always been to provide business owners the superior guidance and resources needed to be successful at these exciting and profitable decorating technologies. Gross regularly contributed articles to A&E magazine as part of his “Road to Sublimation Success” series and continues to contribute to GRAPHICS PRO. He has co-authored several books including RTSS: Harnessing the Power of Sublimation for Outstanding Profits, RTSS: Cashing In On The ChromaLuxe Revolution, The Sublimation Journal, and others. He can be reached by email at

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