Running a sublimation printing business setup is a whole lot exciting as you’re often asked to print new designs for your customers. With each print job completed comes positive client feedbacks and with every single new order brings a new story to your own franchise. So before you run out of your precious sublimation inks here are some of the best tips and tricks to keep you up and running with renewed zeal and zest:
Keep Track of Your Previous Print Jobs
As a vendor who provides excellent quality of print jobs for high-end clientele, you would be challenged by many orders where slight customization and precise adjustments are required. Keeping a record of such paint jobs will help you immensely in tackling future orders which might also require your focus and problem solving skills. With time your skills and management would eventually reach that of a master.
Test and Train Yourself
Don’t be afraid to experiment, but avoid testing new ideas using customers’ money. For testing and training purposes you can always buy a test kit for both soft and hard substrates and see how their combination works out.
Go for Large Volume Orders
Not only large volume orders are beneficial in terms of profit and savings; they are also able to predict what and where you need to expand and improve yourself regarding the upgrading of your machinery and supplies. Asking a supplier for helping in printing bulk volumes will help you make rational decision for your business growth.
Keep Your Printer On
Whenever you shutdown your machinery and whenever it is turned back on for work, there is a small amount of your valuable sublimation ink that goes wasted. Since on standby by the printer neither produces sound pollution nor takes up exceeding amounts of power, it is best that you keep your printer on to save on that little bit of wasted ink as well.
Capture Screens for Better Previews
At times it really feels like you should know how the outcome of a print job should be like. For clients that are persistent on asking for quality finishes, and your own personal previewing this advice comes in handy. To help you remember the final outcome, you can capture the screens and paste into CorelDRAW files for further viewing and printing.
Use Protection When Heat Pressing
After your sublimation inks have been applied to the substrate, it is time for the design to be heat pressed. The best way to go about is to make sure that the substrate is protected during the process with a protective covering on both top and both sides of the substrate. This will allow for better finishes and protect from unwanted moisture and transfer of ink to other substrates.
Keep a Quality Resolution
In Adobe Photoshop it’s better to uncheck the auto selected re-sample box. Instead it is better to check the ‘Maintain Original file Size’ option in Corel Photo Paint. This will help you from software inappropriately adding dots unnecessarily and maintain the current resolutions.