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Guidelines for Purchasing Sublimation Equipment

With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Cheryl Kuchek is the owner of Just My Imagination DeZigns Inc. in New York and the founder of the Facebook groups Sublimation, OKI, iColor and Beyond and Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond—the first of its kind to focus on sublimation—hosting a community of digital decorators and serving as a resource to grow their business through weekly Facebook Live sessions, webinars, vendor discounts, and more. For referrals or more information, contact Kuchek directly at justmyimaginationdezigns4u@gmail.com.

Two of your sublimation business’s biggest purchases are a heat press and printer. That’s why purchasing the right equipment upfront is an important decision to make. Not only will it save you time and money, but a massive amount of frustration from a machine that doesn’t live up to the standard of quality and reliability you need. When looking for these sublimation components, I recommend you:

  • Seek out U.S.A.-made, as they tend to be higher quality.
  • Avoid unbranded presses, which more often show signs of cold spots and bad wiring, and may not include instructions.
  • Buy the largest heat press you can afford because as your business grows, you won’t want to have to repurchase a new one.

—Cheryl Kuchek, Just My Imagination DeZigns