I thoroughly enjoyed @CaryF300 Cary’s class on dye-sublimation. I immediately went to a number of websites, including those recommended by Cary, to buy some sublimation substrates aka mouse pads, cups, shirts, coasters, name tags etc.
As Cary mentioned in class some require a taxid and all require you to buy a minimum number. For instance one has cups like those we used in class for about $45 but you have to buy the case of 36.
I will not likely sublimate 36 cups anytime soon so I wondered what everyone thought about building “substrate started kits” or a substrate inventory for those wanting to pursue this cool hobby further? As an example, I suggest buying a quantity of substrates which could be used to make up a sample kit of two or three cups, two shirts, a half dozen coasters, two or three mouse pads etc in the kit.
Alternatively, I’d be interested in splitting the costs of an order with other DMS members. Cary can you perhaps help us with an order? Maybe you could contact past students and we could all go in together to put a large order together.