Our new 3D vacuum press for dye sublimation has arrived. I unboxed it, and ran two tests last night. Sublmiation 101 included some plates and slate coasters for us to use for training. The press allows for sublimation on non-flat items, and mugs, bowls, etc. using wraps. It came with 2 wraps for 11 oz. mugs, and one wrap for 15 oz. mugs.
There is a rolling cart coming for it on Monday. I’ll be coming up about 6pm on Monday to assemble it, and move the 3D press onto it. I’ll be attending the meeting for the Wide Format Printer at 7pm, but can do an informal “Train the Trainers” after the meeting.
Here are some photos of the test items from Thursday night. Notice how well the ink was applied around the edges of the slate.