Sign & Digital Graphics

November '15

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SPECIALTY IMAGING DIGITAL GRAPHICS en's dresses, ceiling tiles, glass boards, Christmas ornaments, new flooring products and everything from license plate covers and luggage tags to coast- ers and metal wall art. "It continues to grow exponentially to the point where sublimation in many industries is taken for granted," Gross says. "It's been very exciting in that for essentially an investment of $1,200 to $3,000 you can buy a professional sub- limation system and you're in business. It doesn't matter how much you spend or how little, the quality is the same. It is very affordable." Conde has two goals when it comes to sublimation: help people be successful with sublimation and bring new substrates to market. The company tries to source the majority of its substrates in the U.S. and applies the polyester coating neces- sary to make them work with sublimation. 62 • November 2015 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Tommy Martin, manager, textile and apparel business development at Mimaki USA, says that some of the biggest trends he is seeing in dye sublimation include pre-coated applications, like pre-coated metal, bamboo and stone. This image is of pre-coated wood. (Photo courtesy of Mimaki) (Photo courtesy of Conde Systems)

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