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April '17

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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4 THE SUBLIMATION REPORT • Spring 2017 a-e-mag.com • printwearmag.com T here's a lot of new technology in the world of sublimation. It's crucial that decorators keep up on the latest advancements in order to maximize their offerings to customers. Following, I outline the latest equipment and software available for sublimation. HEAT AND MUG PRESSES Geo Knight DK20S Version 2.0 Why mess around with a good thing? That was my response when Aaron Knight mentioned a significant upgrade to the USA-made DK20S swing-away heat press. Combining a lifetime heat platen warranty, digital controls, and the sturdiness of a tank, I've often described this 16-by-20-inch heat press as the last flat press you will ever need to buy (unless of course you need a large-format press). So, what's new? • New All-Thread architecture allows, with the pull of a pin, the bottom table to be quickly swapped with a family of optional bottom attachments for sleeves, shoes, bags, youth shirts and other bulky items. • Bottom table loading design allows both front loading and rear loading of garments. • All of the trays can be rotated to allow portrait or landscape use. • Also available in a 16-by-20-inch air-operated version (DK20SP) and 20-by-25-inch jumbo- sized versions (DK25S and DK25SP). Geo Knight DK3T Tapered/Latte Mug Press Built on the industry standard DK3 mug press, Aaron Knight has created the DK3T tapered mug press. This is certainly not the first latte mug press (there are many Chinese-made presses, as well), but I think it provides a level of quality and reliability that digital decorators have come to expect. • Features a state-of-the-art flexible heating element that can be fully adjusted to press various standard-sized latte mugs and other conical/tapered drinkware. • Full wrap-around, handle-to-handle, top-to- bottom printing mug press. Road to Sublimation Success: The DK3T mug press from Geo Knight features a flexible heating element that can be fully adjusted to press various standard-sized latte mugs and other conical/tapered drinkware. IMAGE COURTESY DAVID GROSS BY DAVID GROSS What's new in the world of technology for sublimation decorating? Tech Update

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