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Not Sand Carving

Postby Kelly Harris » March 9th, 2017, 10:56 am

Hey guys, just thought I'd share something new that I've got into recently. Dye sublimation.

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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby randypitcher » March 9th, 2017, 12:38 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby drillbit » March 9th, 2017, 12:57 pm

I like it, i have also thought about doing some. What kind of printer setup do you use. i mean one that was made for dye-sub printing or one that has been converted to use dye-sub ink?
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby kuluchicken » March 9th, 2017, 1:21 pm

They're lovely Kelly!

Your creative side is clearly loving it too :bravo:
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby bernie » March 9th, 2017, 10:18 pm

Pretty cool stuff!
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby Kelly Harris » March 9th, 2017, 10:30 pm

Thanks everyone!

Shawn, I use an Epson 1430 with inks from Sublimation Ink USA. I think it's the WF7110 that people use as well.
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby David Takes » March 10th, 2017, 8:37 am

Kelly, you do such great great work, regardless of the process you are using.

I've been in and out of dye sublimation over the last 15 years. I currently offer the process because the printing and ink technologies have finally become dependable enough that a person can actually be profitable using the process. I use the Ricoh printer with Sawgrass inks. I use the process exclusively on materials for plaques and name badges. Most other sublimation products tend to be ordered as a onesie, where plaques and name badges are ordered in multiples and repetitiously. That is music to my business model.
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby Kelly Harris » March 10th, 2017, 11:27 am

Hey David,

I would love to have gone with Ricoh and SG inks but way too much money for me for the wide format. Not in my budget. I took the risk with the Epson and got myself top of the line heat presses. So far the risk is paying off as I'm achieving beautiful, vivid colours. Of course the Epson isn't turn key and takes patience to get up and running properly but I'm glad I made the choice.
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby Raypa » March 17th, 2017, 3:15 am

very cool! It's amazing what you all know how to do.
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Re: Not Sand Carving

Postby Charles » March 18th, 2017, 9:13 am

Very nice
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