Sublimation is the process of imprinting art, images, graphics, photography and slogans onto various substrates, such as textiles, drinkware, and household products. Customization of products has become very popular in recent years and with the advancement in printing technology, has become a viable and lucrative industry to enter.
According to a report produced by Smithers Pira, they predict the worldwide market value for the sublimation printing industry will double over the next 5 years between 2018 and 2023. With a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2%. This predicted increase in worldwide sales means the industry is set to explode with new interest and investments and would be a very sound and worthwhile industry to invest in. Garments are the most popular of all the substrates to sublimate and take up 70% to 80% of the market.
A bonus to starting a sublimation business is that it can have a low investment to start with and a large profit margin. Joto provide extremely affordable packages for the sublimation industry with technical support, tutorial videos and the ability to help you expand your business as it grows.
Where does one start?
The must haves for any emerging sublimation business is a sublimation printer, sublimation paper, sublimation inks and heat press. There are two types of printers one can get for sublimation, Wide Format Printers and Desk Top Printers.
Wide Format Sublimation
Our large format printers are ideal if you wish to enter the textile industry. The large format printers are perfect to image onto large substrates, such as HD Photo Panels, or pillow cases and can be used in all over, full bleed sublimation. The F6200 is a wide format printer which can print up to 44” wide.
If you combine this printer with our large heat presses you can produce all over prints on textiles and HD aluminium panels. See image below for an example:
Our large heat presses come in four sizes: 31.5″ x 39.4″ | 39.4″ x 47.25″ | 39.4″ x 63″ | 59.1″ x 98.43″.
If you’re looking to make a smaller investment, our desktop sublimation printers, the Virtuoso SG400 and SG800 are great for smaller projects, such as garments and flat substrates like mouse pads, ceramic tiles and small aluminium boards. Combining one of these printers with the Joto Auto Release ClamShell Heat Presses you can produce personalized products for customers like in the example below. These presses cover a wide range of substrates for imaging and come in two sizes, 15” x 15” and 16” x 20”.
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