West Rand Sublimation Supplies blog


  • Sublimation print colour difference - Why?

    A common mistake made by newcomers to sublimation is that they are under the impression that the printed artwork, before the actual sublimation, should look exactly like the final colour.

    it is important to note that the initial print onto sublimation paper, using sublimation ink, will result in a faded or dull looking image.

    DON'T WORRY!

     

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  • What is the 9 in 1 combo sublimation heat press and what can you do with it?

    What is the 9 in 1 combo sublimation heat press and what can you do with it?

    9 in 1 combo sublimation heat press machine boasts all of the must-have attachments as listed below:

    • 320mm x 450mm Flat press
    • 125mm Plate mould
    • 155mm Plate mould
    • 11oz Standard Mug mould
    • 10oz Standard Mug mould
    • 60oz Mug mould
    • 12oz Cone Mug mould
    • 17oz Cone Mug mould
    • 160mm x 80mm Cap press attachment

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  • What is the difference between dye sublimation ink and other inks?

    What is the difference between dye sublimation ink and other inks?

    The dye in the dye-based ink dissolves in water like sugar does in water completely.
    It’s also known for easily obtaining saturated, brilliant colors due to its small molecular size, 1.5-4 nanometers (1 nanometer=1/1000 of a micrometer, 1 micrometer=1/1000 of a millimeter).

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  • How to use our dark cotton heat transfer paper

    How to use our dark cotton heat transfer paper

    To use our dark cotton heat transfer paper should be as easy as 123, but if you don't use it in the right way and your settings are not correct the end result could be disastrous.

    Firstly, ensure that you buy quality dark cotton heat transfer paper from us.

    Use standard inkjet printer ink to print onto the dark cotton heat transfer paper.  NB! Do not print with sublimation ink onto the dark cotton heat transfer paper as the image will not come out vibrant and the image will smudge and fade over time.

    Adjust the pressure of your press to strong and cut out the dark cotton image around the print to your desired outline.  Use heat resistant transfer paper to lift the print from the backing paper or just remove the backing paper by hand.

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  • How to heat press a shirt with buttons

    How to heat press a shirt with buttons

    There are basically two types of heat transfer processes.  The one process is using our light or dark cotton transfer paper and the other is using our elite sublimation transfer paper.

    Pressing with light or dark cotton transfer paper requires a relatively low temperature (typically 160degC to 185degC) and a fast pressing time (typically 10s to 25s).  Sublimation on the other hand requires high temperatures (typically 200degC) and long pressing times (typically 40s to 240s).

     

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  • Terms & Conditions

    1. INTRODUCTION

    1.1These Terms govern your access to the website located at www.sublimationsupplies.co.za.co.za and associated web pages ("Website").  These Terms are a valid and binding contract between you and us.  It is therefore important that you read and understand these Terms.  You may not access the Website unless you agree to abide by these Terms without modification.  By accessing the Website and/or registering on the Website, you signify your agreement to these Terms.

    1.2Important clauses of these Terms, which may limit our responsibility or involve some risk for you are reflected in bold.  You must pay special attention to these clauses.

    1.3Please note that these Terms make use of a series of terms and phrases which have specific meanings in these Terms.  These terms and phrases are listed below, together with general interpretive principles which are used to interpret these Terms.

    1.4If you have any questions regarding our Website, the terms, products or services, please email sales@sublimationsupplies.co.za to contact us.

     

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  • Website Disclaimer

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  • Cookie Policy

    WHAT ARE COOKIES?

    A cookie is a piece of information that is deposited on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you use our computer server. The cookies enable us to recognise you and give us information about your previous visits. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter your settings to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to accept cookies, this may disable some of the features of our website. The information that we collect is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number or email address.

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  • Privacy Policy

    1 INTRODUCTION

     

    1.1 Welcome to the website of West Rand Sublimation Supplies (registration number 2019 / 317927 / 07),  ("Sublimation Supplies") located at www.sublimationsupplies.co.za (the "Website").

    1.2 Sublimation Supplies is committed to protecting and preserving the personal information of all visitors to the Website.  All references to ''you/your'' in this document will be references to visitors of the Website.

    1.3 This website privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") sets out the basis and governs the processing (which includes the collection, use and sharing) of personal information by Sublimation Supplies which we may collect from you, or that you may provide to us either through the Website or via email or other correspondence.

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  • Online Security

    While online shopping presents a world of great experiences, it has also given rise to new security risks. West Rand Sublimation Supplies is committed to helping you stay safe online and we’ve put together some points you should always keep in mind:

    • Make sure the URL is secure by checking if it starts with https://  - the “s” after “http” shows you that it's a secure site. Some browsers will also indicate a secure site by having a lock icon appear before the URL. If you’re unsure, try searching for the company and website online to see if there have been any complaints or reports of scams.  
    • Ensure you have an updated anti-virus programme installed, this will protect your device against any malicious sites and will alert you before allowing you to access such sites.

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  • Online Returns Policy

    West Rand Sublimation Supplies will refund a purchase for the exact amount paid less the following:

    • Any delivery costs already incurred by West Rand Sublimation Supplies;

    • Any restocking fee for special orders.

     

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  • We offer 6 convenient payment methods

    At Westrand Sublimation Supplies, we offer 6 different payment methods for our shoppers' convenience. It's important to note, not all payment methods will always be available to the customer, and will be tailored around the customer’s cart and delivery type which are then presented at checkout.

    These are the payment options:

     Our transactions are 3D secure and PCI compliant for all credit card processing.

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  • How to Sublimate on coated rubber mouse pad blanks

    How to Sublimate on coated rubber mouse pad blanks

    To dye sublimate on mousepads should be as easy as 123, but if your settings are not correct the end result could be disastrous.

    Firstly, ensure that you buy quality coated rubber mouse pad blanks from us.

    Adjust the pressure of your press to strong and fully enclose the mouse pad with your print.  If the print size is not larger than your mouse pad, you will end up with a white border around your mouse pad.

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  • How to Sublimate on coated Mug blanks

    How to Sublimate on coated Mug blanks

    Dye sublimation onto rigid surfaces, especially mugs, can be quite difficult if you don't know all the ins and outs.

    Luckily for you, West Rand Sublimation Supplies boasts with years of experience in the sublimation printing industry.

    Firstly, ensure that you buy a quality coated Mug blanks from us.

    Adjust the pressure of your press to medium and fully enclose the outside of the cup and set the temperature to 177 degrees celsius and the timer to 240 seconds.

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  • How to Sublimate on coated MDF Wood

    How to Sublimate on coated MDF Wood

    Dye sublimation onto rigid surfaces, especially MDF wood blanks, can be quite difficult if you don't know all the ins and outs.

    Luckily for you, West Rand Sublimation Supplies boasts with years of experience in the sublimation printing industry.

    Not only do we supply you with quality sublimation products and blanks, we also love to share our passion for sublimation through sharing of our valuable knowledge about the "How to" of the industry.

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  • Download our Jan 2019 Catalogue

    Download our Jan 2019 Catalogue

    Download our new sublimation supply price catalogue and get those awesome goodies that will help your business go from zero to hero!

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