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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Operation Sublimation, Mission: Wide-Format Agenda

Day 1

9:00 am – Introductions

  • Workshop Policies and Housekeeping
  • The Binder
  • Schedule of Events
  • Participant Introduction
  • ​Speaker Introduction

9:30 am - Dye Sublimation Inks

  • Fundamentals
  • Design
  • Recent Advances
  • FAQ

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - Dye Sublimation Papers

  • Types
  • What makes a great paper?
  • Paper weights
  • Film vs. paper
  • Tack or Not to Tack
  • Screen & Flexo

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Fabrics for Dye Sublimation

  • Types
  • What, Where and Why
  • Finishing
  • Weights

2:15 pm - Break

2:30 pm – Printer Overview

  • Printer care and maintenance
  • Hands-on exercise, send file to print in prep for heat press overview

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Heat Press Overview

  • Heat press overview
  • What makes a good heat press
  • Tips and Tricks for better outcomes
  • Hands-on exercise, press fabric with prints from printer overview

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Day 2

9:00 am – Dye Sub Workflow overview

10:00 am – Break

10:15 am - Dye Sub Color Management: Lecture & Hands-On

RIP Workflow

  • RIP Input and Output settings
  • Spot Color table use
  • Color management Hardware
  • Printer Linearization
  • Ink Limiting
  • Creating a Printer Profile
  • The heat press role in dye sub
  • Color management settings for design programs
  • G7 and Dye Sublimation

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Printing and Transfer Color Management: Hands-On

2:30 pm – Break

2:45 pm - Printing and Transfer-Lab Time: Hands-On

  • Create Dye Sub profiles
  • Test printing in the Lab area

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Day 3

9:00 am – Printing and Transfer-Lab Time: Hands-On

10:15 am – Break

10:30 am – Lecture and Hands on: Spot Colors

  • Spot Color Lecture
  • Spot Color Replacement Hands On

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Recap with Panel

  • Panel Q&A

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