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Contact: Andrea Evans, International Marketing Manager
Phone: 01144 7974431219
Email: aevans@sawgrassink.com

Sublimation Art From Sawgrass at Printing United

Mount Pleasant, SC, October 23rd, 2019 — Sawgrass Technologies is celebrating the spirit of Texas at Printing United on Booth #1805. Using the wonders of sublimation, the pioneering brand has created a must-see piece of art.

Using more than a dozen different substrates, Sawgrass has created a giant collage that has come to be known as “Texas Boy”. The piece is young boy sporting ranch clothing and carrying a Texas flag. To show the versatility of sublimation, the collage includes coasters, a clipboard, dog tags, a stadium seat, luggage tags, a glass picture frame, a puzzle, wooden panels and metal panels with finishes ranging from matte, semi-gloss and glossy material. Standing at 71 inches tall and 35 inches wide, the piece is surely hard to miss, but how much planning goes into creating a collage of this size?

The idea for “Texas Boy” started a couple of months ago, when Business Development Director, Vik Patel, was contemplating the possibility of creating a sublimation collage. From there ideas started flowing, but finding the “right” image became the first challenge. “Texas Boy” made his first appearance and everyone agreed he was perfect!

Using Sawgrass’ design platform, CreativeStudio, and its proprietary print manager, it was super easy to select the correct settings for each material or substrate knowing that we would get the best result with optimal color and quality. Everything was then printed on the Sawgrass VJ 628, which is the world’s first fully integrated 25-inch desktop, 8-colour sublimation printer. The colors achieved with the VJ 628 are truly stunning and vibrant while the blacks are deep and the greys neutral.

The tricky bit of the whole project was working out how all the different substrates would fit the image. It was like a huge jigsaw and the creative team spent their time printing and pressing the images and products before packing it all up to ship to Dallas for the show.

Be sure to head over to booth #1805 to get your picture taken with “Texas Boy” and share using #SawgrassTexasBoy - you probably won’t see anything else like it while at Printing United.

About Sawgrass

Sawgrass is the global leader in delivering dye sublimation and digital printing solutions that make personalisation possible and empower creative entrepreneurs to get customised products to market in record time. Sawgrass’ fully integrated printer, ink, software and support solutions are ideal for decorating ceramic, metal, fabric, wood and plastic with durable, vibrant, high-definition images. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Sawgrass provides products, service and support through its Global Dealer Network throughout 100 countries. For more information, visit sawgrassink.com.