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You Bought a Sawgrass System - What's Next?

The day has is finally here – your Sawgrass sublimation system has arrived.  With great excitement, and a bit of apprehension, you open up your box to reveal your new machine.  You carefully take it out and set it on a table.  You stand there with your hands on your hips and stare at the printer – and it stares back.  The room becomes completely silent.  You scratch your head then cross your arms, all the while never breaking eye contact with the printer.  And then it dawns on you - you have no idea what to do next.

Well, you can toss that thought right out the nearest window because we have made setting up your Sawgrass printer one of the easiest tasks you can imagine.  In fact, we have put together multiple methods of helping you get it done.

If you are the DIY kind of person (or a guy like me who doesn’t read the directions) you can go to the Sawgrass Academy and go through our Video Training courses that cover everything from setting up your printer to making your first product. 

On the other hand, if you like to work with live people in real-time, you can take advantage of our onboarding program.  You simply go to Sawgrass Setup and schedule an appointment for one of our sublimation technical experts to call you and walk you through the process.

Another option is to contact your Sublimation Dealer as they too have programs for getting you setup and running.

The last thing you want to do is put off starting your sublimation journey.  It’s not a difficult experience to learn the ins and outs, but like everything else, a little bit of practice and experimentation go a long way in building your confidence so you can start focusing on making money instead of which buttons to push.

I have two strategies that I want you to follow.  The first is to start experimenting with lots of different substrates so you can get comfortable in the differences of how they respond to sublimation.  But don’t do this randomly, since the blanks aren’t free.  Think about creating sample kits to use for sales and marketing, so that you are not only learning, you are creating useful products. 

Choose a market that you have an interest in selling to.  Then create a fictitious organization complete with name, logo, slogans, colors, etc.  Think about the products that would appeal to that market and would be appealing to an organization within that market.  Then create your kit.  It doesn’t need to be big, typically seven pieces is a good number.  Be creative and have fun doing it.  Incorporate some photos and plenty of creativity.  You want to impress people!


The second strategy is to take notes on your production processes.  If you find that some substrates don’t come out looking like you had hoped, then try to determine why and write down the details.  Save this for the future.  Essentially you are creating recipes for different substrates, which is invaluable information.

We are offering a special webinar to help you with that – The Top 10 Mistakes That New Sublimators Make and How to Avoid Them.  Be sure to register today.

Once you have spent some time experimenting, you and your printer will become best friends and then you can move forward towards the next level.  Turning creativity into cash!

Make sure you check out our Premium Designs from Premier Artists.  With hundreds of retail themes, it's the perfect tool to help launch your business.

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the Sawgrass Community.
Jimmy Lamb

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