The next thing is, you must decide what you want to sell, who you want to sell it to, and how many do you want to sell. A normal reaction to this of course is, “I want to do it all”. Unless you are already staffed with 10-20 people and have a very large startup budget, I’m sorry to say it can’t be done. Most people getting into this business are typically part-time startup companies or they are people who currently run: awards shops, screen printing shops, engravers, sign printers, or embroidery shops who want to offer dye sublimation as an “add on” to their business. This is a diverse group of people who may have totally different ideas for what they want from a dye sublimation system.
The very first thing you need to be aware of is, what I say today may not be correct tomorrow or possibly even later today. The dye sublimation transfer industry has been changing so quickly over the last 2 years that it is even difficult for us veterans to keep up and we must rely on each other to stay current with all of the changes.