Cat Coaster Sample Arrived from Highland Graphics

Samples of Cat Coasters
Originally uploaded by AndyMathis
This is the sample of my Cat Coasters. The color doesn't look too bad on my monitor, but in real life, yikes!

Blue-Grey tabby cat is green. Alien Green.

I have been sublimating this image onto ceramic tile and it has been very popular. The problem is now that sublimation inks are SO, SO expensive.

Regular inkjet cartridges run about 20-25 for each one. The same cartridges with sublimation ink runs $100 each. When I purchased the heat press back in 2001, the inkset was around $200.

These are not as large, as thick, or as nice as the art tile/ coaster ones that I sublimate. But a set of 4 of these will retail somewhere around $15-20. Rather than $40.

Big difference for a set of coasters.

4 comments: said...

May I suggest you change your printer to take bulk inks. The cost of printing dye sub goes down considerably from the cartridges. Also, you may be able to change over one cart at a time, to refillables. Check with
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Andy Mathis said...

bulk ink would save a little according to Sublijet. 25 cents/transfer.

However, the bulk ink connection system seems to have been discontinued for my printer shortly after I upgraded it. said...

Which printer is it that you have? At Conde we sell ArTainium inks, maybe we have something you could use. Probably would be better to upgrade to a new printer. I hear Epson has the C120 refurbs for $39 plus free shipping. I know dye sub can be a little pricey to get into, but at Conde we make every effort to defray that cost. The ink company has Free Ink Specials quite often, for instance.
Good luck,

Liza said...

Wow, it looks great! I've been looking through your blog and am really enjoying it - especially the little stories about your weekly cases and such. It's really interesting to get a bit of insight into the daily work of a vet!

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