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    Very basic advice required please.

    Hi , as a complete novice, how should i best go about acquiring equipment and guidance?
    I intend initially to purchase a mug press, but obviously want to avoid purchasing a dud. In addition, is there a specific place to look on the site for such matters.
    I need as much info on the start up phase as is possible. Thanks, Robbie.

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    Hi,
    you will need both a mug press AND a printer specifically set up with sublimation inks.
    Ideally you also need an ICC profile, - so the printer prints the correct colours so you mugs look good.

    The lowest cost solutions (ebay / second hand etc) will not include any support, or the ICC profile, - so you will waste a lot of time and materials trying to get it right.

    The 'full service' solutions - sawgrass printer, quality press etc will cost more, but will include training and technical support ( EG The Magic Touch etc)

    There are some contributers on this forum that are part way between these extremes, - perhaps offering 3rd party low cost inks on modified printers and some support.

    As a beginner, - I would probably suggest you go for a supported solution so you get great results and can work on selling and growing your business instead of doing lots of experimenting and producing poor or inconsistant products.
    imho
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    Thanks for the advice logobear, appreciated.

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