I want to wish all my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving and I wanted to share with you what I’ve been up to the last few months AND what’s coming very soon!
Firstly, running a business is hard and after the initial hype wore off, my sales dropped which was a little discouraging. I also didn’t take into account the limitations I had with the equipment I was using so for my birthday this year, I invested in myself and bought a WalaPress Sublimation Oven. I can now sublimate more than one 20 oz tumbler at a time and offer more sizes as well as products! I’m beyond excited. The reason I went with an oven instead of a tumbler press is because of space. I didn’t want to have to store all the attachments for the different cup sizes and I also didn’t want the added expense of them either. Shrink wrappers are a more affordable option and are the recommended option for sublimation ovens.
I have another surprise! Some of my friends at church blessed me monetarily for my birthday and with that money, I was able to buy the other piece of equipment I needed to grow my business. A HTV Ront Auto Heat Press. It’s beautiful and applies vinyl like a dream.
Let me explain my reasoning to you before the criticism is unleashed. The reason I chose this heat press is because of the automatic feature. As many of you are aware I have fibromyalgia and pretty bad arthritis in my neck which causes a lot of pain, especially with overuse. This heat press allows me to make bulk orders in one sitting without having to shut the press every single time. That in itself is worth it to me. I have seen some reviews complaining about not being able to adjust the pressure, but I have found workarounds, like adding a press pillow under a t-shirt for added bulk or turning an oversized hoodied to the side so the hood doesn’t disrupt closing the drawer.
Here they are! I can’t wait to share with you the new Christmas products that I’ll be offering so check back soon!