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The DyeSubCast is simply the best place to get information about dye sublimation printing. We’ll be talking with equipment manufacturers, consumables manufacturers, dye sublimation producers, and we’ll also share our own experiences from running a dye sublimation business. It doesn’t matter if your new to dye sublimation or a seasoned professional with decades of experience, we’re certain there will be something here for you.
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DyeSubCast Episode 8: Eric Vessels


DyeSubCast Episode 79: Goodbye DyeSubCast
We want to thank all of our listeners and guests for these 79 episodes. This isn't the end of Jim and Shelby, though! Next Friday we'll be launching the Jim & Shelby Show with both audio and video episodes. We hope to see you there!
September 02, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 78: The Seasons of Business
Jim and Shelby talk about their experience and their clients' experience with handling both the busy season and the down season and what successful businesses do in each respective time period. 
August 30, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 77: Combating Competition
In this episode, Jim and Shelby talk about the very real threat of competition with your business, the different places it can come from, and how to deal with it. This episode was inspired a friend of Jim's who is closing the doors to his business after they just couldn't stay relevant in our rapidly changing world. This episode will briefly cover some unexpected forms of competition you may not even think about and also some tips on how you can get a slight edge to keep your dye sub business running. 
August 20, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 76: Substrates
In this quick episode, Jim and Shelby cover how to deal with different substrates as well as the supply chain issues going on with those substrates.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
August 12, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 75: Victoria Harris
A previous guest, Victoria Harris, joins us again to talk about what's going on in the world of textiles. As the senior textile segment specialist at Mimaki she is well-versed in how dye sublimation applies to the textile world. Her passion for the textile industry really shines through as she provides us with a lot of the advances made as dye sub became more mainstream. Victoria also asks Jim a great question at the end that sheds some light on his experience in the consulting space. 
August 05, 2022
DyeSub 101: Chapter 5
In this final chapter of DyeSub 101, we talk to you about marketing and advertising for your new dye sublimation business. We give a lot of our own personal experience using social media as well as paid advertising options and also touch on which if these we think gives the best bang for your buck.  If you missed any of the previous chapters, please go back and watch those as well. We hope this short series helps you decide how to tackle your own dye sublimation business. Feel free to reach out on social media or through email if you have any more questions for us!
July 22, 2022
DyeSub 101: Chapter 4
Since we've covered the "What" and the "Why", it's only natural that we move on to "Where?" This week's episode will be all about where you can sell your products. We will go over the different platforms that you can sell through as well as payment processing options with those platforms. This also includes the potential option to set up your own selling channel to build your brand. Multiple of these platforms can be used in tandem to help grow your business and we hope you do just that!
July 15, 2022
DyeSub 101: Chapter 3
Now that we have addressed the "Why" and the "What" we're going to start talking equipment. How do you decide what equipment to use, where do you get that equipment, and what other supplies will you need? We'll try to answer all of those questions for you in this chapter of DyeSub 101! Here are the links to our favorite providers of Dye Sublimation supplies: Conde CraftExpress Coastal JDS Industries
July 08, 2022
DyeSub 101: Chapter 2
Last week we got you thinking about WHY you should get into dye sublimation (Make sure you check out last week if you missed it). Today, we want you to think about WHAT you will use dye sublimation to create! This episode is a bit less directed because only you can answer this question. We provide you with some ideas as well as our own personal experiences deciding which products to create. Below are a few links to different substrate providers that might inspire you, as well as a very important instructional video on how to make grilled cheese on a heat press. Conde CraftExpress Coastal JDS Industries Grilled Cheese on a heat press
July 01, 2022
DyeSub 101: Chapter 1
This week we have the start of a new episodic series to complement the DyeSubCast. Welcome to DyeSub 101! Jim and Shelby will provide a step-by-step process for starting your own dye sublimation business while also outlining the process we went through to provide examples of what you should and, in some cases, should not do.  This episode will cover an obvious starting point: Why should you start a dye sub business?
June 24, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 69: Ray Weiss at WrapsCon
This episode contains a brief conversation with Ray Weiss from Printing United Alliance, who Jim had the chance to talk to at WrapsCon. Ray talked to Jim about a committee that has been formed to expand on textile printing in the International Standards Organization. This should be a big step forward for color verification on textiles. Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
June 10, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 68: Jim at WrapsCon
Jim shares his experience at the WrapsCon trade show in Indianapolis this week. The show is centered around vinyl wraps, as the name implies, so it isn't exactly dye sub related. However, the printing industry is ubiquitous enough that we always seem learn things applicable in one field can be transferred to others.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
June 03, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 67: Bruce Myers and Bill Pope
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May 27, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 66: Mark Heimerl
In today's installment of the DyeSubCast Jim and Shelby interview Mark Heimerl, the sales director at Serigraph. They met at ISA, though Mark coincidentally is based in Wisconsin like Jim. Mark talks about a variety of different substrates in addition to the capabilities and applications of these substrates.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
May 20, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 65: The ISA Expo
Jim and Shelby share their impressions of the International Sign Expo (ISA) in Atlanta, GA that they attended this week. In this short and sweet episode, you'll hear their takeaways from this show and what to expect in the future.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
May 06, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 64: Vik Patel 2
Jim and Shelby bring back the podcast's second ever guest, Vik Patel. When we talked to him in January of 2021 he was a marketing director, but now he started his own company called Craft Express. Vik's new company focuses specifically on dye sublimation by selling both heat presses and blank substrates. This week's episode is one we're very happy with. We hope you'll take the time to listen to all of the excellent information that Vik shares with us about dye sublimation substrates and personalization as an important industry trend.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
April 29, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 63: Gabriel Conti
On this episode, Jim and Shelby share a conversation that they had with Gabriel Conti, the CEO of Kover. They mainly cover UV inks, as that is Gabriel's area of expertise.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
April 22, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 62: Importance of Certification
In today's installment of the DyeSubCast, Jim and Shelby discuss how certifications programs are important for both competency with their subject material, but also branching out and growing your business through certification. This is a subject that Jim has dealt with throughout his entire career and is the reason that ColorCasters exists as a business today.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
April 15, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 61: Myrna Gutierrez
Jim and Shelby speak to Myrna Gutierrez, the founder of M A ^ E N Studio. Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
April 08, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 60: Continuous Improvement Conference with Bill Pope
This episode mainly revolves around the upcoming Continuous Improvement Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. We talk to a previous guest of ours, Bill Pope with Printing United Alliance. Bill gives an overview of what sets this conference apart and what attendees can expect from the conference in May.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
April 01, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 59: Dan Uress & Scott Adams
This episode is another interview from Jim & Shelby's Print Geeks series that we thought translated well to our listeners here. It is all about color management becoming more accessible through mobile apps and inexpensive devices for measuring color. Dan Uress is from the aptly named MeasureColor, and his company has recently started working on mobile solutions in the last few years. Scott Adams works for an ink manufacturer called JM Fry Printing Inks. Scott believes that having a streamlined mobile option to use across multiple locations would be a big step forward for the industry and shares his thoughts on the how and the why he feels that way.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
March 29, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 58: Jason Ahart
Today Jim and Shelby are joined by Jason Ahart, the Vice President of Production Operations at Moss. Things start out by coincidentally tying back to last week's episode with some talk about dye sublimation out in everyday life. Then the conversation shifts to some important tips for the ideal conditions for dye sublimation and how to overcome challenges associated with temperature and humidity.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
March 18, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 57: Jim Looks for DyeSub on a Cruise Ship
Jim's on vacation, but that doesn't mean he can't look for the impact of Dye Sublimation on the world! Shelby asks Jim about the different applications of dye sublimation aboard his cruise ship and Jim shares how his findings might impact print shops both large and small.  Here's the link to Jim being the Superman of Color: Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
March 11, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 56: Kristen Dettoni
Today's interview is another crossover with Jim & Shelby's Print Geeks show that they do. This one is with Kristen Dettoni, who has been all over different industries doing textile design for office furniture, hospitality, automotive, and residential with textile mills. We felt like this episode might resonate with some of our DyeSubCast listeners who are also their own designers because Kristen shares her process for creating her designs, as well as a very interesting story about her favorite patterns she's ever designed.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
March 05, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 55: Pantone Libraries Leaving Adobe
Jim and Shelby share their thoughts on Adobe and Pantone parting ways while presenting a few short term solutions and work around while you prepare for the future.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
February 25, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 54: Matthew Sheridan
This episode uses an interview from our Print Geeks interview with Matthew Sheridan, but we thought this was a fitting episode for the DyeSubCast. While the conversation does get pretty geeky, the focus of Matthew as the founder of Nix Sensors was to make a color measurement device that is accessible for the average person who doesn't have a lot of knowledge about color management. This makes it a perfect fit for a lot of small startups in dye sublimation that can't afford instruments that cost thousands of dollars to lock in their color.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
February 19, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 53: Show Up. Do the Work. Stick Around for the Results.
In this short but sweet episode, Jim shares some quick thoughts about how he approaches his work and how that approach has panned out for the first year of the DyeSubCast. We'd like to thank all of our listeners and podcast guests for sticking around, and we hope that you stay with us through 2022 to see what comes next!
February 11, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 52: Mike Ruff
Mike Ruff is a colleague of Jim & Shelby's who shares in their profession of Color Management Consulting. He has some extensive knowledge of dye sublimation as well as screen printing. Mike shares his own personal experience consulting with a previous podcast guest, John Whitt, and some of the specific challenges that they worked through together.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
February 04, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 51: Elmer Martinez
Jim and Shelby sit down with an old friend of theirs, Elmer Martinez. Elmer is the owner of Gryphon Media and and he specializes in vehicle wraps and signage. We ask him about the challenges involved with these less conventional forms of media as well as the considerations when designing for an atypical space like a vehicle wrap.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
January 28, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 50: Pattern Room
On this episode of The DyeSubCast we have a chat with Daniel Watts and Julia Van Der Sommen from an Australian-based company called Pattern Room. They share some incredible information about their company and the intricacies of the garment industry - specifically their patterned garments as well as consistency in clothing sizes.  You can learn more about Pattern Room here: Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
January 21, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 49: Ray Cheydleur
In today's podcast, Jim talks to Ray Cheydleur from X-Rite about what has been happening in color standards and instrumentation as well as looking forward to the upcoming PRINTING United Alliance Color22 conference, to be held in La Jolla, California from January 22–25. Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
January 14, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 48: Joe Marin
We start the new year by talking to Joe Marin from Printing United Alliance (PrUA). He is the Senior Vice President of Education and Training at PrUA and is also organizing the upcoming Color22 conference which Jim and Shelby will be attending.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
January 07, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 47: Looking Back at 2021
Jim and Shelby return from their brief hiatus with a top-down view of their podcasting journey through 2021. 
January 01, 2022
DyeSubCast Episode 46: In a Cab with Jim & Shelby
Jim and Shelby discuss everything that they learned at the Digital Textile Printing Conference in Durham, NC from the back of a cab. Includes all the charming road noise you would expect. 
December 10, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 45: Shoshana Burgett
On today's episode we talk to Shoshana Burgett, the founder of Colorkarma and Pink Elephant Productions. Shoshana has a background similar to ours with color management and building color profiles. She is going to be a panelist at the upcoming Digital Textile Printing Conference due to her wide array of know-how within the industry.  Click here for the "Luscious" video that was referenced during the Podcast Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile
November 19, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 44: Vegas Trade Shows
After missing a week and some change, we're back with a podcast about the trade shows that we attended in Las Vegas that caused us to miss a week. You can learn more about SpeckCheck Mobile by clicking here!
November 16, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 43: Ray Weiss 2
Jim and Shelby speak to Ray Weiss from Printing United Alliance (PrUA). Ray was on one of our previous episodes, but today he is back because there is an upcoming Digital Textile Printing Conference that we wanted to hear from him about.  You can learn more about the conference by clicking here.  You can learn more about SpeckCheck at
October 29, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 42: Visiting Just Vision It
Jim and Shelby recount their recent visit to a large scale custom dye sublimation producer. They share what they learned within the dye sublimation space as well as business advice to go along with it.  Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck!
October 22, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 41: Bitcoin in the Print Industry!
If you're a fan of Bitcoin then this is the episode for you. Jim and Shelby talk about how cryptocurrency, Bitcoin in particular, are impacting many industries as a form of payment. They also share Shelby's journey to becoming a believer in Bitcoin and plans to incorporate Bitcoin into their business in the near future. The article referenced in this podcast: Click here to learn more about SpeckCheck!
October 15, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 40: Creating Test Prints
Jim and Shelby discuss the thought that goes into creating a test image in order to match colors and the thought process that goes into selecting the right image for the job.  The link that Shelby mentions is a great resource and can be found here: To learn more about SpeckCheck, go to
October 08, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 39: Gabriel Conti
Today's guest, Gabriel Conti, is the United States director of NUtec Digital Ink: a dye sublimation ink manufacturer located in Miami. Gabriel has been in the dye sub business pretty much since the beginning and has watched the industry shape and evolve over time. He shares his story about how he got started in dye sub and then provides his seemingly endless knowledge on how dye sublimation inks work in different conditions.  Go to to learn more about the new SpeckCheck Mobile app!
October 01, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 38: Social Media Marketing
Today's episode is a shorter feature about using social media to create opportunities for your dye sublimation business based on our own personal success doing so. 
September 25, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 37: John Whitt
On today's DyeSubCast, we speak to John Whitt. John is the Chief Operating Officer at Just Vision It, a large-scale dye sublimation company located near Kansas City, MO. John shares his unorthodox method to building his business that has allowed him to continually scale up operations to the point where Just Vision It is now capable of massive production volume and has won multiple awards for their printing and designs. He sells his business model so effectively that Shelby signs up during the podcast. We also touch on the best BBQ in Kansas City, so if you're in the area you can take John Witt's advice. 
September 17, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 36: Bill Pope
Today's episode is actually an interview that we did with Bill Pope for a video series we have been doing with WhatTheyThink called Print Geeks. It is less focused on dye sublimation in particular and more the print industry as a whole. Bill is the Vice President of Technical Services at Printing United Alliance, and also an old friend of ours. We spend a lot of time discussing the importance of print and why less people seem to be entering the print industry, at least at the start of their careers. Near the end of the episode, Bill shares a personal anecdote about a lack of color consistency in a card game. The image for this episode shows the cards that he is referencing.  You can see more of Print Geeks by WhatTheyThink here:
September 10, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 35: Joshua Carruth
Today, Joshua Carruth from Decorated Apparel at Printing United Alliance joins us to discuss the advantages of using dye sublimation in the apparel space, and in the printing industry at large. 
September 03, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 34: Victoria Harris
Today we sit down with Victoria Harris, the Senior Textile Segment Specialist at Mimaki. With Victoria we are able to discuss how dye sublimation and fabric have both changed over time and how technology has changed with them. Then we talk about Mimaki's hardware and software solutions related to dye sublimation as well as acid and reactive printers. 
August 27, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 33: Ford Bowers
Today we talk to Ford Bowers, the CEO of Printing United Alliance. Ford had a lot of experience managing printing departments before getting involved with Printing United Alliance and provides us with a lot of invaluable top-level knowledge about the printing industry as a whole.  To learn more about our upcoming PrUA Color Management Boot Camp go to:
August 20, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 32: Jim Raffel
Today's episode is a short solo feature with Jim explaining the concept of "messy success". Sometimes your success won't look how you think it should, but that's okay. 
August 13, 2021
DyeSubCast Eipsode 31: Viktor Lazzeri
In this episode Jim speaks to Viktor Lazzeri. Viktor has over 10 years of experience at Barbieri, an industry leader in color measurement data. The majority of this episode deals with the importance of good measurements leading to good profiles leading to quality prints. This all relates to dye sublimation because profiles are paramount achieving quality prints. To learn more about our upcoming Color Management Boot Camp, go to
August 06, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 30: Behind the Curtain
Today, our planned guest had a scheduling conflict, so we spoke to the third ColorCasters employee and editor of the podcast, Jacob. He has experience with dye sublimation, building color profiles, and a little bit of design.  If you want to learn about building profiles just like Jacob did, you can sign up for a Color Management Boot Camp here before all the slots are full:
July 30, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 29
In this episode, we offer some advice to our listeners based on our personal experience with giving out free swag to promote our business, and some do's and don'ts that go along with this practice.  This is the picture of the pink bag (plus some other swag) that Jim referenced in this episode: You can learn more about our upcoming Color Management Boot Camp at
July 23, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 28: Dave Krawczuk
Today, Shelby talked to Dave Krawczuk of Dave is the Senior Director of Supply Operations as well as an active Twitter conversationalist. He has a good deal of experience working with web to print, specifically automating that process. Dave is able to provide conceptual advice about the tools that become available as an industry evolves, as well as directly applicable advice with storefront and customization solutions that are becoming available.  You can catch up with Dave on Twitter at: And if you're interested in a Color Management Boot Camp, you can learn more at
July 16, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 27: Nick Buettner
Today we talked with Nick Buettner. He is an old friend that we met through Printing United Alliance and has worked with dye sublimation and heat transfer paper since his childhood. Nick shares what he has learned about what to look for when buying both heat presses and paper, as well as the importance of using a rich black when printing. Nick also gives us some helpful advice about our own dye sublimation lab setup that we hope our listeners can apply as well.  If you would like to get in touch with Nick, you can email him at And if you would like to learn more about the upcoming Color Management Boot Camp in Miami go to:
July 09, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 26: Kathryn Sanders
On today's episode, we talk to Kathryn Sanders. Kathryn is a third generation textile printer and will be launching a digital textile printing studio with her husband in August. We discuss a wide range of dye sublimation topics with her focused primarily on textiles, but with a lot of nuggets of information that can be applied to any substrate. Kathryn lends advice to newcomers to the industry that dye sub is a growing field that can accommodate new people with new ideas. We also discuss the inevitability that you will run into issues that will require troubleshooting and experimentation, but you learn a lot along the way. Kathryn also mentions the importance of profiles and bringing in color management professionals for specialized work, which we were very happy to hear and of course agree with. To learn more about our upcoming in-person Color Management Boot Camp in Florida, go to: To follow Kathryn's new studio in preparation for their August launch, check their Instagram page:
July 05, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 25: The Future of the DyeSubCast
In this episode, Jim and Shelby take a look back at how things have gone so far with the podcast, as well as looking forward to where it may go in the future. There are also some bits of dye sublimation advice sprinkled in there, too. 
June 25, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 24: Mark Geeves
Today's guest, Mark Geeves, has extensive experience in the areas of color measurement equipment, color management software, and RIP software. His company Color Logic recently created a plugin for Adobe called Touch7 that has some interesting applications for extended gamut dye sublimation printing including with fluorescent colors. You can learn more about Mark and Color Logic here:
June 18, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 23: Eric Weishaar
Today's guest is Eric Weishaar, owner of Breckenridge Landscaping. Although Eric isn't in the print industry, he provides some incredible advice on starting a business, growing a business, and reaching a customer base as the market evolves. He was also one of our first customers when we started producing face coverings in 2020 and is able to give information from the consumer side of business to business sales.  If you want to see some of the beautiful work that Breckenridge Landscaping has done, you can find images on his website and twitter:
June 11, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 22: Shellie Hall
Shellie, not to be confused with Shelby, is a Customer Success Manager at Adobe that Jim and Shelby have known for quite a long time. Shellie has also been dabbling in dye sublimation on the side, which she shares the story of at the start of the podcast. Outside of Shellie's own personal experiences, she shares some tips about Adobe as well as information about Adobe Stock and Adobe's evolving machine learning, Adobe Sensei. If you are interested in Adobe Stock after Shellie and Shelby's conversation about it, you can learn more here:
June 04, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 21: Curtis Silver
In a change of pace, today's guest has very little dye sublimation knowledge. In fact, he needed to have it defined by Shelby during the podcast. However, Curtis Silver is a data analyst and a successful artist. He is able to provide a unique perspective by combining his knowledge of business practices and artistic abilities with an outsider perspective on dye sublimation.  You can learn more and communicate with Curtis at:
May 28, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 20: Michael Maxwell
The guest on this episode is Michael Maxwell, Senior Manager at Mimaki USA. Due to his experience working for such an established name in the industry, Michael is able to dig into the intricacies of dye sublimation inks, printers, and papers. Shelby and Michael also get into the topic of graphic design on textile products. You can learn more about Mimaki and what they do on their website:
May 21, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 19: Dave Conrad
Today, Jim and Shelby sit down with Dave Conrad of Hewlett Packard (HP). Dave is the Partner Business Manager at HP and discusses HP's first entry into the dye sublimation space with the HP STITCH series of printers. Despite how that may read, this is not an advertisement for HP's new printers. Dave is able to provide a lot of insight into what made a large and established company see an opportunity in the growing dye sublimation industry.  You can email Dave or look into HP's printers below:
May 14, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 18: Skylar Bennett and Kevin Shoemaker
Jim and Shelby interview Skylar Bennett and Kevin Shoemaker of Tough Apparel. They go through the story of how they launched Tough Apparel, and then the challenges they faced as they grew it to a successful business. This episode teaches some valuable lessons on what it takes to create a successful dye sublimation business, and that you don't need to be a huge operation for your business to succeed.  You can learn more about Skyler and Kevin on their webiste: There's a 10% off coupon code somewhere in the episode!
May 07, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 17: Tobias Sternbeck
Our guest today is the CEO of Beaver Paper, Tobias Sternbeck. Tobias shares the process of selecting the correct paper, and then dives into the technology behind manufacturing transfer paper. Jim, Shelby, and Tobias discuss paper weight, paper coatings, and the challenges of managing your color with so many different types of media.  More information about Tobias's company, Beaver Paper Group, can be found here:
April 30, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 16: Pam Richards
For this episode Jim and Shelby talk to Pam Richards, the owner of Color Gamut Digital Imaging. Pam has over 30 years of experience in the print industry and 15 years running her company. During the podcast, Pam goes over some of her experiences before having an insightful discussion about women in the print industry. Then towards the end, Pam turns things around on Jim and Shelby by grilling them about their consulting work and challenges that they've encountered. If you want to learn more about Pam's business, you can check their website here:
April 23, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 15: Matt Haseman
This week's conversation is with Matt Haseman, the Director of Facilities for Olympus Group and owner of his own service & support company, Transfer Tech. With Matt's service experience, he is able to provide a different point of view on heat presses in addition to his knowledge about equipment service and his preferred maintenance software.  If you would like to get in touch with Matt, you can email him at or visit
April 16, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 14: Ken Bach
Jim and Shelby speak with Ken Bach, the business development director at a fabric dye sublimation company called Aberdeen Fabrics. Given Ken's job, he has extensive experience with dye sublimation and shares some insight that has not been covered on this podcast yet, such as the differences between sublimation inks. Ken's experience leads the conversation to fabric sublimation often, but he still has knowledge about other substrates and discusses some others like metal and carpeting. Lastly, Ken provides useful advice for any dye sub startup that wants to scale their business in the future. Aberdeen Fabrics doesn't have much of an online presence, but if you have questions about dye sublimation Ken has provided his email address to help our listeners.
April 09, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 13: A Retrospective
Jim and Shelby reflect on the first 12 episodes of their new podcast and share some personal anecdotes along the way. There is no guest in this episode, so unfortunately you will be doomed to hearing only Jim and Shelby's voices over 30 minutes. If you don't already know, you can find Jim & Shelby on:
April 02, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 12: 2 Regular Guys
In this crossover episode, Jim and Shelby are joined by Aaron Montgomery and Terry Combs of the 2 Regular Guys podcast. They are both seasoned professionals in the textile decorating industry. Aaron currently runs an online success group, but he used to teach screen printing training classes. Terry also worked in screen printing and still does teach screen printing classes of his own, but his primary job is selling equipment so he is familiar with a lot of the dye sublimation hardware. Terry and Aaron supply a wealth of knowledge and advice for startups or small businesses to be successful as well as providing their own takes on the ever-present topic of trade shows. For more from The 2 Regular Guys, you can listen to their podcast on your preferred platform, or check their website:
March 26, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 11: Sandy Hubbard
Jim and Shelby speak with Sandy Hubbard, a marketing consultant within the print industry. Sandy has 40 years of reporting on and consulting to printing companies and vendors across the spectrum, including wide format, screen printing, packaging, specialty printing and finishing. They talk about the right strategies to take with your products as well as all of their experiences with trade shows and the desire to get back to them. Sandy is also very active in the twitter community of #printchat, so there is discussion about her experience there, too. You can find Sandy on Twitter and LinkedIn
March 19, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 10: Brian Adam
Today's guest is Brian Adam, the President of Olympus Group. Olympus Group produces a lot of unique wide format printing solutions and are very active in trade shows within the industry. The discussion today revolves around those trade shows as well as how Olympus Group navigated the challenges that came with the pandemic.  You can learn more about Olympus Group at
March 12, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 9: Michael Josefowicz
Michael Josefowicz was a 73-year-old retired printer who was very active on Twitter and within the printing community. Unfortunately, he passed away unexpectedly in January of 2021. Michael was incredibly kind, intelligent, and helpful to many in the world of printing. He was a truly remarkable man who touched many lives. Jim and Shelby had the privilege of recording this podcast with him shortly before his passing. We want to extend our heartfelt condolences to Michael's friends and family. We hope that this podcast can be one of the many pieces of his lasting legacy.
March 05, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 8: Eric Vessels
Today's guest is Eric Vessels, the president of the printing newsletter company WhatTheyThink. In addition to some personal anecdotes, Eric shares knowledge about trends in the printing industry and his vast experience with content marketing.  You can find Eric Vessels on LinkedIn and his companies at:
February 26, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 7: Don Carli
Today's guest, Don Carli, is a seasoned professional with extensive experience all throughout the graphic arts industry from marketing to design to print. Jim and Shelby ask Don about a wide range of topics within dye sublimation. He covers the importance of color reproduction on different substrates, ICC profiles, some general marketing advice, and some of his own personal experiences in the industry. Don Carli is the CEO of a market research consulting firm called Nima Hunter. You can learn more about Don and his business below. Twitter: Consulting Website:
February 20, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 6: Mary Song
In this episode, Jim and Shelby speak with Mary Song, Color Manager at Tectonics. She is attended a ColorCasters Color Management Boot Camp in the past and used that knowledge to advance her career. She manages color for multiple locations on some of the largest dye sublimation printing equipment available. Mary discusses why she loves dye sublimation, some of the challenges with managing color remotely, and how her company has been adapting to fit the changes coming to the dye sublimation industry as a whole.  You can learn more about Mary's company, Tectonics, at
February 12, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 5: Chris Bernat
In this episode, Jim and Shelby speak with Chris Bernat of VaporApparel (and his dog a few times). Chris has extensive experience in dye sublimation, specifically in the clothing industry. They cover the ins and outs of sublimating on wearable materials as well as Chris's experience on the blank garment production side of things.  You can find Chris Bernat on LinkedIn. You can find VaporApparel at or
February 05, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 4: Randy Anderson
You may notice that Shelby calls this episode 5. Due to circumstances out of our control, the episode recorded as our fourth episode will not be available for quite some time.  Shelby talks with Randy Anderson, the product marketing manager from MUTOH America. Randy lends a lot of insight into the world of dye sublimation from the perspective of a large producer as well as giving sage advice for those just starting up. His vast knowledge of different substrates and industry tricks should be valuable to anyone in the dye sub field. You can learn more about MUTOH at
February 01, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 3: Vik Patel
Jim speaks with Vik Patel, Director of Marketing at Sawgrass Technologies, about the most important aspects of dye sublimation. They also discuss how Sawgrass has positioned itself to specialize in dye sublimation products and help their users make the most of them. More information about Sawgrass can be found at:
January 22, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 2: Ray Weiss
In this episode, Jim and Shelby speak to Ray Weiss from Printing United Alliance about Color Management Boot Camps and how Covid-19 changed the landscape of them from in-person to online. They further discuss the benefits and drawbacks of online workshops both for the instructors and for the students. If you'd like to know more about Ray, you can find him here: Twitter: @ray_weiss_sgia LinkedIn: Raymond Weiss
January 15, 2021
DyeSubCast Episode 1: The Pilot
Jim and Shelby discuss their pivot from the consulting side of dye sublimation to the production side in the first episode of the DyeSubCast. 
January 08, 2021