GJS Machinery today launched ‘So You Think You Can Sublimate’ - Australia’s first national dye sublimation competition.

The competition has been created to showcase the amazing talent and potential in the Australian dye sublimation community and provide a platform for inspiration and idea sharing on social media.


“We often see competitions run for those in the car-wrapping, signage and large-format sectors, so we wanted to do something a bit different,” said Greg Stone, Director, GJS Machinery. “This competition has been created for those who run dye sublimation businesses from their sheds, those that print mugs in their spare rooms, the people around the country that print shirts or stubby holders for the local footy team and of course those bigger customers who might have their own stores or kiosks.

“There is a lot of great design, printing and innovation occurring in the Australian dye sublimation market, we see it every day when we speak with our customers, so we wanted to create a way to curate and reward those out there that are doing exceptional work” Stone added.

Details of the completion, prizes, mechanics of entry and closing dates are listed below.

MAJOR PRIZE - SubliJet-E 9700 44” Dye Sublimation System - VALUED AT $10,000!

  1. Epson Stylus Pro 9700 Printer
  2. George Knight 16” x 20” (406 x 508mm) swing-away heat transfer press
  3. Supply of quality Sawgrass inks

The major prize winner will also receive a complimentary full page advertisement in Image Magazine to promote their business.


  1. Second Place: $500 to spend online in the GJS store
  2. Third Place: $200 to spend online in the GJS store


  1. The competition is open to anyone in Australia the dye sublimation printing industry
  2. Entrants may sublimate on any substrate, using any type of design they feel is the most creative
  3. Entries will be judged on artwork/design innovation; creative use of substrate; originality and market potential
  4. Enter as many times as you like!
  5. Include with your entry details of the printer, paper and ink used in the creation of your product
  6. Finalists will be asked to send their creations in for display on the GJS stand at the upcoming Visual Impact Image Expo
  7. Entrants must be able to prove they are the creators of the products by providing original digital artwork or supporting documentation if requested

Simply photograph your entry and send it to: comp@gjsmachinery.com.au

Official Twitter hashtag: #SYTYCS

Competition Closes:
    Friday 21 September 2012
    Winners to be announced at Visual Impact Image Expo in September

“We couldn’t have put this great competition together without the help of our partners, George Knight who have kindly donated a heat press and Sawgrass Europe who have generously provided ink for the major prize” Stone concluded.

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