Before you rush to order some though, let's make sure you understand the process and have the few things you will need for your sublimation project - and check out the video at the bottom of this post for a step by step tutorial!
What are sublimation transfers?
What will you need for sublimation transfers?
Few Things to Note:
- White or light colored garments will work the best. You will not be able to see the design well (or at all) on dark fabrics.
- The sublimation process will not work on 100% cotton fabrics, and sublimations on poly-cotton blend fabrics may not be as bright. 92% and 96% polyester shirts will work great!
- Garments made of 65% polyester will result in the transfer having a vintage, washed out look.
- There is no white sublimation ink. Any part of the design that appears white on the paper will be whatever color of fabric you put it on.
- If you do not have a polyester garment, you can still use a sublimation transfer if you apply white or a light color glitter HTV. Learn more here.
What are some of the Benefits of Sublimation Transfers?
- Because it is a part of the fabric, the sublimation transfers are durable and long-lasting.
- There is no weeding required. We send the design to you and it is ready to press. Simply place face down, press, and remove paper backing.
- Great for multi-colored designs with intricate pieces. This is a great option for designs that you would not be able to create with heat transfer vinyl, and you don't have to worry about which materials can be layered since the sublimation transfer is one image.
How to Apply Sublimation Transfers
Are you ready to give these a try for yourself? You can check out our growing selection of sublimation transfers here!
Plus, we now have 100% polyester shirts. Check out our size guide below.