Sublimation Transfer Details

Sublimation is the process of transferring a design from paper onto your material using high heat and pressure. The inks combine with the fabric or substrate for a permanent bond. Sublimation has very little to no fading when done on the correct surfaces. The dyes adhere into polyester fibers whereas DTF or screen-printed designs sit on top of the fabrics.


What can I sublimate?

Sublimation works best on polyester materials. You can sublimate on polyester coated materials such as ceramic tiles, metals and cups as well as polyester fabrics such as shirts, can koozies and more. Beware: not all blanks are made the same. If you go to the store and buy a white ceramic mug to sublimate, it may not have the proper coating for sublimation, but if you go to the store and buy a white 100% polyester shirt you will be in business.

What is the heat requirement and press time?

Temperature and press times vary depending on the surface you are sublimating. 

Want to know more about sublimation?



Read More about Sublimation for Beginners on our craft website.

From the sublimation transfer paper...


to the tumbler!