Colorful Sublimation Transfers that Honor Faith, Family, and Country
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What are Sublimation Transfers?
Making a sublimation transfer involves printing a design onto a sheet of specialty paper, with sublimation ink, and pressing it to a garment with a heat press. The ink becomes part of the fabric rather than adding a layer on top. This results is a transfer that is unmatched in both durability and feel.
Sublimation ink, when heated, turns from a solid to a gas that embeds itself into the polyester fabric. When it cools, it goes back to a solid and becomes a permanent part of the fabric. This means that your transferred design adds no additional layer on top, so there's no difference in feeling between the printed image and the rest of the fabric.
Sublimation not only works on polyester fabrics - it also works on a wide variety of hard surfaces with a poly-coating, including jewelry, mugs, puzzles and much more.
(Paraphrased from a blog written by Matthew Maurer titled "Heat Transfer Paper vs. Sublimation Printing" on www.Coastalbusiness.com)
How to apply a sublimation Transfer?
To apply a sublimation transfer properly, you will need a heat press or a Cricut Easy Press. Follow these general directions:
1) Set your heat press to 400 degrees*.
2) Position your transfer face down on your project, then cover with copy paper, parchment paper, or un-waxed butcher paper.
3) Press for 45-60 seconds * with medium pressure.
4) Remove transfer immediately.
Obviously there is more involved than just these simple directions. Please watch video tutorials and join some Facebook groups to learn more. I will be adding some of my own tutorials soon, so check back and see what can be created with this awesome craft method.
* Time and temperatures differ due to temperature variations in the heat press.
How to Order a Sublimation Transfer?
Choose a design below, then click on the Size you want to order
Each design comes in three different, approximate sizes - Small (4'x6"), Medium (6"x8"), and Large (8"x10"-13").
I will send you confirmation of your order, and ship out within 3 business days. After I ship it, I will send you the USPS tracking number.
The designs in this gallery will change on occasion, so check back to see new ones. If you do not see what you want or need a different size, Click Here to email me your request.