Sublimation is the new trend in clothing, everyone loves the soft feel because it doesn't leave any material behind but rather dyes the product. Sublimation is not just limited to clothing and is just as beautiful on cups, license plates, car coasters, lunch bags, cosmetic cases, key chains, hat patches, and more still leaving the wonderful long lasting dye we love.
These templates are great for such products as well as shirts and clothing. They leave an open area for you to add monograms, personalization, or your own text while taking the design time off your plate. There are more substrate products available than I can list- if you need a custom size, please feel free to contact us and we will take care of that for you.
Sublimation Designs require a heat press, they can not be applied with a home iron. These transfers need to be placed on items made of a minimum of 50% polyester. The higher the polyester content, the more vibrant your colors. For shirts, I like to use the Tri-blend which gives a lighter, vintage look.
NOT HTV nor screen prints.
These must be used with a heat press, no home irons.
Transfers must be used on a items that are at least 50% polyester, 100% will give your brighter colors as what you see on the design.
A 50% polyester item will give you a faded, vintage look as the item is washed. Items should be light in color white or heather gray are best.
The transfers will not show up well on dark colors and if it is used on black will not show up at all. If you use a colored item (light pink, mint, etc.) where there is white on the transfer, it will become the color of the your item, also, using anything other than white will alter the colors of the transfer when pressed.
There is no feel to the garment when sublimation is used, it's perfectly smooth and feels like your item did before adding the design.
-Heat Press (no iron)
-White or Light Colored Fabric (white and light heather grey are the best choices)
-Garment MUST be at least 50% polyester, the higher the poly content the more vibrant the colors (lower polyester content gives a vintage look).
-Other substrates must be sublimation ready- usually with a poly coating.
Instructions for pressing t-shirts- design times and temps vary by heat press & according to the substrates being used:
– 390-400 degrees F
– 45-60 seconds
– medium pressure
All measurements are approximate and will sized accordingly to the design.
Some of the pics are mock ups on products to give you an idea of how the transfers will look. This listing is for the sublimation transfer only and does not come with the products shown.
Visit us at www.GSGDesigns.com for all of of our sublimation transfers and digital design files.