Wed. May 24, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Dye sublimation is a great option for those who are seeking high quality photographic results. Feel free to make your artwork as complicated as you want, because there are endless possibilities when using dye sublimation! In fact, did you know that it is possible to sublimate onto our HTV Textured Glitter? You can use any polyester or polymer-coated substrates with dye sublimation... and that’s why HTV Textured Glitter works!
What Will You Need?
If you’re still unsure of where to start, check out one of our sublimation printer starter kits.
Teflon sheet (optional but recommended)
Thermo tape (optional but recommended)
First print your dye sublimation design (with a dye sublimation printer) and cut your glitter design.
As you normally would with HTV Textured Glitter, cut away any excess material and weed your design.
You now need to tack down your glitter design onto your garment. To do so, press your glitter at 330 degrees (F) for about 3 seconds. You don’t need to press the glitter for the full recommended time, because you will be re-pressing it.
Next, place your dye sublimation design (face down) on top of the glitter. We recommend using thermo tape to help keep the dye sublimation design in place.
Now you are ready to press. You will want to turn up your heat press and press your design at about 400 degrees (F) for 35-40 seconds.
Peel the dye sublimation design paper off (peel HOT) and you’re done!!!