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What is sublimation?

Sublimation is about special colors (inks) which can be transferred to different surfaces by means of heat.

Which surfaces can be refined?
A big advantage of sublimation is that you are extremely flexible! Regardless of whether textiles or smooth surfaces, this process only requires the condition that your item is made of a polyester-coated material (at least 80% polyester).

  • Space-saving & flexible: You don’t need a new film for each color (e.g. iron-on film) and can spontaneously implement new designs & patterns
  • Time-saving
  • Transfer of photos is super easy
  • More comfortable to wear textiles
  • Color gradients and multi-colored motifs in one step
  • Scratch-resistant motifs
  • Freehand your own motifs Draw with sublimation pens – and transfer them later

Polyester-coated surfaces (at least 80% polyester content) are available in a variety of different shapes and materials.

  • Pillow cases (also with sequins)
  • Shirts & other clothing
  • Mugs
  • Keychains
  • Bags
  • Coasters and much more!

This is required

  • A transfer press / possibly also a mug press
  • Your design
  • A sublimation printer with sublimation ink and printer paper to refine
  • Your textile / surface (polyester-coated material with at least 80% polyester content)
  • Heat-resistant adhesive tape

Step 4

Attention, your object and the sublimation paper are still hot. Wait until these have cooled down before removing / inspecting them.

You can also use heat-resistant gloves.

Finished!
Now your surface has been refined with the new motif! It works that simple! We wish you a lot of fun and great creative ideas!

Step 1

First, print out your design with a sublimation printer and ink on suitable paper. You can also use our already printed iXpaper sublimation paper.

Make sure that fonts have to be mirrored before printing.

Press settings for plottiX sublimation articles

Kreativ, praktisch und individuell! Mit dem iXpaper Sublimationspapier können Sie eigene Motive sublimieren.

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 3 28
Brother CM-Series 1 1
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 226 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Recommended Temperatures & press on time

Temperature 180°C
Press On Time 60 seconds

(May vary depending on the blank used)

Weiße Tasse zum sublimieren

Kegelbecher SublimationBunte Tassen Sublimation

Press settings

Temperature Press time
180°C 60 seconds

Material used: Printed on Epson sublimation paper with the Epson SureColor SC-F100.

Emaille Becher

Press settings

Temperature Press time
180°C 120 seconds

Material used: Printed on Epson sublimation paper with the Epson SureColor SC-F100.

Untersetzer zum Sublimieren

Press settings

Temperature Press time
180°C 50 seconds

Material used: Printed on Epson sublimation paper with the Epson SureColor SC-F100.

Glitzernde Schlüsselanhänger welche Sie auf einer Seite sublimieren können.Anhänger für Münzen – Sublimation

Press settings

Temperature Press time
180°C 50 seconds

Material used: Printed on Epson sublimation paper with the Epson SureColor SC-F100.

Kissenbezug zum Sublimieren

Press settings

Temperature Press time
180°C 120 seconds

Material used: Printed on Epson sublimation paper with the Epson SureColor SC-F100.