Learn All About Sublimation
Sublimation vs. Screen Printing
Not sure which process you should be using to make custom shirts and other products? My favorite methods include screen printing with vinyl, sublimation and Supacolor heat transfers. Which method I use depends on the project I am making.
Best Sublimation Printer
Ready to get started with sublimation? The most difficult decisions is which printer to purchase. I started with an Epson Ecotank printer that I converted to a sublimation printer. This was an inexpensive DIY hack to get me started. However, I ran into some problems with this printer.
Watch this video as I explain what happened to my Epson Ecotank and why I replaced it with the Sawgrass SG1000.
I have curated my favorite sublimation printer packages from Pro World to help you get the best deal on the basic equipment you need to get started.
Is sublimation better than screen printing?
How durable is sublimation? Does it fade with washing?
How does sublimation work on dark/red color fabric?
What types of shirts work with sublimation?
Sublimation printing is only suitable for garments that include polyester. While 100% polyester gives you the most vivid results, you can use poly blends. I would recommend using shirts with at least 50% or higher polyester. Shop sublimation blanks at low prices
What other products can you sublimate?
There are tons of sublimation-friendly blanks available. Always be sure you are purchasing true sublimation blanks. Not all white mugs or tumblers will take sublimation. Pro World has a huge selection of blanks that are designed for sublimation.
Can I use a regular printer for sublimation?
No, a regular inkjet or laser printer will not work for sublimation. Sublimation requires a special ink. While you can convert a tankless printer, like the Epson Ecotank printers, this printer did not have a long lifespan for me. I recommend investing in a legitimate sublimation printer like the SG500 sublimation printer or SG1000 sublimation printer.