We are stepping up our sublimation game BIG TIME with this project! For those who don’t know, sublimation is a process where special ink will turn to gas when heat is applied to it, infusing it into certain substrates. Both the ink and the substrate (mug, shirt, etc.) has to be designed especially for this process to work. 

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Our first foray into sublimation was with Cricut’s Infusible Ink, which got us hooked. The Infusible Ink is great, but it’s a bit limiting in the types of designs (small details are tough) and colors/patterns available. Traditional sublimation printers are REALLY expensive, so those were definitely out of our budget at this time. 

However, we learned that some Epson inkjet printers can be converted into sublimation printers!

Note: Not all inkjet printers can be converted, so be sure to do your research.

We chose to convert the Epson EcoTank ET 2720 into a sublimation printer. In this video, we show you how easy it is to do the conversion. We chose to use Cosmos Sublimation Ink, though we are not sponsored or affiliated with them.  

Watch this video to see us convert the Epson EcoTank 2720 into a sublimation printer (and see the results of our first few prints and presses!)

🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Cosmos Sublimation Ink: http://shrsl.com/3mmhi
Epson EcoTank 2720 Printer – https://amzn.to/3cAiDqV
A-Sub Sublimation Paper – https://amzn.to/3vRDoWz
Silicon Trivets – https://amzn.to/3lHzLhk
Butcher Paper – https://amzn.to/398q869
Cricut Mug Press
       Cricut: https://cricut.pxf.io/mugpress
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Cricut Mugs – 12oz
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Cricut Mugs – 15oz
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Cricut EasyPress
     Cricut (9″x9″): https://cricut.pxf.io/easypress
     Amazon (6″ x 7″): https://amzn.to/3u7U36w
Cricut Sublimation Coasters
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Cricut Infusible Ink Papers
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Cricut Heat Resistant Tape
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    • Hello! Yes – as long as those materials are at least 65% (but preferably 100%) polyester, you can do sublimation on them. Also be sure that you’re working with white or very, very light colors. Hope this helps!


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