We are OBSESSED with sublimation! However, it does have some limitations when it comes to the fabrics that it can sublimate on. Ideally, you’d use a 100% polyester white shirt […]
We are OBSESSED with sublimation! However, it does have some limitations when it comes to the fabrics that it can sublimate on. Ideally, you’d use a 100% polyester white shirt to sublimate on, but if you’re like us, there aren’t a whole lot of white shirt in our wardrobe for a reason. While you theoretically can sublimate on other light color polyester shirts, the shirt color will affect your sublimation design. That’s because most sublimation inks don’t have a way to lay down a white base. However, you can create your OWN white base with glitter heat transfer vinyl (HTV).
It’s important to note here that not alllllll white iron-on materials will give you a lasting effect. The reason that glitter HTV works for sublimation is because the glitter itself is made of a poly material. There are a couple of other HTVs that will work, but we haven’t tried those…yet. For now, we love how the glitter HTV makes your sublimation design sparkle.
There are quite a few steps and details that you’ll need to know to have a successful sublimation on white glitter HTV, but we have you covered!
Follow this tutorial below to learn all about how to sublimate on white glitter HTV
🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):
Starcraft 8-in-1 Swing Away Heat Press:We purchased at Brilliant Vinyl: https://rebrand.ly/BVheatpress
Other Heat Presses We Considered:
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ Swing Away with Sure Pressure: http://shrsl.com/35rf0
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ 8-in1 Swing Away with Sure Pressure: http://shrsl.com/35rf4
Fancierstudio Heat Press on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3tzedYb
Epson EcoTank Printer (we’ve used the 15000 and 2720): https://amzn.to/3gdRKd5
Cosmos Sublimation Ink: http://shrsl.com/2wvo1
ASUB Sublimation Paper: https://amzn.to/3tye1Z1
Butcher Paper: https://amzn.to/398q869
Heat Resistant Tape
Creative Fabrica image: https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/sublimation-christmas-tree-design/ref/1386779/
Standard Grip Mat:
White Glitter Iron On (HTV):
Self-Healing Cutting Mat:
Cricut Knife (Exacto):
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