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 Swing Away Heat Press: https://link.justmightdiy.com/BVSCHPaf
Teflon Sheet Covering Heat Press: https://amzn.to/3CZXAbW
Magnets for Teflon Sheet: https://amzn.to/3kouTON

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

Sublimation Supplies:
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
     Cricut: http://shrsl.com/2vvnb
     Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Phaa2L
Creative Fabrica image: https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/sublimation-christmas-tree-design/ref/1386779/

Cricut Supplies:
Cricut Maker:
     Cricut: http://shrsl.com/2wwhx
     Amazon: https://amzn.to/3e1AWVj
Standard Grip Mat:
Cricut: http://shrsl.com/36bvl
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3i2yD7u
White Glitter Iron On (HTV):
Cricut: http://shrsl.com/36bvi
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3AI9V3k
Self-Healing Cutting Mat:
Cricut: http://shrsl.com/36bvr
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37uaLnf
Cricut Knife (Exacto):
Cricut: http://shrsl.com/36bvo
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VCbdx2


We are a participant in a few affiliate and influencer programs, which means that we earn a commission when you click on certain links. You don’t pay anything extra for the items you buy; we just get credit for referring you! Here’s an overview of the companies whose programs we participate in: Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Brilliant Vinyl, Creative Fabrica, Cricut, Cosmos Ink, Design Bundles, Etsy, Heat Press Nation, Home Depot, Johnson Plastics Plus, Michael’s, Pro World and Swing Design. For more details, see our Affiliate Disclosure Page.

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