What do you get when you combine laser cutting and sublimation? Daniel calls it “sublasermation.” While that’s not an industry term (yet), it’s something we’ve been pretty passionate about. We LOVE crafting with our laser, and sublimation is hands down the best way to transfer graphics that we’ve found so far. So we’ve been exploring the intersection of laser cutting (and laser engraving) with sublimation over the last several months.

However, it’s not always easy to know which materials you can cut in a laser…or which ones take sublimation well. That why, for the last several months, we’ve been testing which materials work well for both laser cutting and sublimation. We found four that work really well…and that one really doesn’t (even though you think it should). So in today’s video tutorial, we show you:

  • Glowforge laser cutting settings for Unisub Sublimation Board and how to sublimate on unisub board,
  • Glowforge laser cutting settings for Sublimation Acrylic and how to sublimate on this new sublimation acrylic
  • Glowforge laser cutting settings for Clear Acrylic and how to sublimate on clear acrylic and white acrylic
  • Glowforge laser cutting settings for Wood and how to sublimate on wood

But before we get to the video, don’t forget that you can save big time on your Glowforge purchase:


If you’re considering buying a Glowforge, we’d appreciate it if you use our GLOWFORGE REFERRAL LINK. You can get up to $500 off, and we’ll get something too, which will enable us to keep creating content!

Now, check out this video to see which materials made the SUBLASERMATION cut!

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

Glowforge:  https://glowforge.us/f/MJVAZMME

Unisub Board:  https://link.justmightdiy.com/Unisub1

          Use code 9PME6 for 10% off List Price at Johnson Plastics Plus

Sublimation Acrylic: https://link.justmightdiy.com/jpplus-sub-acrylic

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Regular Acrylic: https://shrsl.com/3ib6h

Wood: https://homedepot.sjv.io/jW3555

Eucatile Thrifty White Hardboard: https://homedepot.sjv.io/AoY7eK

Swing Away Heat Press:  http://shrsl.com/3us8c

Masking for Lasers: https://amzn.to/3K4CwER

Scraper for Masking: https://amzn.to/3x0OWtM

Hiipoo Sublimation Tumblers: https://amzn.to/3WHlylZ

Hiipoo Sublimation Ink: https://amzn.to/3TH5zne

Hiipoo Sublimation Paper (8.5×11): https://amzn.to/3AK0xO1

Epson EcoTank 15000: https://amzn.to/3xi2TD1

Butcher Paper: https://amzn.to/3RwmWFe

Silicone Mats for Cooling: https://amzn.to/3AO1pRJ

Heat Resistant Tape: https://amzn.to/3Wau4ZL

Heat Resistant Gloves: https://amzn.to/3YsEgPH

Geode Design:  https://designbundles.net/wispywillowdesigns/1764312-rainbow-geodes-sublimation-background-elements-png?ref=PiheTd


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