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Sublimation Process - Pros and Cons

Dye-Sublimation Sublimation

As with all t-shirt applications, there are pros and cons as well as procedures to follow for best results.

Dye-sublimation heat transfer is the process of applying heat transfer dye (ink) on to a substrate, such as a poly-rich t-shirt. Dye-sublimation can give a long lasting transfer to a garment that does not add any weight or thickness to the end product. Unlike other applications like screen printing and direct to garment (DTG) methods these prints will not crack, fade or peel.

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Sublimation Instructions

Dye-Sublimation Sublimation

Sublimation Instructions

Dye-sublimation - Steps and Tips

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Reverse Canvas : Lots of value in this little piece!

Instructions Project Ideas

Reverse Canvas : Lots of value in this little piece!

The reverse canvas technique is a lot of fun and so easy. It is not necessarily a perfect piece. But, if you like value (time spent to results achieved), this piece is just for you. The most common question I get is what makes it a ‘Reverse’ canvas. The reverse canvas is achieved because you rip the canvas off one side of a finished frame and staple it back on the reverse side. By doing it this way, you get a nifty frame to finish off your piece for your home décor. Items needed: Canvas Measuring Tape Paint / Stain...

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Using Printed HTV

Instructions

Using Printed HTV

Pick your design and program to cut Right Reading. Do not mirror. Lay your vinyl on your mat with the design facing upwards, towards you. Cut the vinyl on your typical HTV setting. Pull the vinyl from your mat and place on a surface for weeding. Slightly pull a non-cut edge towards you separating the vinyl from the back carrier sheet. The back carrier sheet is a shiny clear plastic sheet. Weed your design. Find a mask or transfer sheet. (You can even use a previous carrier sheet from an already cut piece of HTV. The glitter carrier sheets work...

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Decorating with Vinyl and Bleach

Bleach Harry Potter Shirt Vinyl

Supplies Design/ Cutter/ Weeder (Transfer Tape, if applicable) Permanent Vinyl (I used Oracal 651) Shirt Bleach, diluted with  Spray bottle preferably Board (I used a cutting board) Vinegar Paper Towels   To make a bleached out shirt, Cut out your design on permanent sign vinyl. The permanent vinyl will allow it to adhere to the shirt. Cut it right reading, not mirrored. Weed the vinyl. TIP: For small pieces that can be weeded when the rest of the design is continuous, use a leftover piece of the carrier sheet from some heat transfer vinyl. You can only use it like...

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