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  1. Heat Press and Heat Transfers
    Im wanting to create custom aluminum blanks for sublimation. The idea being to buy 4'x8' sheets of aluminum, (preferably with a finish that takes sublimation already) and have a machine shop laser cut out my blanks from it. (about 800 blanks per sheet) I know chromaluxe exists, but I need...
  2. Dye Sublimation
    Hi, Quick question. I have been having sublimation print issues for quite a while and am not sure if there is something wrong with my computer or printer settings somewhere. One major issue is that when I print customer photos onto a substrate the color is off. People look red. I just had...
  3. Dye Sublimation
    Hi, I’m having a weird issue when sublimating onto a white t-shirt. The actual sublimated image is fine but around the t-shirt away from the image, I am getting random bits of hair like dirt stuck in the t-shirt. I think because the t-shirt has been pressed the dirt will not come out even after...
  4. Dye Sublimation
    We are trying to press some acrylic awards (the diamond impress ones) and have destroyed a lot of them trying different times temps etc. we keep getting a burnt looking cracking to the white background coating. Has anyone done these successfully and tell me how they did it (time temp and layout...
  5. Dye Sublimation
    I work for a non-profit and we need to print 1000 designs to 18”x24” acrylic. I plan to purchase a dye-sub printer and a large heat press to apply the design to white cast 1/4”plexiglass/acrylic… would this work or would a printed vinyl be better?
  6. T shirt Printing Issues
    Wondering if anyone has been able to successfully sublimate on Sport Tek 404 moisture-wicking shirts? We have tried everything we can think of and every press has resulted in the pressed polyester having a shine. Thinking the moisture-wicking fibers are being crushed when pressed. We use pillows...
  7. Dye Sublimation
    Hi doing some mugs with coloured backgrounds. The blues come out perfect but the pink turns to peach and grey is red. Also they are very bright? Can someone shed some light on whats happening! Thank you in advance
  8. General T-Shirt Selling Discussion
    Hi, I am looking for some advice from people that have experience with DTG and Sublimation printing on T-shirts. I have been selling my pre-printed t-shirt for a year now and with that money I would like to bring process all in house and start printing on demand. Currently, I am leaning...
  9. Dye Sublimation
    Hi, I am experimenting with printing on a Russell HD T-Shirt 65% polyester / 35% cotton. I would like to know how many washes it would take for the cotton to release the ink so I can get a good idea of the long term print result? I have washed the T-Shirt 3 times now and after the first was I...
  10. Dye Sublimation
    With CobraInk closing and my apparent inability to fix the 1430 we got from them, we're looking at getting an Epson Surecolor F570 Pro Sublimation Printer, but I have Questions(TM) about it before I tell my boss we should get one. I have only very little experience with the ink transfer we were...
  11. Dye Sublimation
    Hello All, I am sublimating with to a white 65/35% poly t-shirt and when doing so I am getting square paper marks on the t-shirt (no heat platen marks). I contacted my two suppliers for advice and one told to leave it for 24 hours and it will go away (currently doing this), while the other...
  12. General T-Shirt Buying Discussion
    Hi, I am looking for a Polly-cotton white t-shirt similar to the Russell HD T-shirt but with a higher polyester percentage (higher than 65%) - does anyone know of any suppliers in the UK? Thanks!
  13. Printers and Inks for Inkjet and Laser Transfers
    I am not sure if this is the correct board, please let me know if it needs to be moved :) I have an Epson 2720 less than 9 mos old Converted to sublimation Hippo Ink used Started printing with white horizontal lines -ran nozzle check -head cleaning -several Power Cleanings -reset ink levels No...
  14. Referrals and Recommendations
    Hi all! I have a small teamwear business that does a few tens of thousands of garments per year and we currently source offshore. We are located in USA/Canada and would like to re-shore for the advantage of having a close to home (accessible) supply chain as well as to take advantage of NAFTA...
  15. T shirt Printing Issues
    Hello all, I've run into a seemingly odd issue where I've tried various temperature, time, and pressure settings with every press resulting in a dull, faded sublimation transfer. Initially I followed conventional tips for faded images by reducing the temp and pressure(independently and...
  16. Heat Press and Heat Transfers
    I’m trying to figure out if Heat Press is going to be my best option for printing my designs and placing them on black shirts. I have no clue what paper to use, what type of fabric to use or if I should be doing sublimation instead? I’ve seen so many videos and they all show effective ways that...
  17. Dye Sublimation
    Greetings to all, i would to ask if someone have similar issue with sublimation printing. At this moment i've got a epson l1110 with couple of ICC profiles. Printer without ICC is really poor. Anyway it doesn't matter. Colors from printer are really dark like it does looks like there are too...
  18. Dye Sublimation
    Hello everyone, new to sublimation and I would really appreciate any help I can get. I use an Epson f6300 and a large heat hydrolic heat press to sublimate on 100% polyester canvas fabric that will be used for aprons. I get a lot of shadowing as you can see from the pics and I was wandering...
  19. Screen Printing
    Hello guys! We are planning to print on black cotton tshirts. we have been thinking about htv or subli option on cotton. do you have any experience with it? which one do you recommend more? Thank you for answers tho
  20. Dye Sublimation
    Question to user of Siser EasySubli, "Does the ink matter or is something else happening? I print a sheet of Easy Subli and store it to cut letters from when needed. Below is a FIREY print that would be used. Notice the folded corner at bottom. The sublimation ink has migrated through the...
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