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Greetings,
Any advice on sublimation printing on clear boxes that you might buy at a craft store?

Example:
12" x 8" x 2" clear plastic box that you can decorate. I would like to sublimate a print on it. Or.....print on it in some other way if possible, personalize it.

Any ideas?

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Bradley
 

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Greetings,
Any advice on sublimation printing on clear boxes that you might buy at a craft store?

Example:
12" x 8" x 2" clear plastic box that you can decorate. I would like to sublimate a print on it. Or.....print on it in some other way if possible, personalize it.

Any ideas?
Your not going to be able to sublimate on the box, most of the plastic boxes are either made of polyethylene or polystyrene, the polyethylene has a lower melting point then dye-sub works at (typically 400 degrees F), polystyrene's melting point is right at the 400 degree range, and both would lack the necessary polymer coating needed to absorb the dye sub ink (gas).

About the only way to decorate them would be vinyl, pad printing, or some type of material like hot stamp.

Info on hot stamping can be found here....Hot stamping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope this helps.
 

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Not sure what you will be printing on clear vinyl. As long as it is dark colors you should be fine, but if you need reds, yellows, orange, greys or light colors you will need to print on white vinyl or get a printer that prints white.
 
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