Sublimation opens up a whole new world to crafters. No longer are we bound by layers and intricate designs that heat transfer vinyl/iron on often represents. But, did you know that you’re also not limited to white sublimation blanks? In fact, you don’t even have to have “Subilimation blanks” at all.
I found THIS SHIRT was perfect for sublimation. How did I know it would work with sublimation? It is made of 95% polyester. Any garments with a high polyester count (80% and above) make perfect sublimation blanks. While any high count polyester fabric is great for sublimation, you’ll want to stick with light colors. They don’t need to be white, but they do need to be a light color in order for the ink to show up. Keep in mind that sublimation ink is translucent, so the color of the garment will show through the ink. Imagine if you had a navy ink pen and you wrote on a red tshirt. Would you see the ink? Probably. Would the ink show up better on a white or light blue shirt? Absolutely.
In today’s video you can see just how awesome this shirt sublimated. I will give you a few tips and tricks to help guide you to the very best results when sublimating on “non-sublimation” blanks.