Sublimation Printer

Basics

  • A digital image is printed on transfer paper using special sublimation transfer inks.  The print is then placed on polyester or poly coated items (substrate) and then placed on a heat press until the inks turn to a gas and transfer the image onto the item.

What you need

  • Your image or design on a flash drive.
  • The item you wish to transfer your picture to:
    • The library carries 11 oz coffee mugs and white photo tiles for purchase. 
    • You may purchase other items from suppliers online.  Items must be made specifically for use with sublimation printers.
    • If you wish to make a t-shirt…100% polyester is best, items that have a lower polyester content will not be as vibrant.  Shirts must be a light color (white, pale blue, pale yellow, etc)

Cost

Mug paper  $1.00

8 ½” x 11”    $1.50

11” x 17”      $2.00

Mugs and Photo Tiles     $3.00