How to Sublimation on Dark Fabric-Sublimation Hack?

How to Sublimation on Dark Fabric-Sublimation Hack?

Decorating dark fabrics with heat transfer vinyl (HTV) can be a challenging task, but fear not! Today, we're going to explore a game-changing hack that will allow you to unleash the power of sublimation HTV on even the darkest of materials. Get ready to elevate your custom designs to new heights.

Materials & Tools Needed:
1. A-sub White Sublimation HTV
2. A cotton T-shirt 
3. A cutting machine
4. Heat press Machine
5. Asub 125gsm Sublimation Paper
6. An inkjet printer with sublimation ink or sublimation printer


Step 1: Find the Cutting Side of Sublimation HTV
Identifying the cutting side of your sublimation HTV is the first crucial step. Typically, the backing paper will have a glossy side, which is the side you'll want to place face-down on your cutting mat.

Step 2: Cutting
Using your cutting machine, cut out your desired design from the sublimation HTV.



Step 3: Weeding
Carefully weed away the excess vinyl, leaving only the desired design on the backing paper.



Step 4: Preheat
Before applying the sublimation HTV, preheat your heat press to the recommended temperature, typically around 320°F .

Step 5: Heat Press Sublimation HTV
Place the dark fabric on the heat press, and then position the sublimation HTV design face-down on the fabric. Apply firm pressure and heat for the recommended time, usually 15 seconds.

Step 6: Remove the Film
After the heat press cycle is complete, carefully peel off the backing paper, revealing your freshly applied sublimation HTV design.

Step 7: Print and Place the koala Sublimation Paper
Print your desired image or design onto sublimation paper using a sublimation printer.

Step 8: Heat Press Sublimation Paper
Place the printed sublimation paper, ink-side down, directly onto the applied sublimation HTV.
Press the design at 356° F for 30 seconds using medium to firm pressure just with your hands.



Step 9: You're Done!
Voilà! Remove the sublimation paper, and your dark fabric is now adorned with a vibrant, long-lasting sublimation HTV design. The combination of the sublimation HTV and the heat-pressed sublimation ink creates a stunning, professional-looking result that will leave your friends and customers amazed.


With this simple yet powerful hack, you can now confidently tackle even the darkest fabrics and unleash your creativity. Experiment with different designs, colors, and techniques to truly make your custom creations stand out. Happy crafting!

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