What is Sublimation?
Sublimation is relatively simple. When sublimation inks are heated to 400°F, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to 100% white or light color polyester fabric or items that have a polymer coating. The result is a premium full-color, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate.
Can I use Sublimation only on fabrics?
NO. Sublimation can be used on any hard substrate that is coated for sublimation transfers.
Is Sublimation printed on just plain paper?
Here at The Crafty Shed, we use high quality Sublimation transfer paper. We use A-Sub or TexPrint paper.
Can Sublimation print White?
No. Sublimation does not print in white.
Can I use the same Sublimation transfer more than once?
No. The transfer can only be used one time.
Can I use a Sublimation transfer on Cotton?
Sublimation MUST be used on at least 50% polyester. The higher the polyester percentage, the brighter and crisper the results will be. Sublimation only dyes polyester fibers so anything less than 100% polyester will yield a faded vintage look.
Can I use a home iron with Sublimation transfers?
No. You must use a heat press. Home irons do not reach a high enough temperature (400 degrees).
Do you have instructions on how to apply the transfers?
Yes we sure do. We send out detailed instruction sheets with each order.
How long will it take to ship my order once placed?
We strive to get all ready to ship (RTS) orders out within 3 to 5 BUSINESS days. For larger orders, it could be longer.
Can I resell the transfers?
No. None of the transfers can be resold as is. They must be on a finished product.
Digital downloads are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-EXCHANGEABLE! Nothing is physically mailed to you. It is available for download immediately after purchase. Digital files CANNOT be resold or shared as a digital file or transfer.