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How to Sublimate on Clear Vinyl

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to sublimate on clear vinyl.



You can find this funny sublimation design in the Sublimation Tumbler Design Bundle:


Sublimation Tumbler Design Bundle from So Fontsy


Print out your sublimation design onto sublimation transfer paper. We used the Sawgrass SG 1000 to print out these sublimation designs. Remember to mirror your designs before printing.



Grab some clear, permanent adhesive vinyl - like Oracal 651.



Use heat resistant tape to secure the sublimation transfer face down on top of the clear vinyl.



Warm up your heat press to 350 degrees F. We are using the StarCraft 15 x 15 inch mint clamshell heat press.

Sandwich the vinyl/sublimation transfer between parchment paper and press for 25 seconds.



Let cool completely. Then remove the transfer.



If little bits of the sublimation transfer paper are stuck to the vinyl....



... mist the area with water and rub with a towel or your finger. The paper will dissolve and rub away.



Trim away excess vinyl.



Apply the sublimated clear vinyl to the desired surface, just as you would a regular vinyl decal.



I found the sublimated clear vinyl decal looked best and brightest on a white background, like a white ceramic mug!



Find this sublimation design in the Sublimation Tumbler Bundle!


Sublimation Tumbler Design Bundle So Fontsy


Watch the project video below:



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 How to Sublimate on Clear Vinyl So Fontsy Tutorial





- October 10, 2022

did u put ur design on an ordinary whit mug or a sublimated mug..looks fab bye the way😁


- July 01, 2022

What brand ink do you use? i am new to sub, been a bit disappointed in the lack of vibrancy. Thought i had to change time and/or temp, but my last try i did 350° for 25 seconds and it was no better. That’s what you do and yours look great! maybe it’s my ink?

Monique T

- April 06, 2022

thanks so much for sharing came out beautiful

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