Sublimation Sizing & Placement Chart

Sublimation Sizing & Placement Chart (1)

When you are just getting started, you have lots and lots of questions. My goal is to be your one-stop-shop for all of your Sublimation Printing Questions and, of course, answers. While I’m positive, I won’t have all of the answers immediately, and I will do my best to help you find the answer if I don’t know the answer myself.

Sublimation Sizing & Placement Chart (1)

When I first started with Sublimation, I was used to HTV and Vinyl iron-ons. While using Sublimation is a different craft, you can use some of the same materials. (More on that later)..But what I found was all of the charts were for HTV and or Vinyl and not for Sublimation. So I did a few projects (hundreds, but who is counting), and I learned a lot in the process. One of the things that I learned was that having a Sublimation Sizing & Placement Chart was one of the keys to success.

So, I sat down and got creative and made the following Sublimation Sizing and Placement Chart.

Sublimation Sizing & Placement Chart

what size do I make my sublimation

This copy isn’t a high-quality copy. To print the high-quality chart, click on the image, and it will open in a new window. Then, print it from that window, so you have a crisp, clean print to hang on your wall. Don’t forget to laminate it, so it is durable for years to come!

Download the Sublimation Sizing & Placement Chart

Sublimation Sizing & Placement ChartDownload

Where Can I Purchase Blanks For Sublimation?

This list is NOT exhaustive. However, it is an excellent resource for you to have handy.

where to purchase blanks for sublimation

What printers can be used for Sublimation?

One of the questions I’ve seen over and over again is Can any printer do sublimation? Any printer that has the ability to use a compatible cartridge and sublimation ink can be used to do Sublimation Printing. You even have to load Sublimation paper into the printer of your choice.

The most common are the first two on the list.

  • Epson Workforce WF-7710 -Does not have a scanner or copy machine.
  • Epson Workforce WF-7720 (has 2 trays as opposed to one) *This is the one I purchased and it’s HUGE! It has a scanner, a copier, and the 2nd tray is used for paper storage here.
  • Any other Workforce printers that you can find refillable cartridges for can be switched over for subbing.
  • SAWGRASS Virtuoso SG400-It was designed for Sublimation Printing
  • Sawgrass SG800-Perfect for producing small products at high volumes.
  • Canon SEPHY CP1300- Comes with Dye-sublimation technology
  • Epson Eotank 16600-Works for bigger prints as it has an 11×17 option.

My best advice is this: You will see people saying they have trouble with any printer. Pick the printer that will do the job at the price point you will pay.

Happy Sublimations!

This list of printers used for Sublimation Printing is just the tip of the iceberg. I will be updating this more and more as I do more research. But I wanted to get the content out to you sooner than later.

Right now there is a high demand for printers, so be patient when looking for them to purchase. Double-check manufacturers sites for refurbished models frequently and head into your local stores to see if they have them on the shelf.

Sublimation Paper Questions and Answers

Yes, you can use SUBLIMATION Paper in any printer that has been converted to use Sublimation Ink. Will an HP Envy 5570 work for sublimation printing? NO, because it only has two ink cartridges that can’t be converted.

Are a few of the more popular Sublimation Printers. There is a high demand for printers, so be patient when looking for them to purchase. Double-check manufacturer’s sites for refurbished models frequently and head into your local stores to see if they have them on the shelf.

Here are just a few of the topics that we have planned to cover in the next few weeks.

Need new fonts? Pixelo is one of my favorite places to get free fonts, that I can use for my projects. Plus, they even have some graphics to choose from like

Free-Graphics-to-Use-for-Sublimation

What is Sublimation Printing?

Where do I put my sublimation print for Back placement?

Use the center crease and four inches down from the center of the neckline.

Where do you put a picture on the back of a shirt?

If you are placing a design on the back of a shirt it should be about 5” from the collar and centered between the left and right seams. Use the center crease and four inches down from the center of the neckline.

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