Sublimation Transfer Sheet Instructions


You must use a heat press; you cannot use a household iron with sublimation transfers. We cannot confirm, but the Cricut Easy Press 2 is supposed to be able to work with sublimation prints. If you do not have access to a heat press you might consider our HTV vinyl transfers.

Item you are pressing must be at least 50% polyester.

The higher the poly count the more vibrant the colors; a lower count will result in a faded/vintage look

White or light colors (gray or pastels) work best as the color of the item will affect/mix with the results of the colored design

Time and temperature will vary based on the item you are pressing, check with your vendor

Many fabric items are pressed between 380-400 degrees F for 45-60 seconds

Mugs are often pressed at 400 degrees for 3-4 minutes


Set your heat press to the appropriate temperature, time, and pressure 

Lay your sublimation transfer face down on your item to be pressed, we suggest adding a sheet of parchment or butcher paper over top for protection

When the time is up carefully remove the paper(s) and the item from your press


    Use a sheet of parchment or butcher paper on your bottom platen, in between shirts, and over top the sublimation transfer

    Use as little pressure as possible to avoid press lines

    Tear edges of sublimation transfer to help lessen chance of press lines

    Use a lint roller to remove any debris and pre-press your item to remove moisture before pressing