Question: Is Sublimation Paper The Same As Transfer Paper?

The sublimation process is quite similar to that of heat transfer paper.

Like heat transfer paper, the process involves printing a design onto a sheet of specialty paper—sublimation paper in this case—and pressing it to a garment with a heat press.

The difference lies in the science behind sublimation.

Can you use sublimation paper in any printer?

Any Epson ink jet printer can be used for sublimation. Simply buy refillable cartridges and sublimation ink, change out the cartridges and you have a sublimation printer. Could I use sublimation transfer paper in a normal inkjet printer?

What is sublimation transfer paper?

The sublimation process uses sublimation papers to transfer the design to the fabric, resulting in the image becoming a permanent part of the fabric. Heat transfer paper. Heat transfer paper is a special paper used to transfer printed designs onto a fabric with the application of heat.

How do I print sublimation transfer paper?

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Sublimation Transfer Paper Tutorial with SubliToCotton Print Paper


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How do you heat press a sublimation transfer?

Transferring To Heat Sensitive Garments

  • After printing, pre-activate sublimation inks by pressing with silicon paper on top of design for 375 F for 30 seconds with low pressure.
  • Peel off backing.
  • Place your print face up on your shirt.
  • Press at 320°F for 15 seconds with medium pressure.