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Sublimation Times and Temps

When sublimating different sublimation blanks, there are a few variables to keep in mind. Each brand and type of heat press can have a different setting, just the same as each blank can vary when purchased from different suppliers.

Despite a rectangle keyring looking identical to one you purchased elsewhere, ours may be from a different supplier and therefore the time, temperature and pressure needed may vary to the one purchased elsewhere.

We pride ourselves on testing our products and working out the best time and temperatures to use according to our heat presses. This ensures you will know the exact process needed.

We have compiled the list below to use as a guide for pressing our sublimation blank products.

 

Please note these times and temps are based on our range of blanks and heat presses, these may very between other brands.

 

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Sublimation Metals such as 
-keyring
-bar blades
-mobile phone covers
-trophy panels
-metal plates
-insert panels etc 
(be sure to remove plastic film prior to heat pressing)

 

190C-200C

1 min

Medium Pressure

Sublimation Fabrics such as 
-Sublimation tshirts
-Baby Blankets
-Face towels
-Tea towels
-Cushion Covers
-Mousepads

-neoprene stubby coolers
-Neoprene Icy pole holders
Please note these can expand when sublimating so it is recommended to pre-press these first.

190C-200C

1 min

Medium Pressure

Sublimation Ceramics such as 
-Crystal Blocks
-Glass Cutting boards
-Ceramic Tiles
-Photo Rocks/Slates
-Ceramic/Glass coasters

Please note when sublimating glass blanks such as the coasters/cutting boards etc do not mirror you image.
Also allow the crystal/glass blanks to cool naturally once pressed

 190C-200C

4 mins

Medium Pressure
We recommend to use plain paper instead of teflon when pressing tiles and crytals

Sublimation Hardboard (MDF)  Blanks such as 
-Placemats
-Coasters
-MDF puzzles
-photo panels
-keyrings

(be sure to remove plastic film prior to heat pressing)

 190C-200C

 1 -1.5 mins

Medium Pressure

Other Sublimation Blanks such as 
-Jigsaw puzzles
-PET keyrings
-Dog Collars and Leads
-Socks
-Sequin transfers (please note these need to be applied to the garment/product before sublimating)

 190C-200C

 1 min

Medium Pressure

Sublimation Mugs -Ceramic
Using Galaxy Mug Press Pro (2 Temp Settings, Temp 1 and Temp 2 set up-set to count down when temp is reached)

Such as blank mugs
Glitter Mugs
Neon Mugs
Colour Change Mugs

 190C

 20 seconds

Medium to Firm Pressure
Wait around 1 min to cool before placing in water to stop the sublimation process

Sublimation Mugs -Ceramic
Using Galaxy Mug Press Pro (1 Temp Setting, set up-set to count down once turned on)

Such as blank mugs
Glitter Mugs
Neon Mugs
Colour Change Mugs

 190C

 190 seconds

Medium to Firm Pressure
Wait around 1 min to cool before placing in water to stop the sublimation process

Sublimation Mugs -Metal
Using Galaxy Tumbler Press (2 Temp Settings, Temp 1 and Temp 2 set up-set to count down when temp is reached)

Such as Tumblers
Drink Bottles etc

Temp 1 160c
                  Temp 2-170c

 25 seconds

Medium to Firm Pressure
If doing a complete warp open press, wait until temp drops below 170c, turn tumbler and then close press again.

Sublimation Mugs -Metal
Using Galaxy Mug Press Pro (1 Temp Setting, set up-set to count down once turned on)

Such as tumblers
Travel Mugs
Drink Bottles etc

 Temp 170c
                  
 90 seconds

Medium to Firm Pressure