3 Issues Transfer Paper Can Reveal About Your Sublimation

Discover what your transfer paper can reveal about your sublimated products.

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Instead of just looking at the sublimated surface, take a look at the used transfer paper to identify any issues. Here are three things that transfer paper can reveal about your sublimated product:

  1. Look for blotches of ink on the transfer paper. The ink should be evenly released from the used transfer paper. Typically, you can find the issue quickly by comparing the transfer paper to the finished panel.
  2. Look for white dots or dust spots. If any spot on the transfer paper didn’t sublimate completely, you will be able to see that spot on the transfer paper in the same location.
  3. Look at the used transfer paper to determine the heat distribution from your press. If you notice that some parts of your paper look burnt, but others aren’t yellowed at all, you may have uneven heat in your press that can cause sublimation errors.

-Jennifer Foy, Unisub

Jennifer Foy

Jennifer Foy


Jennifer Foy has over 20 years of experience using Adobe software and working in the advertising, marketing, and design fields. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes for colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer is currently working as the Creative Director at Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands. Jennifer can be reached by email at [email protected]

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