4 Quick Tips for the Apparel Sublimation Market

Consider these four quick tips for breaking into the apparel sublimation market.

Apparel sublimation is a market you need to know about as the world continues to push towards more polyester garments and the desire to have all things personalized. With that being said taking a look at a larger-format printer and heat press are high priorities if apparel is your focus. Consider these four quick tips for breaking into the apparel sublimation market:

  1. Small-format sublimation systems can do very well with apparel and are certainly a good investment, but for garments, it limits you to size and colors. With small-format systems, you cannot produce all-over decorated garments. The absence of white ink in sublimation limits you to light-colored garments.
  2. With wide-format systems, you can decorate the entire shirt. This means you can produce all-over decorated garments, as well as create any color garment you want.
  3. Plan to invest around $25,000-$30,000 for larger-format sublimation or keep an eye out for a wholesale sublimation partner to contract out your work while you build your apparel market.
  4. The apparel market is full of niches that have customers looking for sublimated garments. Look at markets like sports jerseys, outdoor wear like hunting and fishing, and even today’s bowling jerseys are made with wide-format sublimation.
Aaron Montgomery 2019

Aaron Montgomery

Aaron Montgomery is the co-founder of Its goal is to help 1,000+ businesses in 2020 reach their idea of success through training, community, and accountability. Aaron has 25+ years of experience with personalized products and small business development. You can also find Aaron co-hosting 2 Regular Guys podcast ( He also has his own podcast channel and produces weekly live videos called Small Business Saturdays Series. New episodes are released

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