Tips for Sublimating Ornaments

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These timeless and classic sublimatable ornaments are perfect for Christmas. Consider these tips for sublimating staple holiday products:

  • Only press one side at a time.
  • Add 10 seconds to the press time for each piece, up to a maximum of 7 minutes on a 16″ X 20″ press.
  • If your images are not transferring well to the edges, lightly wet the back of the transfer with water on your next run.
  • If you use heat tape with double-sided ornaments, you need to wrap the transfer completely around the ornament and tape the paper to itself. Do not tape directly on the ornament because it could leave marks when you image the other side. Do not image both sides at once.
  • If you are having pale spots or areas that don’t seem to be catching the image, try slightly wetting the transfer at those areas (this is usually inside raised filigrees or the hole for the ornament string). This will help the image conform to the raised surfaces.

This product looks fabulous with almost any design like a family photo, festive artwork and patterns, a monogram, family name, or holiday scene.

These ornaments can sell for up to $20 on sites like Etsy. A product as quick and simple to make as this one can be a game-changer around the holidays for you and your business. They look great and can potentially bring in a very large profit.

David Gross

David Gross

David Gross is president of Condé Systems Inc., of Mobile, Ala. For the past 24 years, he has devoted his work to advancing sublimation technology.

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