Reduce Waste in the Sublimation Process

While trial and error is a reality of sublimation production, there are some simple things you can do that will help reduce waste.

There are a few simple things you can do that will help reduce waste in the sublimation process…

Don’t stack pressed substrates until they are completely cool, as they can still transfer their color to another substrate. When you remove transfer paper, do so quickly and evenly immediately after the substrate leaves the heat press to prevent ghosting.

When working with fabric, use a lint roller to remove any dust, lint, or stray fibers before putting on the transfer. This helps avoid having little blue speckles unexpectedly show up on the fabric.

Always print images about 1/4 of an inch to six millimeters larger than the size of your substrate. This allows a margin of error when aligning.

-Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass


Jimmy Lamb

Jimmy Lamb has 25+ years of product decoration business experience, as well as extensive knowledge in many facets of digital decorating and embellishing including business startup, applications, techniques, marketing, sales, mobile, production, and management. Jimmy worked at Sawgrass Technologies as the manager of communications and education, where he was instrumental in developing its educational seminars and webinars.

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