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How To Sublimate Bags


How To Sublimate Bags

With customers set to spend £1 billion on personalised gifts over the next 12 months, is now the time to take advantage? What better way than by offering the simple yet effective printed bag? Take a look at our guide to sublimating bags below...

Sublimating Bags

 

 1. Using the template, create your design and print in mirror. Cut loosely around the design.

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2. Cut a piece of silicone paper slightly smaller than the bag and to avoid printing through the bag onto the back. A Teflon pillow can also be used.

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3. Use a lint roller to remove any dust from the garment on the front and rear.

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4. Loosely trim round your design and then position onto the bag and secure in place with heat tape.

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5. Place the bag onto a heat press with the transfer paper on the top and cover with a silicone sheet. try and avoid pressing drawstring area at the top of the bag.

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6. Heat press at 200°C for 60 seconds using a light/medium pressure.

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7. Open the heat press and remove the silicone sheet and transfer paper before removing the bag. This will minimise any ghosting.

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8. Once cooled down, remove the silicone sheet from inside the bag. If you are looking to create a backpack, tie the strings through the metal holes.

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9. Your bag is ready!

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SKU: XPHTSBAGS

Sublimating Bags

 

 1. Using the template, create your design and print in mirror. Cut loosely around the design.

[image required]

 

2. Cut a piece of silicone paper slightly smaller than the bag and to avoid printing through the bag onto the back. A Teflon pillow can also be used.

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3. Use a lint roller to remove any dust from the garment on the front and rear.

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4. Loosely trim round your design and then position onto the bag and secure in place with heat tape.

[image required]

 

5. Place the bag onto a heat press with the transfer paper on the top and cover with a silicone sheet. try and avoid pressing drawstring area at the top of the bag.

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6. Heat press at 200°C for 60 seconds using a light/medium pressure.

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7. Open the heat press and remove the silicone sheet and transfer paper before removing the bag. This will minimise any ghosting.

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8. Once cooled down, remove the silicone sheet from inside the bag. If you are looking to create a backpack, tie the strings through the metal holes.

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9. Your bag is ready!

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Speedy and efficient

Ideal for smaller batch orders

Excellent results with more complicated designs, giving you more freedom

Allows you to choose a design that can cover the vast majority of your product

Designs don’t crack, peel or fade

 

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1. What can I sublimate onto?

Garments with a polyester or a polyester mix fabric or various blanks with a special polymer coating (such as our mugs and coasters).

2. What equipment is required for sublimation?

- Computer or tablet for designing 
 

3. Why can’t I sublimate on dark garments?

It isn't possible to sublimate on dark coloured garments because there is no white sublimation ink.

4. Why does the image on my screen differ to the final printed result?

It is entirely possible for a print from a sublimation printer to look different to the image on your computer screen. This is because sublimation inks often change colour during the heat pressing process. As the ink reacts when it is heated, it sometimes becomes brighter and more vibrant than the image printed on the sublimation paper. We would highly recommend that, during your testing stage, you heat press the image on to a product to see the final result before beginning a batch order.

5. Can I use an iron instead of a heat press?

No. You need a continuous, even heat and pressure to be applied simultaneously to the entire surface area. This can only be effectively achieved using a heat press.

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