Sublimation T Shirts for Beginners – Full Process Start to Finish + Free Designs!

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Learn how to make and care for a sublimation T-shirt with beautiful, long-lasting results! Do you want to make T-shirts with any design you want on them? This sublimation T-shirt tutorial is the best way to get started! While I love layered vinyl shirts, sometimes I want a different look and feel. Especially with watercolor designs being so popular. Getting beautiful results is really easy once you’ve learned the sublimation basics. There are a few details to get right, but I’ve done lots of experimenting for you. So you can learn from my experiments (and mistakes!) to make your own beautiful shirt with sublimation transfers that you can make right at home. I cover everything you need to know from start to finish in this T-shirt tutorial!

* What materials and tools you need for sublimation shirts
* What shirts look best (and which ones don’t work)
* How to print with the proper settings using a free program everyone has access to!
* How to get the best results on your Epson or Sawgrass!
* How to prep your print so you don’t get press lines
* How long and how hot to press for the best results
* How the designs look on various shirts with different amounts of polyester (even a 100% cotton shirt)
* How to care for a sublimation shirt, and what happened when I washed all of my test shirts.

Topics covered in this tutorial:
0:00 Introducing Sublimation T-Shirts
0:37 How Sublimation Differs from HTV
1:42 Sublimation Tools and Materials
4:46 Step 1: Sublimation Shirt Designs
6:11 Maximum Recommended Sizes for Shirt Designs
11:19 How to Print Sublimation Designs From Google Docs
12:54 Epson EcoTank Print Settings
13:08 Sawgrass Print Settings
14:19 Step 2: Prepare Your Print and Shirt for Sublimation
19:26 Step 3: Press Your Sublimation Shirt
21:32 Comparison of Shirts with Different Polyester Counts
22:41 How to Care for Sublimation Shirts

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Sublimation Shirt with at least 65% polyester –
Sublimation Paper –
Sublimation Printer and ink – I used my Epson EcoTank ET-4760 converted to sublimation printing –
Sublimation Ink (Hiipoo sublimation ink) –
Heat Press large enough for your design – I used the Cricut Autopress –
Protective Paper – I used white cardstock –
White uncoated butcher paper –
Heat Resistant Tape –
Lint Roller –
Laptop or Desktop running Windows or Mac
Free Google account – to use Google Docs (free) for printing your sublimation design –
(Optional) Your ICC Printer Profiles for better color
Design #394 – My free sublimation t-shirt design files (available in my free resource library at )

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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