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




Get my free sublimation T-shirt designs at https://jennifermaker.com/sublimation-t-shirt

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!

Learn:
* 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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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

View my Amazon shopping list with the exact items we used to make this project at https://a.co/2egYe5t

Sublimation Shirt with at least 65% polyester – https://amzn.to/3KBNp0i
Sublimation Paper – https://amzn.to/38IAIDA
Sublimation Printer and ink – I used my Epson EcoTank ET-4760 converted to sublimation printing – https://amzn.to/3KzKzcc
Sublimation Ink (Hiipoo sublimation ink) – https://amzn.to/3PnLMqw
Heat Press large enough for your design – I used the Cricut Autopress –
https://shrsl.com/3isap
Protective Paper – I used white cardstock – https://amzn.to/3zB7FgS
White uncoated butcher paper – https://amzn.to/3wvmDSp
Heat Resistant Tape – https://amzn.to/382XlCL
Lint Roller – https://amzn.to/3bZThRP
Laptop or Desktop running Windows or Mac
Free Google account – to use Google Docs (free) for printing your sublimation design – http://www.google.com/docs/about
(Optional) Your ICC Printer Profiles for better color
Design #394 – My free sublimation t-shirt design files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

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Credits:
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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