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Pointers for Sublimating Glass

Michael Kaminsky is the Account Executive at Sublimation101 in Branchburg, New Jersey. He has been with the company for 3 years and practicing sublimation for 25 years, and he has led training classes at THE NBM SHOW since 2000.

For glass frames, coasters, crystals, and cutting boards, there is a tip I’d like to share. Do not mirror image for these. The backs of these items are polymer white-coated, and we transfer to the back at 400 F for 3 to 5 minutes (heat presses vary; check with vendor for recommended time). When we make these items, we do the same as tile transfer face up on the heat press, white polymer-coated side on top, then press at the allotted time. Remember: these items are extremely hot when complete; Ove Glove or heat gloves are recommended. 

Do not mirror image for these glass tiles. The backs are polymer white-coated, and we transfer to the back. (Images courtesy Michael Kaminsky)

When we make these items, we transfer face up on the heat press, white polymer-coated side on top, then press at the allotted time.​

—Michael Kaminsky, Sublimation101

Keep reading for more sublimation tips.