Sublimation accessories

Sublimation for Beginners: Essential accessories

David Gross is president of Condé Systems Inc., of Mobile, Ala. For the past 24 years, he has devoted to advancing sublimation technology. He can be reached by email at dgross@conde.com.

Once you have the basic equipment and software necessary for sublimation, consider a few products and accessories that make producing clean, precise products possible:

  1. ProSpray: This is an adhesive spray that you use to adhere your printed design onto the substrate before pressing. This is typically used on cloth or soft products.
  2. Heat tape: Heat tape is another way to safely adhere your image to the substrate before pressing. This is typically used on metal, wood, acrylic, and other hard substrates.
  3. Butcher paper: Butcher paper is used to separate your image and product from the top and bottom of the heat press. Without this, ink could bleed onto the press and ruin the next product you are pressing.

—David Gross, Condé Systems