Can you sublimate onto bare wood, metal or glass? Can you use any polyester-based item in sublimation?

Answer

Sublimation works specifically with polyester-based or polyester-coated items only. While you can find 100% polyester materials outside of your dealer's catalogs (e.g. ribbons, felt sheets), some outside products might have other materials added such as nylon or a protective plastic coating which might not hold up to the heat required in sublimation (350 – 400 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend testing a small piece of any outside polyester materials first by sandwiching it between two sheets of Teflon in your press in case the product melts.