Sublimation Blanks and More - Hey, Let's Make Stuff

For those looking to start their own business and sell t-shirts, hoodies, hats, or any other type of clothing online, sublimation printing is one of the best options out there. Sublimation printing involves taking high-quality sublimation blanks and printing on them using heat instead of ink, resulting in full saturation and vibrant colours. But where do you get these blanks? Here are some of the top sublimation blanks that you should check out if you’re interested in purchasing your own blanks for quality sublimation printing.

Brief Intro

Choosing a sublimation blank is just as important as choosing a professional printer. Cheap, low-quality sublimation blanks don’t have good printing results and create bad impressions. Always look for high-quality sublimation blanks that can hold up to multiple prints. These are usually more expensive but will make your money worth it in the long run.

1) T-Shirts

Since sublimation blanks are one of the main supplies needed to print on, it’s important to choose a good quality blank. T-shirts are one of the most popular sublimation blanks used to print on, this is because they are easy to buy in bulk and for good prices.  One of the great things about t-shirt blanks is that they can be printed using different types of ink such as dye or plastisol.

2) 100% Polyester Shirts

Polyester shirts are a great option for dye sublimation printing because they’re super soft and easy to print on. Polyester is an artificial fabric made from petroleum products, but it’s become a popular alternative to cotton due to its ability to retain its shape even when wet. Be sure you don’t confuse polyester with acrylic; acrylic is also a synthetic material, but it feels much stiffer than polyester does.

3) Mugs

Many of us associate mugs with coffee and other hot drinks, but there’s really no limit to what you can use a mug for. While they may be used at home or in an office, mugs are also a popular gift item. If you’re running a company or business that wants to provide affordable promotional products to customers, consider offering a sublimation mug with your logo as one of your choices. The image will appear on both sides of the mug, so even if it’s sitting on someone’s desk, it will still get noticed. Plus, most people tend to drink more when they have a nice-looking mug—and who doesn’t want more customers?

4) Tote Bags

When it comes to Dye sub inks, you want to find something that’s going to be easy to print with, high quality and won’t degrade. Look for a company that makes custom Tote Bags specifically designed for dye sublimation printing. Using a white Tote Bag will ensure great results every time. It’s also important that you avoid silkscreen ink because it can burn when used in conjunction with a heat press.