If you’ve ever asked these questions about sublimation, then you found the right place:
We Are Your Sublimation Guide
SublimakersAcademy is your one stop source for everything you ever wanted to know or need to know about sublimation. We publish guides on sublimation equipment, supplies, tips and techniques for a successful sublimation process, show you how to create your own designs, and even give you free sublimation designs you can use to sublimate on various types of blanks.
All our sublimation information, guides and tutorials are based on years of experience with running a successful Sublimation Business. We don’t just gather general information from the internet and rewrite them for you.
- We have several sublimation printers to test settings and prints
- We have access to many types of sublimation blanks and most of them are used for our business
- In order to stay current and improve our sublimation business, we constantly read, test, and document our processes
- We also love to teach!
Our goal is to give you an updated and comprehensive guide to get you started on your sublimation journey, a step-by-step guide on how to sublimate certain blanks, and if you are already a well-seasoned sublimaker, we will give you advanced techniques to take your skills to the next level.
What makes us the best source of sublimation information?
We know there are many “sublimation guides” out there but what sets us apart from the other blogs/craft websites is that we are actually in the sublimation business!
All our sublimation guides are written based on our own experience and practical knowledge. We don’t just curate content from various sources, we are the source. We are actively involved in sublimation projects on a day-to-day basis, which means our information is not just theory, but tried, tested, and proven.
Moreover, our sublimation guides are the product of years of expertise in the field, hours of experimentation, and dealing with real-world challenges in the sublimation process. The solutions, tips, and strategies we share have been developed and refined by us, in the context of actual sublimation work.
As a result, our readers get insights not just into the “how” of sublimation, but also the “why”. We provide in-depth explanations, troubleshooting guides, and insights into the latest sublimation trends that come straight from the front lines. This makes our guides uniquely valuable, whether you’re just starting out in sublimation or looking to up your game.
In a world full of repetitive and often shallow content, we offer a fresh, authentic, and reliable alternative. So, welcome to our community! We promise to help you learn, grow, and excel in your sublimation journey.
Our sublimation guides are often copied, regurgitated, and used as a source for sublimation information. Despite this, we remain unruffled because it serves as testament to our valuable, high-quality content. We take it as a compliment; it signifies that we are setting the standard in the sublimation industry.
However, we encourage you to come to us directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. We are constantly researching, innovating, and pushing the boundaries of sublimation techniques. The content you find here at SublimakersAcademy is always original, current, and backed by our hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of the field.
So, why settle for second-hand information when you can learn from the source itself?
Our Sublimation Equipment
At SublimakersAcademy, we actually have the sublimation equipment because we use them for our business. We live and breath sublimation and we love to share the knowledge with others.
These are the sublimation printers we use for our business. As you can see from this list, we have a lot!
- Sawgrass SG400 x 2
- Sawgrass SG800
- Epson SureColor F170 (total of 2)
- Epson ET-2803
- Epson ET-2400
- Epson ET-15000 (no picture yet)
- RETIRED: Epson Artisan 1430 and Sawgrass SG400
Start Here With the Basics
- Learn about what sublimation printing is with our Guide to the Dye Sublimation Process.
- Find the right printer for you with our Comprehensive Guide to Help You Choose the Best Sublimation Printer.
- Free Sublimation Designs to get you started on your sublimation journey.
- Troubleshoot your sublimation problems.
- Find the necessary basic supplies and accessories to get started on sublimation.
- Learn with sublimation instructions and tutorials
About Our Technical Writer and Designer:
Hi there! I’m Jennifer…your sublimation guide source, perpetual crafter, content writer, a successful sublimation business owner, and a proud US Air Force Veteran.
Just like you, sublimation piqued my creative interest and wanted to find out more about what sublimation is and how to get started on sublimation. For several months, all I did was read, research, and take notes. Lots and lots of notes!
I wanted to find out what is the best sublimation printer for my budget, what else I needed to start sublimating, how to design for sublimation, and where to get my sublimation blanks. There were so many information about sublimation but they were scattered throughout the internet. I had so many bookmarked websites for various tidbits of information about sublimation and most had outdated information too.
It took me a few more months to even hit that “purchase” button on my first sublimation equipment. It was because I was afraid it may be the wrong kind for what I wanted to do. Let’s face it, it is an expensive equipment and I wanted to make sure it really is the right one for what I wanted to make.
This was 2013. And back then, the information about sublimation was limited.
My very first sublimation printer was a Ricoh Aficio SG 3110DNw and used it for personal sublimation projects. This was before Sawgrass bought the Ricoh printers and repackaged them as the SG400.
Sublimation was so much fun and I was hooked at trying every sublimation blank I can get my hands on. Then I realized that I can turn this obsession into a business. So I did just that…opened a sublimation business in 2017. I learned a lot about sublimation, including what not to do, what works, and practical tips for sublimation.
And now, I’ve been in the sublimation business for years and realized the need for a central source of information for the Basics of Sublimation. Crafters shouldn’t have to scour the internet for bits and pieces of this type of information. You should not need weeks and months to comb the internet for the right information you need in order to make an informed decision on how to get started on sublimation, how to design, and sublimation techniques.
Here at SublimakersAcademy, I gather and share all the information I’ve learned about sublimation. The goal is to become your one-stop source of sublimation knowledge and to save you time by giving you the answer to all your sublimation questions. We both know that your time is valuable and like you, I would rather be crafting than spending hours trying to find one simple answer to a sublimation question.
Because sublimation is constantly evolving, I continuously read, research, attend seminars, and go to Printing and Sublimation Expos (virtual and in-person). There are always new equipment, new ink, new techniques, and new substrates so it is important to stay current. I will share the most updated information so you also stay current.
Based on my decade’s worth of sublimation knowledge and actual hands-on experience, I can teach you sublimation and make you a sublimaker!
We design our own sublimation designs and offer a few free ones to our readers. Before downloading any of our free designs, please carefully read and understand the Complete Terms and Conditions. We do not allow our files to be resold, digitally shared, or uploaded to any other websites.
We retain the full 100% copyrights to all the designs…you simply get a limited terms use that can be revoked once you’re in violation of the terms. You are hereby notified that you will be legally held responsible for any and all violations of our terms. By downloading the files, you are agreeing to follow these terms and accept the legal ramifications of all violations.
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