Kids will love adding a touch of magical style to their belongings with these free superhero sublimation designs. Whether you’re flying off on vacation or they’re headed back to school, your child will feel super official with a bag name tag that’s personalized just for them.
Just download your chosen sublimation downloadable file, personalize using various graphic design softwares, print and press!
We also have our “Sublimation In A Minute” video tutorials on how to personalize these superhero bag name tags using various design softwares. This is a super easy sublimation project that all beginners can do and even the experienced ones can use for their kids.
Free Sublimation Design
The Superhero Design is our own creation and is available for our readers for no charge. It is in a high quality, 300dpi PNG format.
Get your free downloadable sublimation images to personalize here:
- D0031a5 – Superhero Green Starburst Sublimation Design
- D0031b5 – Superhero Pink with Yellow Stars Sublimation Design
More Free Sublimation Files
We also added a couple more free sublimation design files you can use for this same project. They have the same supehero-theme so the kids will love them!
These additional free designs can be found in the Exclusive Content Area that’s reserved for our email subscribers only. You can find the password in the last Newsletter we sent to your email inbox.
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Sublimation Design Software
Practically any graphic design software will work to personalize these free sublimation files.
It’s as simple as upload the design, add a text layer, add the name, add a second text layer and add your additional information, then save/download.
Canva is a free online based design app that is beginner friendly. Start your free Canva account to follow along with these “Sublimation In A Minute” tutorial.
What Makes Canva Pro Great?
- Beginner-friendly design program for sublimation.
- Download 300dpi images for sublimation.
- Capable of social media content creation, video editing with audio, and social media scheduling.
- Includes 40,000+ templates.
- Low cost monthly charge with no contracts.
Personalization Video Tutorial
We made the following “Sublimation In A Minute” tutorial videos to teach you how to personalize these free superhero luggage tag designs for kids.
Learn how to add their names, your phone number, or even their class information using Canva, Adobe Photoshop, and Affinity Photo.
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Materials, Equipment, and Accessories
For this personalized kid’s bag and luggage tags sublimation project, we used a 2-inch round sublimation keychain. It has a white faux leather (PU-polyurethane) sublimation side that gives beautiful, vibrant colors.
The backside is black, comes with the jumprings (key rings) so it’s ready to be used for your kid’s backpacks, lunch boxes, luggages, sports bags, and more.
We have several printers we use for our tutorials and informational posts. For this particular project, we’re using a converted Epson EcoTank ET-2803 sublimation printer.
The Epson ET-2800 and ET-2803 are the most affordable inkjet printers that can be converted and the sublimation prints from them are amazing. You can see these colors in our final pressed sublimation keychains below.
Our Full Review of the Converted Epson ET-2800 ET-2803 which includes the sublimation ink and the set up process will be helpful for you to see our settings. Both Mac and Windows PC settings are in that post too!
If you want a true, plug and print sublimation printer that does not need to be converted, the Epson SureColor F170 is a great printer. Our Full Review of the Epson F170 Sublimation Printer goes over how easy it is to set up and even the very first print from it did not need any color and print setting changes.
You may also use other printers to create one of these sublimated personalized luggage tags and bag name tags. Our full list of Epson Printers That You Can Convert For Sublimation will give you ideas of which other printers are capable of printing this keychain design.
Here are a few of the ones that you can use for this project:
All converted Epson printers use a third-party sublimation ink. We use Cyclone Ink in our ET-2803 because they have great customer service and they are based in the USA.
You can also use other sublimation ink to include:
Our go to sublimation paper is the Texprint DT Heavy. It is our favorite as it has given us consistent results.
It also came out on top when we tested several sublimation papers. You can see the print results in the Sublimation Paper Comparison Test.
As usual, you also have the option to use any paper and these are the other brands we tested.
The GeoKnight DK20S is a workhorse and has not let us down since we got it several years ago. The best thing about the swing away style is that you reduce the chances of burning your knuckles as compared to a clamshell.
We used Conde’s Prospray for this project instead of heat tape. As you can see below, we ruined one of the keychains when we used heat tape.
The Prospray does not leave any residue and keeps your printed sublimation design stuck to the sublimation blank during the pressing process. And the best thing about this spray is that it is repositionable so you can lift up the sublimation blank and place it back down if you make a mistake with aligning it.
- Lasts for hundreds of uses
- Prevents your print from shifting
Butcher paper is important in sublimation because it keeps your design from transferring to your heat platen during the pressing process. Unbleached, plain butcher paper is recommended because it does not hold moisture like teflon.
Protect your hands from the hot sublimated keychain when you grab it from your heat press.
Jump Ring Pliers
This is a nail saver!
Have you ever opened those jump rings with your nails and broke them in the process? This jump ring pliers will prevent that. They open and hold those jump rings while you slide the keychain through them. .
You are free to use any font you want. We offer lots of free fonts for sublimation that you can download or use one of your favorites.
Creative Fabrica is our favorite source for fonts. They have thousands to choose from…which is a good and bad thing. Good because of the variety but bad because it’s so hard to decide!
Here are the steps we used to create this personalized keychain and bag tags for kids.
- Download the free sublimation design from us.
- Upload to your graphic design software.
- Personalize it.
- Download or save.
- Print your sublimation design.
- Attach your design to your sublimation blank using ProSpray.
- Press for 50 seconds at 400°F with a light pressure.
Watch a similar tutorial video on the whole process using a different design. This sublimation tutorial on Youtube uses another free sublimation design using the same sublimation keychain.
Updates & Social Media:
We often post on our social media channels when there are updates, tips and tricks, behind the scenes, and even great deals on sublimation blanks and equipment. You can also ask us your sublimation related questions too.
Let us know if you have any questions on this sublimation process. When you make it, please post and tag us on social media #sublimakersacademy so we can see your personalized bag tags.
Great info. I own a SC170 that I have yet to use. Thank you for this information and the free gifts.
Get the F170 going and start having fun making things. I wrote the F170 Review in case you haven’t seen it. Good luck and have fun! Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with.