Good afternoon, this week we continue with the alternatives for sublimation on different surfaces, today we have sublimation on cotton surfaces, previously we mentioned transfer paper, which is not as durable as direct sublimation, textile vinyl, among others. This option is the sublicottom spray . This spray is the liquid polymer that, when sprayed on the surface of the cotton, allows the ink to adhere to the fabric.
What jobs is this material ideal for? This material is mainly used for sublimation work on cotton, that is, it depends on your client's order, because this material opens up your portfolio of materials to work with.
- How does this product work?
It consists of a spray that is sprayed on the cotton surface until it is soaked, then the spray is spread well on the surface, it dries (in this step the polymer adheres to the cotton fibers) and the design is sublimated on the fabric to get the result.
- What are the steps?
Next we will show you the steps followed by us to obtain the design, these indications may vary according to the brand or the material, we recommend that you practice so that you have the final results.
1. Preheat t-shirt, this to ensure that any surface imperfections are removed. This is normally 180°c for 10 seconds
2. Spray the t-shirt with the spray to be able to soak the fabric well, then remember to spread it well on the fabric.
3. Distribute the liquid well on the fabric, it can be with your hand or a roller.
4. Dry the t-shirt, this can be manually with a hair dryer or with your iron at 180°C for 30 seconds. We recommend the dryer option because you may be able to burn the fabric (experiences, hehehe).
5. Place the Image and sublimate normally, at a temperature of 180°C for 60 seconds.
6. Remove the paper and enjoy the result.
Some advice: be careful with the heat of the machine, because in some of the tests carried out we burned the fabric, it is advisable to preheat spread, let it dry (naturally) and finally iron it to obtain the result.