Prevent Sublimation Ghosting with CAD-CUT Glitter Flake Technique

Learn how to create designs that feature sublimation on CAD-CUT GlitterFLAKE

Learn how to create designs that feature sublimation on CAD-CUT GlitterFLAKE

If you’ve ever experienced the problem of ink transferring onto unwanted areas (also called “ghosting”) when heat applying sublimation on white or light colored garments, Ariel of Stahls’ International has a fantastic solution. (Recently published in the Stahls’ International Newsletter) Try this technique using CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™.  Not only will you prevent your sublimation transfer from ghosting, you will also get a “dazzling” new twist on your heat printed logo. Here’s what you need:

Materials:
• Sublimation printer
• Sublimation paper
• Plotter/cutter
• CAD-CUT Glitter Flake White
• Bond paper/white paper
Stahls’ Thermo-Tape

Steps:
1. Print logo-design on sublimation paper
2. Using a computerized cutter, cut the shape of the logo-design (slightly smaller) on white paper
3. Remove the shapes of the logo on the white paper to create a template
4. Using the cutter, cut the shape of logo-design (same size used for white paper) in Glitter Flake

Print your sublimation transfer on sublimation paper.

Print your sublimation transfer on sublimation paper.

Layer materials as follows:
1. Center template on top of the sublimated printed logo-design and attach both materials with Stahls’ Thermo-Tape
2. Insert Glitter Flake inside of template

Create a paper template

Create a paper template

Create a CAD-CUT Glitter-FLAKE template

Create a CAD-CUT Glitter Flake template

Heat Application:
Flip the layered materials and place the group on the T-shirt to be heat applied. Heat apply all at once at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 seconds with a medium pressure. Note: For complex designs, heat apply Glitter Flake first, then place the sublimated logo-design with the attached template on top, and heat apply all at once.

Follow these easy steps.

Follow these easy steps.

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