Ink Experts Sublimation Academy

Sublimation FAQ

Looking to start out in sublimation printing?

Wanting to add sublimation printing to your existing business?

Find out all the basics you need to know in our sublimation FAQ’s

A guide to everything you need to get started with sublimation printing!

What products can be sublimated on to?

What products and materials can’t?

Find all the answers here!

Why do images printed on to sublimation page look different to the on screen image?

Find more here!

Product Setup

Setting up an Ink Experts Sublimation Printer is very straight forward click to view our basic setup guide.

Our simple guide for setting up one of our Clam Heat Presses. Click to view.

Our simple guide for setting up one of our Mug Heat Presses. Click to view.

Our simple guide for changing the heating element on our Mug Heat Press. Click to view.

ICC Profiles

All you need to know about ICC profiles and sublimation printing. Click to view more.

Click the video links to see how ICC Profiles are installed on either Windows or Mac OSX* operating systems.

Please note that as of 11/11/2020 Ink Experts no longer support ICC profiles for Mac OSX due to issues with the OS and it’s ability to handle colour management and ICC profiles.

Click the video links to see how ICC Profiles and printer colour management are setup in Adobe Photoshop using either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

Click the video links to see how ICC Profiles and printer colour management are setup in GIMP Design using either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

Click the video links to see how ICC Profiles and printer colour management are setup in Serif Affinity Designer using either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

Problem Solving

Banded or striped print outs are a very common issue. These issues are generally very easy to resolve. Click to view.

Pinwheel roller marks also known as Pizza Cutter marks are a common issue when printing on high release (HR) sublimation papers. Including our own Fabric HR paper, TexPrint XPHR and other well known brands.

How are the inks changed on an Epson Ecotank printer?

Already have an existing Epson Ecotank printer that is using standard inks?

Or wishing to change your existing sublimation inks to our sublimation inks?

Click to see our easy ink change method.

YES! We are pleased to say that Inktec Sublinova dye sublimation inks which we provide are OEKO-TEX certified and safe for use on children’s clothing.

Printer Settings

Click the links to see our advised printer settings when using our ‘Style’ dye sublimation paper with EPSON or RICOH / SAWGRASS printers. On either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

Click the links to see our advised printer settings when using our ‘Fabric HR’ (High Release) dye sublimation paper with EPSON or RICOH / SAWGRASS printers. On either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

Click the links to see our advised printer settings when using our ‘Versa’ All-Purpose dye sublimation paper with EPSON or RICOH / SAWGRASS printers. On either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

Click the links to see our advised printer settings when using our Mug Size sublimation paper with EPSON or RICOH / SAWGRASS printers. On either Windows or Mac OSX operating systems.

How To Press

Click to view to see how we heat press sublimation coated mugs using a digital mug heat press.

Click to view to see how we heat press sublimation ready t-shirts (polyester / poly-cotton material) using a digital flat bed heat press.

Click to view to see how we heat press sublimation coated aluminium metal sheets using a digital flat bed heat press.