Our generation loves to decorate their homes, offices, classrooms, etc. We are obsessed with decorating our places because it enhances the charm of our place. As time passes, sublimation printing is gaining demand among people because we can get decorated items within no time through this process. In addition to fabrics, ceramics, mugs, etc., sublimation on glass has become possible, too, with whatever design they want to be printed.
So the answer to the question “can you sublimate on glass?” is a big “Yes.”I can and I have been doing it for a long time. Utilizing glass as decor pieces is unquestionably one of the most elegant and delicate approaches. Others cannot compete with these decor pieces’ attractiveness to your household. Sublimated glasses enhance the appearance of your kitchenware as well as your house. Aside from decorating, most individuals choose to master the skill of sublimation on glass and end up turning it into a side business.
Sublimation on glass
Sublimating on glass is a delicate and risky task. An individual must carefully and properly supervise every step he takes. Otherwise, he may wind up with poor quality or shattered glass. So let’s get started and look at the items you will need to sublimate on glass.
Required Materials For Sublimation On Glass
- Sublimation printer
- Sublimation ink
- Sublimation paper
- Glass blanks
- Teflon sheet
- Heat press machine for glass
Steps for sublimation on glass
As glass sublimation is not an easy task, you will need to keenly focus on every step while executing your print on glass. So we will discuss the steps one by one to ease your difficulty.
1st step- Take sublimation paper and print your design on it.
Be sure that the sublimation printer is printed in the proper image arrangement and not in reverse because sublimation will occur towards the backside of the glass rather than the front.
2nd step- As soon as you print your design on the sublimation paper, adhere to your glass blank.
3rd step- To prevent that glass from damage, put it in the heat press on a Teflon sheet.
4th step-After properly establishing the glass plate, add a second thin Teflon sheet on top of the arrangement.
5th step- Now, heat press for about 3.5 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
6th step- Remove the Teflon sheet above and allow your glass to cool at room temperature.
7th step- After cooling down, detach the sublimation paper. You will see an attractive print of your design on the glass.
Necessary points to consider for sublimation
- To produce an exact print on the glass, you must first understand the parameters and settings necessary. You need to establish the correct settings because too much pressure and heat may crack or harm the glass; meanwhile, too little pressure and heat will destroy the design.
- Teflon sheets must be used both below and above the glass blank to have your design printed without shattering it.
- Try to print on Tempered Glass because it can withstand even more heat and pressure.
- While removing the arrangements after heat-press, be careful because they might be too hot. You can wear gloves for protection from heat.
If you asked me a question a few decades ago, “Can You sublimate on glass?” or what materials can you sublimate on the response would have been No. But today, I can proudly say that you can sublimate practically any type of glass. You may begin your sublimating station at your home if you have a safe and rather big working area.
Do you love to make your place look enchanting? Now the wait is over because sublimating on glass is a unique way to turn your love and dream into reality. Follow the steps mentioned above and start doing this tricky but trendy task. You will enjoy sublimating and getting uniquely printed glass.