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Where to Buy Sublimation Printers, Supplies, and Blanks

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I’ve had such a great time talking sublimation on the blog this week. If you missed anything, find it all in this Sublimation Roundup for Silhouette and Cricut crafters.

Recommended Sublimation Supplier

I buy most of my sublimation supplies through Heat Press Nation. Not only do I appreciate their fast shipping and great customer service – I have actually had the opportunity to meet them in person several times. Here’s some of the team:

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Sublimation Shopping List

Sublimation printer and ink
Sublimation transfer paper
Sublimation blanks
Heat press and/or mug press or mug wraps
Heat resistant tape
Heat resistant gloves (if you will be working with ceramics)

Sublimation for Cheap

I entirely understand if you can’t afford $700+ for a sublimation printer. If you’d like to try out sublimation, but it isn’t in your budget, you can purchase an Epson printer and change out the ink. Here’s a list of what exactly you would need:

Epson C88+ (Around $160)
Sublimation Ink (Around $30)
Empty Ink Cartridges (Around $48)
Industrial Syringes for filling cartridges (Around $4)

One important thing to remember if you purchase the Epson C88 is that the ink may clog if you don’t regularly use the printer.

If you do sublimation, share something you’ve made in the comments to inspire others!

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Saturday 9th of March 2019

Hello, I've tried to heat press an image on transfer paper to a metal plates as well. But my results didn't come out as expected. it seems like the paper is also sticking on the metal, the surface is rough, didn't have that shiny glossy look at the end. my charm looks bad would you know any solutions to that?

Christine, Cutting for Business

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

I don't, but this group might be able to help you:


Sunday 24th of February 2019

Hello, I was wondering if I can design my Graphic on Design Space then print on my sublimation printer.

Christine, Cutting for Business

Saturday 18th of May 2019



Saturday 1st of September 2018

Hi! I was wondering if you have heard of or used SubliFlex 202? They say it can be transferred to 100% cotton and on dark colors. I was also wondering if I could use my Cricut to cut the design out like you do with your Silhouette or if Cricuts can only be used for print and cut type projects.



Monday 24th of September 2018

Hello! I've never used SubliFlex 202. Your Cricut can cut just as the Silhouette does.


Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Hi there. I just read your articles and found them soooo helpful! Thank you so much for all the information. My husband and I are just starting with the heat press part of the vinyl crafting. I do have a question: for the Epson printer, you indicate a person needs to buy an empty ink cartridge and syringe. What are these for? Thank you again!!


Monday 24th of September 2018

If you are converting a C88 Epson, you remove the old ink cartridges and replace them with ones that can hold sublimation ink. The syringe you would need to physically fill the cartridge.


Thursday 9th of November 2017

The links for the empty ink cartridges and sublimation ink lead to "sorry we could not find that page" messages. Could you please let us know what specific products the links are for so that maybe we could find them elsewhere?

Thanks for your help!! :)


Thursday 9th of November 2017

HI Marlena! I'll get to updating the links. Here's one that is already bundled together: