Tutorial: How to Use Unisub Sublimation Templates in Silhouette Studio

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Yesterday, I led you through a tutorial to create custom photo jewelry with Silhouette Studio and sublimation. Today, we are going to tackle odd shaped sublimation blanks – like a shaped pet tag – using templates provided by Unisub. Why do we need a tutorial? Unfortunately for Silhouette Studio users, Unisub provides templates in formats that Silhouette Studio doesn’t open. No worries though, through tracing you can still use them.

How to Use Unisub Templates for Sublimation in Silhouette Studio

  1. Visit unisub.com and enter the SKU of your sublimation blank into the search bar at the top of the website. In this case, I’m using 5771 – a bone shaped pet tag. (Want to buy pet tags for sublimation? Click here.)Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. After locating your shape, click the “View Templates & Product Shots” button.Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Click the template to download it. Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Once unzipped, open the .JPG version in Silhouette Studio. Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. From the ‘Trace’ panel, trace the template (‘Panels’, then ‘Trace). Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Now, you’ll resize the template according to the sizing listed on unisub.com. Go to the ‘Transform’ panel, then click on the ‘Scale’ tab. For the bone shaped pet tag, it’s 1.5″ by 1″. I made my template slightly larger in case I made an error lining it up.Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  7. Now, you can create your design, print, and press! A step by step tutorial was featured in yesterday’s post.

Did you know: Unisub offers templates for every product they manufacture and they are free on their website.

Here’s a peek at my dog’s new tag:

Tutorial: How to Make Custom Pet Tags with Silhouette Studio & Sublimation - by cuttingforbusiness.com

You can pick up pet tags for sublimation here.

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