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How to Convert an Epson Printer to Sublimation (with videos!)

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How to Convert an Epson Printer to Sublimation (with videos!)

Ok, I finally got my hands an Epson WF printer that hadn't been "converted" to sublimation yet so I can make a video!  (If you don't know what sublimation is, read What is Sublimation & Where Do I Start?) The process should be very similar for most Epson printers but this is specifically for a WF-7710 or WF-7720. If you're going to follow along and set your own printer up too there are a couple things you need to do first. Follow the initial setup steps for the printer itself just like it was any other normal printer. The screen...

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How to Jazz Up SVG Files into Sublimation Designs in Silhouette Studio, Illustrator or Photoshop - with 3 videos!

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How to Jazz Up SVG Files into Sublimation Designs in Silhouette Studio, Illustrator or Photoshop - with 3 videos!

If you are like me, you have a huge collection of SVG files because you started with vinyl. Don't just dismiss those as no longer usable... You can print SVG files just like sublimation prints! But if you want to jazz them up a little (because you CAN!) then here are some videos showing you some design tricks that are easy ways to give those SVG designs a face lift! I sat down to show you with Silhouette Studio, Illustrator and Photoshop so you can skip ahead to which one applies to you.  Related links: Design Elements (textures, patterns, paint blobs, etc.)...

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Sublimation: Choosing the Right Paper Setting & Why it Matters

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Sublimation: Choosing the Right Paper Setting & Why it Matters

Different paper settings will make a huge difference in your color results. Doing some side by side tests for your ink is the best way to see what works best for you ink. In this video I show you what Cosmos Ink does with different settings. If you are having bad colors it could be as simple as using a different setting. Here's an in-depth look at the tests I did and what they showed. To get in and change your settings on a PC watch this: To get in and change your print settings on a Mac watch this:...

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Sublimation on Fabrics: Why does the polyester percentage and color matter?

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Sublimation on Fabrics: Why does the polyester percentage and color matter?

I see this come up over and over again. So, I thought it was time to sit down and explain how it works so it's easier to understand. Can you sublimate on black shirts? Can you sublimate on colored shirts? The short answer, yes. You absolutely can, but your results will vary greatly. Sublimation is a dye process and doesn't print white. I mean, if you think about it, there really isn't a way to dye something white anyway. You can bleach it, but thats totally different. So if you want to use a darker shirt, or a black shirt,...

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How to Make Photo Collage Text (with 3 videos!)

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How to Make Photo Collage Text (with 3 videos!)

I’ve been seeing a lot of questions popping up lately on how to do photo collage text, particularly for making Mother’s Day mugs and shirts with family photos in the word mom or her name. So I sat down and did 3 tutorial videos yesterday! One for Photoshop, one for Illustrator, and one for Silhouette! 

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