- Ceramic piece comes with a string and self-adhesive cork back (1/16" thick).
- Attach cork back after sublimation.
- Requires Nomex Pad for sublimation.
- sublimatable substrate (Ceramic piece)
- Nomex Pad
- sublimation transfer
- teflon or scratch paper
- heat tape
Heat press settings:
- temperature - 400 degrees F
- dwell time - 5:00
- pressure - light
Note: The recommended settings above may need adjustments for best results.
Settings will vary depending on the heat press brand and model ink and paper
and atmospheric conditions.
2nd Note: The use of the Nomex Pad or felt pad and the specific layering of
the ceramic piece and transfer allow the ceramic to press into the pad which
helps wrap the transfer around the tapered edge of the ceramic to produce a
continuous distribution of ink to the entire ceramic piece and its tapered
3rd Note: to avoid ink blow-back place a sheet of scratch paper on top of the
Nomex Pad/felt pad. This will extend the life of the Nomex Pad and prevent
discoloration and contamination from the ink to the pad.
Layer the press from the bottom pad to the top heat platen as follows:
1. teflon sheet or scratch paper
2. Nomex pad
3. scratch paper (optional but recommended; see step 4 below)
4. transfer (face up)
5. substrate (ceramic - face down)
6. teflon sheet or scratch paper
1. Wipe the substrate with lint-free cloth to remove any debris if
2. Position the substrate face down onto the transfer.
3. Tape two ends of the substrate to the transfer using the heat tape.
4. Place thin piece of scratch paper/butcher paper onto Nomex Pad to protect
pad from blow-back ink).
5. Place the transfer and substrate in the press onto the Nomex Pad (transfer
is under the ceramic circle face up; the ceramic is on top face down).
6. Place the teflon sheet/scratch paper over the transfer and substrate.
7. Remove items from the press immediately. Use heat resistant gloves if
necessary - the items will be very hot.
8. Tear the transfer in half opposite of the taped ends and allow several
minutes to cool.
- If the image of the final product appears light increase the dwell time or
pressure slightly (20-30 seconds). Too much pressure can crack the ceramic
- If the ceramic is cracked after sublimating reduce the pressure.
- If the image on the final product appears blurred or substrate appears
yellowed reduce the dwell time slightly (20-30 seconds).