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Sublimation on glitter heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is a popular technique for transferring vibrant, designs that last forever. And I want to teach you how to sublimate on glitter htv today!

2 shirts in front of an easypress, 1 black with the words crafting queen in a tie dye design completed using sublimation on siser rainbow white glitter htv, the other white with pray for me i'm a girl mom on siser white glitter htv

This process consists of transferring a design from sublimation paper onto glitter HTV, which is then heat-pressed onto a garment. 

The result is a stunning, glittery finish that’s perfect for custom apparel, home decor, and more.

How To Sublimate On Glitter HTV

Sublimation printing on Siser white glitter HTV is an absolute game-changer in the world of crafting and DIY fashion. It’s not just a process; it’s a creative adventure that transforms ordinary designs into extraordinary pieces of wearable art. The Siser Rainbow White glitter HTV is my personal favorite, especially when it comes to sublimation.

Their white has flecks of silver. But the rainbow white glitter heat transfer vinyl has all the colors of the rainbow. The glitter underlay adds a unique texture and dimension that plain vinyl can’t match. It’s like the difference between a starry night and a full-blown fireworks display.

black with the words crafting queen in a tie dye design completed using sublimation on siser rainbow white glitter htv

Sublimation printing is usually limited to light-colored fabrics. But with the help of some HTV products, the game changes. Making it so you can sublimate on dark fabrics with their help.

The white base acts as a perfect canvas, allowing the true colors of your sublimation print to shine through, even on dark garments. It’s like having a secret weapon in your crafting arsenal. You’re no longer restricted by the color of the fabric; your creativity is the only limit.

2 shirts in front of an easypress, 1 black with the words crafting queen in a tie dye design completed using sublimation on siser rainbow white glitter htv, the other white with pray for me i'm a girl mom on siser white glitter htv

Can You Use Any White HTV For The Sublimation Process?

The answer is no, you can’t just use regular white htv to transfer your sublimation design. But there are a few different ways to work with sublimation on vinyl:

  • Clear htv: but you will want to remember that this is translucent so using this one on a black shirt may not get the best results.
  • Holographic htv: because of its translucency you will have undesired results again when using sublimation transfers with this vinyl. Clear and holographic work best on light-colored garments.
  • Flock htv: flock is a thicker material and gives kind of a vintage or faded look. But this will work on both dark shirts and light-colored shirts. Check out this video to see more about sublimation on flock.
  • Glow in the dark htv: this is another one of my favorites and if you get the color combination just right for your sublimated design you can actually make a pretty cool shirt. Check out this cool Halloween design I did on glow-in-the-dark htv!

Why use sublimation dye on glitter htv?

The best way, well only way to sublimate on cotton t-shirts or even with cotton blends is to use a base material that can grab the sublimation ink and hold it. The special ink attaches to synthetic fibers which is the main reason why white polyester fabrics always yield such vibrant colors when you are sublimating.

black shirt in front of an easypress with the words crafting queen in a tie dye design completed using sublimation on siser rainbow white glitter htv

The process itself is a mind-blowing blend of technology and artistry. You start by printing your design onto sublimation paper you can’t use regular copy paper, you HAVE to use the special paper designed for sublimation printing. The ink turns into a gas when you use high heat on it. It then returns to a solid and when you peel the paper off you are left with vibrant designs.

This method of printing or transferring colorful designs is a great way to sublimate onto cotton shirts or other items you may not be able to sub on otherwise.

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    In conclusion, sublimation printing on Siser white glitter HTV, especially the Rainbow White, is not just a crafting technique; it’s a statement. It’s for those who love to stand out, and who enjoy adding a bit of sparkle to their creations.

    2 shirts in front of an easypress, 1 black with the words crafting queen in a tie dye design completed using sublimation on siser rainbow white glitter htv, the other white with pray for me i'm a girl mom on siser white glitter htv

    How To Sublimate On Glitter HTV

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Active Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Estimated Cost: $10

    Learning how to sublimate on glitter HTV is a game-changer for crafting unique projects. This technique offers amazing possibilities!

    Materials

    • Heat gloves
    • Heat tape
    • Lint roller
    • Brayer tool
    • Weeding tool
    • Blue and green cutting mats
    • Siser glitter vinyls (regular white and rainbow white)
    • T-shirt
    • Butcher paper or Teflon sheet
    • Sublimation transfer paper

    Tools

    • Sublimation printer
    • Sublimation ink
    • EasyPress 2 or
    • Heat press
    • Cutting machine (this will depend on the method you are using)

    Instructions

    1. Preheat your EasyPress to 380
    2. Download the design. Or create your own.
    3. Import design into Cricut Design Space (SVG or PNG).
    4. Resize and print your design.
    5. Mirror design both your design and the vinyl you are cutting.
    6. Cut the vinyl.
    7. Cut around the design. (optional)
    8. Press on the white glitter vinyl first, all you need is a few seconds so that it sticks.
    9. Now lay the design on top of the vinyl.
    10. Use your Cricut Easypress 2 and just lay it on top of the transfer (you need very little pressure for sublimation) press for 45-60 seconds.
    11. Very carefully remove the transfer paper, don't move it just pick it up and off.
    12. Now you have a transfer that will last longer than the shirt!

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