Have y’all sublimated? I recently joined the craze, and I want to sublimate.all.the.things! I’ve made mugs, shirts, cups, puzzles, and can coozies, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! So, I thought it would be fun to make a cute Derby image for this week’s festivities. Keep reading to download the Free Sublimation Image for Derby Day!
f you decide to make a purchase through my links, I will be paid a small commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional.
I bought an Epson EcoTank Printer and filled it with Hiipoo Sublimation Ink. You need to do this with a new printer that hasn’t ever been filled with traditional ink. (Pineapple Paper Co. has a great post on converting your printer!) You will also need special sublimation paper, shirts or cups for sublimating, and a heat or mug press.
Free Sublimation Image for Derby Day
I love Kentucky…I have some family roots there, and it’s just beautiful there. And, going to the Derby is a bucket list trip for me. But, until then, I will watch the races at home and enjoy my juleps! Check out this Mint Julep Roundup of some of my favorites.
This year, though, I will be enjoying my juleps in a special cup, and a fun new shirt! And, you can too!
I have a surplus of everything I need at home to make all the things, but in case you don’t, here’s an Amazon list for you!
- KY Talk Derby To Me Sublimation Image, use code TALKDERBY to download it FREE
- Epson EcoTank Printer
- Heat Press Tape
- Hiipoo Sublimation Ink
- Sublimation Paper
- Heat Press or Mug Press
- Sublimation Mugs, Cups, or Shirts
- Lint Roller
Make a Custom Derby Shirt or Mug
After you set up your printer, download the Derby Day Image from the shop. Then, print it, be sure to MIRROR the image before you print it!
Next, use the lint roller on your pressing surface. Then, use heat press tape to tape your image where you want it to be. (If you are pressing a shirt, place card stock or butcher paper between the shirt, under the shirt, and on top of the shirt) Finally, press the image onto your shirt or mug!
Once the shirt or mug has cooled, remove the image and enjoy!
Check out The Country Chic Cottage for more DIY’s and tips on sublimation.