This Sublimation Blank Glass Coaster is so easy to use: With the help of a heat press, firmly press this sublimation blank glass coaster at 400° F for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 minutes, setting this with its white side face-down on the top of your design, which has been printed in high-definition colors on a sublimation heat transfer paper. Smooth-surfaced, thus, these will show-off your design in bright and vivid colors on the personalized glass coasters with a subtle sheen, these sublimation blank glass coasters also pride keeping the colors of your design pristine for lasting use with their premium King Coat™ coating. At 4" square, these sublimation blank glass coasters also come large enough to protect tabletops from the bumps, heat, and moisture rings of up to large drinking glasses and drink ware, like beer mugs and liter-sized soda bottles. Features:
- These blank sublimation glass coasters are sold individually
- Square-shaped, each measures 3.94" long x 3.94" wide x 3/16-inch thick
- Print area of each sublimation blank glass coaster: 3.94" long x 3.94" wide
- Made of smooth tempered glass with King Coat™ coating and white back
- Each includes four (4) pieces of clear bumpons with adhesive back for protecting surfaces (unattached)
- Transferring Instructions: Do not reverse the image. Do not immerse glass coasters in water when cooling
- For full-bleed images, design the transfer to be at least 1/8" larger than the coaster, around each side
Blank Sublimation Glass Coasters are made in the USA
Processing Time: 1-2 business days, Excludes Transit Time
How to Sublimate Glass Coasters?
Here are the following materials and steps on how to sublimate glass coasters:
Materials and equipment that you will need:
Sublimation blank coasters
Sublimation heat press
Sublimation heat transfer paper
Teflon paper, heat-conductive rubber, and scrap paper to protect the sublimation blanks
Preparing and printing a digital image.
Resize your digital image to the size of your sublimation blank glass coaster.
Print your digital image on the sublimation heat transfer paper. Take in mind that your digital printed image may appear dull until the heat is applied.
Allow your image to dry.
Cut your printed image to the size of the glass coaster. You can also provide extra length and width, which you can fold and tape to the reverse side of the sublimation glass coasters.
Preparing each sublimation glass coasters for heat transfer.
Remove the protective film from the sublimation glass coaster.
Lay the sublimation transfer image side up.
Place the sublimation blank glass coaster faced down over the image so you sublimate to the coated side of the sublimation blank coaster.
Fold the extra edges of the heat transfer paper towards the sublimation blanks and using heat-resistant tape, secure folds to the opposite side of the sublimation glass coasters.
Applying the image on the sublimation blank glass coaster
Prepare the platen of the heat press by layering Teflon paper down first and then the protective paper or scrap paper.
Place the covered sublimation blank glass coaster on the heat press with the heat transfer image facing the platen of the heat press.
Cover with a heat conductive rubber and a protective or scrap paper.
Using medium pressure, press for 2 minutes at 180 to 190 degrees Celsius (or 400 degrees Fahrenheit)
When the time is finished, open the heat press and quickly remove the transfer paper.
Like printing your precious photos on a glass coaster, you surely can apply different designs or themes on your sublimation blanks for different occasions. Unleash your creativity and enjoy the versatility and unique functionality that these sublimation blank coasters have to offer.
Tips When Sublimating Glass Coasters
Due to the clarity of sublimation glass coasters, you may need to increase the color saturation of your image before printing as they tend to become lighter once transferred onto the sublimation blanks.
Carefully remove the protective cover of the coated side of each sublimation glass coaster to prevent scratching.
Remember that glass heats up easily, so do not to press your sublimation blank coasters over their recommended heat transfer time and temperature.
Professionals agree that the occurrence of the glass breaking when sublimating glass coasters are a common occurrence. To counter, you may also add a felt pad under the glass while transferring to prevent it from breaking.
Hand-wash your glass coasters gently with soap and water.
James Ortolani. Glass Decoration with Sublimation: A Clear Choice. 3/1/2008. http://a-e-mag.com/article/glass-decoration-sublimation-clear-choice
Conde Systems Inc. How to Sublimate to a Glass Cutting Board. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4zUiTnsedc