Tag Archives: dye-sublimation

Capture the Pokemon Go Craze with Dye-Sub Printed Products

From Articunos to Zapdos, Pikachus to Porygons, Pokemons are taking over the planet and possessing the screen-absorbed pupils of the populace.

Cool cellphone cases at the tips of your fingers with custom game imagery!

Cool cellphone cases at the tips of your fingers with custom game imagery!

Entrepreneurs are cashing in on the craze, too, acting as uber escorts, or making window signs advertising local resident Pokemons.

Don’t miss the boat. Use your Sawgrass dye-sublimation printer and commonly available blanks to make your own shirts, cups, coasters, water bottles, and cellphone cases.

Here is what USCutter Creative Laboratories came up with: what can you create?

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Come into the Deadpool: The Water’s Fine for Amazing Fan Art you can Easily Do Yourself

Deadpool fever is sweeping the nation, delighting and repelling audiences young and old alike, with its slick stylistic sensibility and crude anti-hero antics. Everywhere normal citizens feel inspired to join the Deadpool movement, responding to its highly effective head-scratching guerilla marketing campaign, and hoping to copy its artful and original winning formula of super-snark and unsentimental heart.

From cut vinyl t-shirt designs, to dye-sublimated tiles and mousepads, check out these cool applications you can also do very easily with USCutter equipment and materials.

1.)   Deadpool Logo T-Shirt

We used a Titan II, 60 g’s of pressure, and speed of 36 mm/s, to cut the red bottom layer from Color Theory Thin Foil.

Color Theory Thin Foil red base layer.

Color Theory Thin Foil red base layer.

The eye “sockets” are Chemica 3D-Fashion Flex Carbon texture, and the eye “balls” are Color Theory White Glitter (both materials cut at 90 g’s of pressure). The 3D and Foil are cold peel products.

Layer different effects, including Carbon 3D, Glitter, and Thin Metallic Foil.

Layer different effects, including Carbon 3D, Glitter, and Thin Metallic Foil.

We used a pressing temperature of 168 degrees Celsius for 30 seconds to apply each layer, with the last layer of Glitter being a hot peel. The thin foil held up very well, with the final peel adding a distressed look to it which seemed to work well with the aesthetic of the movie.

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2.)   Deadpool Mousepads and Tiles/Coasters

Just look at how bright and warm Deadpool art leaps to life on dye-sublimated blanks you can easily reproduce yourself with your SG400/800.

Bright warm reds pop off your own personalized mousepad/

Bright warm reds pop off your own personalized mousepad!

Tiles, coasters, Wunderboard, and many other blanks available at USCutter.com!

Tiles, coasters, Wunderboard, and many other blanks available at USCutter.com!

 

Sublimations Under Glass: A Business Case for Sublimated Vinyl Menus under Glass Tabletops in Dining Areas

In a previous episode, we saw the beautiful potential of dye-sub printing onto GreenStar Clear Adhesive Vinyl for decorations behind or under glass.

In this episode, we’re looking for a few good entrepreneurs for our sublimation shark tank. We’ll even provide the idea.

This video shows you all the steps, and details all the materials and equipment you’ll need (click here for the bundle available now!), for the process of printing vinyl menus to be placed under glass or on outward-facing windows.

The benefit of sublimation-printed vinyl menus?

They’re indestructible. They’re covered by glass. They look great. Watch the video and look at the pictures. They’re cheap-we did the math and one menu costs 40 cents. You can put games on it and draw on them, then erase it away. It’s easily removable without residue. You can change them out every week with new menu items, at a fraction of the cost of printing a new batch of traditional paper menus.

There’s the pitch. It’s your move now.

Sublimate Gameboards and more under glass.

Sublimate Gameboards and more under glass.