What you need to start up a small sublimation business

Setting up a small sublimation business is very simple and doesn't require a large investment. Read below to see what is required to become successful.

This section is aimed at users who want to produce small items, such as:

  • small retail shops 
  • tourist shops
  • promotional gifts
  • tradeshow vendors
  • existing apparel sellers
Small Shop

By small format sublimation we mean making Unisub and ChromaLuxe products up to maximum A3+ (12"x18") size. Depending on the sizes you want to make, and assuming you have a suitable computer already, the cost of setting up can be as low as $500 (€500), and probably no more than $2,000 (€2,000). Basically, all you will need is a desktop sublimation printer, a small heat press and your creativity.


WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START THIS BUSINESS ?

  • A computer (Windows or Mac)
  • A desktop sublimation printer (A4 or A3)
  • A heat press
  • Sublimation transfer paper & sublimation inks
  • Graphic design software (Illustrator, Coreldraw, Photoshop, CreativeStudio, ...)
  • Heat tape & heat gloves
  • Cleaning fluid & a cleaning cloth
  • Blank Unisub & ChromaLuxe items
Small Items

WHICH ITEMS CAN YOU PRODUCE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS ?

We have more than 500 different Unisub and ChromaLuxe items you can sublimate with your small format heat press. The sublimation market is expanding daily. There are numerous opportunities to grow and expand your business into new markets, such as personalized gifts, schools, sports, photography and many more.

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