Dye Sublimation Printing

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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative process by providing shared space, shared tools, software, materials and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.

The Dye Sublimation Printing Area at PPM consists mostly of Level 2 equipment. Additional training is required to use our Level 2 equipment.

Dye sublimation is a printing technique that uses heat to transfer dye onto special materials such as plastic, card, paper, or fabrics.

Here at Pikes Peak Makerspace we can print onto mugs, too.


Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the Vented Room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this spreadsheet.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the Vented Room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.


Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Contact — Mathew Palfenier

Additional Leaders for the Dye Sub Printing Area wanted.
To help out with the Dye Sublimation Printing Area, post your ideas/comments on Slack.


Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup


- The timer on the heat press doesn't work all the time, so use your phone just in case.

- Be sure to log your usage with the Usage Form


Links to external sites:

30 Sublimation Tips and Tricks
Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

For Additional Help

Use the #printer-suite or #computing channels in Slack!
List of all PPM Slack channels
Note that we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Lists

Dye Sublimation Printing

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Owner Reference
Sublimation printer
dye sublimation


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SAWGRASS logo.png Sawgrass


PPM Knowledge Base
Heat press
heat press
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power press PPM website
Mug press
mug press
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GEO Knight & Co K3 PPM www.heatpress.com
MUNBYN label printer
Thermal label printer,


User Manual
User Manual
Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Owner Reference

Dye Sublimation Computer

Item Manufacturer/
Software CPU Network Speed,
laptop computer



EliteBook 8570w

Windows 10 Pro,

Print Manager,

Silhouette Studio,

Creative Studio

Intel Core-i7

2.30 GHz

674 Up,

898 Down


8 GB

750 GB HDD

laptop computer Dell

Latitude 5590

Windows 10 Pro,

print drivers:

HP 600

Intel Core i7-865OU

1.90 GHz

939 Up,

901 Down


16 GB

237 GB SSD

Item Manufacturer/
Software CPU Network Speed,

Hand Tools

Picture Item Manufacturer Model Reference
Swingline laminator
Swingline INSPIRE PLUS yes, and online
Postal scale.jpg

Postal Scale (USB)

stamps.com SDC 550 5LB no
Picture Item Manufacturer Model Reference
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Related Software

Design Software

Canva Tips
Adobe Illustrator Tips
Adobe Photoshop Tips
CorelDRAW X6 Tips
Inkscape Tips
Procreate Tips

Benefits and Policies


PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers
At home LightBurn subscriptions can be purchased at a discounted rate for being a PPM member.
The discount code is saved as a Pinned Message in our 'laser-cutter' channel in Slack.



Red Tags

If equipment needs repairs, place a red-tag on it and report it via the Pikes Peak Makerspace Slack, # red-tag-issues channel.
This advises others on the malfunctioning equipment and ensures that actions can be taken to service/repair the equipment promptly.
For more information, review our New Member Orientation wiki page.

Scrap and Trash

Trash day is MONDAY
Recycling day is MONDAY (96 gallon tote)
Single Stream Recycling provided by Waste Connections. Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and one time use plastics.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Always leave the space better than you found it.

Paper used by the dye sublimation printer is not recyclable. (?)

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

  Printers — Large Format  
  Vinyl Cutting  
  Assembly Table (Clean Projects)  
Canva Tips

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Sawgrass SG500 printer

Condé Systems, Inc

Other Fun Stuff

Links to external sites:

Sawgrass, Create Something New
PPM Tool Color Map — Interactive
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