Dye Sublimation Printing

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The Dye Sublimation Printing Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.

Additional PPM training is required to use any of 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.

Contact Us if you cannot find your answer here on our Wiki or if you notice any info that is outdated.


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.


PPM 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 — on CONDE Systems
Dye-sublimation printing — on Wikipedia

Equipment Lists

Dye Sublimation Printing

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Sublimation printer
dye sublimation

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SAWGRASS logo.png Sawgrass


Knowledge Base
Dye Sublimation Oven
Sublimation Oven
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JTrans KX40LB HeatTransferWarehouse.com
Rubber Clamps for

Sublimation Oven

Heat press
heat press


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power press ?
Mug press
mug press

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GEO Knight & Co K3 www.heatpress.com

Dye Sublimation Computer

Item Software CPU Network Speed Memory/
laptop computer,

hp EliteBook 8570w


Sawgrass Print Manager,

Silhouette Studio,

Creative Studio

(Microsoft Windows 10 Pro)

Intel Core-i7

2.30 GHz


674 Up,

898 Down


8 GB

750 GB HDD

EliteBook 8570w

Dye Sublimation Hand Tools

Picture Item Manufacturer Model Resources
MUNBYN label printer

label printer,



User Manual
User Manual
Swingline laminator
Swingline INSPIRE PLUS online
Postal scale.jpg

Postal Scale (USB)

stamps.com SDC 550 5LB
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

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

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


PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(bring 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.



Paper used by the dye sublimation printer is not recyclable.

Red Tags

If equipment needs repairs, place a Red Tag on it and report it via the Pikes Peak Makerspace Slack channel #red-tags-issues
This advises others on the malfunctioning equipment and ensures that actions can be taken to service/repair the equipment promptly.

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  
  Computers — Windows  
  Assembly Table (Clean Projects)  
Canva Tips
QR Codes

Hand-Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Sawgrass SG500 printer

Unleash Your Creativity

Condé Systems, Inc

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.

Search the PPM Wiki — include Content pages as well as Multimedia.

Contact Us if you cannot find your answer here on our Wiki or if you notice any info that is outdated.

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