How To Sublimate Designs onto Poly-linen Pocket Pillowcases?

Cushion covers made with sublimation printing are popular. Sublimation provides a very professional finish at a relatively low cost.
White sublimation cushion covers are available in a wide range of fabric treatments, styles, and colors.
To provide for the finest color replication, sublimation cushion covers are typically white or pale/natural colored. They should be made of polyester and available in a variety of fabric styles. Here we will discuss how to sublimate designs onto poly-linen pocket pillowcases?

Why Choose Poly-Linen Pillowcases?

Your business can benefit from sublimation printed pillowcases. You can choose from so many different types of fabrics when starting your own business. But instead of choosing the most expensive fabrics why not choose the right fabric. The right fabric gives you a strong presence in the marketplace and great value for money.

How To Sublimate The Image Onto The Pillowcase?

For sublimation on pillows, you need to follow the following process:

Supplies Needed

  • Sublimation printer
  • Sublimation ready poly-linen pillow covers
  • Heat resistant tape
  • Sublimation paper
  • Scissors
  • Flatbed heat press

Design Process

Use your computer to develop the artwork for your cushion cover design. Use a competent photo editing program if possible, such as Adobe Photoshop, Coral Draw, and Gimp are all popular software options.

Preparing the cushion cover

It’s important that your cushion cover be dry and clean.
Before pressing, inspect it for loose threads or stitching leftover from the production process. Use a tint roller to eliminate excess thread. Make sure that the cushion cover will be flat in the heat press. A heat press should be closed for five to ten seconds before actually pressing the design on the cushion covers. This pre-pressing essentially flattens and removes any creases from the cover.

Lay Out Your Printed Design

It is advised to clip out every edge of the paper before pressing. This is due to the fact that the printing head frequently catches the paper’s edges during printing. As a consequence, ink can linger on the paper’s edges, transferring to the cushion cover. A clean print is ensured by cutting the paper’s edges off. Secure the paper transfer using hot tape.

Pressing Cushion Cover

Heat press level varies to the weight of fabric and material type. For poly-linen set the temperature at 200c for 60-70 seconds at medium pressure.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Turn on the heat press and set the temperature and time.
  2. Prepare your cushion cover while heating up the heat press.
  3. Preheat the cushion to remove the crease
  4. Adjust your cushion cover into a heat press.
  5. Remove the crease from the cushion.
  6. Apply paper transfer design and heat resistant tape on cover. 
  7. Wait until the set time has elapsed before closing the heat press.
  8. After completion of time take out cover from the heat press.
  9. Remove tape from the cushion and allow it to cool.


Poly-linen pillowcases are interesting, beautiful, and have a wide range of applications. Using the right fabric for your business is key to ensuring your business’s future profits. Sublimation printed pillowcases are a great way to get the best out of your business.
Choosing fabrics for your business can be a challenge since there are many different types available. But instead of choosing the most expensive fabrics why not choose the right fabric. The right fabric gives you a strong presence in the marketplace and great value for money.

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