I made a 12" wood sign for a friend’s dog lead business. I don’t normally make signs, so I was pleased how this turned out.
The sign back and the girl are MDF, and the multi-colored bits are sublimated. (The process was; painted orange>masked>scored>weeded>spray paint one color using Ironlak paint>and repeat.) The sign was then given three coats of Krylon “triple thick” coating which really gave the sublimation nice depth and shine. I had screwed up painting the black lines on the girl because the paint bled, so a made another one and settled on leaving it the natural engraved color instead of having a nice, deep black. So I was happily surprised how rich the engraving came out with the clear coating, and you can’t tell it wasn’t painted.
Being able to sublimate the detailed parts was such a huge time saver versus having to paint them!
Sublimation details: Sublimated on 1/16" white cast acrylic. (No sprays/laminate needed.)
Three presses at 385 degrees for 20 seconds each with about a 10-15 second pause in between. (60 seconds total pressing time.)