Over here at Pro World, we are SO excited for the start of summer. After experiencing a long, cold winter in New Jersey… we can almost taste the salty air! Inspired by the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, we decided to create some beach-themed jewelry with one of our new products for sublimation – bezel pendants!
Since I knew I would be pressing a few pendants, I set up a file sized at 8.5×11″ in Photoshop, and ganged a few different designs at different sizes within that file before printing. Most of my designs were set up to be sized slightly larger than 1×1″ (the size of the pendant) to allow for the bleed area. As you can see by the design on the far right, if you do not allow extra space for bleed room, your design may end up being smaller than your printable area. In this case, you can see a sliver of white at the bottom of the pendant where the design was off.
After cutting my designs and taping them to the aluminium pendant inserts with thermal tape, I pressed all three at the same time on our TransPro 15×15 heat press. Application instructions can be found on the corresponding product pages of our website. In this case, I followed the instructions for sublimation on metal.
After pressing your aluminum insert and letting it cool, you’ll want to peel the adhesive off of the double-sided tape on the silver plated bezel pendant that the insert is designed to fit in. Make sure you press the insert firmly into the bezel to ensure that it attaches securely to the tape. To finish off the necklace, you will need a chain for the pendant to hang on. We offer an 18″ silver plated necklace chain that fits perfectly through the bail of the pendant.