The Brownsville Public Library Makerspace offers use of a Sawgrass SG 500 Sublimation Printer for public use.  Sublimation printers allow for the transfer of designs from paper to other objects.


Brand/ Model 

Sawgrass SG 500 

Maximum Print Size 

Prints on media up to 8.5˝ x 11˝ (22 x 36 cm), 8.5" x 51" when using the Bypass Tray 

Materials Types 

  • Sublimation Paper 
  • Substrate or sublimation blank appropriate for sublimation. Typically, products with a polyester coating or composition.  
  • Suggested color for sublimation blanks: white 

Design Software Available 

Canva, Sawgrass Design Studio (limited usage), Silhouette Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. Any software that can open an image can send a job to print on sublimation paper. 


Additional Information 

  • Cost per sublimation sheet is $2.00 
  • Files accepted: SVGPNGJPEG  
  • Sublimation paper is one time use 
  • Items that are 100% cotton cannot be sublimated 
  • Polyester or a blend is preferred for sublimation of fabrics 
  • Patrons must have design ready when requesting to use the equipment (file saved in correct format) 
  • Makerspace waiver must be signed prior to use of equipment.  


The Brownsville Public Library Makerspace, is home to innovation and creativity. It features a variety of equipment, software, and kits in a flexible, collaborative workspace.  


Using Makerspace Equipment 

  • Makerspace equipment is available for walk-in use pending equipment and staff availability. An advance reservation is recommended. 
  • A library card in good standing with a signed waiver is required to make equipment reservations. 
  • A signed Use Agreement and Liability for Use Form acknowledging the user guidelines must be on file at before a maker is allowed use of the equipment. Forms are available at both makerspace departments. 
  • Makers are limited to one reservation per machine type per week (excluding the 3D printers). After a reservation has been used, if available, Makers can use a machine on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Reservations may be made up to one week in advance. 
  • Since Makers are expected to monitor their projects at all times, only one machine may be reserved or checked out at a time.