The process of sublimation begins with an image that is printed onto special transfer paper.
The images are then transferred onto shirts or other products by a heat press.
The heat press allows the dye to penetrate deep into the garment, creating a permanent image that won’t fade or wash out when washed in a washing machine.
Any garment or object with a polyester base or polyester coating can be designed with the help of sublimation printing.
With pressure and heat, the dye on the medium sublimates and transforms into a gas. It is then absorbed by the polyester to reflect the design.
High quality sublimation printing won’t fade or crack on the fabric and the printing is very light and doesn’t have a harsh texture.
This technique uses heat sensitive inks, so the print looks bright even after many washes.
Dye sublimation prints are perfect for:
Because the printed image doesn’t seal the fabric, it can still breath and allow moisture to evaporate.