Dye-sublimation printing yields beautiful and permanent colors that are embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed on the surface.
Sublimation is the process of printing a special sublimation ink, onto special sublimation transfer paper, using a special sublimation printer. The ink actually becomes a part of the substrate you print on, whereas inkjet transfers use a carrier sheet to print the ink on top of the shirt or item.
One huge advantage to this process, if done correctly, is that the image you transfer onto your item won’t fade or disappear over time- so long as your substrate isn’t damaged. Not only that, you can look forward to an extremely smooth finish that’s quite soft to the touch given that the ink becomes one with the substrate.
Another major advantage to opting for the dye sublimation process VS traditional screenprinting, is that you can get full color images on a smaller order.
However there are some limitations that come along with it.
First, this process can only be used on 100% polyester or poly rich (50% or more) apparel or substrates that have a special polymer coating. What does this mean for you? Unfortunately, you won’t be able to pick up closeout mouse pads or an adorable coffee mug from Target to use for your upcoming gift exchange. But, don’t worry, We have you covered. We have tons of option you can choose from. Images on fabric won’t fade or crack even after multiple washings. Images on hard substrates will not chip, peel or scratch.
We use only the highest quality papers and Epson sublimation inks.