Sublimation is the best choice for team uniforms and custom sports apparel.Many people ask “What is sublimation printing and why choose to sublimate vs. screen print”? Sublimation is the process of transferring dye to a fabric using heat. The image is printed on special paper placed on the garment and heat is applied, allowing the ink to become part of the fabric. This will leave you with a more breathable, soft-hand feel to the fabric. The best part is that the numbers, letters and graphics do not wear off! Sublimation is a great process that allows for vibrant, full color, all-over prints.
ADVANTAGES OF SUBLIMATIONUnlimited colors with no added cost
Produces vibrant colors, making it perfect for photographic images
Ability to create complex all-over print designs on the front and back of your garment
You can’t feel the print at all
Sublimation print will not crack, peel, or fade
Enhance your garment by adding a heat transfer such as, rhinestones, hot fix glitter or foil
MORE IN-DEPTH: Sublimation Printing - What is it, and what can it do for you?Some apparel decorators call it dye-sub, or dye sublimation printing, but no matter what you call it, sublimation printing is a versatile, digital printing method that opens up a world of opportunities to any consumer of decorated goods.
So, what is sublimation? Well, simply put, sublimation is a process by which sublimation dyes are printed onto a transfer medium with a specially prepared inkjet printer. Thereafter, those dyes are then transferred from the medium to an object or garment under the heat and pressure delivered by a commercial heat press. Sublimation only works on garments made of polyester, or on specialty objects made of polyester or given a polyester coating. When the heat and pressure are applied, the dye on the transfer medium sublimates, or becomes a gas, and is then absorbed into the polyester itself; the print is actually a part of the garment/coating. It doesn’t fade easily, wear, or have any texture or weight.