What is Sublimation?

Sublimation describes the process of a solid substance changing directly into a gas or vapour, without first passing through the intermediary liquid state. In the printing world, the term sublimation is used to describe heat-activated inks that change into gas when heated and have the ability to bond with polyester or acrylic surfaces. Sublimated images are machine washable, scratch resistant and dishwasher safe because the image is protected within the surface. Sublimation inks and toners transfer well onto light coloured, synthetic surfaces such as polyester or acrylic. They do not transfer onto natural surfaces such as cotton or dark coloured surfaces. Colours are bright and the print quality is excellent. Sublimation printing provides an excellent alternative to direct screen printing.

Our Process

Design

All work can be custom designed to suit your requirements or we can print from your design.

Printing

The sublimation process can be achieved by using various different methods of printing, for example, Litho Printing, Flexographic Printing, Screen printing and Digital Printing.

Material Preparation

All panels are pre-cut before sublimation printing.

Sublimation Transferring

The design is printed on paper and then heat transferred onto the cloth.

Cut Make & Trim

Material prepared for final product.

Finishing

The CMT operation is dependant on the product manufactured, which could be garments made up, scarves overlocked or hemmed, etc.

Final Product

All products are packed and labelled as per your requirements.