What is Sublimation Printing?
Sublimation printing is a process whereby full colour images, text and other graphics can be transferred into a receptive item. The process relies on a specialised ‘dye sublimation’ ink, which when heated changes from being a solid dye to being a gas, without passing through a liquid stage. Taking this a step further, if this gas encounters polymer fibers as it moves, it will penetrate those fibers, permanently dyeing them.
The procedure for producing an item is quite simple. Firstly, artwork is designed on a standard PC, using a graphics package like Photoshop Elements or CorelDraw. Next, you print the image, in reverse onto sublimation Paper from a printer loaded with dye sublimation ink. Finally, lay the resulting print onto a receptive item and place in the appropriate heat press machine– the dyes simply transfer into the coated product, leaving a vibrant, durable image behind.
We supply all kinds of heat press machines, manual, semi-auto and full-auto heat presses. Starter Kits are available for those taking their first steps into personalization, while we also supply printers, sublimation inks, sublimation papersfor those who simply wish to upgrade or expand their existing system.
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