Dye Sublimation printing provides you with a stunning durable product that won’t crack, fade, or peel. The image is undetectable to the touch and the colors are amazingly vibrant. Advantages to this process include shorter production runs, the ability to produce artwork with a full gamut of colors, and the flexibility to decorate over seams, collars, and edges of garments.
Modern sublimation technology has made it easy to enter the world of digital apparel printing. New advances in sublimation printing systems have yielded high-definition (HD) printing quality, a wider range of stunning colors, faster printing speeds and simplified graphics setups.
Sublimation is unique in that it involves inks that bond to the fabric fibers at a sub-surface level, rather than to the surface as most other apparel decoration inks do. In fact, the latter rely on a chemical additive called a binder to adhere to fabric. Sublimation relies on molecular bonding to attach and recolor the fabric’s fibers, resulting in an image that will not crack, peel or fade when washed. Therefore, sublimation is ideal for products such as team apparel, which undergoes a lot of physical stress and numerous washings in its lifetime.