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What is Sublimation Printing?
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Feb 20

What is Dye Sublimation Printing?

Dye sublimation printing involves the use of heat to transfer dye onto fabric and other polymer-based materials. Apparel, pillows, bags and mugs are just a few examples of products that can be produced with this method of printing.

In sublimation printing, printers equipped with unique sublimation dyes print onto specially coated sheets of paper. The paper is then placed under a heat press, aligned over the substrate to be sublimated. Using a combination of time and temperature, the image from the paper will transfer at the molecular level into the substrate.

The end result of the sublimation process is a nearly permanent, high resolution, full color print. Because the dyes are infused into the substrate at the molecular level, rather than applied at a topical level (such as with screen printing and direct to garment printing), the prints will not crack, fade or peel from the substrate under normal conditions.

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