• Philexcel Business Park, Unit 10C
    Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
Oct 19

What is Dye Sublimation Printing?

Have you ever wondered how vibrant, high-resolution prints come to life on fabrics and other polymer-based materials? The answer lies in the fascinating world of dye sublimation printing. This innovative printing method utilizes heat to transfer dyes onto various products such as apparel, pillows, bags, and mugs, resulting in stunning, nearly permanent, full-color prints.

Sublimation Printing Process

Let’s dive into the sublimation printing process, exploring each step of the journey from concept to the final product, as demonstrated by the skilled professionals at Tancorp Manufacturing.

Digital Graphic Designer

STEP 1: Layout and Editing of Design

It all begins with our talented team of digital graphic designers. They take your initial sketches or images and meticulously transform them into digital artwork using industry-leading software like Adobe Photoshop. This crucial step ensures that your vision is transformed into a digital representation, ready for the next phase.

Dye Sublimation Printer

STEP 2: Printing

Once your artwork is finalized, it is sent to our state-of-the-art sublimation printer. If the product is apparel, such as a t-shirt, each component of the garment is printed and cut by hand. Our printers utilize specially coated transfer paper rolls to achieve exceptional color vibrancy and accuracy.

Heat Press Operation

STEP 3: Heat Press

The printed sheets of paper are then transferred to a heat press, where the magic truly happens. The sheets are carefully aligned with the substrate, which must be made of polyester or a polymer-based material for the sublimation process to be effective. Under carefully controlled temperature and time settings, the heat press applies pressure, causing the dyes in the transfer paper to transform from a solid into a gas. Instantly, the dyes permeate the substrate at a molecular level, resulting in a vivid, high-resolution, full-color print that becomes nearly permanent.

Cutting of Fabric

STEP 4: Cutting of Material

If the sublimated material is fabric, it moves on to the cutting table. Here, our skilled cutters expertly shape the fabric, ensuring that each piece is precisely cut to match the individual parts of the design. Attention to detail at this stage guarantees the integrity and accuracy of the final product.

Sewing Line

STEP 5: Sewing

With the cut fabric parts prepared, our expert team of sewers takes over. Each sewer focuses on a specific operation, enabling the efficient assembly of the garment. The items move swiftly along the sewing line, ensuring a streamlined manufacturing process and a consistently high standard of quality.

The Final Result: A Completed T-Shirt

STEP 6: Packaging and Delivery

The last step of the journey involves meticulous quality assurance checks to guarantee that the garment is in perfect condition. Once approved, it is carefully packaged and prepared for delivery to your doorstep, ready to be worn and cherished.

The Future of Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing opens up a world of possibilities, from stunning apparel and pillows to eye-catching mugs and captivating canvas prints. At Tancorp Manufacturing, we are masters of sublimation printing, equipped with the expertise and dedication to bring your visions to life. Whether you’re seeking a sublimation manufacturer or looking to explore the endless potential of this printing technique, our team is ready to guide you. Contact us today for a consultation, and let’s embark on a journey of vibrant creativity together.