Sublimation Printing Service
Sublimation printing, also well-known as dye sublimation printing, is the process to transfer high-quality images onto a variety of fabrics. There is no loss of resolution while print and the image transferred is bright as the source. The product made using the sublimation printing process sustains the image quality throughout the years.
What is Sublimation Printing?
To understand sublimation printing, knowing the sublimation process is essential. Sublimation is a chemical process where a substance moves from a solid to a gaseous state without going through a liquid state. The sublimation printing process involves the use of a digital printer to transfer the design onto fabric using ink and heat.
The Process of Printing
Sublimation printing uses heat to print the design on the fabric. First, the design is print on a special dye-transfer paper with sublimation ink. Then the transfer paper is laid into a heat press with the material and subjected to high-temperature ranging from 350 to 400° Fahrenheit. It allows the ink to move into the gaseous state and permeate with the fibers of the textile and solidify. The print achieved is permanent and less prone to fading. Because the ink is embedded in the fabric rather than lying on the top, like in standard printing.
It is a quick, effective, and permanent digital print method growing in popularity with various sublimation printing companies coming up. The sublimation printing process is also known as all over printing as it allows choosing a design that can go from seam to seam.
The Advantages of Sublimation Printing
The most significant advantage of the sublimation printing process is that the image transferred on the textile is permanent. It won’t fade or disappear with time as long as the fabric is not damaged. This printing technique also offers an extremely smooth finish.
Another major advantage of using sublimation printing is, it offers multiple printing with ease. The same sublimation print can be used multiple times to print on more than just one piece of fabric.
Sublimation printing services is a perfect technique, quick easy, accessible and affordable, but it is also environmentally friendly. Because it has zero wastage and no dye gets into the water system.
However, with so many advantages, there are some limitations as well, mostly with the choice of materials. Sublimation printing is suitable for polyester or polyester blend garments. Although sublimation printing is possible on other materials like cotton, the image is not permanent.
Weaveron is a leader in dye sublimation printing services on textiles to create stunning seamless displays. We also offer sublimation print on demand services where we customize white-label fabric. Like the T-shirts, caps, tops, sarees and various other textiles with your unique designs.