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Whats the Dye Sublimation Printing & What Can This Do?


sublimation printing
sublimation printing

As we all see that more and more people use dye sublimation printing now. Sublimation is a specific process of printing that first involves printing onto a special sheet of paper, then transferring that image onto another material.  After heating and pressing at 200 degrees Celsius. The ink will sublimate into a gaseous state at high temperature, and penetrate into the surface of the fabric in a gaseous molecular state.


With testing and use, the best sublimation results is used with polyester materials.  It can be used with a range of materials that have a specialist polymer coating.  Such as those found on mugs, mouse pads, coasters, and more.  It is also possible to use sublimation on glass, but it needs to be normal glass that has been treated and prepared correctly with a specialist spray. Dye sublimation printing is reduced to a solid state, forming the image of the artwork. Works well under light sweatshirts that can be layered and rich in colour.  No limit on the number of pieces, good touch. Printing for different polyester fiber fabrics can quickly produce market demand.

sublimation textile
sublimation textile

So what can I sublimate on?

Maybe you aware that not all products can be sublimated. For a substrate to be sublimated onto it needs to have specific characteristics. Today we will share you how to choose the right to do digital dye sublimation printing.


First, the sublimation blank must be white. Sublimation inks are transparent and add to the colour of the product. That is why the sublimation blank.  Both textile and rigid, must have a white background so that the colors of the original design are not altered.


Second, if you want to personalize a hard surface, it must be coated with a polyester-based material. Therefore, it is not possible to sublimate items that are not pre-treated. However, there is plenty of sublimation blanks to choose from. If you want to personalise a non-sublimation product, there are sublimation spray coatings that can turn almost any hard surface into a printable one.


Third, if you’re going to do sublimation printing on fabric, you can only work on polyester garments or substrates with a polymer coating. Sublimation on cotton is not an easy task, but there are some solutions to apply sublimation on a non-poly fabric and achieve similar results, so don’t try 100% cotton fabric.

If you dont know where to buy sublimation material, contact Sublicool, we will provide you all things!

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