Sublimation definition: Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage.
Sublimation printing, also known as dye sublimation printing, is a popular printing method for transferring images onto suitable materials. Typical printing methods involve a step with water, where the solid turns to water before a gaseous state. Sublimation printing does not involve the liquid step but goes right from solid to gas due to a chemical reaction (like dry ice).
This printing method is best used on products such as polyester apparel in white or light colors or hard surfaces with a poly-coating, such as coasters, mugs, mouse pads and more.
Sublimation printing fabrics
The sublimation process can only be used on 100% polyester material or materials with a special polymer coating. Sublimation is best for white or light colored fabrics. This may seem like a limited option, but polymer coated products can include coasters, mugs, mouse pads and more.
The sublimation process can be quite pricey when you add up the cost of materials involved. Sublimation is best for small orders due to the cost and time it takes to produce an item. (SEE OUR ATTACHED OUT THE DOOR PRICE SHEET! 12 PIECE MINIUMS!!!)
Every Job is mocked up on a cad to allow our customers to see what they are receiving and make adjustments based on their vision. Once artwork is confirmed and deposit received the completion time for every sublimation project is between 3-4 weeks.