Des Moines Metropolitan
Open Mon-Fri • 9am-5pm
Dye sublimation printing uses ink and heat to transfer an image onto a material. Sublimation printing transfers full-color artwork onto polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Sublimation can be used on many materials such as 100% polyester fabric products and specially coated plastics, ceramics, metal, hardboard, acrylic, neoprene, and more. The process of sublimation uses heat and pressure applied to the ink and transfer paper, transforming it into a gas without passing through the liquid state, which fully embeds the graphic onto the material.
No color limitations. Sublimation allows for full-color images to be printed on the substrate.No ink layer feel. With screen printing and other types of transfers, you can feel the layer of ink laying on top of the substrate. Sublimation eliminates this feeling. It won’t crack or peel.
Vibrant colors. Sublimation has amazing color results. The process of heating the inks really makes the colors pop. The results have to be seen to be believed. Longevity. The process makes the ink become one with the substrate. Products that are sublimated can be used indoors, or outdoors. Signs are very weather-resistant, and license plates will last for many years. These are durable prints that can take a beating. Bottom line. Other processes like screen printing, vinyl transfers, digital transfers, and others can’t boast the durability of a good sublimation product.
Monday thru Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Print and Design
66 Washington Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
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