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 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 feel. It won’t crack, or peel.