Sublimation printing allows us to create customized and personalized full color products on short demand. It has been around for decades and has become an economical and practical way to decorate a variety of items.
We use designated gel ink printers and a variety of heat presses, to produce premium full-color, photographic-quality images that will not crack, peel or wash away from the item.
Though the production technique is relatively simple, it’s the chemical process that separates sublimation from any other form of digital printing. When sublimation inks are heated to 400°F, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to 100% polyester fabric or items that have a polymer coating. Items include clothing, coffee mugs, mouse pads, key fobs, specialty photo frames, ceramic tiles, and baby bibs to name only a few. Again, these are specially coated items made for sublmiation.
It particular, the new T-shirts are made of polyster but you would not be able to tell the difference between them and cotton or cotton/poly blends! In addition, these performance fabrics are new wave that provide anti-microbial and moisture whicking charateristics.
This method is ideal for smaller orders requiring lots of colors. It is somewhat labor intensive but the results are remarkable! Stop in today and let us show you some samples of this process.