Dye sublimation printing is one of the most underrated techniques for product decoration. While it may not be applicable for certain surfaces, this process fills many unique niches in the promotional printing market and is the ideal choice for printing on polyester fabrics and polyester resin coated products.
What Can I Sublimate?
You can ONLY use garments with a minimum of 50% polyester or polymer-coated substrates that are "dye sub ready". For the vibrant look that dye sublimation is known for, you'll want to use white garments that are 100% polyester. With dye sublimation, you can print full colors, bright colors and multiple colors! When applying to garments, the ink is embedded into the fibers. This allows for the design to feel as if it’s part of the garment and not actually on the garment!
Why Should I Use This Method?
Dye sublimation is THE process for printing on all things polyester. That’s because the gaseous state of the ink results in a completely washable, smooth image that’s fully embedded into the material. Plus, the quality is high resolution consisting of vivid, vibrant colors.