In simple terms, it’s a method of printing that essentially brings ink and fabric together as one. First, a design is printed onto special paper. The inks turn into gas when exposed to heat, then combine with the fabric and permanently print onto the fabric. The heat opens up the pores of the fabric, then with the applied pressure the ink cools and returns to a solid form. The ink is embedded into the fibers which allows the design to feel like it’s a part of the garment (as opposed to printed on top).
Sublimation printing is a real game changer when it comes to creative freedom. Sublimation allows all-over printing, meaning that the design can go seam-to-seam. You can print multiple colors and vivid designs on a large variety of garments and products like swimsuits, activewear, and blankets. It is important to note that you must print on garments that are 100% polyester or contain a poly coating; for this reason we provide a catalog of blank garments for you to choose from!