What is Sublimation Printing?

What is Sublimation Printing?

What exactly is Sublimation?

Sublimation is a process by which a substance transforms directly from a solid to a gaseous state, without converting to a liquid first. This transformation occurs only at certain temperatures and pressures.

The term "sublimation" is used to refer to the physical transformation from a solid to a gas state.

What is Sublimation Shirt Printing?

Sublimation shirt printing is an advanced technique for transferring designs onto textile materials such as polyester or polyester blends.

This process utilizes special transfer paper and heat, causing the ink to vaporize into the fabric to create a permanent, durable image that won't crack or peel.

It involves a higher cost than other shirt printing methods, but offers a longer-lasting result.

Are sublimation and heat transfer processes identical?

Sublimation is distinct in that only the ink is transferred onto the material, whereas heat transfer typically involves transferring a transfer layer with the ink.

Is sublimation possible on any surface?

For optimum sublimation outcomes, polyester materials are the preferred option. Additionally, a number of objects with a specialized coating such as mugs, mouse pads, coasters, etc. can accept sublimation printing.

Sublimation is occasionally achievable on glass however, specialized treatment with a spray-on medium is essential in that case.

Sublimation has certain limits to its effectiveness as a printing process.

When considering sublimation as a printing option, color selection is a key limitation. Sublimation is essentially a dye process; therefore, the most effective results are achieved on white or light-colored fabrics. Darker materials, such as black shirts, may fare better with a different digital print method.

Can a sublimation printer produce white ink?

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