What Is Dye Sublimation Heat Transfer Technology?
Dye sublimation is a method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester fabric.
Sublimation ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with pressure and time. The high temperature - from a heat transfer press - opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state. The print then becomes part of the polymer.
Hard items including ceramics and metals require a special coating to accept the sublimation inks. However, you do not need any coating on 100% polyester items such as mouse mats and 100% polyester fabric. We stock a wide range of pre-coated sublimation imprintables and t-shirts!
Our high quality dye sublimation ink has excellent colour brightness and produces brilliantly crisp transfers.
Can I choose another color other than white?
No because the process only makes the fabric darker and is impossible to go back to a lighter color so Image colors wont work right on colored garments.
Does it have to be %100 polyester?
No you can print on garments with a poly mix as low as 50/50, But at 50/50 it will give a faded look as if the image is really old (which could be a desired look). So the higher the poly count the brighter the colors in the image.