What is Sublimation?

Sublimation is a printing method that uses heat and pressure to transfer dye into a material, producing a permanent, full-color image. The process involves printing a design onto sublimation transfer paper using specialised sublimation ink. The paper is then placed onto the material to be printed and subjected to heat and pressure. During this process, the dye on the transfer paper sublimates, or turns from a solid into a gas, and then re-condenses back into a solid, bonding with the fibres of the material to produce a high-quality, vibrant image. The most common materials used for sublimation printing are fabrics made of polyester and other synthetic fibres.

What fabrics are suitable for sublimation printing?

For sublimation printing, fabrics made of polyester, or a blend of polyester and other synthetic fibers (such as polyester with spandex or elastane), are best suited as they allow the dye to penetrate the fibres, resulting in a long-lasting,