Sublimation printing is different in that it makes use and involves the need of a chemical process to occur as opposed to just being reliant on a printer and inks. Sublimation printing uses specially formulated dye sublimation inks which react to heat to form a gas. When these inks are in the gas state it they come across or into contact with polymer fibres (i.e. a polyester garment or a an item with a polymer coating) the ink will fuse or bond with the fibres to permanently dye them.
As sublimation prints fuse directly into the very fibres or coating of an item there is no feel or additional layers of ink to the item, it is very advantageous in that it cannot crack, fade, bleed or wash out.
Sublimation prints fuse directly into the very fibres or coating of an item
Using wide format sublimation printers from Epson and large bed heat presses ensures we can deliver the throughput and print quality your customers expect and require.