Sublimation is the process of printing the design onto a special paper then transferring that image using a heat press onto the item. The ink is heated until it “re-gasses” and bonds with the fibres of the fabric that it is in contact with. The design is long-lasting, colour fast and extremely durable.
This is the way nearly all types of sporting apparel achieve the “all over design” look.
A very versatile process that can be used on all types of polyester fabrics, stubby coolers flags and coffee mugs.
The design is best transferred before the item is assembled. It can ONLY work effectively on 100% polyester and to give the full range of colour the base fabric needs to be white.
It can be done in a very limited capacity onto ready made garments but will always be a case by case proposition