Dye Sublimation is a computer-aided printing process that turns ink into a gaseous state for printing. The gaseous ink is absorbed into fabrics, the dye sublimation process works best with nylons and polyester materials.

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dye sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing, also known as dye sublimation printing, is a printing technique that involves applying a heat press to a sheet of transfer paper that has been printed with special solidified inks. Once heated, these solidified inks become vaporized into a gas. The gas then permeates the fibers of polyester textiles or other plastic materials, creating a perfect graphic. Sublimation printing is outstanding for fine lines and details, and arguably one of the best methods for all-over printing. Digital printing technology has improved rapidly, and as a result, it’s merged and diversified industries so that screen printers are now offering digital printing and sign shops are able to offer apparel. We saw this type of industry adaptation happen with the emergence of eco-solvent printers, and we can see it now with dye-sublimation printers.

Dye Sublimation Printing Process

Sublimation can be described as the transition from a solid to a gaseous state. Ink is transformed into a gaseous liquid that is infused with the fabric’s fibers during the dye sublimation printing process. The process of sublimation printing necessarily involves high-tech printing tools that are capable of reliably measuring and adding gaseous ink. Sublimation printing is done with these types of printing machines. The gaseous ink is deposited into the garment fiber and left to cool for a certain period. Cooling temperatures will transform the gaseous ink into a solid back, allowing the fibre to absorb the ink’s colour. The coloured fibre preserves the rest of its original characteristics.

How it Works

The Dye Sublimation process involves the use of advanced computer graphics and heat transfer technologies.


preparing the design

The uses of updated graphic design tools were used for making mockup of the selected garment. The mockup will display the overall artwork of the garment, logos and requested colors.


Creating the Printing

For creating the “mirror images” of the mockup designs on transfer paper, we use a high-end printer specially for Dye Sublimation.


heat Press Process

In this step, the transfer paper will be heated and then pressed to the selected garment. To go through this process, it needs to use a computer-controlled rotary heat press.



In the final step, sewing is required for connecting print patterns for certain designs such as sports uniforms.


Finish Product

Finished product.


Examples Of Sublimation printing

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