Advantages of Sublimation:

  • Ability to do full colour printing and colours are more vibrant
  • Design longevity. As the ink becomes one with the material, the design will not fade, peel, crack overtime
  • More lightweight. As the ink permeates the material, final print has no noticeable weight, leaving a more comfortable garment.
  • Garments maintain their colour and vibrancy despite many wash cycles.
  • Outstanding rub resistance. Inks will not transfer or rub off to other articles of clothing.
  • Dye-sublimation is the most environmentally friendly, sustainable process possible in garment printing and production. It produces ZERO waste! Because the process involves turning a solid directly to a gas, there is no water needed for dyeing.

Limitations of Sublimation:

  • Can only be used on polyester blended garments
  • More time consuming, and expensive than silkscreen.
  • Impractical for larger orders

This method is most advantageous when:

  • Your design is detailed and has many saturated colours.
  • Small quantities of printed product are needed.
  • Using different designs on multiple items or material.
  • You need a fade resistant design.

Cost of sublimation depends on:

  • Complexity of the design
  • Number of print positions
  • Quantity of the order