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