Sublimation is a type of dye print that is widely used on apparels these days. A sublimation t –shirt will be more colorful and graphic rich than t-shirts created with other techniques.
One of the reasons why this printing technique has risen to prominence in recent times in the textiles industry is because of its benefits. Sublimated apparels, unlike other print wears, are of much higher quality and easily breathable. The graphics on these t-shirts don’t form a layer on but instead gets absorbs into the fabric. For this reason, it has become very popular in the fitness and sports clothing niche.
Uses of Dye Sublimation Printing
Dye Sublimation Printing can be used on a wide range of items which include:
Sportswear like Sports Singlets, Jerseys (Polyester Material)
Dry Fit T-shirts
Shorts (Polyester Material)
Polyester Canvas Tote Bags
Pricing for Dye Sublimation Printing
The pricing of sublimation printing depends on several factors such as:-
Size of Printing (Chest Size / Within A4 Size / Within A3 Size / Full Print)
Advantages of Dye Sublimation Printing
The image is permanent and does not fade or peel off with time.
Dye sublimation is economical to some extent (for large quantities of the same design).
Dye sublimation allows for design customisation throughout the t-shirt, even on the edges and rims of the t-shirt.
Disadvantages of Dye Sublimation Printing
Dye sublimation printing cannot be used on cotton. It is only used on polyester and synthetic fabrics.
Dye sublimation can only be used on white or light coloured dri fit t-shirts.
Dye sublimation is a slow process due to the slow printing speed.
Differences - Sublimation and Heat Transfer Printing
Print Effect and Durability
Dye Sublimation : The design is infused into the material and able withstand repeated washes, ironing and steaming.
Heat Transfer : The design is not infused but lays on top of the material, producing a plastic feel. Hence, it’s less durable because it can wear away with repeated washes.
Dye Sublimation : Only able to be printed on white or light coloured polyester/ synthetic bases.
Heat Transfer : Able to be printed on other materials (polyester, cotton etc) of other colours.
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