What is sublimation printing?
Sublimation definition: Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage.
Sublimation printing, also known as dye sublimation printing, is a popular printing method for transferring photos onto suitable materials. Typical printing methods involve a step with water, where the solid turns to water before a gaseous state. Sublimation printing does not involve the liquid step but goes right from solid to gas due to a chemical reaction (like dry ice). Items are pressed at 400 degrees and the ink becomes part of the fabric as opposed to a layer on top of it. The resulting transfer lasts much longer than heat transfer shirt results.
I can sublimate all sorts of items! Such as license plates, slate, mouse pads, keychains, metal, koozies, cork coasters, wine holders, and so much more. Photo t-shirts are a popular item and this is done thru the sublimation process.
This printing method is best used on products such as polyester apparel (at least 60% polyester) in white or light colors or hard surfaces with a poly-coating, such as coasters, mugs, mouse pads and more.
Custom Sublimation items are not available on the website due to so many factors. Please come into the store located at 1400 Fort Campbell Blvd to view our photo gift options and/or place a new order! If you have questions on whether or not your special photo will work, please go ahead and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 931-218-0555 and we will advise you!