Full Dye Sublimation
AMBRO Manufacturing is a garment, textile and fabric decorating company with over 30 years of embellishment experience. Our specialty areas of decoration are over sized screen printing, jumbo screen printing, all-over-shirt printing and Full Dye Sublimation.
Full Dye Sublimation
The process of Full Dye Sublimation involves specialized wide format industrial printing equipment, specialized sublimation dyes, industrial heat and pressure, and white polyester fabrics.
Polyester fabrics come in a wide range of styles and textures for Full Dye Sublimation. The more polyester content that is included in a fabric, the more vivid and crisp the colors and design for the Full Dye Sublimation project will be.
Polyester family members like Rayon, Nylon, Satin and Spandex will also work well. Fashion tees that have a blend of cotton and polyester can work, but the more cotton that is added to the fabric blend, the less bright and less crisp the images will be.
Full Dye Sublimation is typically used for cut and sew projects where the fabric panels required in the garment are cut and dyed first, then sewn together. However, with recent advances in Full Dye Sublimation technologies, companies like AMBRO Manufacturing can produce post sewn Full Dye Sublimation garments, i.e. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Tank Tops etc … that have already been sewn into those items, can be placed flat on the press and sublimated.
When using an existing garment for a Full Dye Sublimation project, there will be some areas of the garment that are not able to receive the sublimation print. These areas are typically where the shirt creases, under the arm pits, near the seams etc. This is unavoidable when sublimating on existing garments. Even the most experienced sublimation printing experts can not avoid this issue.
The solution is to create artwork that understands these limitations and makes them less noticeable.
If you are interested in a Full Dye Sublimation project, please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.