Not too many garment, textile of fabric decoration methods will upstage the wow factor of a custom Sublimation Print. Using polyester fabrics to make Dresses, T-Shirts, Socks or other items, designers can produce amazing all over prints using the process of custom Sublimation Print.
Designing cool cloths requires a special talent that involves vision, fashion sense and a sense of adventure. Patterns and solid colors are cool, but using a Sublimation Print is cooler.
Polyester, Rayon, Nylon, Satin and Spandex can all accept a Sublimation Print well. Even fabrics that contain cotton can be used, as long as the polyester content doesn’t drop below 70%.
The technology behind a Sublimation Print involves specialized dye sublimation inks, graphic design, polyester and industrial heat. Once artwork is prepared, it is first output on special wide format industrial printers, this output is printed on specially coated papers and then transferred with heat and pressure to the fabric.
Unlike screen printing where the design is printed using inks that lay on top of the fabric, custom Sublimation Print technology fuses the design into the fibers of the fabric. The design is converted from the sold ink that it begins as into a gas and back into pigment in the fabric.
When wearing a garment that was created with a Sublimation Print, the person wearing it can not feel the design on the inside or outside, it as if the fabric were created that way from the start.
Most Sublimation Print projects are done in a cut and sew shop where panels of fabric are cut, sublimated, edge to edge, then sewn together into a finished garment. But with advances in Sublimation Print technology, it is possible to sublimate on already sewn items with a very high degree of success.
If you are interested in a Sublimation Print project, please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.