What Is Sublimation

A brief explanation of what sublimation is and the process.

what is sublimation?

Sublimation as a production technique is relatively simple, it’s the chemical process which separates it from any other form of digital printing.

When sublimation inks are heated, they turn into a gas and dye polyester fabric or items that have a polyester coating.

The result is a premium full-colour, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate.

Sublimation dyes are not opaque and therefore the printable items need to be white or a pastel colour.

how does it work?

Step 1. – Print with suitable sublimation printer (in mirror image) and then trim the transfer.

Step 2. – Place & position transfer on coated mug & tape in position using Heat Tape.

Step 3. – Using your mug press apply required reccomended time and pressure.

Step 4. – Remove from press and peel transfer immediately for outstanding results.

Step 5. – Submerge in water to complete the process, package in relevant mug box.