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Dye Sublimation Transfer

What You Need To Know About Dye Sublimation

Dye Sublimation Transfer is a process where you take an image – that has been created digitally (either by scanning, downloaded from a digital camera or created on your computer) and then print this image with a printer using special sublimation transfer inks onto transfer paper. Once the image is on the paper you place it under a heat press on top of your polyester or poly coated item (substrate) and heat until the inks turn to a gas and transfer the image onto the item.

Full Color Printing. Dye-sublimation printing is a digital printing technology using full color artwork that works with polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Also referred to as digital sublimation, the process is commonly used for decorating apparel, signs and banners, as well as novelty items such as cell phone covers, plaques, coffee mugs, and other items with sublimation-friendly surfaces. The process uses the science of sublimation, in which heat and pressure are applied to a solid, turning it into a gas through an endothermic reaction without passing through the liquid phase.

Setup time. Since we process your design on a computer same as DTG printing,  the setup time is minimal which, in turn, means a quicker turnaround. The best part is that since we use a digital file – all we have to do is open the file and print. It’s really just as easy as printing a document on a traditional home printer.

 Attention to detail. Sublimation  printing  just like DTG printing allows your custom printed items to have amazing amounts of detail without worrying about bleed or clarity. From a small logo to a photograph, you will be amazed at the quality we can achieve with sublimation  printing! These photorealistic prints can include gradients and various shading styles.

Small Orders. Have you ever wanted or needed just a few printed items? Now you can print as little as a a single item without it costing you an arm and a leg! Also ask us about our new service to set up a no inventory web store.


  • Images are permanent and do not peel or fade.
  • Dye does not build up on the fabric.
  • Colors can be extraordinarily brilliant due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibers of the synthetic fabric.