What is the Sublimation Transfer Printing Technique

                                         What is the Sublimation Transfer Printing Technique?

    What is the Sublimation Transfer Printing Technique? 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.
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    In sublimation printing, unique sublimation dyes are transferred to sheets of “transfer” paper via

liquid gel ink through a piezoelectric print head. The ink is deposited on these high release inkjet

papers, which are used for the next step of the sublimation printing process. After the digital design is

printed onto sublimation transfer sheets, it is placed on a heat press along with the substrate to be

sublimated.
   dye sublimation printing
    In order to transfer the image from the sublimaton paper to the substrate, it requires a heat press

process that is a combination of time, temperate and pressure. The heat press applies this special

combination, which can change depending on the substrate, to “transfer” the sublimation dyes at the

molecular level into the substrate. The most common dyes used for sublimation activate at 350

degrees Fahrenheit. However, a range of 380 to 420 degrees Fahrenheit is normally recommended

for optimal color.
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    The end result of the sublimation process is a nearly permanent, high resolution, full color print.

Because the dyes are infused into the substrate at the molecular level, rather than applied at a topical

level (such as with screen printing and direct to garment printing), the prints will not crack, fade or peel

from the substrate under normal conditions.

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