Sublimation FAQ

What is Sublimation?

Sublimation printing is a digital printing process that uses heat and pressure to transfer dye onto different materials.

The process in which a solid substance (ink in this case) is transformed directly into a gaseous state, without passing through the liquid phase. In the printing industry, it’s used to print designs on materials such as mugs, clothing, accessories, and other items.

What materials can be sublimated?

Sublimation works best on white or light fabrics made of 100% polyester or fabric blends that contain a high percentage of polyester.

The less polyester in your fabric, the more faded the prints.

This is because the chemical properties of sublimation dyes require synthetic fibers to properly stick and create long-lasting results.

Sublimation printing is suitable for a variety of materials, giving you plenty of product options. From apparel to mugs, and home decor to larger items like banners and signs—you name it.