DYE SUB-WHAT IS IT?
In very basic terms, Dye Sub or Dye-Sublimation is a digital printing technology using full colour artwork that only works successfully with polyester.
The process is most 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 a reaction without passing through the liquid phase.
But can this be done on 100% Cotton-Nope.
Why, because Cotton is a natural fibre that does not have ‘pores’ that can open to accept the ink (that has now turned to gas).
But, a Cotton Back fabric can be used, let’s say it’s 80% Poly/20% Cotton. You’ll only get an 80% vibrancy on dark colours, lighter colours don’t pose the same issue as with darks.
The end result of the sublimation process is permanent, high resolution, full colour print that 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.
Some examples of what we can offer are fully customised printed polo shirts, tshirts or singlets with your own choice of colours and logos. Teamwear such as printed shorts and netball dresses. From just $29.95 with just a minimum quantity of 20.
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