What you should know about sublimation printing on textiles
Digital printing is replacing traditional methods in different branches of the graphics industry. There are multiple reasons for this shift but the main drivers are the cost-efficiency, possibility to personalise prints and the flexibility of these machines.
This is no different in the textile printing business. Traditional screen-printing is replaced by digital textile printing solutions like sublimation printing for shorter production runs and prints that require multiple colours and photographic imagery. The digital alternatives are ideal for the personalisation of prints, which is extremely popular nowadays.
What is dye sublimation printing?
Sublimation printing is a technique that uses heat sensitive inks. These inks turn into gas under the influence of heat and combine with a 100% polyester medium. Since the ink becomes part of the structure of the material, the images on the fabric don’t fade or crack – even after multiple washings.
What do you need for it?
You need various items to create sublimated textiles including flags, displays, sportswear, fashion, interior decoration and much more.