Sublimation print technique
Digital printing has become very popular recently, which is due to its large capabilities. One of them is the sublimation technique, which consists in transferring of high quality and aesthetic graphics onto polymer surfaces. Also advertisements and variety of promotional materials are printed with this technique. A sublimation print allows transferring images, text and any graphics onto the materials.See our print samples
Effect of sublimation print
This print is considered unique due to its special chemical process, which takes place during its course. Inks used for the sublimation are the dyes that may be blended only with polyester fibres. When a particular pattern is impressed on the material in the so-called thermo-press, dyes are being heated and converted from solid to gaseous form. Then the polyester fibres are opening and attracting the dyes. Consequently, particular pattern does not stay on the surface of the material but penetrates it deeply. When the temperature drops, the polyester fibres are closing again and thus permanently accept the sublimation dye. The effect provided by the sublimation print is unique. Textiles are smooth in touch and the pattern visible on them is very sharply outlined.
Why it is worth using sublimation techniques
The main reason for which it is worth using this technique of print is its effect and durability. Fibres are permanently dyed. Thus the prints neither change a colour, fade nor crack. A sublimation print is a technique which does not require from us large financial resources and is not time consuming. In sublimation, we use full colour palette.