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SUBLIMATION PRINTING

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What is Sublimation Printing?

In the past, uniform design was restricted to a dyed uniform with individual elements screen printed on it. Backgrounds were limited to a single color and each element needed to stand alone on the uniform.

 

All that changed with the introduction of sublimation printing.

 

In simple terms, it’s a method of printing that transfers a design into fabric using ink and heat.

 

In the world of apparel, it’s a game changer in that it allows whole garment prints — designs that go seam-to-seam. Whatever can be designed on a computer can be printed onto the uniform for one flat fee.

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Sublimation Printing Process

We offer a wide range of sublimation products for various sports and uses. Consult our catalogue for more products or contact us directly with your needs.

Step One

After your design is finalized, we print each section of the garment onto what’s known as heat transfer paper. The fabric material of your choice is then placed on a giant roll on our printer.

Step Two

The inks in the heat transfer paper are then heated up until they turn into a gas. The paper is then combined with the fabric sheet transferring the design to it. The heat opens up the pores of the fabric allowing for the ink to merge with it permanently.

Step Three

The garment pieces are then cut out of the fabric sheet using a powerful laser. Because the garments pieces are printed on a flat sheet, customers are able to customize fit according to their size chart.

Step Four

Finally, the individual sections are sewn together to complete your uniform.

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Popular Sublimation Products

We offer a wide range of sublimation products for various sports and uses. Consult our catalogue for more products or contact us directly with your needs.

Long-Sleeve Tee

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Short-Sleeve Tee

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Sports Polo

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Pullover Hoodie

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Benefits

Longer Lasting Print

The ink is embedded into the fabric so your design won't fade, crack, or peel over time.

More Control Over Design

Customize the fit and material for each order without any additional fees.

No-Limits Design

Design any part of the uniform for the same fee with unlimited logos, graphics, and colors

Lightweight & Breathable

Graphics won't add additional weight to uniform, and seamless print means entire uniform maintains dry-fit properties.

Diverse Fabric Options

We offer several dry-fit material options at various GSMs so you won't have to compromise.

No Minimum Quantities

Sublimation orders have no minimum quantities opening up more custom apparel opportunities.

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Drawbacks

The downside of sublimation printing mostly lies the with the choice of materials. Sublimation printing is restricted to polyester fabric blends and does not work well on materials such as cotton.

Limited to Polyester Blends

Cotton and heavier fabrics won't work with sublimation printers, so you'll need to choose other printing methods for those materials.

Not Good for "Vintage" Look

If your brand is looking for an old-fashioned style, then sublimation printing is probably not you.

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