Sublimation

Sublimation

Sublimation is a process where, under high temperature and pressure, dye from a design on coated heat-resistant transfer paper turns into a gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibres. The fabric is permanently dyed so it can be washed without damaging the quality of the image. Sublimated images don’t peel or fade and the colours and tones can be similar to those in a photo. Unlike screen printing, sublimination isn’t limited to certain areas on a product and can be printed right up to ‘the edge’.