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Sublimation Printing

Sublimation is great fun! This method of printing allows the WHOLE garment to be printed all over!

Steps in Sublimation

Choose a garment style from our range available. Or choose multiple styles.
Create a design, or give us some ideas and we will help design it for you.
View a proof of your garment in 3D!
Enjoy your finished sublimated garment!

What is Sublimation exactly?

Sublimation printing is a dye that penetrates the fibers of the fabric rather than sitting on top of the fabric like an ink or vinyl print.
The solid dye particles are changed into gas (sublimation) using heat and pressure, and this causes it to bond to the fibers in a material. It then changes back into a sold, leaving a lasting colour in the material.

What is Sublimation exactly?

What kind of fabric can be used?

Because dye particles can only bond with 100% polyester, they won't work on other fabrics. It's like trying to mix oil with water - the dye simply ignores everything else. Sublimation doesn't work when printing onto dark colours, e.g., if you print a dark blue onto a black fabric, it won't show up at all. This is why we always start with a white polyester fabric and then add the colours by dyeing the fabric using sublimation all over. We have a variety of polyester fabrics to suit our range of garment styles.

What kind of fabric can be used?

What about colour?

If you can print it on a colour paper printer then you can sublimate it onto your garment!
So go wild with colours, colour-fading & shadows!
With the possibility to print from edge to edge, seam to seam, top to bottom - the WHOLE shirt or garment all over.

What about colour?

What other benefits are there?

There is no price difference from having a small logo on the chest to having a fully printed garment! If artwork is supplied to us correctly there will be no artwork fee.*
Our garments are printed before they are sewn allowing the print to go right to the seams, and are made from scratch right here in Levin!
*We take artwork in the following formats: fonts/text converted to curves, lines to outlines, colours to CMYK, bitmaps with transparent backgrounds and resolution between 75-300 DPI.

What other benefits are there?

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