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What is sublimation printing?

Sublimation printing, also known as dye sublimation printing, is a popular printing method for transferring images onto suitable materials. Typical printing methods involve a step with water, where the solid turns to water before a gaseous state. Sublimation printing does not involve the liquid step but goes right from solid to gas due to a chemical reaction (like dry ice).

This typically involves the use of a digital printer to produce images on sublimation transfer paper with sublimation ink. The sublimation paper is then placed into a heat press with the material and exposed to high temperatures of about 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This is when the ink and transfer material turn from solid to gas. Once they are in a gas state, they permeate the fibers of the material.

Sublimation process

Examples of products from the sublimation process

Heating process

The transfer paper is usually placed in a hot press with the substrate and exposed to temperatures between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the ink and transfer material to move into a gaseous state. Once the ink and transfer material are gaseous, they permeate the substrate fibers.

Ink transfer and collage

Ink transfer and collage When heat is removed from the transfer paper and substrate, the ink that impregnated the substrate fibers solidifies and is permanently blocked by the transfer material. Assuming the procedure was done correctly, the image should never be damaged beyond that of the substrate itself.

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