SUBLIMATION

Dye-sublimation printing is a process that is used to print on synthetic fabrics. Polyester is a very popular fabric for sublimation and polyester polos, tee-shirts, sportswear, banners and flags are popular applications for dye-sublimation printing.

The printing process was originally undertaken electrostatically with toners. However, modern technology is based on inkjet printing with large, specially designed printers, using specially formulated inks.

The inkjet printing is done as a reverse image on special transfer paper and the image is then transferred onto the synthetic fabric by means of a heat press process, similar to vinyls and screen printing transfers.

The dye turns into a gas as a result of the heat and the gas permeates the fabric, where it solidifies into the fibres, leaving the fabric permanently dyed.

Sublimated garments can be washed without damaging the dye.

Dye-sublimated shirts and pants are commonly used in many sports, as can be seen on the sports fields and courts across the world. The fabric is particularly selected for the sport – robust fabrics for contact sports and light and breathable fabrics for other sports – and the multi-colour and multi-patterned designs worn by thousands of sports participants today have usually been decorated with the dye-sublimation process.

We have custom-designed and supplied numerous dye-sublimated shirts to very happy customers. We have also created several attractive and versatile design templates for dye-sublimated shirts in Australia, which can be decorated with customers' logos or alternative artwork to produce customised designs at lower prices than entirely new designs.

Design your own, or come to us with ideas and we will assist you with the development of a pleasing and functional design, such as the designs below.