Dye Sublimation Tshirt Printing
Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dye sublimation represents a computer-assisted printing method that converts ink into a gaseous form before applying it to surfaces. This technique yields the best results when working with materials composed of nylon and polyester, as the gaseous ink becomes seamlessly incorporated into these fabrics.
WHAT IS DYE SUBLIMATION?
Dye sublimation printing is a technique involving the transfer of artwork from high-release paper onto a garment. This process relies on the application of heat and pressure to infuse the ink into the garment’s fibers, transforming it into a gaseous state in a sublimation process. Unlike heat transfer printing, which can result in a rubbery texture, sublimation embeds the ink deeply into the fabric, ensuring exceptional durability.
Due to this fusion with the garment fabric, the appearance and texture of the printed area harmonize seamlessly with the material itself. Sublimation also excels at producing vibrant colors and intricate patterns.
It’s worth noting that sublimation is not suitable for cotton-based shirts and garments. Instead, it works effectively with materials like microfiber eyelets, microfiber interlock, and mini mesh. Sublimation dye printing is versatile, accommodating a variety of garment types, including round neck t-shirts, V-neck t-shirts, polo tees, singlets, and Muslimah clothing.
HOW DOES SUBLIMATION OPERATE?
The concept of sublimation involves the transformation of a substance from a solid to a gaseous state. In the realm of dye sublimation printing, this process entails the conversion of ink into a gaseous form, which is then seamlessly integrated into the fibers of a garment.
Executing the sublimation printing process necessitates the use of specialized printing equipment designed to precisely measure and apply the ink in its gaseous state. These dedicated machines are tailored specifically for sublimation printing. Subsequently, the gaseous ink is infused into the garment’s fibers and allowed to undergo a cooling process.
As the temperature drops, the gaseous ink undergoes a reverse transformation, returning to a solid state. In this state, the garment’s fibers take on the color of the ink while largely retaining their original properties.
An essential advantage of sublimation printing is that it leaves no residual rubbery or rough texture. Instead, a printed garment maintains a smooth and natural feel.
DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTING PROCEDURE
The dye sublimation printing process leverages advanced computer graphics and heat transfer technologies.
At Printkaler.com, we employ cutting-edge graphic design software to craft a mockup of your garment. This mockup comprehensively displays the entire garment, including logos and the requested color schemes.
We utilize a top-of-the-line dye sublimation printer to replicate “mirror images” of the mock-up designs onto transfer paper.
Heat Press Application
The images on the transfer papers undergo a heating and pressing phase, facilitated by a computer-controlled rotary heat press. This process ensures the seamless transfer of the design onto the garment.
In cases where the dye sublimation process extends to cover the entire garment, such as sports uniforms, sewing is employed to connect the printed patterns.