Sublimation printing process will be permanently heat transferred to mugs, puzzles, hats, metals, and other sublimation surfaces. Other than that,sublimation printing is also suitable on fabrics such as drift tee’s, cushions, etc. and also to ceramic products for instance mugs,and it is where a the special sublimation ink has been heated up until in converting it into a gas, at this point where it diffuses onto the selected product and solidifies.
As we can see from the mentioned above,we can print any sublimation blanks,for example,we can print fabrics, polyester, jigsaw puzzle, hats and anything that have sublimate coating on it can be used in sublimation printing with the help of dye sublimation ink and sublimation transfer paper.However,sublimation printing also has its limitation.This includes a natural fiber such as cotton. Sublimation printing is not suitable to be printed on 100% cotton because the image to fade and wash out.
According to the common sense,it is well-known to all that sublimation inks are darker than normal inks. Due to that reason, you cannot print it onto dark colored material, but you can change it into pastel color or white to get the awesome image printed. Please remember, the only product that has sublimation coated can be used in sublimation printing. It would never work if you use sublimation printings on normal mugs you purchase in the mall no matter how expensive it is. For your information, the most suitable heat suitable for sublimation process are from 180 to 400 degree Celsius.
The biggest application of sublimation printing technology is sublimation gifts,this is because the outcomes are awesome, the timeframe to process is limited and the capital to start-up business is affordable.