As is known to us, digital sublimation printing is one of the most misunderstood, but easiest and most creative, of the apparel decorating processes.Basically, the process entails printing a special sublimation ink through a dedicated printer onto dye sublimation transfer paper. By using a heat press, the sublimation ink can be transferred onto any desired polymer-coated substrate or polyester garment. Learning the process of digital sublimation printing takes a short learning curve and Impressions magazine and impressions.issshows.com are there to walk you through the process.
Sublimation printing with dye sublimation ink and sublimation transfer paper can be the answer to offering your customer vibrant, customized apparel that can draw the attention needed at any corporate function. Look to Impressions for information on how to apply oversized heat transfers. Are you looking to perfect digital sublimation on pre-sewn garments? Or do you need insight on using sublimation to create high-value photo gifts? If your clientele services athletic or team accounts, polyester performancewear can be a great upsell with a high profit margin, but sometimes can be challenging to decorate. Dye sublimation often is the answer, and Impressions offers articles on simplifying the process. Remember that for all digital sublimation techniques, a heat press is needed for curing. So brush up on your heat press printing through Impressions as well.
Sublimation is an art, and with practice you consistently can produce quality results. By applying the above best practices for preventing chipping, you can increase your business by successfully sublimating on hard-surface products.