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dye sublimationOne method for printing on your marketing materials is dye sublimation. Dye sublimation is a digital printing technique that involves creating images on transfer paper and then turning both the ink and the transfer into a gas. Continue reading to learn more about how dye sublimation works, and how it can be beneficial to your marketing plans.

How Does it Work?

Dye sublimation requires a couple of steps to create your final product:

Step 1-

Create a reversed image on sublimation transfer paper using dye sublimation ink. This step typically requires a large format digital printer.

Step 2-

Place the print and material into a heat press that is heated to approximately 400 degrees. During this step, the sublimation ink changes from a solid into a gas and then penetrates, and becomes part of, your fabric.

When to Use it

Dye sublimation is great for use on polyester fabrics, and can be very complementary to your marketing efforts. It is an effective printing option for clothes, flags, tablecloths, mouse pads, banners, and more. It can also be used for printing on hard surfaces including: coffee mugs, plaques, metal nameplates, and badges.

This process is designed only for polyester products and materials that have a special polymer coating. The dyes used in this process can only bond to these specific types of material.

Benefits of Dye Sublimation Printing

This process is great for edge to edge printing on the appropriate material and will produce a vibrant and high-quality image. It is also washable and effective for both indoor and outdoor use. With dye sublimation, your image actually becomes part of the fabric which prevents issues with fading and peeling.

If you think your business could benefit from products printed using dye sublimation, feel free to contact Detroit Name Plate Etching today for your quick quote.