Sublimation Printing


Let’s take a second to dig into sublimation printing, also know as dye-sub.  Sublimation uses heat and pressure to transfer an image from a printed sheet onto a fabric sub-straight (surface you print on).  Because sublimation printing is only compatible with 100% polyester garments you’ll find it more commonly used in athletic applications like soccer jerseys etc.

Another important detail to note about sublimation printing is that it only works on white garments.  In this video we are using the Threadfast 140A  t-shirt.  We’re excited about this shirt because it’s both sublimation friendly and fits like your favorite t-shirt, lending itself to be a great option for a printed graphic tee.

Why is sublimation a good option?  Unlike screen printing, it’s a digital print so there are no screen setups involved making it more affordable at a low minimum.  It also yields a very flexible and soft print making it great for garments that undergo a lot of stretch.

Thanks for reading!

The Foundry