SUBLIMATION

Digital sublimation printing also known as “dye sub” printing, or simply “sublimation”, is a full colour digital print technology that works with polyester substrates and polymer coated substrates.
The sublimation dyes are carried via liquid ink or gel ink through a piezo-electric print head and deposited on a high-release inkjet paper to then be transferred onto the substrate.
The print technology requires a combination of time, temperature and pressure to “transfer”, the sublimation then dyes into the polyester molecules on the substrate from the high-release inkjet paper. The conventional equipment for sublimation transfer is a heat press.
The result of this process is a virtually permanent full colour, high resolution print that will not crack, fade or peel from the substrate under normal conditions.
Digital sublimation printing works on light coloured, polyester or poly coated substrates, Athletic textiles and sports performance apparel are some of the main product categories.

Sublimation describes the process of a solid substance changing directly into a gas or vapour, without first passing through the intermediary liquid state.

Sublimation inks and toners transfer well to white or light coloured, synthetic surfaces such as polyester and acrylic. They do not transfer to natural surfaces such as cotton, or dark coloured surfaces. Over long periods of time, sublimation inks and toners have limited colourfastness when exposed to direct sunlight.


PRODUCTION

We operate on a 20 business day production lead-time from 50% deposit and artwork approval.
We understand you might require some urgent jobs sometimes, as an Australian manufacturer we can produce or replace faster than any overseas business.
Contact one of our staff members if you need an urgent job done.

Dye sublimation works mainly on polyester based fabrics.
We have a wide range of sports fabrics you can choose from, for more details visit our fabrics page.

Yes we do, for more details visit our fabrics page.
Alternatively, you can supply your own fabric as long as it falls in the printing requirements, if you want to ensure your fabric is right feel free to contact us.


ARTWORK

We prefer to work with files created in Adobe softwares such as Acrobat, Illustrator or Photoshop.
We accept .pdf, .psd, .tiff, .jpg, .ai and .eps files.
When submitting a photo/raster image/Photoshop file, it is preferable that the file is saved at 300dpi to the final print size to achieve maximum detail and quality of the image.
We can receive files up to 20MB via email or you can use platforms such as Dropbox, Hightail or Wetransfer
Alternatively,  mail us your graphics on CD, DVD or USB.

RGB offers a larger colour space than CMYK and is the mode of capture of all digital cameras. But print technology uses the CMYK mode to reproduce colours.

We can colour match to your existing garment or to a Pantone reference.
Please note that colours, as close as we can try to reproduce them, might be slightly different from the original due to different colour profiles used in our machines or simply by being printed on a different fabric.