The dye-sublimation printing process is used to print on polyester or other synthetic fabrics. Common creations consist of sportswear (jerseys), and all-over prints. The dye sublimation inks are a disperse dye suspended in a liquid solvent. The images are initially printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image of the final design, which is then transferred onto polyester fabric in a heat press operating at extremely hot temperatures. Under high temperature and pressure, the dye turns into gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibers. The fabric is permanently dyed so it can be washed without damaging the quality of the image.
· Short to large runs
· Unlimited artwork colors
· Detailed and complex designs
· 100% polyester garments and materials required