What materials can be used for
Sublimation printing is compatible with materials high
in polyester content, including 100% polyester fabric, polyester blends,
polyester-coated items, and polyester performance wear. Natural fibers like cotton
synthetic materials are not suitable for sublimation printing.
What are the advantages of
sublimation printing compared to other printing methods?
Sublimation printing advantages: Vibrant,
permanent colors. All-over printing for custom designs. No raised texture, smooth
finish. Unlimited colors and gradients. Breathable, soft, and durable. Eco-friendly
Can I use sublimation printing
on dark-colored or black garments?
Sublimation printing is not suitable for
dark-colored or black garments because
the transparent inks won't show up well, there's no white ink to create a base
layer, and the colors will appear dull and faded on dark fabrics.
Sublimation works best on white or light-colored polyester fabrics. For dark
garments, consider screen printing, direct-to-garment printing, or heat transfer
What is the durability of
Will the colors fade or crack over time?
Sublimation printing is known for its
excellent durability when applied to the right type of fabric,
which is typically 100% polyester. When sublimation inks are properly
heat-transferred and bonded with the polyester fibers,
they become a part of the fabric, making the print highly resistant to fading,
cracking, or peeling under normal circumstances.