What Is Dye Sublimation Printing?
Dye-sublimation printing is a superior printing process compared to laser, inkjet, or screen printing. The process is made up of two parts. The first in which the design is printed using special dye-sub inks onto special heat transfer paper. In the second step, the printed roll of paper is placed through the dye-sub heat press machine in which printed paper and fabric are heated to 390* F (199* C). The heat changes the solid ink into a gas and the ink gas is embedded into the fibers of the fabric.
This creates a printed fabric is durable and will never fade, washout, or bleed. The printed fabric also retains all of its properties after this process as well. Through different temperatures and running speeds, we can print all of our polyester and nylon fabrics. There is no limit on the number of colors or the complexity or quality of the design.
When you use dye sublimation, the ink becomes part of the material and will remain pristine even after extended use and washings. Its ability to perfectly hold color under extreme conditions while also retaining its softness and breathability makes dye-sublimation printing a perfect choice for outdoor fabrics.
The Benefits of Using Dye Sublimation Printing
Dye-sublimation printing is an excellent option for beautiful, lasting gear designs. This method provides numerous benefits, such as:
- High-resolution images: Dye sublimation is a great way to print vibrant images on your gear. Since the ink does not come out of the printer in dots, your graphics will have smooth variations in color. This technique allows for vivid and subtle color options.
- Durability: Since the ink embeds into the fabric, the image will remain clear and bright, creating durable, reusable graphics.
- Easy use: There is no special cleaning process for dye sublimation graphics, making it easy for customers to care for and maintain your product.
- Versatility: Dye sublimation is ideal for creating eye-catching graphics on our polyester and nylon fabrics.
If you'd like to customize your materials further, check out our Fabric Design Studio to use your images to design fabric from your computer.
Contact DutchWare for Your Printing and Dye Sublimation Needs Today
If you're looking for a reliable, high-quality printing service, trust the experts at DutchWare. Our dye sublimation printing process will produce accurate colors and images that can withstand rugged outdoor conditions. Learn more about our services or request details about how we can help your business when you contact us today.