Sublimation printing is a process whereby full colour images, text and other graphics can be transferred into a receptive item. The process relies on a specialised ‘dye sublimation’ ink, which when heated changes from being a solid dye to being a gas, without passing through a liquid stage. Taking this a step further, if this gas encounters polymer fibres as it moves, it will penetrate those fibres, permanently dyeing them.
Here at designahshirt we use this process on special sublimation ceramic mugs the image is very sharp and is dishwasher friendly.
This same process is used to transfer images such as photographs on to aluminium plates there are some really good affects can be created.