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* Dye Sublimation Printing

 

DYE SUBLIMATION - KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE?

*  Dye sublimation printing is a fast and simple process.

*  Best results are achieved on white & light coloured, 100% polyester fabrics and high polyester content blends.

*  Vibrant colours that have very high wash-fastness and outlast the garment (see note below)

*  Dye sub prints have no detectable feel

*  Absolutely no cracking when the fabric is stretched - Ever!

*  Prints do not seal the fabric, so it still breathes just like unprinted fabric. Great for workwear and sportswear.

*  Many other dye sub compatible blank products can be printed including mugs, sports drink bottles, trophies Etc

All that you need is a dye sublimation printer with dye sub ink, dye sublimation transfer paper, and a heat press. This video shows you the entire process for fabric.   Note:  For non-flat products like caps and cylindrical products, a special heat press is required.

 



FREE - CREATIVE STUDIO DYE SUBLIMATION DESIGN SOFTWARE

When you purchase a new Virtuoso Dye Sublimation printer from Embroidery Source you not only get the excellent Power driver software, you also get access to Sawgrass' web-based Creative Studio design software. Creative Studio includes an extensive library of stock images and pre-made templates that can be used as they are or can be modified to suit your own requirements.

 

 

DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTING by Terry Lamb (Sawgrass education manager)

 

1. Introduction to dye sublimation

2. Profit from dye sublimation

 

3. Production for dye sublimation

4. Creating designs for dye sublimation

 

5. Printing dye sublimation images

6. Applying dye sublimation prints with a heat press

 

7. Accessing dye sub resources from the Sawgrass web site