Using special ink printed on transfer paper and applied with heat and pressure, sublimation transfers must be applied to polyesters and a few various specially-coated hard goods.
Sublimation refers to the actual dying of the substrate instead of laying a layer of ink on top of the garment in screen, producing an extremely sharp, colorful, vivid and durable transfer. Dye sublimation has a soft feel allowing fabric to stay light and breathable. Images produced with sublimation are highly customizable, making this method great for personalization and short-run jobs.
The process can also be used on a variety of specially-coated hard goods, such as ceramics, metal, and glass.