Best Sublimation in Ohio
Sublimation is a popular process for printing high quality graphics because there is no change in the resolution of the graphic. This means when the printed image is compared to the original image, it looks just as vibrant and precise. By using this printing process, products maintain their quality over a number of years.
This printing process is a type of chemical process that turns a solid into a gas without going through the liquid stage (think of dry ice). To achieve this, a special printer is used with designated sublimation paper and sublimation ink. The paper is then placed into a heat press that ranges from 350 degrees to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This is where the ink (the solid) turns into a gas, and then the gas transfers the design to the fabric. Once the heat is removed, the gas returns to a solid state on the fabric, giving you your finished product.
With sublimation, a variety of fabrics can be used including polyester, spandex, nylon, and lycra. You can also use sublimation printing for hard surfaces like coffee mugs, cell phone cases, mouse pads, and more. Typically man-made fabrics are best for this printing process, and this is where a bit of chemistry comes into play. The molecules of the water-based sublimation ink bond best with the molecules in man-made fabrics, which is why they are preferred for this type of printing process.
Also, if you are wanting to use a full-color graphic, sublimation printing is a great option for that as well. We can do everything for individual orders to bulk orders. So give us a call today, and let us help you choose the best printing process for your project.