Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing method is used mostly for creating customised jerseys and tees, this technique allows for full coloured prints all over the fabric. The colour is permanently absorbed, which means it won’t flake off, and gives the fabric a fantastic soft feel. The best effect would be achieved on white or light colour polyester fabric.

On top of that, sublimation printing allows you to choose from an almost unlimited colour palette, creating brighter and smoother colour variations. Sublimation printing uses heat sensitive inks that turn into gas under the influence of heat and infuse directly into a 100% polyester fabric. Sublimation printing is a permanent infusion process where the heat sensitive ink will form part of the fabric.

Advantages of Sublimation Printing

1. High durability, prints will not fade or crack after multiple washes
2. Cost does not increase with the number of colours in your design.
3. Designs can run right to the edge of the fabric
4. Very vivid and vibrant color.

Pricing

The cost of sublimation printing depends on a few factors:
1. Quantity
2. Fabric Material
3. Type of apparel
4. Special colours (such as neon)

Button Shirts

Round Neck Tees

Scarves

Lanyards

Some Frequently Asked Questions

IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY?

No, there is no minimum order quantity. Clients get to enjoy a bulk order quantity discount.

HOW LONG IS THE TURNAROUND TIME?

Typically, upon the approval of the first piece sample, a turnaround time is between 2-3 weeks. This turnaround time may differ for different orders due to various factors. Should you require a shorter turnaround time, let us know and we will do our best to help.

is there a sample before bulk production?

Usually a photo of the first piece sample is sent to our customers for approval. Once it is approved, bulk production will commence.

ARE YOU ABLE TO RUSH ORDERS?


For urgent orders, we will do our best and make arrangements to help our clients meet deadlines.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS?

You can choose to pay using Cash, Bank Transfer, PayNow, Cheque, Credit Card (3% fee applies).

HOW MUCH DOES DELIVERY COST?

Delivery is free for orders with total invoice amount of S$1070 and above. Our Sales Managers will advise you if additional fee is required.

What are the print sizes and which positions can I print on?

For sublimation printing, you can choose to print all over an entire t-shirt! You can also print the typical chest logo sizes, sleeve and back print sizes. However, we do not recommend printing text that is too small or thin as they may not be well defined and hard to read.

How many colours can my artwork consist of?

Your artwork can consist of as many colours as you like! You can even print gradients colours.

What type of files are required?

Editable Vector File Types: .ai, .svg, .eps, .pdf 

Only vector file formats are acceptable,  such as an editable PDF/Adobe Illustrator (.ai format)/EPS (.eps) format.

However, if you do not have any of these file formats, our in-house designers will be able to transform your artwork or logo files into the necessary formats for printing. This may incur a design fee, which varies accordingly with the complexity of the artwork or logo.

Can I provide my own apparel for sublimation printing?

For sublimation printing, the best material to print on is Polyester. We recommend our customers to choose from our range of fabrics to customise the apparel such as t-shirts and polo tees from scratch. This also allows full all-over, seam to seam prints to be done.

Some of Our Clients

Reviews

"A professional and experienced team. Thumbs up experience with Ark Industries as they were a one-stop service provider from helping us source for the brand of T-shirts we wanted, to embroidering our brand's logo with one of the best quality stitching we've come across. Will look forward to making more deals with them soon!"

Kelvin Ho

"My all-time favourite one-stop service for custom apparel and embroidery service! Premium quality assured and absolutely love the professional service from staff. Fully committed to meeting customers’ needs, speak to Marc and you will never be disappointed."

Lynette Lim

"Ark Industries is a 1-stop solution provider for all my branded premiums, OEM products, embroidery needs. Well-equipped with highly motivated staff to service us and ensuring all operational procedures to be smooth without client's worry. Thank you Ark Industries!"

Alex Lim

Is This Your First Time Customising Sublimation Apparel?

No worries! Fill the form below to request a call, email or Whatsapp from our Sales Managers who will be able to provide more details. 

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