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.

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.

The key advantages of sublimation printing are

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.

Sublimation printing is mostly used for customised jerseys, polo tees, T-shirts and lanyards which require multi-coloured designs or even photos. The best effect would be achieved on white or light colour polyester fabric.

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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)

Product Range suitable
for Sublimation Printing:

✓ Tshirts
✓ Cycling Jerseys
✓ Scarves
✓ Lanyards
✓ Bandanas
✓ Lanyards
✓ Polo Tees
✓ Singlets
✓ Caps

FAQs

There is no minimum quantity.

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.

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

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.

There are no setup fees.

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.

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

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.

Our Sales Managers will be able to advise on the delivery and self-collection options for orders.

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