What does sublimated mean in printing?

When we describe a product as sublimated, we are referring to a process by which dyes are applied to the fabric. The dye-sublimation printing process uses heat to transfer dye onto the fabric and because the dyes bond very well with polyester it is possible to print bright, well-defined images.

What is sublimation in graphic design?

Sublimation printing is a printing method that transfers a design into a material using ink and heat. The process involves: Printing it with special ink onto special paper. Sandwiching that special ink-infused paper with a material and applying pressure and heat to them.

What does sublimated shirt mean?

Sublimation shirt printing is a specific process of printing that first involves printing onto a special sheet of paper, then transferring that image onto another material (usually polyester or a polyester mix). The ink is then heated until it disintegrates into the fabric.

What material can you sublimate on?

The best fabric for sublimation is 100% polyester. Other blended materials will do but aim for a minimum of 50% polyester. Apart from polyester, other good options include nylon spandex and lycra. All these materials are human-made, which makes it easy for the material to absorb and retain the ink.

What are sublimation templates?

Sublimation templates are premade design files that provide general guidelines of the image size that you will want to print for your product. Sublimation templates are super useful as they take the guesswork out of what size your substrate is and how big of a design you need to print.

What is sublimation with Cricut?

In Cricut crafting terms, sublimation is when sheets of dehydrated (solid) ink, transfer the dyes from the sheet that it started out on, to the sublimation blank you’re customizing. Ultimately, think of sublimation transfers as dehydrated sheets of tie dye that dye things after you apply high heat.

Where can I get sublimation images?

Here are some of the best sites for getting design files for sublimation!

  1. Design Bundles Sublimation Designs. View Latest Offers →
  2. Creative Fabrica Sublimation Files. View Latest Offers →
  3. Hungry Jpeg Designs. View Latest Offers →
  4. So Fontsy Sublimation Files. View Latest Offers →
  5. Etsy Designs. View Latest Offers →

What is sublimation in art?

Sublimation is a process in which ink is set into synthetic fabric using very high heats. When heated, the ink instantly because a gas that in turn is trapped in the fabric fibers. While sublimation printing is a great way to reproduce artwork on fabric, there are some limitations to the process.