Sublimation Printing

So what is Sublimation Printing? Here is the technical jargon if you really want to know:

Dye-sublimation printing (or dye-sub printing) is a computer printing technique which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials

The process uses the science of sublimation, in which heat and pressure are applied to a solid, turning it into a gas through an endothermic reaction without passing through the liquid phase.

The end result of the sublimation process is a nearly permanent, high resolution, full color print. Because the dyes are infused into the substrate at the molecular level, rather than applied at a topical level (such as with screen printing and direct to garment printing), the prints will not crack, fade or peel from the substrate under normal conditions.

Dye-sublimation printing yields beautiful and permanent colors that are embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed on the surface. Images on fabric won't fade or crack even after multiple washings.

So... what is it really?

It is permanent, true colors, vibrant and photographs even look like photographs! Will not wear off, rub off and it can't be scrubbed off like some cheap prints.

Here are examples of sublimation printing.

Glass Cutting Board
coffee-time-vintage-sign
bardahl-motor-oil-metal-sign
57e0215394bff4f16e4a7c7afd934bdd
D0254
Western Indian Motorcycle
VW
un5859
White Ceramic Sublimation Beer Stein wit
Town at Hogwarts
un5751
TOTE004  DyeTrans Red Strap White Tote B
Tile 2
Tag 4
SUSL035
SUSL019
Speedomoter
Silver Shot
Roadmaster Classic - SHell Gasoline
Never_send_a_tea
D1423
Men-Women
Natural Wood Panel  8x10  U4529A
Market Thermometer
M031
Leather Card Holder - front
M029
Gas Station Thermometer
Indian Thermometer
Ford Truck
Frosted-stein_16oz 2
Ford Thermometer
Exersice
Dog Bandana 2
Ceramic Large Pet Bowl - Dog Bowl
Ceramic Large Pet Bowl - Dog Bowl 2
CB714
Card Opener 2
ca110
Card Opener 1
Bottle Shaped Opener 1
ca100
Antique Archives
7 Dwarfs
57 Chevy
15x15_PolyLinen™_Shopping_Bag

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A brief video showing some more examples.

Here are examples of sublimation printed photo panels

Sublimation is perfect for memorials, signage, coffee mugs, all kinds of gifts and so much more. The list is almost endless. Contact us to explore your ideas.      240-620-5380  or  inquire@dclsr.com