Dye Sublimation is a process where we essentially create your apparel from scratch.
We will cut, imprint, and sew your products together.
Each item has a 10 piece minimum
Shirts (soccer jerseys)- $35 per
Basketball Jerseys- $40 per
Baseball Jerseys (buttons)- $50 per
Dye Sublimation Heat Press
This only works on white 100% polyester items (12x15in max print)
Pricing (10 item minimum)
Heat pressed design- $15
+Price of blank
Should You Use Dye Sublimation or Screen Printing for Your Next T-shirt Project?
Both are professional printing methods that have stood the test of time and will be continued to be used for years to come. The decision mostly depends on your preference, the material you choose, and the scope of your project.
Dye sublimation is not as practical for bulk printing or large orders. Dye sublimation is best for smaller projects of just 10 shirts or 1-2 items like flags. This is due to dye sublimation being more expensive and time-consuming.
Smaller requests, on the other hand, are not as practical for screen printing. This is due to the time required for screen printing which is way less cost effective for a few orders. This is why many printing companies require a minimum order amount to make screen printing cost-effective.
Dye sublimation is perfect for shirts, banners, and signs. The biggest downside of dye sublimation is that it only works on synthetic materials, so you won’t be able to use the technique on cotton shirts.
One reason people love dye sublimation is that you get bright, vibrant colors that jump off your product. The pitfall of this is that the process only works well on light-colored materials. Screen printing, on the other hand, can be done on any color material, and most all fabrics.
In 1957, dye sublimation printing made a splash. A printing machine was used to transfer dye onto materials like plastic or fabric, using heat. The sublimation name was given due to the dye being used to make the transition between the solid state and gaseous state without making a stop at a liquid state.
Dye-sublimation printers are used for producing photographic prints. Dye sublimation heat transfer printers use a special kind of ink to transfer the design to fabrics. This is where the dyes sublimate. Some of these printers use CMYO (Cyan Magenta Yellow Over) colors for a quality over coating. It prevents discoloration from UV light, air and makes the print water-resistant.
What Kind of Clothing Does Dye Sublimation Look Best On?
White and other light-colored garments are the most practical to sublimate. With CMYK printing, there is no combination of base inks that can create the color white. Therefore, all white areas are left “open” during the printing process.
However, if the same image is applied to a yellow shirt, yellow will be visible where white should be. Therefore, white is the best apparel color for any sublimation.
With colored clothing and material, there is an additional concern. Apparel dyes are heat set to ensure the color stays as is when the garment is washed. However, if the heat-set value was less than 400˚F, the shirt may fade in the area where the heat press makes contact during the sublimation process.
At the end of the day, you should always test apparel before assuming it will sublimate properly.