Dye sublimation is a method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester fabric.
Sublimation ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with pressure and time. The high temperature - from a heat transfer press - opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state. The print then becomes part of the polymer.
Hard items including ceramics and metals require a special coating to accept the sublimation inks. However, you do not need any coating on 100% polyester items such as mouse mats and 100% polyester fabric. We stock a wide range of pre-coated sublimation imprintables and t-shirts!
Our high quality dye sublimation ink has excellent colour brightness and produces brilliantly crisp transfers.
No because the process only makes the fabric darker and is impossible to go back to a lighter color so Image colors wont work right on colored garments.
No you can print on garments with a poly mix as low as 50/50, But at 50/50 it will give a faded look as if the image is really old (which could be a desired look). So the higher the poly count the brighter the colors in the image.