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WHAT IS SUBLIMATION?
The basic dye sublimation process uses special heat-sensitive dyes to print graphics, text and virtually any image onto special transfer paper. The paper is then placed on the pre-cut fabric pattern and both are placed into a heat press.
When the heating cycle is completed, the image on the paper has been transferred to the item and has actually reformed into or underneath the surface. Run your fingers across the surface of a sublimated garment and you feel nothing but the fabric unlike screen printing where you actually feel the printed (ink) design.
Dye sublimation is always done on a polyester, polymer, or polymer-coated garment - mainly seen in team uniforms.