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Sublimation Print

At C & R Walne in Accrington, we empower your designs, spanning various industries, with vibrant and long-lasting sublimation print.

Want To Know More About Sublimation Print?

Sublimation print, often known as digital or dye sublimation, is a state-of-the-art digital printing technique. It commences by printing high-resolution artwork onto specialised high-release paper. Subsequently, through a process involving heat and pressure, this artwork is transferred onto a wide array of items including gifts, mugs and clothing, ensuring vibrant and lasting results.

What are the limitations of sublimation printing?

Sublimation requires a white or light-coloured print area; it cannot be used on black or dark surfaces. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may cause colour fading, and like all inkjet printers, infrequent use can lead to printhead clogging.

What is it used for?

Sublimation print is commonly used in the garment industry, such as creating designs on t-shirts, sweatshirts, and socks. However, it’s essential to understand that silk and many natural fabrics may not be compatible with this printing process.

What is the process?

Sublimation printing is a digital method that starts with printing vibrant artwork onto high-release paper. This printed design is then transferred onto items, such as clothing or promotional products, using heat and pressure. During this process, the ink transforms into a gas, penetrating the item’s surface and creating a permanent, full-colour print.

For all your sublimation printing needs, call us at 01254 231384 today. Our friendly team is ready to assist you.

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Understanding Sublimation Print

Dye-sublimation printing is a dynamic digital printing process. It involves using heat to transfer dye onto various materials. This technique is known for producing fast, dry, and true continuous-tone prints. With dye-sublimation, you can achieve vibrant, high-resolution images with no visible dots or grain, making it perfect for photography, textiles, and promotional products.

Pros and Cons of Dye-Sublimation Printing

Dye-sublimation printing offers numerous advantages, such as instant drying of prints, exceptional colour accuracy, and minimal maintenance thanks to its lack of liquid inks. However, it’s essential to consider its limitations. 

Dye-sublimation works best on materials with a white or light-coloured base, and prints may lose colour when exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Benefits Of Using Sublimation Print:

Sublimation printing provides a fantastic option for those looking for long-lasting designs or images on hard materials such as:

Discover the possibilities in dye sublimation printing that could be the perfect fit for your unique needs, including:

Common Questions About Sublimation Print

What is sublimation printing?

Sublimation printing is a digital technique using heat and pressure to transfer dyes onto materials. It’s known for creating vibrant, photo-quality images with lasting durability.

What types of materials can be sublimation printed?

Sublimation printing works on polyester-based items like clothing, mugs, and plastics, requiring surfaces coated to accept sublimated ink.

Can sublimation printing be used for personalised items?

Sublimation is perfect for personalised items, commonly used for customised gifts, apparel, and promotional products, allowing for unique and creative designs.

How does sublimation printing work?

Sublimation printing involves printing a design with dye-based ink onto a special paper, applying heat and pressure, causing the ink to transform into a gas and bond with the material.

Is sublimation printing durable?

Yes, sublimation printing is highly durable as the ink becomes part of the material, resisting fading, cracking, or peeling over time.

What are the advantages of sublimation printing?

Sublimation offers detailed, wear-resistant prints that remain vibrant and eco-friendly. It doesn’t use water or harsh chemicals found in traditional printing.

Are there limitations to sublimation printing?

Sublimation works best on polyester-based materials and may not suit natural fabrics. It requires surfaces coated with sublimated ink, limiting its applications.

Is sublimation printing cost-effective for small quantities?

Sublimation can be cost-effective for small quantities, as it avoids setup costs and minimum orders typical in traditional methods, making it ideal for custom or one-off items.

Our Range Of Services

Our services at C & R Walne Engravers are tailored to meet your unique needs, offering precision and creativity across a spectrum of solutions.

Chemical Etching

Our chemical-based process engraves designs and markings on a variety of materials with high accuracy.

Laser Engraving

Using laser technology, we create detailed, permanent markings and designs on a wide range of materials with precision.

Sublimation Printing

Our advanced method infuses vibrant, long-lasting designs onto various surfaces, ideal for custom apparel, merchandise, and more.

Other Services

From laser engraving to creating custom panels we offer versatile solutions to meet your needs.

Ready To Make A Start?

Our friendly team are here to make sure requirements are met to a high standard and done on time!

Whether you’re a business, an organisation, or an individual, we cater to all your custom printing needs. Contact us today at 01254 231384 or email us at info@walne-engravers.co.uk!