Sublimation Print

 

Sublimation print is used for branding products that have a special coating on them or fabrics suitable for the sublimation process. A transfer is produced by printing sublimation ink onto transfer paper and then heat pressing it onto the product.

Advantages

– Sublimation ink is actually a dye so there is no ink build-up on the finished print and it looks like part of the product.

– Ideal for producing vivid full colour images as well as spot colour branding.

– Can print variable data including individual names.

– Only one set up charge is required irrespective of the number of print colours.

– The branding can bleed off some products.

Limitations

– Can only be used for suitable products with white surfaces.

– Only approximate PMS colours can be reproduced.

– Some colours cannot be reproduced including metallic silver and gold.

– When printing large images some minor imperfections may appear in the print or around the edges of it. These are unavoidable.

Artwork Requirements

– Artwork can be supplied in either vector or bitmap format.

– A 3mm bleed should be added to the artwork if it bleeds off the product.