Deuce Shirts offers Sublimation printing on polyester materials. We do this service in house for smaller applications. For larger applications such as all over sublimated jerseys we utilize the expertise of one of our many wholesale vendors. For all over type prints the process is done pre-stitch. Our wholesalers are able to sublimate your garments prior to the stitch production phase of the order.
What is Sublimation Printing?
Sublimation is a transfer process in which the image becomes a part of the actual item. Sublimation needs special ink, paper and specific substrates with polyester coating to work.
When heated to high temperatures, sublimation ink turns into a gas. Pores of the polyester coated item open up and allow the gas to enter. Then, once removed from the heat, the pores of the polyester substrate close up, trapping the ink inside. The entire image will be smooth to the touch.
Our standard turnaround time is 10 business days. This is also true with the sublimation we offer in house. Production times for larger sublimation jobs can increase depending on the order. Please keep in mind that any delay, whether on proofing, order additions or changes, may result in a delay in production.
Digital sublimation printing works on white and light colored, polyester or poly coated substrates. Athletic textiles, sports performance apparel, ceramic products and poly coated fiber reinforced plastic are some of the main product categories.