What is sublimation printing?
The inks in sublimation printing are extremely heat sensitive, and when heated turn into a gas that combines with the 100% polyester medium. As the colour becomes part of the fabric itself, the image will have little fade after many washes. As part of the process, we’ll first print your design onto a specific paper that’s placed on top of the polyester and heat transferred to create the finished fabric. There is no need to coat, steam or wash for this method of print
2 Step process
Muratex Heat press
The Oil Cloth Finish
Using the heat press, we can apply various finishes to fabrics, including an oil cloth finish. To apply an oil cloth finish, layers of glue, film and heat are applied which creates the ideal wipeable, oil cloth finish. Perfect for aprons, table cloths, tote bags and linings!
The freedom of sublimation printing
Sublimation printing gives you complete freedom of design compared with other methods, with virtually no limit to what can be printed whether it’s illustrations, photographic images or text. This method of custom fabric printing is ideal for small batch orders, seam-to-seam designs and bespoke textile products that feature multiple design variations. Can’t decide which fabric or printing method is best for your design? Order a swatch pack or get in touch with our team today.