*WORKSHOP PRICES are valid as long as the artwork format is vector PDF or EPS and is good/usable. All prices are plus GST and A3 max. size.
If the artwork needs fixing or even a full redraw a surcharge may apply per design, prior notification to the customer.
CONDITIONS: Number of artworks to use, ink/vinyl colour/s as well as printing positions are limited to the options you can set while shopping, for further information contact us.
TIMEFRAMES: Sublimation 48 hrs off approval. Digital about 5 days. Embroidery, vinyl and screen printing up to 2 weeks.
You may have heard the term ‘sublimation’ going around lately. Some apparel decorators call it dye-sub, or dye sublimation printing, but no matter what you call it, sublimation printing is a versatile, digital printing method, that opens up a world of opportunities to any consumer of decorated goods.
So, what is sublimation? Well, simply put, sublimation is a process by which sublimation dyes are printed onto a transfer medium with a specially prepared inkjet printer. Thereafter, those dyes are then transferred from the medium to an object or garment under the heat and pressure delivered by a commercial heat press. Sublimation only works on garments made of polyester, or on specialty objects made of polyester or given a polyester coating. When the heat and pressure are applied, the dye on the transfer medium sublimates, or becomes a gas, and is then absorbed into the polyester itself; the print is actually a part of the garment/coating. It doesn’t fade easily, wear, or have any texture or weight.
So, what does all of this mean to you, our customer? There are many benefits to the process:
I know what you may be thinking, “There has to be a catch!” Well, the truth is, sublimation does have some restrictions, though you may find that many of these restrictions aren’t the kind of deal breakers you might imagine due to recent innovations in the industry. These are the things you have to watch out for: