Sublimation printing is an amazing way to create bright, professional looking products -- from ornaments, to license plates, keychains, jewelry, coasters and more!
The science behind sublimation printing is simple -- when heated to a high temperature, the sublimation ink turns into a gas, allowing it to enter into the open pores of the polyester-coated item. Once removed from the ink, the pores of the item cool and close up, trapping the ink (and image) inside the surface of the item. The sublimated image will be smooth to the touch and is a permanent application. Sublimation works specificially with light-colored polymer-coated substrates, or 100% white polyester garments.
Vinyl transfer printing works by a machine which cuts out a design onto a single-color sheet of vinyl. The vinyl design is then heat sealed on to the garment using a heat press.
This creates a vibrant, bold finish that will really stand out. Vinyl Transfers can only be used on 100% Cotton.