Sublimation printing is an amazing printing technique which allows you to make the most of your garment, with this printing technique you can achieve a full print across the entirety of its surface area. A great thing about sublimation printing is that it allows you to print your design in vibrant, fun colours and effects, onto every corner of the garment. However, when considering clothing printing we are more than aware that it can be difficult to know which printing technique is best when it comes to printing promotional merchandise, so we thought we would give you a few ideas of how sublimation printing can help you achieve an amazing finish for your printed promotional merchandise. Who knows, this might be the printing technique for you.
WHAT EXACTLY IS SUBLIMATION PRINTING?
Dye sublimation allows you to print your design onto your chosen garment by using transfer paper. The first step is have your design “print ready”, this step includes flipping the design and then printing it onto transfer paper using a sublimation printer. Once the design is ready and you have chosen your garment, the design is carefully positioned and fixed with a heat press. This printing technique allows for full-colour prints which can be carried out quickly. Take a look at our short video which demonstrates the whole process.
SUBLIMATION PRINTED T-SHIRTS
With sublimation printing we can guarantee that your printed T-Shirts will come out looking fresh due to the vibrant, unique effect sublimation printing offers. Want your promotional merchandise to have the wow factor? Sublimation printing is the answer!
It’s a given that when networking and during corporate events, you need to offer promotional merchandise that the attendees are going to want to pick up – something that is going to catch their eye and draw them over to your stall. Not only will sublimated T-Shirts attract potential clients at events, but they’ll also serve as great publicity material outside of the event when worn by the recipient.
Take a look at how one of our clients used dye sublimation to produce bold, eye-catching printed T-Shirts for resale.
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One of the main uses of sublimation printing is personalised sportswear. This technique allows us to print vibrant colours which are soft to the touch. Here at Garment Printing we can work with a range of highly recognised sports brands such as Adidas, Nike and American Apparel, all of which produce high-quality, fashionable sportswear. If you are looking into team uniforms, or personalised sports or fitness wear for a class or a club, make sure you consider sublimation printing as an option. In fact, why not make this your first choice. If you have attractive running gear or personalised sports clothing that you feel good in, you’re more likely to use it for what it was made for and get fit. American Apparel leggings with a sublimation print will have you looking both trendy whilst out for a run. A sublimated Adidas polo shirt will have you looking like a pro when on the golf course and a personalised Nike hoodie will have the heads turning at the gym.
Printed T-Shirts are not the only product you can produce with this printing technique. In fact, you can do much more with dye sublimation than you think. Personalised mugs, for example, look fantastic with an all over print and allow you to create really interesting designs that cover the entirety of the mug. As a promotional product, mugs are something that no one has enough of, and if you offer a mug that has been printed using sublimation printing, they are bound to fly off the event stall.
If you want to create something even more impressive, get yourself heat sensitive colour changing mugs. Also created using sublimation printing, these personalised mugs are super fun and will be gratefully received by all customers and clients. Appearing to be a plain mug with one block colour, when it contains a hot drink, the colour slowly fades, revealing the design that was hidden below. They could be just what your latest marketing campaign is missing!
Personalised wristbands are becoming very popular amongst companies, charities and brands as they allow you to get a very large quantity of promotional merchandise printed at a very low cost. The great thing about branded wristbands is that if they are attractive enough, and the recipients like them enough to wear them on a daily basis, your promotional product will have an extremely high visibility and reach a much wider audience than other promotional products such as printed business cards. Furthermore, if you get your personalised wristbands printed with dye sublimation, they will be even more alluring. This can be done on fabric wristbands, making this the perfect product and printing technique for festival and music event organisers.
Sublimation printing is a great printing technique, and one which you can have fun with. You can achieve some really stand-out designs with this technique. For more tips why not look at our article on the do’s and don’ts of sublimation printing?
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