How Does Dye Sublimation Work?

Sublimation printing is a distinctive method of producing vivid and long-lasting prints. It bypasses the liquid phase and converts the particular type of ink in its gaseous form into a solid directly upon contact with the material. This creates a durable, permanent bond between the ink and the medium, providing a high-quality finish.

The sublimation printer utilizes dispersed dies in gas form (the ink) to print the desired image onto transfer paper. This paper is then placed onto the final product and subjected to high heat and pressure via a heat press.

What Do You Need for Dye Sublimation?

For successful dry-sublimation printing, a few key components become necessary. These include a sublimation printer, sublimation paper or textile for direct printing, RIP software to generate print-ready files, a heat press, and a cutting mechanism such as a rotary blade. Minimal additional materials are necessary for successful dye sublimation printing.

Why choose dye-sublimation?

Dye-sublimation offers excellent results in terms of visuals and accuracy compared to the original designs. Moreover, its exceptional longevity ensures that the printed images remain vibrant and undamaged without fading, peeling, flaking, or degrading.

Considering the complexity of the dye sublimation process, we are here to help you make sublimation printing a sustainable and successful part of your business. If you have any queries about sublimation or heat transfer techniques, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dye Sublimation Support & Training FAQs

The One on-one by the minute training is perfect for software and hardware training, troubleshooting, walking through an unfamiliar job, and getting unstuck when you’re stuck. You save time and money by focusing on your immediate training needs and paying for only the number of minutes used. Visit to book a session with a Dye Sublimation Expert
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Who can benefit from Adendo Training on Dye Sublimation

Our Dye Sublimation advisors can help with beginner, intermediate and advanced software training, troubleshooting, walking through an unfamiliar job, training new employees, color management training, business and workflow management, or special applications such as vehicle wraps, print and cut, traffic signage, ADA and Braille signs, and more. Sign up today and get Dye Sublimation training at your convenience from the sign & print industry experts.

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Becoming an Adendo Advisor is quick and easy, and you get to set your own schedule and fees. Have knowledge and expertise in the industry? Have a passion for helping others? Want to earn extra income?Once approved, all you have to do is create a profile listing your areas of expertise, availability, and what you feel your time is worth. Then simply connect via a video screen share session and provide great advice, training, or technical support.

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