About Sublimation

WHAT IS SUBLIMATION?

Sublimation is the transfer process in which the image or pattern becomes part of the actual apparel item! This is done on special machines that take the pattern and use a combination of pressure and high temperature that will transfer the image and make it part of the fabric. The sublimated material starts out white and the image is added, if the image is only a portion of the design then the rest is sublimated with a solid color to match or compliment the rest of the item.





WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?

It means that our sublimation process offers limitless customization options for your apparel. You can change the colours or patterns of our pre-made sublimation DESIGNS and PATTERNS, and even determine where and how much sublimation you want. The image, pattern, design, logo or number will become part of the apparel and the result is a great looking, flexible product with sublimation that will not crack or peel.
Better yet, it wont be stiff or heavy feeling. Perfect for sports teams!

CAN I USE MY OWN LOGO OR DESIGN?

Of course! We can take your logo or design (in vector format) and make a sublimation pattern for you. Then you will receive a virtual for approval.

WILL THE SUBLIMATION WASH OUT?

The sublimated image is part of the apparel item and will not crack or peel off. Like any other apparel item, over time and after many washes the colour may change slightly or fade depending on care.

CAN I ADD SUBLIMATION TO ANY FABRIC?

The process of sublimation is limited to POLYESTER fabrics. It will work on the following FTF fabric options:
#02- BREATHE EASY POLY MESH
#03- SMOOTH FINISH POLY JERSEY
#04- LIGHT FEEL POLY CHECK
#07- RECYCLED FABRIC (Sublimation design will be Rustic/Washed look)
#08- POLY SPORTS FLEECE (Fabric will be thinner due to pressure from sublimation process)

WHAT FTF ITEMS CAN I ADD SUBLIMATION TO?

You can add sublimation to our shirts, polos, hats, jackets, sweatshirts or aprons. Certain restrictions apply.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUMS & TIMELINES FOR SUBLIMATION?

Minimums on all FTF items is still a low 50pc even with sublimation. Hats with sublimation will require a 288pc minimum. Sublimation will add a 2 weeks production time to your order.

CAN YOU PMS MATCH WITH SUBLIMATION?

PMS colors cannot be matched exactly due to the process of sublimation. However we have developed an extensive color chart which comes very close to most PMS colors.

WHERE CAN I SEE SOME EXAMPLES OF SUBLIMATION?

Take a look in our Sublimation examples page for some great photos of finished sublimated products. You can also find many virtuals of our different styles with sublimation in the Virtual Examples section.