Vinyl printing is when a roll or sheet of polyurethane (pu) vinyl material is cut to produce a design which is then heat applied to the garments.
Vinyl printing is a method of printing that is generally limited to a 1 color print but multiple color designs are still printed. The artwork is required in a vector format which is produced in a software package i.e. Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, this artwork format produces the design in lines as opposed to pixels as in a jpeg image.
The dye sublimation printing process involves the use of a special dye ink that sublimates when it is introduced to high temperatures. This ink is first printed onto a transfer paper via a digital printer and then this printed image is transferred onto a polyester garment using heat and pressure. The ink reacts to the heat by “sublimating” in that it changes from a solid state into a gas state (thereby skipping the liquid state entirely). The dye then bonds with the polyester fabric to create a vivid, textureless, and permanent digital print.
This process not only yields vivid print colors that are washfast and durable but it also allows you to print photographic or color-complex graphics accurately.
Don’t let the name fool you! The T-Shirt Lady also does sports jerseys too! Recently had the pleasure of printing the ATL Tigers basketball jerseys for the second season in a row! Big thanks to Von of #bigvisionatl for Trusting me with this project again!
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