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.