Some suggestion to choosing sublimation printing clothing

Sublimation - as related to chemistry, is defined as "To cause (a solid or gas) to change state without becoming liquid". For example, dry ice changes to gas without ever becoming liquid.

The sublimation process imprints images into polyester, or polyester coated objects by applying dyes that turn from a solid to gas when heated. When the sublimation dye is placed next to polyester and heated, at approximately 325 degrees the polyester molecules open. The sublimation dye, which at this time is a gas, will then be able to penetrate the surface of the polyester. After the heat is removed, the polyester molecules will close and permanently trap the sublimation dyes, thus the image, into the polyester substrate.Nowadays, more and more textile industries adopt dye sublimation printing technology for their garment printing, for its high transfer rate, long lasting,fastness and convenience.

Well there has to be a catch! The truth is, sublimation does have some restrictions. As a retailer you have to keep certain things in mind while choosing or ordering these wholesale sublimation clothing.
These are the things you have to watch out for:

1.White/Light garments only. Sublimated color blend with the color on which they are printed, so the best result comes from printing on white garments. As it is more expensive, you can choose to have an entire garment printed.

2.Polyester garments only. But the material should not be that heavy. The largest amount of modern performance fabrics, moisture-wicking fabrics, and the like are made of polyester. Comfortable, even cotton-like textured garments are being made in sublimation-friendly polyester.

3. Higher price per piece in large runs. There comes a point when a large enough run of sublimation will become more expensive than traditional screen printing. That said, even if the blanks are slightly more expensive, for small runs, the reduced setup fees often make sublimation more economical for full-color or photo-realistic designs.

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