Embroidery is and remains the most beautiful way of personalizing. The yarns we use are abrasion resistant and washable at 90 degrees. We embroider Clothing, textiles and not forgetting our treatbags and pouches.
Because of the particularly shining effect of sublimation, especially on cups and cups, this technique has taken an important place when printing personalized items. The sublimation technique is characterized by the penetration of the sublimation ink into the polyester product under the influence of heat. This effect gives the product the special “photo look” on ceramics. On textiles, sublimation is applied to white polyester shirts, here too the advantage of the penetration of the sublimation ink in the white polyester fabric applies.
The special ink is transferred (guest) by means of an oven or transfer press.
Sublimation is only possible on a white substrate of polyester. In addition to white polyester fabrics, many articles can be printed that feature a special polyester coating layer such as cups, cups and Latte cups.
How does sublimation actually work? Sublimation as a printing system is relatively simple. The chemical process of sublimation distinguishes the system from all other ways of digital printing. The sublimation technique is characterised by the penetration of the sublimation ink into 100% polyester fabric or a 100% polymeric coating. The ink molecules return to a solid state when cooling. The result is a photographic image quality, which cannot be cracked, scratched or washed away from the substrate. The sublimation inks are transparent, the substrate must be white under all conditions, otherwise the chemical process will not work anymore.
Sublimation works with one sublimation paper and the product must be 100% polyester and white. Transfer technique works with 7 different transfer papers and the substrate plays no role in most cases. The transfers are developed in such a way that most promotional gifts and all colour textiles of cotton, polyester or a mix are possible. With the advent of white toner, the colour of hard materials does not play a role anymore,
Sublimation works with an inkjet printer converted with sublimation cartridges and transfer paper works via a color laser or LED color print.
Sublimation, especially in ceramics, gives the special photo effect through the chemical process, while in transfer paper the razor-sharp print of a colour laser is central and has more effect on the sharp lines of texts and logos.
Sublimation for textile printing has the advantage that the chemical process in white polyester fabrics the ink penetrates into the fabric. When transferring paper, the fabric and colour do not play a role and can also be printed on a T-shirt of 100% cotton, 100 polyester or a mix of both. Although the imprint is more, the latest technology means that transfer paper equals the silkscreen quality, thanks to its sharp and ultra-thin medium. Besides fabrics printing with transfer paper is also possible as tattoo, on candles, model construction, aluminium, wood, magnetic foil, glass, mirrors and much more.
In this technique the design is cut out with a plotter. We use various kinds of foils for this. Each with a unique feature. printable, non-printable, Flexfolie, vinyl foil, self-adhesive foil, glitter foil are some examples. These foils are applicable to clothing, textiles, for stickers, but also for lettering and signing.