What is Dye-sublimation Printing?

Dye-sublimation printing is used to print on polyester based materials or fabrics with special formulated inks that has pigment suspended in a liquid solvent (water). The image is printed in reverse onto a special poly coated substrate. The printed substrate is then transferred onto the polyester fabric or item via heat and pressure. During the transfer process the dye turns into a gas and penetrates the fabric and then solidifies into the fibers or substrate. The fabric or other substrate is now permanently dyed. The image can be washed without damaging the quality of the image.