How does sublimation printing work?

Sublimation is a digital print technology that allows the reproduction of full color images on a variety of hard substrates. Special dye inks are infused with heat and pressure into ChromaLuxe coated panels made out of aluminium, steel, wood, FRP or hardboard.





Sublimation printing also referred to as dye sublimation printing is a printing method for transferring images onto a substrate. Dye sublimation is produced by printing sublimation ink onto transfer paper, and then heat pressing it on to the product. Sublimation is perfect for producing vivid, full colour images. Sublimation stays vibrant and gives high-definition results.


The sublimation process explained in 3 easy steps :

STEP 1: Everything starts with an image, a digital image. This can be a family photo, an illustration or a graphic logo. The digital file will be printed on a dedicated printer loaded with transfer paper using sublimation inks.


STEP 2: The combination of the print and the substrate (aluminium, steel, FRP or wood) are placed together into a heat press. Using temperatures around 195°C and medium to high pressure, the magic can start. The inks become a gas and are infused into the special ChromaLuxe coating.


STEP 3: The result is a beautiful, top quality print with vibrant colors that will last a lifetime. You can use this printing technology to produce personalised gift items, jewelry and awards or you can create stunning photographic prints for home use or fine-art exhibitions.


Discover all ins and outs on sublimation printing on this FREE portal: STARTTOSUBLIMATE, CLICK HERE to register.




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