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What's Big In Apparel Decoration?

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Feb, 06, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

At the recent Long Beach ISS show there was a noticeable emphasis on dye sublimation printing. It is quickly becoming the favorite way to achieve all-over prints on t-shirts - even if you only want a few. Sublimation printing on t-shirts has a unique look that is different from screen print and tends to produce a lighter feeling result on the tee.

Advantages of dye-sublimation over other methods of textile printing:

  • Images are permanent and do not peel or fade.
  • Dye does not build up on the fabric.
  • Colors can be are extraordinarily brilliant due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibers of the synthetic fabric.
  • Truly continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to photographs, without the use special techniques such as half-tone screen printing.
  • The image can be printed all over the entire item, with no difficulty in printing all the way to the edges.
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Topics: all-over printing, decorated apparel, dye sublimation

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