Promotional products printed using dye-sublimation techniques so you can have your full colour graphics or photographs displayed to perfection!
Promotional products are printed using the dye-sublimation process which produces exceptionally bright, vivid colours. The image is first printed using special inks onto a carrier paper which is then wrapped on the product. Under heat and pressure, the inks vaporize and permanently dye the ceramic surface with your design.
When the (sublimation) cycle is completed, the image on the paper has transferred to the item and has actually become a part of the surface. If you run your finger across the surface of a sublimated product you will feel nothing.
This is because true dye sublimation is always done on a polyester, polymer, or polymer coated item. At high temperatures, the solid dye converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid. The same high temperature opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state. It has now become a part of the polymer.
For this reason, true dye sublimation cannot be done on natural materials, like 100% cotton.
Natural fibers and non-coated materials have no “pores” to open.
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