Dye Sublimation 2017-12-28T17:25:23+00:00

Custom Dye Sublimation Products

Dye sublimation printing.

When you think of digital dye-sublimation printing, products such as T-shirts, mouse pads, mugs, and ceramic tiles might come to mind. These days, however, sublimation printing is taking on a new, bigger meaning as it explodes onto large-format fabric applications. Whether you are sitting at a blackjack table in Vegas, attending a performance in a theater, perusing the cosmetic counter at Macy’s, or walking through a museum exhibit, if you stop to take a look around, you may notice that the graphics surrounding you or decorating the table in front of you are fabrics printed with dye-sublimation technology.

One of the hottest new products is dye sublimated arm sleeves .

Wide-format dye-sub printing opens up a world of opportunities for your designs and allows us to offer unique, light-weight graphics solutions for events,trade shows,  home-décor applications, sports-arena displays, and more. As the applications and markets for fabric printing continue to grow, it allows us to expand our fabric offerings to complement our existing screen-printing and/or digital imaging products. Now let’s take a closer look at  how digital sublimation technology works.


CIA is proud to announce that we have just Partnered with Donray Dye Sublimation Printing Company. 

Donray Printing is a high quality offset dye sublimation printing company that deals exclusively in dye sublimation and transfer printing.  Partnering with Donray extends our current dye sublimation capabilities with state of the art equipment and cutting edge technology and superior customer service.  We will be able to offer  faster dye sublimation turnaround and some of the most competitive dye sublimation pricing in the industry.

Donray Printing is a world leader in sublimation printing.  At Donray can handle all elements of your dye sublimation project – from layout, prep, dye sublimation printing, cutting, transferring and packaging – all under one roof.

Contact Pete Silvano at Custom Identity Apparel 413.5254088 or email me @ pete@donrayprinting.com


What is dye sublimation printing?

Sublimation printing is a process that uses specific sublimation inks that, when heat activated, transform their dyes into a gaseous state that penetrates the fibers of polyester materials, infusing or embedding an image into the fabric. There are two types of sublimation printing: printing onto a transfer paper or carrier sheet and then transferring the image to fabric under heat and pressure, and printing sublimation images directly onto fabric.  The video below shows an example by one of our press vendors.

If you are Looking for a quote Please select on of our Dye Sublimated products Below, were you can explain what you are looking for and to upload your art.

What are DYE SUBLIMATION VOIDS

The Void Sublimation Mystery

As the sphere of knowledge expands, so does the void that surrounds it.

Our 100% polyester fabric maximizes color, resolution and softness. Custom cut-and-sew garment prevents crinkles and errors at seams that printing on generic ready made shirts cannot avoid , that are printed all over  front and back. Our new 100% polyester Sublimation T-Shirt has a fuller, more relaxed fit,  more closely matching our Screen Printed T with the look and feel of 100% soft spun cotton.

Important facts about dye sublimation

There are a lot of things to consider when ordering dye sub shirts

Dye sublimation decorated apparel is bright , bold , big and colorful.  There are no boundaries and every piece is going to be as unique as you are.

So every piece is going to be unique.  That means if you order a dozen of the same shirt each one will be slightly different from the other.  It’s a feature of the production process for dye sub and there is nothing that can be done about it short of switching to cut and sew sublimation.

What makes these shirts unique? Each print is made individually and the pressing process for transferring the sublimation print forces the shirt to lay completely flat.

If you think about it, we’re not flat and neither are our clothes.  So when we force the shirt to lay flat we create Crinkles where the shirt doesn’t want to lay flat. thus producing VOIDS.  This is part of the sublimation printing process.

We are all ways in constant pursuit for the best way prevent all print voids, were only a minimum number of these voids will occur.

If there is any further questions please reach out to us at sales@customidentityapparel.com or can call us at 413.525.4088 ask For me Pete Silvano

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Here is where you will choose your product quote , quantity and sizes if quoting Dye sublimation Apparel as well as Non apparel item We offer Large Format Sublimation with our Maximum print capacity of for All our apparel and non Apparel items
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