Marketing and Advertising

Know About Dye-Sublimation Fabric Printing

For sheer printing beauty, dye sublimation can be applied to fabric banners, posters, or displays when necessary. Continuous tone printing is impossible to match by any other method.

The dye sublimation process allows for continuous tone printing. The dye is printed on transfer paper using the CMYO (cyan Magenta Yellow Overprint Clear). After the paper has been printed, it is matched to the fabric ordered by the client – banners, outdoor, satin, or stretch – and sent through heated rollers at 400F.

Sublimated shirts can also be customized. There are many custom sublimation shirts online that you can consider buying.


The heat/pressure combination converts the dye on the transfer paper from a solid to an instantaneous gas. It is then fused to fabric in a continuous tone print similar to a photograph.

What about fabrics such as nylon and cotton? Although screen-printing is the preferred method, inks used on nylon are different from those on cotton and other fabrics used for shirts or similar purposes.

Most printing differs from dye sublimation fabric print because most screen printing uses a dot pattern to create color. Dye sublimation cloth printing uses a continuous tone just like the pictures you take with your camera.

Another reason to use dye sub-printed displays is that if your competitors have nice graphics on vinyl or other similar materials, then you will be the winner of the subliminal war. You have to admit that if your display is rich and theirs looks average, you will get clients. But, you'll also land the best clients with better margins.