Dye sublimation printing is an innovative printing process that is currently popular in the print market. There are many other printing techniques in use today including the well-established practice of screen printing. Though screen printing is often common for producing items like personalized t-shirts and apparel, dye sublimated fabric is opportune for custom banners, flags, trade show displays and pop up banner stands.
The dye sublimation printing process requires two steps. First, the custom graphics are digitally printed on a transfer paper as a mirror image of the original. The transfer paper is then inserted into a heat press which sublimates the print, meaning the graphics transfer from a gas to a solid without passing through a liquid stage, onto a polyester fabric or polymer material.