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Sublimated Shirts

How to Print Sublimated Shirts

Sublimated shirts are a great way to get your company's logo or other designs onto a shirts. This process is also known as dye sublimation or MCYK printing. You can find more information about dye sublimation, MCYK printing, and printing on dark shirts in this article.

Dye sublimation

Dye sublimation on shirts is a new technology that's taking the apparel industry by storm. This new method of printing on garments is not a direct substitute for screen-printing, but it is a popular choice for many people. There are two main advantages of dye sublimation on shirts. First, this process will give you vibrant colors and images that won't fade or peel off. Second, the process will leave the garment feeling soft and pliable. Dye Sublimated Shirts

The dye-sublimation process is great for designs with vibrant colors on light-colored fabrics. This process also makes the garments durable and soft since the dye will be embedded into the fabric. Furthermore, because dye sublimation does not use liquid inks, it is more reliable than inkjet printing.

The disadvantage of dye sublimation on shirts is that it's difficult to achieve true black. This is because a garment can only absorb a certain amount of ink. Thus, the color of your garment may appear off-black or be slightly lighter or darker than you would expect. Additionally, it's essential to take extra care when washing your printed garments. Washing them in cold water and avoiding ironing them on them are essential to preserving the quality of the design.

Dye sublimation on shirts is a high-quality method for printing on polyester and synthetic fabrics. This process uses special heat-sensitive dyes that are embedded into fabric. The heat used during the printing process turns the ink into a gas and transfers it to the garment. This process creates clothing with a soft feel that doesn't feel like paper.

MCYK printing

Using CMYK printing on sublimated shirts is a good way to ensure that your images look their best. It is also useful to use a reference print of the image in order to identify any color problems. For example, a print of a bright royal blue can be used as a reference to determine the CMYK value of that color. Similarly, the RGB value of a digital source file is converted to CMYK using a special dye.

Sublimation printing on shirts is a relatively new printing technique that dyes a fabric under high temperatures. As a result, the print is not ruined by washing or drying. However, sublimation printing is only suitable for polyester-based shirts. For this reason, it is a great choice for low-volume projects.

In order to get high-quality results, you should invest in a quality sublimation printer. A sublimation printer uses inks that are trapped in a special coating. The inks are transferred to the garment as pieces of fabric or as a finished T-shirt. This process is extremely easy to learn and use, even if you are not a professional graphic designer.

Unlike heat transfer vinyl, sublimation printing on shirts is much more durable. The dye bonds deep into the fabric fibers. Heat transfer vinyl, on the other hand, adheres to the surface of the fabric. Generally, heat transfer vinyl is cheap and easy to use, but it will not work on dark shirts.

Polyester fabric

If you're planning to have sublimated prints on your shirt, then you'll need 100% polyester fabric. Other blends can work, but the sublimation process requires a chemical bond with polyester fibers. There are several fabrics that can be sublimated, but the best ones are made from 100% polyester.

You should avoid shirts that are 50% or less polyester, as they fade the colors over time. When you're ordering shirts, always ask about the polyester percentage of the shirt. The general industry standard is 63%, so a shirt made from 50% polyester is not recommended for sublimation.

Polyester is the most common fabric for sublimation, but you can also use cotton/polyester blends. The difference between these two fabrics is that polyester absorbs heat more easily than cotton. As a result, the dyes used for sublimation penetrate polyester more easily. Choosing a cotton/poly blend that contains 40% or more polyester is a better option, but a lower percentage may also work.

You can also choose a shirt that is made from poly blends or 100% polyester. Some of these options are cheaper than others, but should still be great options for your sublimation process. In addition, they should take sublimation printing well. Another option is a lightweight jersey knit shirt made from 100% polyester. The material is usually thin, but it does feel like cotton and is soft.

Printing on dark shirts

Printing on dark shirts presents a few unique challenges, and requires specific printing techniques. These include the Print-Flash-Print (PFP) technique, correct mesh counts, and a coating stroke. These techniques are all helpful when printing images on dark shirts. These tips will help you make your next printing project a success.

First, prepare the shirt. Lay down the dye-sub dark polyurethane transfer paper face down on the shirt. Positioning the shirt and paper properly is crucial to the quality of the design. Heat press the shirt for 10 seconds to four minutes, depending on the design quality. Once you've finished, inspect the print to ensure it's still in good condition.

The next step in printing dark-colored shirts is to apply a pretreatment solution. This will help the print look crisp and vivid. It will also help reduce any potential color bleeding that might occur when the fabric is dark. If you're printing on dark shirts, you'll need to use an outlined image to avoid bleed through.

Heat transfer printing on dark shirts can be done using a household iron or a commercial heat press. While an iron is good for small-scale projects, a heat press can be useful for larger scale production.


The cost of sublimated shirts varies based on the type of shirt that you want to order. Some are much cheaper than others. However, the cost of a shirt can be high if you want to get a large quantity. In such a case, you should find a niche that you can focus on.

Sublimation printing involves the use of heat and pressure to convert ink prints into gas. The printing is done on special transfer paper using special ink and heat. After that, the printing is transferred to the shirt. This process involves the use of a special printer and requires a large amount of heat.

There are a number of different fabrics available for sublimation, from soft cotton to breathable polyester. For example, the Jerzees tri-blend t-shirt is made from 50% polyester, 25% cotton and 25% rayon. Another popular shirt is the Jerzees Dri-Power Sport T-Shirt. Its fabric is similar to cotton, but it is not as soft as the Vapor Apparel Basic Tee.

The type of fabric used for sublimated shirts will determine its cost. For example, if you want a brightly colored design, you should choose a polyester-cotton blend. Similarly, if you want a retro-styled shirt, choose a polycotton blend. This will ensure a high level of print fidelity.


The process of sublimation printing has become one of the most popular ways to customize a shirt. The process embeds the ink into the fabric, so the printed image will not fade or rub off even after many washings. This printing method is ideal for use on work uniforms and sports jerseys.

Shirts made using sublimation are made of high-quality materials and are more durable than normal shirts. You can customize them with any image you like. They are a perfect way to show support for your favorite team or logo. However, the image may fade after washing, so it is important to wash them inside out.

Choosing the right type of fabric is crucial in sublimation printing. The best shirts for sublimation are made of polymer-based fabrics. Polyester-based shirts have the best sublimation printing quality, and they are more durable than cotton-based shirts. Cotton-based t-shirts are not a good choice for sublimation, as they stick to wet skin and are uncomfortable.

Sublimation printing uses a special type of ink. This allows the image to be printed on the shirt, while still using a small amount of water. This process does not require the use of harmful chemicals, which is a major drawback of traditional dyeing methods. Furthermore, the use of a water-based ink means the ink does not harm the environment. Also, it is 100% recyclable.

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