Overview of Large Format Direct Dye Sublimation Printing
Dye Sublimation printing is a popular printing method for flags, table covers, indoor banners and tradeshow graphics. It provides vivid, photo-realistic prints which don’t glare from bright lights.
Direct Dye Sublimation is a powerful, cutting-edge printing method that can print graphics onto fabric material for products such as flags, table covers, or fabric banners.
Direct Dye Sublimation is a chemical process that bonds ink directly to the fabric using heat and pressure. The ink begins as a solid, rather than a liquid. This ink is passed through a heat press where it is vaporized into a gas that is infused into the fabric, then cooled back into a solid that is bonded directly to the polymers in the fabric.
As a result, the ink is bonded to the fibers of the fabric itself rather than simply printed on the surface. This means that the fabric can be folded, washed, and reused without ever peeling or losing its vibrant color. Your graphic will be bright and clear for as long as you need it.
Because the ink is cooled directly into a solid, Dye Sublimation prints are dry and ready to handle as soon as they exit the printer.
Dye Sublimation is different from normal digital prints because the dots of color (or pixels) will slightly diffuse, creating a blending effect as opposed to the individual pixels of a digital print.
This means that for photographs, dye sublimation will create the most photo-realistic effect.
Our Dye sublimated flags and table covers minimize glare from bright or fluorescent lights. They’re also lightweight, flexible, and easy to transport.
Our in-house Dye-Sub capabilities allow us to print up to 10’ wide at a maximum resolution of 1200dpi.
Talk to your GH Sales Consultant to find out more about Dye-Sublimation printing or to order a beautiful fabric print of your own.