Frequently asked questions
The image or artwork is first printed on sublimation paper in full colour. Once the sheet has been cut, it is applied directly to the article using a heat press. During this process, the ink transforms the solid particles into gaseous particles that penetrate the surface of the article. Once the item has cooled, the ink is fixed into the surface of the object.
This process allows a colour image to be printed on hard white surfaces, such as a cup, or on polyester items, such as an umbrella.
Sublimation is a technique for marking objects linked to digital printing, which allows you to obtain a faithful reproduction of all your colours in a 4-colour process (CMYK).
Unlike ceramic transfer, which only allows the printing of solid Pantone colours, sublimation allows for 4-colour printing of your artworks. However, the result is a print that is less resistant to scratches and rubbing.