Have you ever seen a Sci-Fi movie where someone gets vaporized by a lazor or ray gun? Well technichally, that person was sublimated.
Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas state, without passing through the liquid state.
At Stoop Logic, we use sublimation in our printing process to provide high-quality products. Sublimation is different from screen printing because the fibers themselves are dyed,
not layered on. This results in a longer lasting design that doesn't peel, fade, or crack.
Using sublimation printing first involves printing onto a special sheet of paper that holds the dye, then that image is transferred onto a polymer material (usually polyester or a polyester mix). The ink is then heated until it sublimates into the fabric threads. This creates stunning, well-saturated products.
Sublimation printing is great for displaying full color spectrum designs. This process is complimentary for photography, digital design, paintings, and other mediums.
Here is a brief video showing the creation of a koozie using this process: