What is Sublimation?

Sublimation is a printing transfer process which uses heat sensitive sublimation inks to permanently dye synthetic fabrics.

The process, which is called "Dye Sublimation", involves the use of a special heat sensitive dye to print your design onto paper.  The printed paper is then placed 
with the synthetic fabric into a heat press and pressed for a pre-determined period.

The sublimation cycle transfers the design from the paper to the fabric.  Sublimation is always done on synthetic materials and at high temperatures..

What does this mean for your printed garment?

As the sublimation process actually dyes the garment, the colour is "in" the fabric and not on top, as is the case with traditional screen printing methods.
This gives the garment material a smoother feel as well as colour fastness and the ability to print unlimited colours. It produces the highest quality print;
in rich, long lasting colour for less.

Sublimation printing also enables the production of "all over prints" which allows your design to extend across the whole garment.

Sports that routinely use sublimated clothing include Australian Rules Football, Cycling, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, Touch, Lacrosse, Rugby and Soccer.

Monti Antonio S.P.A Sublimation Heat Press from Italy, is a world-leading state-of-the art equippment that Zerofive only uses to print its supreme-quality apparels for customers from around the world. Our vibrant colours come from Italian-made J-Teck sublimation inks with innovative Nanodot Technology which create a wide colour gamut, superior line output and sharp edges, which will vastly improve the image's appearance.