Will sublimation wash out on cotton?

Yes! Technically, sublimation will never stick to cotton! In the sublimation process, the ink requires a polymer (aka polyester) coated item to be transferred to. That is because polymers are the one material that can open up and trap ink. That is what allows your design to stay vibrant and never fade.

Will sublimation work on 100% cotton?

No, sublimation will not work on 100% cotton. Sublimation inks do not stick to cotton. In order for sublimation to work, all products require at least 50% polyester for the design to show up. The most polyester in an item, the more bold the design will be. It is recommended that you use white or light colored items for sublimation as well.

Will sublimation work on rayon?

No, sublimation will not work on rayon. Sublimation only works on polyester or a polyester blend. If rayon is mixed with polyester the sublimation inks will stick to the polyester portion of the material. For example, a shirt that is 65% polyester and 35% rayon will only have a sublimation design stick to 65% of the material. This will result in the design having a slightly washed out look.

Will sublimation work on 40% polyester?

Yes, sublimation will work on 40% polyester, however, the design will look faded and washed out. That is because 60% if that material is not polyester. Which means that 60% of the design color and vibrancy isn’t clinging to the polyester. Though the design will look faded and washed out, that is not always a bad thing. This could be a great way to achieve a retro or worn look on a shirt.

Will sublimation work on 50% polyester?

Yes, sublimation will work on 50% polyester, however, the design will look faded and washed out. That is because 50% of that material is not polyester. Which means that 50% of the design color and vibrancy isn’t clinging to the polyester. Though the design will look faded and washed out, that is not always a bad thing. This could be a great way to achieve a retro or worn look on a shirt.

Will sublimation work on modal?

No, sublimation will not work on modal. Sublimation only works on polyester or a polyester blend. If modal is mixed with polyester the sublimation inks will stick to the polyester portion of the material. For example, a shirt that is 65% polyester and 35% modal will only have a sublimation design stick to 65% of the material. This will result in the design having a slightly washed out look.

Will sublimation work on 50/50?

Yes, sublimation will work on 50/50 however, the design will look faded and washed out. That is because 50% of that material is not polyester. Which means that 50% of the design color and vibrancy isn’t clinging to the polyester. Though the design will look faded and washed out, that is not always a bad thing. This could be a great way to achieve a retro or worn look on a shirt.

Can sublimation printing be done on cotton?

No, sublimation printing cannot be done on cotton. Sublimation inks do not stick to cotton. In order for sublimation to work, all products require at least 50% polyester for the design to show up. The most polyester in an item, the more bold the design will be. It is recommended that you use white or light colored items for sublimation as well.

Can sublimation go on cotton?

No, sublimation cannot go on cotton. Sublimation inks do not stick to cotton. In order for sublimation to work, all products require at least 50% polyester for the design to show up. The most polyester in an item, the more bold the design will be. It is recommended that you use white or light colored items for sublimation as well.