Why sublimation occurs?

Sublimation occurs when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

Why sublimation is a physical change?

Sublimation is a physical change because the inks are going from a solid, to a gas and back to a solid while skipping the liquid phase. This physical change happens when sublimation inks are put under the right time, temperature and pressure.

Why sublimation happens?

Sublimation happens when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

Why sublimation printing?

Sublimation printing is the ideal product decorating technology for vibrant and long lasting creations. With sublimation, a design or photo is baked into the polymer surface coating of an item. Because of that, your design or photo will never fade no matter how many times you scratch or wash it. With a wide variety of sublimation blanks offered in home, personal, drinkware items and more, sublimation allows creators to customize and personalize just about anything.

Why sublimation takes place?

Sublimation takes place when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

How to explain sublimation?

Sublimation happens when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

Will sublimation print white?

As of right now, there is no way for sublimation to print white. That is because there is no white sublimation ink. When a sublimation design is printed, the white areas are actually the absence of color on the sheet. When you see white in the designs of a sublimated item, the white is from the undertone of the blank item it is being printed on. That is why we suggest sublimating on white or light colored items. Since sublimation ink is transparent and sublimation cannot print white, the color of the item that is being sublimated on is very important. Any sublimated design will pick up the undertone of the product it is being sublimated on.

Sublimation where to start

When trying to decide where to get started in sublimation the first thing you need to ask yourself is “What do I want to make?”.

Once you decide what you want to make, your journey into the sublimation world gets a lot easier. From there, you can decide what size printer you want to buy and which printer manufacturer you want to go with.

While there are several desktop sublimation printer manufacturers out there, we recommend Sawgrass. There are two different sizes you can choose from, the SG500 or the SG1000.

The SG500 prints on a paper size of 8.5”x11” while the SG1000 prints on a paper size of 11”x17”. Each also comes with the option to purchase a bypass tray which allows you to feed longer paper into your machine for larger projects. What you should buy depends on what size items you want to create and how many designs you want to fit on each sheet of paper.

Sawgrass has been around for more than 35 years and were pioneers in the desktop sublimation movement. Sawgrass printers are made by sublimation experts solely for the use of sublimation. Sawgrass inks are created in the US and made to work with Sawgrass printers. Sawgrass printers also come with their own color correction technology, run on automatic self-maintenance cycles, have lifetime tech support and come with a 2-year warranty.

Next, you need to find a blanks distributor. Your success as a sublimation business will largely depend on the quality of blanks you can provide to your shoppers. Try to find a blanks distributor that has items that are well made, well coated in polyester, keep up with consumer buying trends and are cost effective.

Here at Craft Express, we attempt to offer all of those things! Our blanks are coated in 100% polyester and made from the finest ceramic, stainless steel, polyester, glitter and sequin materials we can find. We also keep a close eye on trends in both the sublimation and retail/ecommerce world. We work to bring in unique products that we know will ‘WOW’ the average shopper. All of our double-walled stainless steel drinkware is certified for 8+ hours of temperature control and can compete with any of the top names in the drinkware market. Plus, we try to keep our costs low so that you can keep your profit margins competitive.

When sublimation occurs?

Sublimation occurs when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

When sublimation happens?

Sublimation happens when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

When sublimating do you mirror?

When sublimating whether or not you mirror depends on the type of item you are pressing. 99% of the items you press you will mirror the transfer. That includes ceramic, stainless steel, fabric, enamel and more. The one item that you will not mirror is glass IF you are pressing that item from the backside with the image showing through to the front. For example, glass ornaments, glass picture frames and glass tiles would all not be mirrored. However, glass drinkware you would mirror because you are laying your design on top of your item.

Sublimation when to use?

It’s best to use sublimation when you want to put a one-of-a-kind design and picture on a wide variety of drinkware, home, personal and travel items. Sublimation is the most durable way to make sure your creations last a lifetime. The sublimation process uses time, temperature, heat and sublimation inks to bake a design or picture into the polymer coating of a sublimation blank. Once that ink is in the coating, it will never come out no matter how much you wash it.

When does sublimation take place?

Sublimation takes place when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

What sublimation means?

Sublimation is when a solid turns into a gas skipping the liquid phase.

What sublimation is?

Sublimation is when a solid turns into a gas skipping the liquid phase.

How sublimation works?

Sublimation works when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

How sublimation printing works?

Sublimation printing works when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

How sublimation occurs?

Sublimation occurs when a solid turns into a gas skipping the liquid phase.

How sublimation happens?

Sublimation happens when a solid turns into a gas skipping the liquid phase.

How sublimation is done?

Sublimation printing works when sublimation inks are met with the proper time, temperature and pressure to turn them from a solid form into a gas form. From there, the polymers on a polyester coated substrate that the ink transfer is taped to open up and capture the ink, returning them back into a solid form. In the sublimation process the ink goes from a solid, to a gas, back to a solid again while skipping the liquid phase.

Can sublimation print white?

No, sublimation cannot print white. That is because there is no white sublimation ink. When a sublimation design is printed, the white areas are actually the absence of color on the sheet. When you see white in the designs of a sublimated item, the white is from the undertone of the blank item it is being printed on. That is why we suggest sublimating on white or light colored items. Since sublimation ink is transparent and sublimation cannot print white, the color of the item that is being sublimated on is very important. Any sublimated design will pick up the undertone of the product it is being sublimated on.