What Is Dye Sublimation?

Dye sublimation is a unique printing process involving a dye sublimation printer, dye sublimation paper, specially formulated dye sublimation inks and the use of a heat press.
The dye sublimation printer prints the artwork onto the paper and the design is then applied to the final product using a heat press to apply both heat and pressure.
Dye sublimation ink (referred to in craft/hobbyist digital decorating circles as infusible ink) is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with pressure and time.
Our high-quality dye sublimation inks are made especially for digital decoration and have excellent color brightness and produce brilliantly crisp dye sublimation transfers. Dye sublimation supplies require a special coating to accept the dye sublimation/infusible inks.
All dye sublimation supplies from CLP are provided with this special coating except those which are 100% polyester, such as baby onesies/baby rompers (pictured) which do not require a special coating.