How does the sublimation print technology work ?
Sublimation is a digital print technology that allows the reproduction of full color images on a variety of hard substrates, such as Aluminum, Steel, MDF and Hardboard.
Sublimation involves the use of special dye inks that change from a solid to a gas without ever passing through the liquid phase. Inks are infused into the Unisub and ChromaLuxe substrates, creating a print with sublime vibrant colors.
The sublimation process explained:
Everything starts with a digitized image. This can be a family photo, an illustration or a graphic logo. This digital file will be printed on a dedicated printer loaded with transfer paper using sublimation inks. The combination of the print and the substrate (aluminum, steel or wood) are placed together into a heat press.
Using temperatures up to 400°F/200°C and medium to high pressure, the magic can start. The inks become a gas and are infused into the substrate's coating. The final result is a beautiful, top quality print with vibrant colors that will last a lifetime.
You can use this new printing technology to produce gift items, jewelry and awards, or you can create stunning photographic prints for home use and for the very best in fine-art and exhibition printing.