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. Special dye inks are infused with heat and pressure into Unisub or ChromaLuxe items, made out of Aluminum, Steel, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, MDF or hardboard.
Watch the full process of large format sublimation printing :
The sublimation process explained in 3 easy steps :
STEP #1: 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.
STEP #2: The combination of the print and the substrate (aluminum, steel or wood) are placed together into a heat press.
Using temperatures around 385°F (195°C) and medium to high pressure, the magic can start. The inks become a gas and are infused into the substrate's coating.