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What Is Sublimation?

What is Sublimation?

The Sublimation Process

Trans-Tex’s sublimation, or dye heat-transfer process, is a permanent printing process that decorates webbing (including ribbon and elastic) with artwork specified by our customers.

In general, dye sublimation has two steps. First, we print a reverse image of a customer’s provided artwork onto transfer paper using ‘inks’ that are really polyester dye molecules suspended in a water soluble base. Second, we use a rotary drum press to transfer the image onto customer specified polyester webbing.