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Information on Sublimation T-Shirts Design

Many experiments have been carried out with different natural fibers and blended natural fibers. Mostly using true sublimation printing on fabrics it is best to use polyester fabrics.

Some report success with 50/50 cotton t-shirts, but most prefer to use readily available digital printers that have the correct ink to adhere to the cotton or screen printing ink that also matches formulated cotton or 50/50 t-shirts.

It is important to understand how sublimation t-shirt style  printing works so that you can support the above statement.

The dyes are printed on paper, commonly known as sublimation paper or sublimation transfer paper, and then transferred by heat and pressure to polyester fabrics used in clothing.

What happens during the printing process?

Due to the chemistry involved with this dye, it is the heat and pressure that turns the dye into a gas, it actually becomes part of the substrate that is fused together.

Heat not only converts the dye into a gas but also expands the pores of the polyester or polymer (eg polymer coatings on various substrates or materials) and allows the gas to be drawn into the pores. 

As soon as the substrate cools again, the pores close, and the dye becomes firmly and permanently embedded in the network or polymer material. This color is also resistant to fading and will likely last for years.

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