4 Colour Process Printing

The dye-sublimation printing process is used to print on polyester or other synthetic fabrics. It is used for applications such as Bags, T-shirts, banners, table covers, id cards, sportswear and flags.

The original printers were an electrostatic technology using toners but now are generally large format inkjet printers using specially formulated inks. The dye sublimation inks are a disperse dye suspended in a liquid solvent, like water. The images are initially printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image of the final design, which is then transferred onto fabric in a heat press operating at a temperature of around 180 to 210 C (375 F). Under high temperature and pressure, the dye turns into gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibers. The fabric is permanently dyed so it can be washed without damaging the quality of the image. 

Advantages of dye-sublimation over other methods of textile printing

Multiple colours - 4 color process print, as the name suggests, has advantage when we have to print multiple colours in one design.

Sharpness and clarity of the images: Digital printing allows for a high resolution image with cleaner edges. Results in producing a product with bright, clear and sharp image.

Truly continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to photographs, without the use special techniques such as half-screen printing.

The image can be printed all over the entire item, with no difficulty in printing all the way to the edges.


Caters to smaller quantities with multi color printing.

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