Sublimated TeamwearSublimated Teamwear is the new kid on the block (well actually its been going for ages) , having your team colours, badges, names and numbers actually sublimated into a garment ensures that you get the exact colour match you are looking for, you garments have the same logos in the same places and your team looks fantastic.
Take a look at the weird and wonderful designs below which can be achieved using sublimation. Some teams we have dealth with literally save hundreds of pounds on logo printing and sponsors printing on the garments, imagine having 5 sponsors on your shirts and not having to worry about paying 5 x £3 for each logo. (A massive saving)
What is Sublimated Kit
This is the technical bit which most people when reading will probably gloss over and then stop reading, but it is interesting to some people. Sublimation printing is the application of sublimation inks onto a surface using a heat press to provide the required combination of heat, time and pressure There you go, wasnt hard was it .
This combination causes the inks to be converted from a solid to a gaseous state enabling them to penetrate the sublimatable surface so that a permanent, full colour image is formed. The colour penetrates the surface of the item so that the result is colourful, long lasting and resistant to scratching unlike some other printing methods that merely print onto the surface of the item.
Dye sublimation printing is always done on a polyester, polymer, or polymer coated item. At high temperatures, the solid dye converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid. The same high temperature opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the