We’ve added all over t-shirt sublimation for our product offering. Yea!! All over shirts are available for custom orders or they can be sold in our stores.
Using Sublimation to Create Amazing Designs
All over sublimation on tee shirts refers to a special process that will allow you to print over the entire area of a t-shirt. If you’re a t-shirt designer, you have probably already figured out that this ability to print everywhere will allow you to make truly unique custom t-shirts. If you want to create truly unique tees, you should consider sublimation.
All over sublimation on tee shirts is quickly emerging as one of the most popular types of printing methods due to the freedom it grants designers. Since the entire surface of the tee shirt can be turned into space for printing and design, a skilled designer can literally turn t-shirts into works of art. So how does this printing process work?
With dye sublimation your desired patterns and designs are first printed on a special high transfer paper. This image is then transferred to your t-shirt using a special heating process to heat up the ink, which causes it to enter into a gaseous state. The gaseous ink then seeps into the fabric and dyes it. Printers can also turn ink into a gaseous state and apply it directly to the fabric without printing it on paper first.
With sublimation, you will usually be given the option to print on either one or two sides of the t-shirt. This gives you tons of design control over making any t-shirt. Often, print companies will use specially picked white t-shirts that have very high absorption rates. Just because the shirt is white, however, it doesn’t mean you can’t design darker colored shirts.
Indeed, your white t-shirt will essentially be a canvass for your creative mind. This, in combination with a professional printing expert, will allow you to design pretty much anything you want! The dye process itself is very effective, allowing you to use a variety of vibrant colors. The printing process is also very accurate, so you can create high-resolution images.
The Few Limits of Sublimation
There are some limitations to all over sublimation on tee shirts, however. For example, the dye process requires shirts with high polyester content. If you happen to like polyester, then that’s really not much of problem. If you’re more of a cotton fan, however, you should keep in mind that the shirt will almost certainly have to be polyester. Still, modern manufacturing processes allow garment manufacturers to make polyester shirts that have a similar look and feel to cotton, so you may not even notice. However, high quality polyester can often be more expensive than similar quality cotton.
Further, since the original shirt used in the printing process will almost certainly be white, the interior of the shirt will also be white. This might not bug too many people, but beware that white tee shirts attract stains like none other. Sweat stains, dirt, and other things will likely show up inside of your shirt, though these stains may not be visible on the outside. There is also a risk of “fallout spots” being created during the printing process. This refers to areas, such as the armpits, where the shirt naturally folds and thus is missed during the sublimation process.