We use sublimation on our hard-good accessories such as custom mugs and tumblers as well as some garments. It involves printing ink onto a very special transfer material and then applying that print to the item in a fancy heat press.
- Sublimation results in very vibrant colors. You will usually notice that pinks and reds are brighter on mugs than other items.
- White is not available with this process. If the item is white (like most of them are) that will be transparent and show up as the item's color. However, if the item is metallic pink, the white will be transparent and show up as the metallic pink of the item.
What exactly is sublimation?
In scientific terms, Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from a solid state to a gas state. It does not pass through the usual liquid state, and only occurs at specific temperatures and pressures.