Sublimation

All apparel sublimation is done onsite, from printing to manufacturing of each garment…Hokitika Made!

What is sublimation?

Dye sublimation is a process of printing to fabric (and other substances) that provides the best quality, most durable printing option. In sublimation, the inks are fused into the fabric as opposed to sitting on top of the fabric such as in inkjet or screen printing.

Sublimation dye inks are specifically designed for exceptional color reproduction on either natural or synthetic fibers for producing flags, banners, fashion textiles, performance sportswear, interior décor and more. Disperse dye, textile pigment, reactive dye and acid dye inks are planned for future release.

The process not only gives fabrics a softer touch after the printing, but it is also very durable. The colour remains strong in outdoor lighting and after extensive washing so it’s the ideal process for sportswear and school clothing

Benefits of sublimation:

  • Garments do not fade and printing does not crack.
  • Design is virtually unlimited, from simple shapes and colours to blends, shadows and photographic images.
  • Numbering can be done when printing eliminating the need to have hot sweaty plastic numbers on the back.
  • Logos, names, numbers and sponsors can be included in the design in full colour

Realistic, colourful designs are very popular in the fashion industry. Vivid fluorescent colours are used for sports apparel including running/outdoor clothing or sports uniforms. Our sublimation print services can represent unique designs of any size, shape, pattern, logo or image with fluorescent inks!