The Top 5 Benefits of Dye Sublimation Printing

When it comes to grand format graphics, there are a few different printing techniques and options. One of our most popular services is dye sublimation printing, which provides vibrant, easy-to-use graphics.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of this versatile printing option and how you can use it in your projects.

Dye Sublimation Printing

How Dye Sublimation Printing Works

First, it helps to understand how dye sub printing works.

In printing processes like laser and inkjet printing, liquid ink is applied to the surface of the material being printed. But dye sublimation printing uses a unique process where specially formulated ink is heated so that it converts to a gas and penetrates the surface of the substrate being printed on, such as fabric. Then it turns back to solid form as it cools.

So rather than being on the surface of substrate, the dye sub ink has become part of the material. And that provides several benefits for you.

Unique Advantages of Dye Sublimation Printing

Here are the top five benefits of dye sub printing:

  • 1. Exceptional print quality - The dye sub process results in vibrant, high-resolution images. And because the ink isn’t applied in individual dots, like in other printing processes, dye sub graphics have smooth color variations. Dye sublimation printing is excellent for vivid as well as subtle colors.
  • #2. Durability - Because the ink chemically bonds with the material, it won’t scrape or scratch off the surface. That results in durable, highly reusable graphics.
  • 3. Ease of use - Dye sub fabric graphics are lightweight and foldable, which makes them easy to transport and store. And they can be washed, making care and maintenance a snap.
  • 4. Glare free - No distracting glare makes fabric dye sub graphics perfect for backdrops, fabric walls, stage graphics and more.
  • 5. Versatility - Dye sub can be used on many different types of fabrics, giving you a variety of looks and styles. It’s perfect for tradeshow graphics, backwalls, banners, flags, hanging signs, tents, point-of-purchase retail displays and many other uses. One very popular use is silicone edge graphics (SEG), high-resolution dye sub graphics are printed on tension fabric with a thin silicone strip on the edges. This inserts into a frame for stunning wide-format graphics that are lightweight and easy to ship and use. Contact us to learn more and get project ideas.
As you can see, dye sublimation printing results in eye-catching graphics that are easy to use and maintain.
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