Dye Sublimation Printing Services
*** - IMPORTANT - *** READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION FOR ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND WHERE TO EMAIL THE FILES.
8.5x11 = $1.45 per sheet
8.5x14 = $1.60 per sheet
11x17 = $2.70 per sheet
13x19 = $4.00 per sheet
Welcome to Spirit Wears! We produce Premium, custom, Dye Sublimation transfers of your artwork so you can add Sublimation to your products list and start making profit immediately.
Printing services are usually completed the same day but no more than 24 hours.
** This listing is for printing services on to Dye Sublimation paper. We take the high quality artwork that you send us and print it on dye sublimation paper and ship it to you.
** Dye Sublimation will not work on Cotton garments unless it has at least 65% polyester blended with it.
** There is no White Ink with Dye Sublimation so attempting to sublimate on anything black will not work.
** We discourage the use of a home iron to apply dye sublimation. Home irons typically do not get hot enough. Dye sublimation is best applied using a heat press machine where you can adjust time, temperature, and pressure.
** Dye Sublimation is applied between 390-400 degrees for between 45-60 seconds at medium pressure. Place a sheet of butcher paper under AND on top of the garment and dye sublimation transfer to prevent scorching of the garment. Don't assume that all polyester garments can handle the heat. Some garments will scorch at 400 degrees and you might need to lower the temperature or shorten the sublimation time or both. Practice makes perfect.
** THE PAGE SIZES OFFERED IN THIS LISTING ARE NOT THE ACTUAL PRINT SIZES OF THE ARTWORK. THERE IS A ONE QUARTER (1/4) INCH NO PRINT ZONE AROUND ALL SIZES OF THE PAPER.
THE MAXIMUM PRINT SIZES ARE:
Paper Size: 8.5x11 | Image Size: 8x10.5
Paper Size: 8.5x14 | Image Size: 8x13.5
Paper Size: 11x17 | Image Size: 10.5x16.5
Paper Size: 13x19 | Image Size: 12.5x18.5
** Please email artwork to email@example.com.
What can I sublimate on? What CAN'T you sublimate on?! The list is very long. Basically, any substrate that has been coated with a polyester base will receive dye under heat and pressure.
Light Colored Polyester Fabric (Shirts, Masks, Socks, Gloves, etc.)
Stainless Steel Tumblers coated with a polyester base.
Pet food Bowls
The list goes on and on...
HINT: Youtube has an amazing catalog of how to videos for Dye Sublimation.
Ordering is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1 - Order the size and quantity of printing you require. We offer 8.5x11, 8.5x14, 11x17, and 13x19 sizes.
2 - Email your PRINT-READY artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. PRINT-READY means we will open the file, mirror it, and print it AS-IS. (Do not Mirror your artwork.)
Please include your order number and the material you will be sublimating on. We will adjust the ink so as to produce the most vibrant image on the substrate you will be using.
File Types Accepted: .CDR, .PDF, .EPS, .AI, .PSD, .CPT, .JPG, .PNG (High Resolution)
3 - Sit back and wait for Premium Prints to arrive in just a few days.
*** PREPARATION IS KEY! ***
Quality doesn't just happen. Proper planning and technique play a large part.
The printing process uses CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black). You will get the truest color representation from your print if your artwork is also created using CMYK colors.
High Resolution artwork (300 Dots Per Inch or higher) will always produce better quality. Low resolution images (72 Dots Per Inch) might look "OK" on your computer screen, but keep in mind that your display is nowhere near the resolution of a printed piece of paper.
There is no "White" ink with Dye Sublimation. What you see as White on your artwork will actually be "clear", with the background color coming through. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SUBLIMATE ON ANYTHING BLACK.
*** NEED A LITTLE HELP? ***
We do offer limited graphics design services. If you are unsure of anything, please inquire about what you need done before you purchase. email@example.com
*** PREMIUM MATERIAL PRODUCES PREMIUM RESULTS ***
We use Sawgrass Sublijet UHD Inks and TexPrint R premium sublimation paper. This combination allows for a high release rate of ink which transfers to your substrate for a crisp, vibrant finished product. Sawgrass is known in the industry as one of the highest rated sublimation platforms for professional printers.