A dye-sublimation printer (or dye-sub printer) is a computer printer which employs a printing process that uses heat to transfer dye onto polyester materials such as sports fabric and plastics. The sublimation name was first applied because the dye was considered to transition between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage. It is comminly used to creat a full garment print with almost endlesscolour combinations and possibilities.
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink through the mesh openings to wet the substrate during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, hoody, polos, drink bottles.
There is a wide variety of material that can be applied through heat printing, from heat transfer vinyls (commonly used on athletic uniforms), heat transfer materials featuring special effects (such as glow-in-the-dark or reflective properties), and screen printed transfers, to name just a few. Heat printing products are also referred to as heat applied graphics and heat transfers.
The thing about machine embroidery is that it looks all automatic. Just push the button and away it goes. Piece of cake, right? HA. There\’s technique, skill, proper materials, and a fair amount of voodoo involved.Point being, if you want your embroidery to look awesome, you gotta get the foundations right. There are lots of different decisions you can make depending on what fabric and design you\’re using.