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Sublimation is the most versatile way to customize performance apparel, allowing for endless creative possibilities. Designs can feature any colour, gradient, font or effect, all without compromising the weight or performance of the fabric.
How it Works
The sublimation process transfers ink into the fibres of the garment using heat, as opposed to screenprinting where ink is applied on top of the fabric. Once a design has been sublimated, it becomes part of the material. The artwork will stretch with the fabric, it will allow sweat to wick through the design, and it will not crack or fade over time or with repeated washing.
During the pre-production process, a significant amount of time is spent to ensure that your sublimated artwork prints as best as possible. For each order we must:
- Press test to ensure printed colours match expectations
- Set up artwork for all panels, from edge to edge
- Scale artwork for each size ordered
- Set up each individual player name and number
- Print all panels for every jersey onto large sheets of specialized paper
- Sublimate the artwork into fabric panels using a heat press
- Sew the garment together
Full Sub vs. Simple Sub
We offer two types of sublimation, based on your artwork requirements. Full sublimation has no artwork restrictions – unlimited colours, gradients, digital effects, textures, or patterns – from seam to seam.
If your artwork uses a solid base colour and 1-2 logos, consider our simple sublimation product line.
If you are looking for an affordable way to sublimate full colour logo(s) on a white jersey, take a look at our spot sublimation process.
VC staff thoroughly reviews all orders, but each sublimated garment is unique and handmade. Some inconsistencies may occur from print to print including: small colour discrepancies, dust spots, and "ghosting" or colour shadowing. These are part of the sublimation process and cannot be prevented. If you believe there is a problem with one of our products beyond these issues, please contact us.