The opportunities available now with printing are endless; no longer are you limited to just printing on paper! With dye sublimation printing, there is a whole new world of possibilities for businesses or individuals looking to get creative with their printing. What are some of the new possibilities available for you to stick your logo or emblem on?
If you have a special design or symbol that you think would look amazing on a glass to drink out of, you now have the chance to make that idea come to life! Transferring sublimation prints onto glass is a great way to make personalized cups, whether for business or personal purposes. Any glass item, such as unfrosted pint glasses, vases, or other unique glass objects, could make the perfect gift or advertisement with a personalized logo printed on the front of it.
Transferring an image onto a flat metal sheet can be an incredibly unique way to display art or photographs in your home or business! This is a new, innovative way to capture anyone’s attention with the bright colors and high resolution that sublimation printing provides, along with the unique addition of a metal surface.
Ceramic mugs and plates would make a perfect gift or decoration with a photo that you took printed on them, or any other kind of image that holds some meaning! You can also transfer images to tiles for decoration in your home, as well as any other ceramic pieces that provide a flat surface for the sublimation printing to take place. Before purchasing your ceramic objects, ask about the type of glaze they may have on them, if any, and whether or not this will affect the quality of the sublimation dye.
How It Works
How can it be possible that you are able to print any image onto all of these types of materials? How it works is that the image is first printed onto a special transfer paper, which can then be adhered to any of these substrates by subjecting the image to heat and pressure. The dyes will then transfer to the substrate by turning into a gas and then back into a solid on the surface of the material. It is important to remember, however, that this process is triggered by heat, so if you are transferring an image to a mug or plate, sticking those objects in the dishwasher or another hot place may cause the image to fade over time. Overall, the durability of these images has proven to maintain vibrant colors and high-quality resolution, whether you print on paper, glass, metal, or ceramics!
Now that you know all the possibilities available with sublimation printing, consider using it for your next business or personal project! It can greatly enhance the quality and meaning behind a gift, or be a great way to get your business logo out there! There are now countless ways to be creative with sublimation printing.