We're passionate about personalisation. See our extensive range ofblank products and the technology by which to sublimate them.
We're passionate about personalisation. See our extensive range of blank products and the technology by which to sublimate them.
Xpres have been sublimation specialists since 1980. Sublimation technology offers a combination of low set-up and consumable costs with the ability to produce shorter runs of personalised clothing, promotional products and photo gifts quickly and profitably.
A sublimation system allows users to imprint a design or image onto products with a polymer-base or coating using a heat press. Xpres offer a huge range of items suitable for sublimation transfers including bags, mugs, mouse mats, I.D. badges, pennants, trophy centres, plaques, clocks, key rings, door signs and jigsaw puzzles, making this a cost-effective way to expand your existing product offer and generate add-on sales.
The sublimation process involves printing a heat transfer using sublimation ink cartridges that react to heat and have susceptibility to items with polyester coated surfaces. Once a transfer is printed onto sublimation paper, it can be applied to the desired promotional item or garment using a heat press.
When sublimation inks are heated and reach a temperature of around 200ºC they turn into a gaseous state and become more vibrant in colour. These colours then penetrate the polymer content of the substrate and permanently dye the coated surface.
The effect is rather like that of tattooing. The surface of the substrate is smooth and the transfer print cannot be felt (unlike with a screen print), instead becoming part of the surface. This provides a totally durable result that will not fade or crack.
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