Xpres Sublimation


Sublimation Overview

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.

Xpres Sublimation

The Process

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.

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.