Sublimation Printing, also referred to as dye sublimation printing, is a method for transferring images onto a substrate (usually a cloth material such as polyester). Sublimation printing normally involves the use of a digital printer to produce mirrored images on paper that has been specially coated with a transfer material.
The transfer paper typically is placed into a heat press with the substrate and exposed to temperatures from 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the ink to move into the gas state. Once the ink and transfer material are in a gas state, they permeate the fibers of the substrate material.