Sublimation FAQ’s

Our apparel is 100% Australian made and is manufactured out of the highest quality materials to ensure your clothing is durable, comfortable and lightweight. We print and manufacture all our apparel right here in the Northern Territory. Also  to equip to the harsh Australian sun, our fabric has a 50+ UPF.


Our Curbys NT Polos, T-shirts, Singlets and Long Sleeve Shirts are made out of breathable high quality polyester fabric.

Apparel care

Curbys NT Apparel has no ink residue. Therefore they can be washed and worn straight away, without the hassle of separately washing it first.

Care Instructions:

  • Cold or warm machine wash only
  • Can iron inside out
  • Bleach, soak or wring
  • Dry clean
  • Tumble dry
  • Leave sitting wet or in the sun


Dye sublimation

Dye sublimation is a printing process, which uses heat to transfer dye into the medium. Your Curbys NT design is heat transferred into the polyester fabric using a heat press. This process transfers the ink into the fabric, rather than over the top. This process keeps the fabric breathable, ideal for the Australian climate. It also keeps your Curbys NT Apparel from fading over time.


The inks we use at Curbys NT are environmentally friendly water based inks, which still produce vibrant colours. Because these inks are environmentally friendly, we can even wash them straight down the sink.


The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measure the UV protection provided by fabric, where as the SPF rating system is used for sunscreen.

15-24+: Good Protection – blocks 93.9-95.9% UV radiation

25-39+: Very Good Protection – blocks 96-97.4% UV radiation

40+: Excellent Protection – blocks 97.5-99% UV radiation

50+: Ultimate Protections – blocks 100% UV radiation


Please contact us for any other information you would like to know about Sublimation, our friendly staff will be happy to help.