Sublimation FAQs

Curby’s NT apparel is 100% Australian made. Our fabric is created in Australia, which is then printed and sewn locally in Darwin, Northern Territory. Our custom made apparel is made out of the highest-quality materials to ensure our clothing is durable, comfortable and lightweight – perfect for the Territory climate. Also, to equip to the harsh Australian sun, our fabric has a 50+ UPF rating.


Sublimation only works with polyester fabrics. This is because sublimation ink only binds to polyester material. Our apparel is made out of high-quality breathable polyester fabric. We use a range of different polyester fabrics tailored to each piece of apparel we manufacture at Curby’s NT. Also, all our fabric is Australian made!

Apparel Care

Because sublimation inks are pressed into the fibres of the polyester material, there is no ink residue. Therefore, you can wash your new apparel straight away with your normal loads, without the hassle of separately washing them 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 the process of using high temperatures to transfer ink onto fabric. Unlike vinyl transfers or screen-printing, sublimation fuses ink into the fabric rather than coating its surface. Sublimated artwork will outlast the lifetime of the fabric and provides endless possibilities on design and colours.

Curby’s NT sublimated apparel is a great way to promote your company or sporting team/club. They also make a great gift for friends and family, or even a little something to treat yourself. All garments are fully customisable and come in a vast array of sizes. Colours are vibrant and go the distance. You can have any design you want from the brightest fishing shirt to fully branded corporate wear.

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


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

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We have catalogues for any sports or awards.

If we don’t have what you need, just ask and we will organise it for you.

To order, go to our catalogues page.


Curby’s NT is a family owned business operating in Darwin for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our reputation for friendly and personalised customer service with our high quality products. Our services include trophies and awards, engraving, custom made sublimated apparel and giftware, banners, signage and name badges.