Sublimation is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid. This process skips the liquid state. This new cutting edge technology allows us to print onto many surfaces. The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated substrates such as aluminium, tile, glass, metals, fabrics and more.
The sublimation process occurs when the printed paper on the substrate is subjected to extreme heat and pressure. The dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas and are pressed into the surface of the substrate. Then the dye solidifies into the substrate. As the dyes cool, the print is permanently infused beneath the surface of the substrate.