Sublimation clothing is what we call all clothes made of fabrics that can absorb the entire design from a special type of paper when both the fabric and the paper are passed through a heat press under temperatures between 175 and 230°C.
It gets its name because the term sublimation represents a direct switch of state from solid to gas without switching to liquid beforehand. With sublimation clothing, what changes the state is the dye-sublimation ink. It’s solid on paper, gaseous when travelling from paper to the fabric, and finally solid again, once it penetrates the fabric fibres. Now let’s learn how and where that switch happens.