Sublimation (sub-li-ma'shun)

Sublimation Printing - Cutting Board

Sublimation Printing - Coffee Mug

noun: (chemistry) the process of changing directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid.


Sublimation printing allows businesses to create short-run, highly customized images on demand. Sublimation printing has been around for decades, but it wasn't until Sawgrass Technologies discovered a way to formulate sublimation inks so that they would print through an inkjet printer that it became an economical and practical way to decorate a variety of substrates.

Custom Products As Easy As Create, Print and Press!

  1. Create! Create or import your artwork using a graphic program, like CorelDRAW® or Adobe® Photoshop®.

  2. Print! Print your image using SubliJet IQ® or ArTainium® UV+ sublimation inks, a standard Epson® printer and high quality sublimation paper.

  3. Press! Using a standard flatbed or mug heat press, transfer the image onto a wide variety of substrates.

When sublimation inks are heated to 400°F, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to 100% polyester fabric or items that have a polymer coating. The image that remains is a premium full-color, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. Create highly profitable customized products including mouse pads, t-shirts, mugs, plaques and more!