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What is Dye Sublimation & How to choose heat presses?

What is Dye Sublimation? How to make Dye Sublimation Printing?

Hi, Sublimation is a rewarding and profitable business. Thousands of individuals and companies are making money with dye sublimation today, to create amazing sportswear, fashion, interior decor, and signage jobs.

Dye sublimation printing
Dye sublimation printing

Would you like to start up your own dye sublimation business? Or confusing when you first start?


We are here to introduce more.

First, Sublimation is a digital print technology that allows the reproduction of full color images on a variety of substrates.

In the process, sublimation transfers heat into a particular type of ink to create an image that will last for years without fading or smudging.

And it was a cost-effective way with an easy and fast method in mass production.


Second, what will you need to print sublimation?

In the beginning, you will need an inkjet printer, sublimation ink, sublimation paper, fabric and Heat Presses.


Then, how to do the Dye Sublimation Printing?

Here will explain the operation process to you step by step.

Step 1:To prepare or create a design on your computer

Step 2:Print your design with sublimation printer onto dye sublimation paper

Step 3:Choose suitable heat press and fabric, set desired temperature and pressure to conduct heat pressing. It prints the patterns on various fabrics or material

Actually, how it works?

Above process will bring the ink and the fabric together, the ink is embedded and therefore will remain more vibrant for longer. The heat opens the fabric’s pores up, while the pressure that’s put onto the fabric cools the ink down – turning it into a solid form. The press can then be released and the paper gently taken off of fabric.



Easty has been providing one stop service for sublimation equipment and media, and has one of the top 3 heat press production lines in Asia.

2 main categories of Heat Presses for Dye Sublimation Printing.

– First, the Calendar Heat Press, which target at roll by piece or roll to roll jobs.

A. If you produce roll to roll jobs, professional ERT series will be perfect for mass production and its transfer width is up 3600mm.

B. If you would like to make sportswear or roll by piece jobs, EMT series with feeding table will be ideal option, it can also run roll to roll jobs as well.

C. If you only need small scale production, EST series with 21cm diameter drum will be your choice, it’s fully functional but more competitive price.

calender press rotary heat press
calender heat press roller heat press


– Second, Flat Heat Press designed for precise cut piece jobs.

EHP series is entry and easy-to use clamshell heat press for cut piece fabric. It can print precise jobs at very competitive price.

Flatbed heat press
large heat press wide format heat press

Besides, EDP series are more efficient press with dual platen design, larger format size can be made for EDP, besides fabric, it can also transfer on panel substrates.


On the other hand, Easty also export sublimation media globally for best sublimation effect, inks, sublimation paper, protective paper, fabric and heat transfer vinyl.


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