The Dye Sublimation Process

Introducing Dye Sublimation, a sub surface printing process that offers a durable label at cost effective prices. Used as an alternative to screen printing, colours can easily be achieved and are printed all at the same time, reducing the requirement for a separate screen for each desired colour.




How does Dye Sublimation work?

The process involves temperatures of over 200 degrees. The heating process transfers the ink into the surface of the metal to leave a scratch resistant finish, this offers a clear advantage to alternative surface printing processes.
Other heat transfer methods only apply colour to the surface of the substrate resulting in a finish that can be easily scratched or damaged.  For instance, a colour photograph can be sublimed to a metal plate.  We are able to produce stunning and vibrant colours using the sublimation process.

Capabilities of Dye Sublimation

For Dye Sublimation, our latest wide format Mimaki machine enables us to provide nameplates, plaques, control panels industrial and asset labels full colour.
*A wide format sublimation print machine – capable of prints 1000mm wide.