What is sublimation

Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage.  In the printing process an inkjet printed image on special paper is transferred to a polyester coated material when heat (200 degrees C) and pressure are applied.

How it works.

During the sublimation process the inks transfer and bond to the coating on the material giving it a smooth and durable finish.  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 Sublimation Print

For sublimation print, 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.

Brunel is the best choice; our engravers are highly skilled and can provide precisely what you require.

Above is a short video, showing the sublimation process.