The Difference Between Dye Sublimation and Screen Printing


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Dye Sublimation:

  • In Dye Sublimation the ink actually “dyes” the fabric.
  • Dye sublimation is a 4 color (CMYK) process print process so it can handle any number of colors of types of images.
  • The print process starts always with white fabric and the colors are mixed as they print on the fabric. The background color will be dyed in the printing process.
  • Most economical print process for low volume and prints with multi color prints.
  • Dye Sublimation tablecloths are the same price no matter how many colors are in your print.
  • The background color on the front panel is dyed to match the fabric color you select. See how we construct a drape tablecloth.
  • Can print both high resolution raster (.jpg, .tiff) as well as vector (.ai, .eps) file.
  • Very durable, machine washable.
  • Read more about the dye sublimation process on wiki

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SPOT COLOR SCREEN PRINTING

  • In screen printing the ink actually lays on top of the fabric.
  • Screen printing mixes the ink to match your pantone color before it is applied.
  • Because the ink stays on top of the fabric the process starts with the specific color fabric you selected.
  • Most economical for high volume printing.
  • Very durable, machine washable.

View Close up of dye sublimation vs. screen print http://www.mvpvisuals.com/dye_sub_vs_screen_print.htm


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