Digital printing technology went through much improvement during the last few years. Advanced machines now permit its users to digitally add any kind of customized graphics to clothing, promotional products, chairs and even snowboards. An increasing number of graphic sign businesses have adopted this digital print technique for their shorter production runs. It is also favored for the output which needs photographic imagery and multiple colors. A printer should have sufficient knowledge to make an effective and better print run.

Diverse range, more profits 

Sublimation prints can be done on wide range of substrates and it is profitable too. Wide format printers can dye-sublimate both rigid materials and fabric ones. The dye-sublimation machines enable cost effective customization from big banners to the ceramic tiles. The method of dye-sublimation functions by penetrating the substrate surface with ink. Ink gets bonded when synthetic materials like polyester and nylon fabrics are heated. This works well on certain plastics as well. 

Dye sublimation printing results in permanent and beautiful colors which get embedded in fabric or substrate-and not printed on surface. The images on fabric will not crack or fade even after repeated washings. There will be no scratch, chip or peel off the images printed on hard substrates. 

Multiple possibilities 

Rigid substrates are the new kids on the block. A number of promotional and product possibilities are available. A number of newer polymer treated substances were created only for dye-sublimation applications. The list of such materials includes aluminum, hardboard sheet, brass, fiberglass, plastic and glass among others. 

Rigid 'blank' products are also available. These includes key chains, light switch plates, smartphone cases and pet bowls. These materials can be easily sublimated. These are useful for customized branding.  

Soft signage created by the dye-sublimation process results in high impact POP an interior signage. These are extensively used for trade shows. Sublimation process is quick. It is excellent for promotions where time is vital. Fabrics can be 100 percent polyester fabrics. The fabric come in two choices: a woven texture for the hardwearing and sturdy exterior banners, upholstery, banner stands and exterior signage. The knit material which gets draped and flows much more naturally forms the second choice. This is used for customized apparel, banners and indoor flags. It can also be used for table covers and photographic backdrops.

Photo printing is also possible. This can be printed on the personalized gift items like wall mounts and magnets. The sublimation technology is perfect for delivering premium quality photo images to a variety of markets.