• Unlimited Colors, No Set Ups, No Minimuns, Quick Turn Around

    Now any High Resolution photograph, illustration or design can be sublimated into Performance Fabrics quickly and at a reasonable cost. There are no films to create, screens to shoot and endless set-up charges to pay. The same crisp, vibrant, long lasting image can be applied to one shirt or one thousand shirts. And a sample can usually be produced for review and approval the next day!

  • What is Dye Sublimation?

    Sublimation is a full color digital print technology that works with Performance Fabrics and polymer coated substrates. Sublimation dyes are carried via liquid ink or gel ink through a piezo-electric print head and deposited on a high-release inkjet paper to then be transferred onto the substrates.

    The print technology requires a combination of time, temperature and pressure to “transfer” the sublimation dyes into the polyester molecules on the substrate from the high-release inkjet paper.
    The result of this process is a virtually permanent full color, high-resolution print that will not crack, fade or peel from the substrate under normal conditions.

  • ECO Friendly

    Dye sublimation is extremely “environmentally friendly” as compared to traditional screen printing, where the screen preparation, printing and clean up uses mass amounts of water and chemicals. The end result is polluted water and ground contamination. No toxins are used in Dye Sublimation thus protecting both workers and the environment.
    Because the process involves turning a solid into a gas and then again a solid, the resulting dyed fabrics are completely safe to touch and handle. There is no water required in the process, resulting in almost zero waste. Paper as a required part of the process,is made predominately from farm grown trees planted for the sole purpose of making paper and all waste can be recycled.
    Most of the Performance Fabrics made today are manufactured from a combination of “post consumer and industrial” recycled products further helping the efforts to protect our environment.
    Looking for a 100% Green Friendly Product?
    We offer the The Eco Performance Tee by Vapor Apparel. This Shirt not only exhibits all the features of the standard Micro Performance Tee but is manufactured from 100% recycled materials. The Vapor Eco meets FTC guidelines for recycled products, reduces energy consumption, and conserves petroleum resources by offsetting the need to produce virgin polyester. This garment is stain, odor, & microbial resistant.

  • Why PERFORMANCE Fabric instead of cotton

    Performance garments wick perspiration away from the body and dry quickly. They keep the wearer cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold. Since it is lighter and drier, the wearer is more comfortable.Performance fabrics now also have anti-microbial properties that inhibit the growth of oder-causing bacteria.

    Cotton garments are made of natural fibers that quickly absorb and hold moisture.During hot weather, cotton absorbs the sweat, becomes saturated, and dries very slowly. When cotton fabric reaches this point it does not breath and becomes very heavy. The wearer will not cool down in the heat, and in the cold weather the dampness feels clammy and chills.

  • Advantages of Dye Sublimation over traditional Screen Printing

  • • Images are permanent and do not peel or fade.
    • Dye does not build up on the fabric.
    • Colors can be are extraordinarily brilliant due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibers of the synthetic fabric.
    • Truly continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to photographs, without the use special techniques such as half-screen printing.
    • The image can be printed all over the entire item, with no difficulty in printing all the way to the edges.