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HEAT TRANSFER PRINTING
Serigraf provides a complete range of quality products and services for sublimation printing. We are Ireland's official Sawgrass & Unisub dealer. We stock a full range of sublimation ink, printers and consumables. We have a large range of sublimation blanks available, made with 100% polyester or coated with 100 % polyester. We also have a range of high quality heat press machines from Sefa to suit all customers. We offer tech support with every sublimation product we sell. Our tech support department will be there to help you set your system up correctly the first time! Before you know it, you will be creating full colour highly profitable products such as coffee mugs, ceramic tile murals, mousepads, name badges, glass cutting boards and much more!
WHAT IS SUBLIMATION PRINTING?
Sublimation printing allows companies to create customised and personalised full colour products on demand. Sublimation printing has been around for decades, but it was not until Sawgrass discovered a way to formulate sublimation inks so that they would print through an inkjet printer that it became an economical and practical way to decorate a variety of substrates.
Sublimation means different things to different companies. To some, it means the ability to produce photo-quality gift products. To others, it means making custom performance apparel. Whatever your focus, sublimation allows for a versatile interpretation of product solutions across many market segments. The literal definition of sublimation is the transition of a substance from a solid directly to a vapor without passing through the liquid phase. The solids are the particles of dye which rest on the surface of your printed transfer page. Using heat and pressure, the ink turns to gas and transfers to the sub-surface of a polyester based product including apparel, plastics, films, coated metals and woods.
Sawgrass’ patented sublimation printing solutions utilise popular desktop inkjet printers from Epson® and Ricoh®
how does sublimation work
When sublimation inks are heated to 200°C, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to 100% polyester fabric or items that have a polymer coating. The image that remains is a premium full-colour, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate.
Create designs using your favorite graphics program like CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, PS Elements or
Print your image using dye sublimation inks, on a supported Epson or Ricoh printer and high quality sublimation paper.
Using a standard flatbed or mug heat press, press your design onto a wide variety of hard or soft high-margin products.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH SUBLIMATION
Sublimation printing is not just about mugs and photo gifts, it is an ever growing solution to a wide range of printed product. See below
Demand for custom and personalized products is high, and consumers are willing to pay a premium for items that are just for them. How can you profit in this market?
Full-color digital decoration has revolutionized how the awards and engraving industry does business. Not only can you offer customers full-color items featuring logos, photos and custom designs, you can do it faster and at higher profit margins than traditional methods.
Traditional prints simply cannot compete with the color, detail and durability of sublimated prints on metal, tile, canvas and glass. The result: high-definition images that demand to be seen - and purchased.
Shirts, socks, hats and gaiters. Just a few of the high-margin, high-demand garments you can decorate with sublimation digital printing technology.
With sublimation, you can offer customers eye-catching, high-definition signage that won't fade over time, is easy to clean and can stand up to just about any kind of environment. Paper and vinyl signage cannot compare to the quality and versatility that comes with sublimation.
Digital decoration technologies are making it easier and more affordable to bring high fashion, sports apparel, custom designed bolts of fabric and other fabric-based commodities to market.
From interior commercial spaces and furnishings to sporting goods and consumer products, sublimation solutions deliver an endless list of opportunities to transform everyday surfaces into art.
Businesses and organizations of all sizes are looking for products that will promote their brands. As a digital product decorator, you have lots of opportunity to gain their business, and help grow your own.
Digital production allows design freedom for new textile approaches and the ability to easily customize and produce virtually on-demand.
As the official Sawgrass dealer in Ireland, Serigraf offers Sawgrass sublimation ink in a variety of configurations: Artainium bulk ink bottles and Sublijet cartridges. In addition, Sawgrass Power Driver or professionally created ICC color management profiles provide stunningly accurate and consistent color control management..
The main purpose of sublimation transfer paper is to release the sublimation ink onto the substrate. Paper is the carrier for the ink to be brought to your item; you want it to work clearly and precisely. The paper needs to hold the image well and release the ink easily
Jet Stream Digital Sublimation Paper
Check out our new range of high quality sublimation papers from Jet Stream Digital.
You will be amazed at the results at such affordable prices.
SUBLIMATION blank products for imaging
Start creating and printing stunningly vibrant and permanent corporate or photo gifts with our sublimation blanks. We have a large variety of sublimation blanks stocked in our warehouse, from bags to mugs and plates, photo panels, to tshirts, clocks, to tiles, & much more
SUBLIMATION HEAT PRESS
We have a large variety of heat press machines available to suit any requirement, from mug presses, economy heat presses to production heat presses and large format heat presses. Check out our heat press page for the full range.
Heat Press Page