Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

AMBRO Manufacturing is a large format screen printing, sublimation and embroidery company.  One of the specialty areas that we focus on is Sublimation T-Shirt Printing.

If you aren’t familiar with Sublimation T-Shirt Printing, it is a process where polyester T-Shirts are used in conjunction with special dyes and high heat and pressure, to create amazing and crisp designs that boast brilliant colors.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

If you are in the garment industry and your customers haven’t asked you about Sublimation T-Shirt Printing, they will be soon.  Using white polyester, contract printing companies can produce some amazing results in short run orders.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing is typically accomplished in one of two ways.  The first method is cut and sew Sublimation T-Shirt Printing.  Most retail sublimation pieces are created in this way.  Panels are cut, dye sublimated and then sewn together into the finished garment.  This ensures seam to seam coverage and no blank areas.

The second method that has gained popularity is Sublimation T-Shirt Printing on existing T-Shirts i.e. not cut and sew.  This works well, but there are issues with small areas of the garments not absorbing the sublimation dyes.  When you have already sewn garments, it’s impossible to lay them perfectly flat, as you would with fabric.  When creasing occurs, sublimation dyes can not penetrate the fibers.

These issues typically occur under the arm pits, near the side seams and by the neck and shoulder line.

When performing Sublimation T-Shirt Printing with an existing T-Shirt you can expect to achieve 97% coverage.  If your design work has white in it, and it’s a busy design, your customers will not notice these nuances, but if your design is precise and dark, your only option for a retail quality product is to enter a cut and sew arrangement.

If you are interested in Sublimation T-Shirt Printing, please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

AMBRO Manufacturing is a custom garment decorating company located in Flemington, NJ. One of our areas of expertise is in Sublimation T-Shirt Printing.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing is typically accomplished using one of two different methods. The method that you choose, is highly dependent on your budget, the use of the garment and the time frame around when you need your sublimation project to be completed.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

The first and most popular type of Sublimation T-Shirt Printing is done in a cut and sew environment. Using this type of process, the fabric used for the project is cut into panels and custom dye sublimated before it’s sewn together. These panels are then sewn together into the finished garment.

Using this cut and sew, dye sublimation method produces a seamless result where 100% design coverage is achieved and the garment has no blank areas, it is literally covered seam to seam and in 360 degrees.

The second method is post sewn Sublimation T-Shirt Printing. In this approach, T-Shirts that have already been sewn into T-Shirts are used. The operator flattens the T-Shirt as much as possible to eliminate creases. Once “ironed” the sublimation process is done by producing a sublimation transfer. This is then heat applied to the finished garment.

The results of post sewn sublimation are impressive, but not without flaws. Blank areas will occur on the T-Shirts in areas prone to creasing. These areas are under the arm pits, near the side seams and at times near the neck line.

When comparing the two options for Sublimation T-Shirt Printing, many companies will choose the post sewn option because it less costly and faster to market. When comparing the two, the small flawed areas are often overlooked and accepted.

If you are interested in Sublimation T-Shirt Printing, please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.

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Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

If you are interested in launching a new brand or your own line of clothing, using Sublimation T-Shirt Printing as you garment decoration of choice is one of the smartest moves that you can make.  Sublimation T-Shirt Printing offers brilliant colors, 360 degree coverage in either a cut and sew environment or a post sewn T-Shirt printing environment, and the process will give you the professional look and feel that you will want for your new line.

Many fashion entrepreneurs that are in the planning stages of launching their new brand often get overwhelmed by what is involved to successfully launch your clothing line.  Sublimation T-Shirt Printing offers some relieve to that feeling because of the cost savings of no setup fees, low minimum orders and speed to market.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

AMBRO Manufacturing is a garment, textile and fabric decorating company with over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry.  We are a contract provider of services and we do work for the trade in a wholesale capacity.  Our specialties include : Sublimation T-Shirt Printing, Cut and Sew, Screen Printing, Jumbo Screen Printing, Over Sized Screen Printing, Embroidery and DTG or Direct To Garment Printing.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing is accomplished with specialty wide format printing equipment, dye sublimation inks, industrial heat and pressure, and of course experience.  Not all Sublimation T-Shirt Printing companies are the same.  Working with an experienced Sublimation T-Shirt Printing company will ensure that your brand is represented well.

Artwork for your Sublimation T-Shirt Printing project is a serious part of the future success of your prints.  Working with an artist that is familiar with cut and sew and post sewn sublimation projects can make all the difference in the outcome of your garment.

If you are interested in starting a Sublimation T-Shirt Printing project, please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

The results of Sublimation T-Shirt Printing are astounding.  Eye popping colors, amazing crisp details and the ability to reproduce photo quality digital work on fabric, garments or textiles with 360 degree printing is just amazing.  The urban market has heavily promoted the process of Sublimation T-Shirt Printing and it’s taking off everywhere, including main stream fashion.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing has been around for a while, but lost popularity in the 90’s as people moved away from wearing polyester clothing in favor of more natural fibers.  The in the late 90’s companies like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour began re-branding polyester as “moister wicking” or “performance fabric” and with the launch of entire lines of polyester clothing for athletes, Sublimation T-Shirt Printing re-launched and there is no sign of any slow down.

Using 100% polyester fabrics, or polyester fabric family members like Rayon, Nylon, Satin, Spandex etc … garment decorating companies like AMBRO Manufacturing have been producing some amazing artwork all over a T-Shirt canvas.

In the past, Sublimation T-Shirt Printing was limited to cut and sew projects, where the sublimation of the garment had to be done before it was sewn into a garment, but recent advances in technology have enabled companies that specialize in Custom Dye Sublimation to create masterpieces of walking T-Shirt art, using post sewn garments. i.e. T-Shirts that are already T-Shirts not fabric panels waiting to be sewn into a T-Shirt.

There are some limitations to post-sewn custom dye sublimation, but none worthy of mention that would prevent someone from starting a custom Sublimation T-Shirt Printing project.

If you are interested in launching your own brand, or supporting an existing brand or you just want to make some custom Sublimation T-Shirt Printing garments, then please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.

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Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T Shirt Printing

Sublimation T Shirt Printing

The process of Sublimation T Shirt Printing can produce some amazing results that will wow even the most cultured T-Shirt connoisseur.  Using polyester garments, or garments with a very high polyester blend, Dye Sublimation companies like AMBRO Manufacturing can produce some eye popping results using custom dye sublimation.

Sublimation T Shirt Printing

The process of decorating a T-Shirt using Sublimation T Shirt Printing, begins at the PC.  Graphic artists will design the all over print using graphic programs like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Photo Shop.  That design will then be output to a special wide format printer.  Wide format printers are loaded with specialty sublimation transfer paper and dye sublimation inks.  Then using a large format industrial heat press, the images are fused/transferred from the paper to the garment.  The results are nothing short of eye popping designs.

Vivid colors, crisp lines, photos, patterns or solid colors can all be replicated with precision on the garments.

Typically Sublimation T Shirt Printing occurs in a cut and sew environment, fabric panels are cut, sublimated, and then sewn together for a true 360 degree print.  However, with advances in sublimation printing technology, already sewn T-Shirts can be printed using Sublimation T Shirt Printing technology.

The results of dye sublimation printing on already sewn T-Shirts is close to what you might expect from a cut and sew project, with nuances that can’t be avoided.  Since pre-made T-Shirts can’t be completely flattened without creasing, there are some areas of already sewn T-Shirts that will be missing the dyes.  Folding occurs and sublimation inks don’t reach certain areas of the shirt.  These areas are typically under the arm pits, near the neck or on the side seams near the waist.

Experienced dye sublimation companies take care to limit these issues, but it is impossible without a cut and sew project to completely cover an entire T-Shirt with Sublimation T Shirt Printing once the T-Shirt has been sewn.

If you are interested in Sublimation T Shirt Printing, please consider giving us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.

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Sublimation T Shirt Printing

Sublimation T Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

 

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing has become wildly popular in the last 5 years.  Many new brand launches have included sublimation tees as a major component of their line.  Using sublimation technology, was at one time limiting because goods needed to be sublimated prior to being sewn.  With today’s technology, Sublimation T-Shirt Printing can be easily accomplished on T-Shirts that have already been sewn.

Sublimation T-Shirt Printing

In addition to advances in Sublimation T-Shirt Printing technologies that enable specialized printers like AMBRO Manufacturing to print on already sewn T-Shirts, major advancements in fabric technologies have made new 100% polyester T-Shirts available to the marketplace that have the look and feel of cotton.

No longer are Sublimation T-Shirt Printing jobs limited to the “shinny” tight fitting look and feel of yesterday’s polyester T-Shirt.  Today’s sublimated tees look and feel great.  When considering a new Sublimation T-Shirt Printing project, work closely with your garment decorator to ensure that they are providing you with the right look and feel for your intended application.

You can browse an extensive selection of new T-Shirts that are available for sublimation here.

Selecting the best sublimation partner can be tricky.  With sublimation, experience definitely does matter.  Make sure that you have lengthy discussions with proposed partners, see samples of their work and if possible, tour their facility or at the very least get photos.  Communication is critical, so getting your contact on the phone when you need them is important.  AMBRO Manufacturing has been providing garment decorating services for over three decades, we are privately held and operated and we look forward to meeting you and your team to discuss your sublimation requirements.

If you are considering a new Sublimation T-Shirt Printing project, please give us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us.

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