Frequently Asked Questions

**Frequently Asked Questions**

**1. What is sublimation printing?**

Sublimation printing is a process where heat and pressure are used to transfer dye onto materials such as polyester and polymers. The dye sublimates, meaning it turns into a gas without passing through a liquid state, and then bonds with the fibers of the material. This results in vibrant, durable, and long-lasting prints that are resistant to fading, cracking, or peeling.

**2. What is DTG (Direct to Garment) printing?**

DTG printing is a method where inkjet technology is used to print designs directly onto fabric. It works similarly to a regular inkjet printer but is optimized for printing on textiles. DTG printing allows for high-resolution, detailed prints with vibrant colors on a wide range of garment materials, including cotton, polyester blends, and more.

**3. What is DTF (Direct to Film) printing?**

DTF printing is a process where designs are printed onto a special film using a printer equipped with a specific type of ink. Once printed, the design is transferred onto the garment using a heat press. DTF printing offers excellent color vibrancy, fine detail reproduction, and the ability to print on a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, and blends.

**4. What is HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and what is it used on?**

Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) is a type of material with an adhesive backing that can be cut into designs, shapes, or letters and then applied to fabrics using a heat press or iron. HTV is commonly used to create custom designs on apparel such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and bags. It comes in a wide range of colors, finishes, and specialty effects, making it versatile for various design needs.

**5. What is 651 permanent vinyl and what is it used on?**

651 permanent vinyl, often referred to as outdoor vinyl, is a type of adhesive vinyl that is durable, weather-resistant, and designed for long-term use both indoors and outdoors. It's commonly used for creating decals, stickers, signs, and other decorative elements on surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, and wood. 651 permanent vinyl comes in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing for endless creative possibilities.