Dye Sublimation Services

Dye sublimation is now one of the most popular ways of printing your artwork onto promotional products, and for good reason!

Here’s a super condensed explanation of the dye sublimation process. It works by bonding water-based dye (in a gaseous state) with the molecules of the fabric you’re printing on through the use of a heat press and some transfer paper.

This unique decoration method offers all sorts of possibilities for your branded apparel with full colour, high resolution prints that will never fade.

It’s perfect for sports or retail apparel with its razor sharp details, and can even print text as small as 8 points.

We pride ourselves on our massive selection of products/styles, brands, and colors to choose from. Our catalog includes well-known brands like Nike, Adidas, All Style, Alternative, American Apparel, Anvil, Sportsman, Bella Canvas, Burnside, C2 Sport, Calvin Klein, Champion, Code Five, Columbia, Comfort Colors, Flexfit, Gildan, Next Level, Oakley, Puma, Russell Athletic, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, and much more! Products and styles include t-shirts, athletics, outerwear, wovens and dress shirts, polos and sports shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants, accessories, and much more.

What is Dye Sublimation?

On small projects – say just a few shirts, dye sublimation may be the most economical way to decorate. We can take any image, personalize as requested and quickly create shirts for you!   Dye sublimation is the process of using a heat sensitive dye which is dissolved into a liquid used to print graphics and text onto special paper.  This dye sub transfer paper and a sublimatable item (substrate) are then placed into a heat press.   When the heating cycle is completed, the image on the paper has been transferred into the coating on the substrate and has become part of the surface.  At very high temperatures, the solid dyes in the special paper converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid.
The high temperature opens the pores of the coat of polymer or polyester or special coating and allows the gas to enter the surface.  When the item is removed from the heat press, the temperature quickly lowers, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state.   This process will not work on ordinary materials, like 100% cotton.  Natural fibers and non-coated materials have no “pores” to open.  This will cause the dye to just sit on top of the fabric and will wash out.  I tried it.  I put an image on a 100% cotton tee, ran it through the wash and it came out just a shadow.
Most all dye sublimation is done on white materials.   There are some garments now available in light colors that will accept dye sub but may not be the best color for your project or artwork.  This is because sublimation inks are transparent, and when transferred to your substrate, they need a background to show up well.  White is the best background as it does not clash with any colors.  As a matter of fact, the white background actually enhances the colors!
This process will create a beautiful image on a shirt that will not wash out!   You can wash this shirt MANY times and the image will not fade.
Dye Sublimation is used to create stunning gifts, shirts, home decor etc. We have access to over 300 substrates created specifically for this process.

Custom T-shirts

Our on staff graphic design team at  Bold Signz Inc is armed with the most extensive software to achieve the highest precision quality of registration. In turn, our dye sublimation is high quality and crisp.  By having this standard we can guarantee 100% customer satisfaction every time! With large events you can clearly see in our Youtube channel that Bold Signz Inc. can do the biggest screen printing jobs with the smallest deadlines while keeping our quality high. We provide these services and precise equipment for small and large customers. So, when your looking for a unique screen printed Halloween t-shirt, Christmas sweatshirt or Covid-19 shirt remember we are your one stop t-shirt shop. Dye Sublimation is not just a job for our employees but has been a long lasting career that has made us your number one leader in garment decoration. Our staff continues to further their education in this industry with software, equipment, training, safety classes and so much more. We are now currently training on our second generation of family members in this business to pass this on for more generations to come. There great vast knowledge of the power of social media has made an impact on turning out better product at an affordable price while still keeping up with the upswing in our business.