The reason Beloved Shirts can print such high resolution images and graphics into fabric is due to a process called sublimation printing. The possibilities of what you can print are endless, and that’s why we love it so much, but have you ever wondered what it is that makes creating these beautiful clothes possible?
Sublimation is a process that uses heat to transfer dyes into fabric. We use a special paper that acts as a medium between the image and the clothing. It’s basically a middle man. We use these huge printers and specialty inks to print on transfer paper. Once the image is printed, we cut it out and take it to the heat press (gotta get the right degree). After the image is transferred, it becomes a part of the fabric. It looks so vivid, but it feels just like a super soft t-shirt. That’s the difference between sublimation and screen printing. You can feel the ink and design with a screen print because it just sits on top of the fabric, sublimation actually transforms the fabric into something different.
So, now you know. What will you make?