What Is Sublimation, and Why Do We Use It?
JL Racing uses a method of printing on apparel called sublimation. Why do we use this method? Keep reading to learn about the incredible benefits!
Sublimation is a method of digital printing that transfers any design on to a material or fabric using ink and heat. In the world of apparel, it’s a game changer because it allows for entire garment prints. In other words, designs can go seam-to-seam. For our custom gear, we can accommodate any artwork design you can imagine and make it come to life. The result is a permanent, full color design that won’t crack, peel or wash away over time.
Not only is sublimation beneficial as far as designs go, but it is also environmentally friendly. Did you know that the average dyed shirt wastes 2,700 liters of water? Our eco-friendly sublimation process uses 10x less energy consumption than regular dyed fabric, and allows for greater customization with infinite possibilities for design.
Sublimation allows for a more technical garment. There are no unnecessary seems or inserts, which means 100% functionality and comfort.
Sublimation allows for greater customization. We are able to use an extended color scheme with exact pantones (the Pantone Color System allows you to specify colors that cannot be mixed in traditional CMYK). Not only does this mean infinite possibilities for your design, but it is also a fast design process.
Sublimation is better for the environment. The average dyed shirt wastes 2,700 liters of water, while the sublimation process has ZERO water waste. Sublimation also helps reduce fabric waste, and uses 10x less energy consumption than dye fabric!
JL sublimation is extremely high quality. JL has invested heavily in sublimation to become the largest sublimator in the western hemisphere. We carry the highest quality inks and most advanced printers and presses for vibrant colors and deep saturation. With our large capacity and attention to client relations, we provide an assigned color printing profile, printer, and press for every client so you can trust your team color is archived and repeatable.
Not interested in custom gear? See some fun designs made possible by sublimation while shopping some trou with fun prints on our retail site!