Introduction:All dye-sublimation blanks must be treated to obtain the dye. Mugs and cups are coated with a polymer making them dye receptive.
The first step of the dye sublimation process is the selection of quality blanks. A blank references the mug or other dye-sublimation product that doesn't hold an image applied to it all the same.
Mug artwork is inkjet printed using special dye-sublimation inks and transfer paper. The transfer paper is simply a temporary stopover for the printed image. The picture actually becomes part of the mug, creating a very lasting and durable image.
Once printed, the transfer paper is wrapped around and affixed to the mug or other dye-sublimation product. The image along the transfer paper is actually mirrored or backwards because it's being transmitted immediately to the airfoil of the blank.
The white mug and imaged transfer paper are put in a high temperature pressure. Equally you can garner from the name, heat and pressure are used to remove the image from the transfer paper to the airfoil of the blank. The process infuses the printed dye into the polymer coating of the blank.
Dye-sublimation products are extremely durable and scratch resistant due to the image-infusing process. The vibrant and rich printing is "locked-in" for years of use and enjoyment.
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