Sublimation is a fabric printing process in which dyes are injected into the fabric before the garment is assembled. This is in contrast to traditional screen printing in which ink is laid on top of the garment. Since the ink actually becomes part of the fibers within the fabric, designs don’t sit on top of the garment as with screen printing. This means that the design stretches along with the garment, won’t crack or fade over time, and the garment is able to maintain its full moisture-wicking properties.
The sublimation process allows for incredibly detailed designs that can utilize every inch of the uniform/jersey—from seam to seam on the front and back, including the hems, sleeves, and collar. Unlike traditional screen printing, you’re not limited to a certain screen size and you can use any color, font, text size, gradient, and effect you can dream of. Sublimation also allows for customization of your player names and numbers and the use of any font, size, or placement you like.