A dye-sublimation printer is a computer printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper, or fabric. The sublimation name was first applied because the dye was considered to make the transition between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage.
Sublimation printing is a unique molecular process that uses special sublimation ink and heat press printing. Through the process, the ink turns into a gas after being exposed to heat from a heat press. ... T-shirt sublimation can result in long-lasting, bold, photorealistic images.