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Benton Trophy Online - The Sublimation Apparel Difference

 

What makes sublimation apparel so special?  What is the difference.

We offer different apparel options from aprons to jackets and neck ties to boxer shorts which are mostly made of 100% polyester or a high count polyester mixture but the most common are our T-Shirt lines. We offer t-shirts that are specifically engineered for the sublimation process in various colors and styles. Below are the specifics of the material and differences in printing on shirts that are 50/50 or 100% cotton.

Sublimation is a process that cannot be matched or duplicated by standard t-shirt printing methods. Our special dye based ink actually becomes part of the material itself. what sets sublimation apart is the ability to do small runs of apparel and other products  as well as the material is made with sublimation in mind.  Here is the most commonly asked question regarding our apparel.

Can I bring in my own shirts for you to print on?

The answer to this question is yes and no. It can often be done, however we do not suggest it as most apparel is made of 100% cotton or 50/50 and will not hold the dye properly. 100% cotton will not hold the dye at all, once it is washed. The problem with bringing in your own shirts is that we cannot guarantee how long the print will last or even if it will print without ruining a perfectly good shirt. The below picture is how the material can make a huge print difference.

 

This print was done for a friend of ours on some of his 50/50 shirts and our Soft L'ink Shirts. The shirt on the left is our Soft L'ink line and the image on the left is a 50/50 blend.

If you look closely at the colors on the shirt on the left they are clearly more vibrant and crisp,. Now if you look at the shirt on the right you will notice that the colors are definitely there however they have a more washed out and blurry look to them. The reasoning for this is that our dye need to bond into a man made fiber (polyester form) to maintain it durability. What the outcome will be is that the portions of the material that are not polyester will not stretch properly and you will be able to see where the stretching has occurred.

 

 
Soft L’ink T-Shirt Line by Hanes
 

They are made of a revolutionary 6 oz. two-sided diamond knit material. The outer shell is made of 100% micro-polyester while the inner shell is made of 100% super-soft cotton. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.

What sets this apart from various screen printing format shirts, is that it is made for the sublimation process specifically. The polyester is perfect for the most vibrant full color print available and the cotton feels extra soft and great against the skin. Sublimated shirts leave a permanent vivid image without the normal transfer feel.

This is accomplished using a special digital transfer dye that actually penetrates into the polyester itself. The only way to ruin the transfer is by causing permanent damage to the material itself. A sublimation print will not crack, peel, flake or fade off like a standard transfer or screen-printed shirt.

 

While prices are more expensive than a standard screen-printed shirt, sublimated prints will hold the color longer and have an outstanding quality diamond knit construction by none other than Hanes. If you are looking for a true full color imprinted shirt, you owe it to yourself to check out our Soft L'ink Line.

 

Soft L'ink shirts are like nothing you have ever seen before ! ! !

 
 
Vapor Apparel - Basic Performance T-Line
 

The new revolutionary Vapor Apparel Basic T-Line is a line of customized, fashionable, performance shirts which permanently wick moisture from the body. Vapor is made with Intera yarn, a fabric which keeps you warmer or cooler and resists soil, odor and bacteria. Intera is not a coating, but part of the fiber of the yarn, and does not wash out. It has the fastest drying time in the industry and yet is more economical than other similar wicking products. Shirts are made of a lightweight 6.1 0z. Intera yarn, micro-fiber fabric that will keep you cool in the heat and warm where there is a chill in the air.

This is accomplished using a special dye that actually penetrates into the micro-fiber itself. The only way to ruin the transfer is by causing permanent damage to the material itself. A sublimation print will not crack, peel or flake off like a standard transfer or screen-printed shirt.

What sets this apart from various screen printing format shirts, is that it is made for the sublimation process specifically. The micro-fiber/polyester is perfect for the most vibrant full color print available and the Intera yarn wicks moisture away. Sublimated shirts leave a permanent vivid image without the normal transfer feel.
 

While prices are more expensive than a standard screen-printed shirt, sublimated prints will hold the color longer and have an outstanding Intera yarn construction by none other than Source Substrates. If you are looking for a true full color imprinted shirt, you owe it to yourself to check out our Vapor Apparel Line.

 

Vapor shirts are like nothing you have ever seen, in micro-fiber shirts before. Raising the bar for moisture wicking performance fabric. Basic Performance apparel color are limited but now feature ringer tees and player tees.

 
 
Vapor Apparel - Micro Performance Line
 

The new revolutionary Vapor Performance Apparel line is a line of customized, fashionable, performance shirts which permanently wick moisture from the body. Vapor is made with Intera yarn, a fabric which keeps you warmer or cooler and resists soil, odor and bacteria. Intera is not a coating, but part of the fiber of the yarn, and does not wash out. It has the fastest drying time in the industry and yet is more economical than other similar wicking products. Shirts are made of a lightweight 4.4 0z. Intera yarn, micro-fiber fabric that will keep you cool in the heat and warm where there is a chill in the air.

This is accomplished using a special dye that actually penetrates into the micro-fiber itself. The only way to ruin the transfer is by causing permanent damage to the material itself. A sublimation print will not crack, peel or flake off like a standard transfer or screen-printed shirt.

What sets this apart from various screen printing format shirts, is that it is made for the sublimation process specifically. The micro-fiber/polyester is perfect for the most vibrant full color print available and the Intera yarn wicks moisture away. Sublimated shirts leave a permanent vivid image without the normal transfer feel.
 

While prices are more expensive than a standard screen-printed shirt, sublimated prints will hold the color longer and have an outstanding Intera yarn construction by none other than Source Substrates. If you are looking for a true full color imprinted shirt, you owe it to yourself to check out our Vapor Apparel Line.

 

Vapor shirts are like nothing you have ever seen, in micro-fiber shirts before. Raising the bar for moisture wicking performance fabric. The best part is that they are now available in various colors that are made with sublimation in mind. The first colored shirts designed specifically for sublimation including t-shirts, muscle shirts, polo/golf shirts, sleeveless shirts, long sleeved shirts and even singlets.

 

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