Today more and more companies are looking for sustainable and eco-friendly production techniques. Among the various printing solutions on the market, sublimation printing is the most effective in promoting the conservation of natural resources and reducing the waste without compromising product quality. It is a fully sustainable and beneficial option for everyone.
Let’s discover the advantages of this printing technique and why it is considered green.
What is sublimation printing?
Sublimation printing is a digital printing technique that uses colour transfer process on fabrics. This process allows for high-quality and long-lasting images on synthetic fabrics.
The sublimation printing process uses special inks that turn into gas when heated. These gases penetrate the fabric fibres and solidify, creating a permanent image. Sublimation printing is particularly advantageous because the final result is resistant to water, UV rays, and scratches.
Why choose sublimation printing over other techniques?
Sublimation printing on fabrics is popular because it offers a variety of design options and excellent printing quality.
Here are all the advantages of sublimation printing
1 – Eco-friendly
As mentioned, this printing technique is entirely eco-friendly. The inks used are water-based, do not contain harmful substances for the environment, and the printing process has low environmental impact as it does not produce waste. Furthermore, the inks used do not emit harmful odours, allowing for use in closed environments.
2 – Unaltered and free fabrics
Sublimation printing does not alter fabrics’ breathability, elasticity, and resistance.
3 – Resistant and long-lasting
Sublimation printing has a longer life than other fabric printing techniques and ensures that colours do not lose their brightness over time. The printed garments are resistant to water and washings not exceeding 40°C, wear, and scratches, and do not fade over time.
4 – Bright colours
Thanks to this printing technique, colours on fabrics are bright and full. The shades are gradual, the blacks are full, and the tonal passages offer extraordinary detail.
5 – High-definition images
The sublimation printing allows for full, high-definition images. That makes this printing technique ideal for personalized clothing production, decoration of fabrics, textiles and banners used in promotion, such as flags and gadgets used in fairs, events, shows, or for decoration of: shops, offices, and sales points.
Oeko-Tex Eco Passport and Standard 100
Oeko-Tex is a unique certification and control standard in the textile raw materials, semi-finished products, and finished products sector, attesting to products that do not present risks to consumers’ health. Among the best-known certifications are Standard 100 and Eco Passport.
Standard 100 is an international certificate that guarantees the absence of harmful products on fabrics, the absolute safety of the product, and total respect for the user’s health. If a product bears the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label, it means that every thread, button, zipper, print, and coating applied to the material of that article has been tested.
Therefor, the product is harmless to the health of the user.
The Eco Passport certification system by Oeko-Tex certifies the safety of all chemicals, dyes, and auxiliaries used in textile production and printing. Eco Passport ensures compliance of inks with international environmental and health standards required by major fashion brands worldwide.
Furthermore, this certification ensures to the manufacturer and the consumer, that all inks and dyes used are tested to be safe for people and the environment.
Colorzenith and sublimation printing
Colorzenith and sublimation printing are committed to environmental protection. Sublimation production is totally green, with Oeko-Tex-certified products according to Standards 100 and Eco Passport.
All inks used for sublimation printing are water-based, non-polluting, and tested. In addition, every fabric is certified, providing further assurance of our commitment to the environment.
If you are looking for a reliable partner for sublimation printing on fabrics, trust in the experience of Colorzenith’s staff and its certified materials.
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