If you want to print on plastic, aluminum, license plates and other popular hard surface items then Dye Sublimation printing is the answer!
Dye Sublimation is the method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester cloth, using three main ingredients: sublimation ink, heat and pressure.
Sublimation ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. (Just like dry ice.) The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with pressure and time. Hard items such as ceramic, fiber board, metals, etc. requires a special coating to accept the sublimation inks. When you apply to 100% polyester (ie: our mouse pads and puzzles) you do not need any coating, it is applied directly to the 100% polyester fabric.
This is a color image, of the tops of bullets, printed on an aluminum sheet.
We also do vinyl lettering. Contact us for details.