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Sublimation Apparel

Our specialty is producing personalized sublimated clothing for sports, workout, corporate, staff, restaurants, and retail. Our clients choose sublimation for apparel due to the extensive range of colors that are available, and we can even print photographs! With the increasing popularity of digital fabric printing, we have an extensive selection of fabrics to choose from. We always stock the fabric we print on, so whether it’s a small or large order, you can expect consistency in quality.

What is sublimation?

Dye sublimation applies heat and pressure so that the ink is transferred directly to the fiber of the material at a molecular level, ensuring your designs, numbers, and logo won’t crack, scratch, fade or wear off. With dye sublimation you will get the best long-use option when it comes to keeping your team colors and logos vibrant from game to cleaning and back again! 
The artwork is printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image of the final design much like the application of a temporary tattoo.
The image is printed as a mirror image onto specialized paper, then heat pressed into the fabric so the inks when heated on high heat settings will transition into a gas and fuse with the fibers in the fabric.
This step is very important and some printers don’t take the time, but we have to “cure” the fabric after it’s printed. This ensures the quality of the ink and withstanding fading over time.

What kind of artwork do I have to use for the best printing results for sublimation?

Adobe Illustrator creates vector files that are editable and scalable. We prefer vector artwork and high-res photos at actual size. File formats includes .ai, .svg, .eps, PDF (Illustrator editable). We can’t use Canva, AI generated images or other web based design programs. They only produce jpg and png files that we can’t use for sublimation printing.

What kind of fabrics are the best for sublimation?

The best fabrics for sublimation printing are those made of polyester or a polyester blend. Polyester fabrics have a high affinity for sublimation ink, allowing for vibrant and long-lasting prints. Additionally, polyester fabrics are durable, moisture-wicking, and resistant to shrinking, making them ideal for various applications such as sportswear, activewear, and promotional apparel.

Polyester blends, such as those with spandex or cotton, can also be used for sublimation printing. However, it’s essential to ensure that the fabric has a high polyester content (ideally over 50%) to achieve optimal results in terms of color vibrancy and print longevity.

Some popular polyester fabrics for sublimation printing include:

  1. Polyester Performance Fabrics: These are engineered specifically for activewear and sportswear, offering excellent moisture management and breathability.
  2. Polyester Microfiber: Known for its softness and lightweight feel, microfiber polyester is commonly used for sublimated jerseys, t-shirts, and other apparel items.
  3. Polyester Fleece: Ideal for sublimated hoodies and sweatshirts, polyester fleece provides warmth and comfort while retaining vibrant prints.
  4. Polyester Satin: Often used for sublimated accessories like scarves and neckties, polyester satin offers a smooth and luxurious finish.

When selecting fabrics for sublimation printing, it’s essential to choose those with a white or light-colored base, as sublimation inks are translucent and may not show up well on dark fabrics. Additionally, consider the intended use of the garment and the desired characteristics such as stretch, breathability, and durability to ensure the best fabric choice for your specific application.

What specific fabrics do you use for apparel, hats and footwear?

We offer a variety of fabrics from mesh, crushed velvet, cotton feel polyester, Smooth polyester and mesh polyesters.


  • Feels Like Cotton 5.3oz – FC5.3oz
  • Feels Like Cotton With Backing 13oz – FCB13oz
  • Feels Like Cotton With Backing 9oz – FCB9oz
  • Pinhole Mesh 5.3oz – PM5.3oz
  • Pinhole Mesh 6.3oz – PM6.3oz
  • Smooth Polyester 5.3oz – SM5.3oz
  • Smooth Polyester 6.3oz – SM6.3oz
  • Smooth Polyester Fleece 9oz – SMF9oz
  • Smooth Polyester Fleece 13oz – SMF13oz
  • Butterfly Mesh 9.8oz – BM9.8oz
  • Feels Like Cotton With Backing 6.3oz – FC6.3oz

  • Beanie-Polyester
  • Bucket Hat & Cap-Polyester
  • Scrunchie -Polyester

  • Polyester Canvas
  • Polyester Mesh
  • PU Leather
  • Soft Slipper Polyester

Check out how easy it is to create your own sublimated apparel with us.

Sublimation Printing at Factory


Sublimation requires mostly polyester fabric for the heat print process as described above. Some fabrics have cotton mixed in for a different softer feel. However we typically use a performance based fabric that provides wicking, anti-microbial and in some cases UPF protection. Come in and we will show you a variety of polyester fabrics from neoprene, to velvet!


T-shirts, Hoodies, Jackets, Cycling Jerseys, Button Down shirts, Camp Shirts, Shorts, Joggers, Socks,


  • Uniforms – sports teams, schools, leagues, tournaments
  • Event Merchandise: Check out our new line of sublimated items from crop hoodies to flip flops
  • Private Label
  • Retail
  • Sports: Pickleball, Hockey, Cycling, Fishing, Running, Race gear, Volunteer bibs and more!

Over 100+ items (Click on the button below)

Check out some of our top sellers for custom sublimated apparel & accessories

Please contact us to place an order or ask any question.
Contact our customer service team lead, Palmer [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your minimums?

Private label using garments in stock 72 pcs – print your design and add private label.
Screen print T-shirts 24 pcs.
Embroider Hats – 12 pcs same style and color
DTF (direct to film) /Heat Transfer – 24 pcs, same artwork, but can mix styles, sizes
Sublimation – Depends on the garment
Uniforms – 12 pcs per item, such as jersey, shorts
Footwear – 24 pairs
Apparel Top/Bottoms/Jackets  – 48 pcs same style, same artwork, but different sizes

How do I place an order?

We offer several ways to place an order. You can place an order by phone, e-mail, For more detailed information on placing an order call 704-236-0568 and speak to your sales professional.

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