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3D SublimationWhat is Sublimation printing?

Sublimation is a transfer process in which the image becomes a part of the actual item. Sublimation needs special ink, paper and specific substrates with polyester coating to work.

When heated to high temperatures, sublimation ink turns into a gas. Pores of the polyester coated item open up and allow the gas to enter. Then, once removed from the heat, the pores of the polyester substrate close up, trapping the ink inside. The entire image will be smooth to the touch.

3D Color Filter Glasses – How it works?

One of the most common ways to view 3D images is with color filter glasses. These glasses work by allowing different images into your eyes. The most used color filter system is Red and Blue. Once the colors filter through the glasses into your eyes, your brain does the rest and creates the 3D effect.

Artwork Requirements

The artwork needs to be provided in the highest resolution possible. Acceptable formats include: .PSD, .EPS, .JPEG, and .PDF at 300 dpi. Artwork is then manipulated to achieve the traditional (red and blue) 3D look. No need to worry about converting the art to 3D, our team will take care of that!

Why do 3D Sublimation?

The unique look of 3D art on a towel is a great conversation starter. While not all artwork is able to be rendered in 3D, when possible it adds additional interest and makes for an even greater keepsake.

Industries best suited for 3D Sublimation

The entertainment industry, sports teams and resorts are some of the most common industries to take advantage of this technique.



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