Our fabrics sourcing & production are choices made with sustainability in mind. We often use the sublimation technique for our prints rather than traditional dyes because unlike traditional fabric dyeing, which involves soaking the fabric in a dye solution, sublimation printing involves transferring ink onto the fabric using heat and pressure. Let's talk about the benefits!
1. Water conservation:
Unlike traditional printing methods that use water-based inks, sublimation printing uses a dry ink transfer process that requires no water. This reduces the amount of water used in the printing process and helps to conserve this precious resource.
2. Reduction in waste:
Sublimation printing does not produce any waste ink or toner cartridges, which are commonly associated with traditional printing methods. This reduces the amount of waste generated during the printing process.
3. Energy efficiency:
Sublimation printing requires less energy than traditional printing methods since the process involves heating the ink to a high temperature to transform it into a gas. This reduces the amount of energy consumed during the printing process, which can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Eco-friendly inks:
The inks used in sublimation printing are eco-friendly and do not contain harmful chemicals or heavy metals. This makes them a safer and more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional printing inks.
5. More vibrant and durable prints
One of the main advantages of sublimation printing is that it produces more vibrant and durable prints. The ink used in sublimation printing is transformed into a gas when heated and then transferred onto the fabric. This process allows the ink to penetrate the fibers of the fabric, resulting in a more vibrant and long-lasting print that won't fade or crack over time.