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Sublimation is the process of transferring dye to a fabric using heat. The image is printed on special paper placed on the garment and heat is applied, allowing the ink to become part of the fabric. This will leave you with a more breathable, soft-hand feel to the fabric. The best part is that the numbers, letters and graphics do not wear off!

There are many benefits to the process, such as:

  • Full color on small runs. Unlike screen printing, there is no need for separate screens, films, setup for sublimation. Though you may need to have us refine your art, the process after that is easy.

  • Less need for minimum orders. We are more likely to be able to accommodate a smaller order or re-order when you sublimate, due to the reduced amount of setup needed to print your item.

  • Individual customization. Though art charges may apply for this level of customization, because each garment is printed from it’s own transfer rather than in bulk on the same set of screens, this method makes it much easier to add individual customization to each printed item.

  • Lighter hand. The nature of sublimation means that prints are never heavy or thick. The garment is unchanged by the process, save for the addition of your art. It also does not affect features like breathability of active or performance wear!

  • Durability. There is no cracking or peeling in a sublimated print, they last as long as the garment.


Many of our customers use sublimation for team and sports such as Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Football, Cycling and Soccer. The sky is the limit and you can even get a few for your next marathon or event!

How to Get Started on Sublimation Orders


Ready to place a sublimation order with us?  Getting started is easy!  There are a few things we need to know to be able to begin working on your custom creation.  Contact us today with details like the quantity of your order, when you need your order by, as well as any images or examples you'd like us to see.  We'll reach back out with any additional details we need, and be ready to begin working on your custom order from FreeThink!

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