Dye sublimation inks are a pigment suspended in liquid solvent, like water. The images are initially printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image of the final design, and then transferred onto polyester fabric in a heat press operating at temperatures between 180 to 210 C (375 F). Under high temperature and pressure, the dye turns into gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibres. The fabric is permanently dyed so it can be washed without damaging the quality of the image.

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