We're always asked how the dye sublimation printing process works and why we can't print on dark shirts. We've created this visual that will show you what your artwork will look like on different colored shirts and what will happen when you dye sub a dark colored shirt.
Because the artwork is actually dyed into the fabric of the shirt, different colored apparel will give the artwork a different effect. For example, white lettering shows up white on a white shirt but on a yellow shirt the lettering will be yellow. The reason is that white ink isn't an color option when using sublimation printing so the white areas of your artwork will be left blank letting the color of the shirt to show through. There are many advantages to sublimation printing and to screen printing, let us help you choose what method is best for your custom printed apparel.