Traditionally, textile sublimation is only used for white, 100% polyester T-shirts. However, we are now able to use textile sublimation on colour T-shirts in the following cases:
- When the colour for printing is black or dark
- When the exact colour for printing isn’t the priority
The T-shirt must of course still be 100% polyester for sublimation printing to work but it can be done! We recommend choosing light or bright-coloured T-shirts and strongly advise against black or dark-coloured clothing as we cannot guarantee good results.
Take a look at these personalised technical T-shirts created for the Kochersberg trail in France:
The main advantage of sublimation printing is that these sports tees remain 100% breathable so they’re perfect for races, sports days, really any outdoor or summer activity!
As you can see, the T-shirt chosen is a bright lime colour with sublimation printing in black to stand out and the final result is ideal for publicity and sponsorships.
The model chosen for this order was the Cam Tec 1, a high quality, quick-drying technical shirt with an original design:
This technical t-shirt has several colours available but remember in order to get the best results with sublimation printing on colour, we advise you to choose from the lighter colours.
Another positive aspect of this garment is that it has a screen-printed label, meaning no pesky label to annoy you when you’re working out!
Finally a little reminder of the great qualities of sublimation printing:
- Indeleble printing – it never disappears!
- Undetectable to the touch
- Maintains breathability – unlike other personalisation techniques.