Customized sports clothing using sublimation

Dye sublimation is a process of adding a color and design to fabric (and other substances as well) that provides the best quality, most durable option for sportswear and other apparel. So what is sublimation and how does it work?

The sublimation process

Image of an example range of men's and women's triathlon customized clothing range available from Captivations Sportswear

Example range of men’s and women’s triathlon customized clothing range available from Captivations Sportswear

The sublimation process is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through a liquid phase.

Because the colors and design are impregnated into the fabric, unlike screen printing, the inks cannot be felt on the surface of the garment and the technical performance of the fabric is not compromised. Sublimated designs will not fade, shrink or crack (as with screen printed designs), the colors and design look the same as the day you bought the garment even after years of wear.

For custom designed clothing, the process fuses the color and design into the fabric rather than sitting on top of the fabric as in inkjet or screen printing methods. Sublimated garments are softer to the touch while remaining very strong and durable. Colors retain their vibrancy over time regardless of extensive washing so it’s the ideal process for sportswear and school clothing.

Fabric quality makes a difference

For our sublimated garments, we source the highest performance fabrics – the best spandex, polyesters and other suitable fabrics – that are durable, soft to the touch and wick away perspiration.

In the sublimation process, you can incorporate club and sponsor names or logos into your design without the added expense and bulk of embroidered logos. Set up of design templates is free for your sublimated garments and we have low minimum orders for all custom designed apparel.

Capitations Sportswear can sublimate your high performance sportswear that is durable, light and comfortable to wear and looks great.

Your design, your way

Image of custom designed triathlon club apparel for men and women team members

Custom designed triathlon club apparel for men and women team members

With 300+ colors to choose from, and unlimited design options, our sublimation technique offers a world of possibilities to create your team apparel your way –with free set up for design by our designers, you get what your want. If you already have a design, we can replicate the design or modify it if you wish.

Sublimated clothing is ideal for sports teamwear, school uniforms and sports uniforms and business uniforms (polos sublimated with your company logo in your company colors).

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