While the sublimation printing bandwagon set off in the early 2010’s, it is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. The typical product mockup online only allows for you to print your designs within a certain, often very limiting, area on the product. With sublimation printing you have the opportunity to print all-over the product as opposed to simply within the allocated area, providing freedom, offering a lot of room to play around and experiment with different designs and formats. Gift Flow has years of experience within the sublimation printing industry, offering our expertise to up-and-coming print on demand designers and artists in terms of both products and service.
With all this in mind, you may be asking yourself, what exactly is sublimation printing? Well, sublimation printing is an all-over printing service which prints the design into the fabric or material of a product rather than merely onto it, this means that every area of the product can now act as the artists canvas.
If you are looking at getting in on the sublimation printing game, bear in mind that the machines are very expensive to buy, however, do not let this deter you from getting into the industry and using the technology to sell products. By signing up for an account with Gift Flow you can begin using our print on demand service to have products printed as and when you sell them on your online store, cutting out the need for stock and therefore lowering startup costs substantially.
After a bit of time spent slowly gaining popularity, sublimation printing has seen a meteoric rise in prominence since 2013 and as mentioned before, it shows no time of slowing down.
Get started by selecting your product, for the sake of this article, let’s say you choose to design cases for iPhone 6/6s, you would simply head to the Gift Flow store and find the product under the category Tech Cases – Apple 3D Cases.
From here you would hit the ‘Customise’ button in the bottom right corner, and then start adding your designs onto the template shown below:
From here you can pretty much add any design you want, just bear in mind the shape and size of your canvas in comparison to the proportions of your design, will the design look skewed? Will the design fit naturally on the product? As an artist or designer it seems only rational that you would create designs with specific products in mind.
Now is the time to jump into the industry and start creating products using sublimation printing, and no one is a better, cheaper and more effective supplier than Gift Flow!