Sublimation is a process by which a design is created, printed onto special paper and then heat pressed onto a metal plate. During “sublimation”, a chemical reaction takes place and the image is permanently embedded onto the metal.
We use sublimation because it creates a durable product that will not scratch off and the images are colorful, bright, clear and permanent. While considered very durable, it is important to understand that prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause sublimated images to fade over time.
We use 4 different color plates during our sublimation process – white, gold, silver or bronze.