What Polyester Count is best for Sublimation?

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Do you know what the best polyester counts for sublimation printing is? We have the answer! Find out here!

Polyester is a synthetic fiber that has been used in clothing since the early 1900s. It was originally developed by DuPont as an alternative to silk. Today, polyester is commonly used in clothing because it is durable, easy to dye, and doesn't wrinkle easily.

Sublimation ink only adheres to polyester fibers which is why you have a more vibrant print when using higher polyester. Yes- you can absolutely sublimate on a 48% polyester shirt (think Bella Canvas 3001cvc) but only 48% of the design will stick to the fabric after being washed. If you use a 95% polyester fabric to sublimate on, such as our Shirts2301 shirts, 95% of the design will stay after being washed.

For best results, always wait a minimum of 24 hours before washing a newly sublimated shirt.


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