Why Dye Sublimation Printing More Sustainable?
Impact to the Worker Environment.
What is great about dye-sublimation is how it is safe for the environment and the worker.
Dye Sublimation is the most environmentally friendly, sustainable process possible in garment printing and production.
It produces Zero water waste.
It is no secret that textile production can be incredibly harmful to the environment and the dyeing process is one of the main culprits. Dyeing textiles contributes 17-20% of the global industrial water pollution as well as a huge amount of solid waste when those dyeing machines are obsolete. While there is a push to clean up the act of the textile industry, many are still using unsustainable means.
Usually we will use 5 ml of water-based ink to dye 1 kg of recycled polyester clothes as opposed to traditional dyeing that uses up to 200 l for the same amount of clothes. Not only that but you wouldn’t use any harmful substances along the way.
Today, most polyester fabrics made by dye sublimation printing. Coming from a combination of “post-industrial” and “post-consumer” recycled plastic products, thus further protecting the environment. For customers seeking a 100% green-friendly product, there is no doubt that sublimation printing is your best solution.
Today environmental-friendly and sustainable practices are more important than ever to protect the earth. Responsible businesses can help by continuing to use green-friendly products such are those produced using dye sublimation printing.
What Is Dye-sublimation Printing?
Firstly, Dye Sublimation printing is a chemical process that imprints a design onto a garment through a chemical reaction. This involves turning a solid to a gas (without turning it to a liquid in between, thus no water system pollution). fusing the design onto the fabric.