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Have you ever wondered what products to use when it comes to a particular method of garment decoration? Wonder no more as the industry recommends its top products, along with some top tips.


Sublimation T shirts from Xpres are the easiest way to profitably achieve one-off and short run full colour T shirt designs. Printing onto Subli Plus T-Shirts is quick and simple with just a two step print and press process.

The XP520R features a tear out label for easy rebranding with your own label or print. In addition, the 100% polyester fabric has a moisture management finish to provide the ultimate back cloth for sublimation transfers. BAGBASE

Perfectly suited to easy sublimation, BagBaseʼs Sublimation Backpack (BG955) has been specially created with this highly profitable and increasingly popular decoration method in mind.

The BG955 features an HD sublimation image surface, perfect for super-detailed dye sublimation, while the bagʼs closure is designed to make transfer application as easy and effective as possible thanks to its

PREMIER WORKWEAR Premierʼs PR167 100% Polyester Bib Apron acts as the perfect base for dye sublimation. The sublimation process works a treat on the white apron with absolute colour clarity and precision demonstrated here with the print of this very colourful logo.

As you can appreciate, every colour appears bright and beautiful within the gradient of the logo, with the wording presented sharp and clear. Use your sublimation skills on this apron for those customers in the hospitality, floristry and beauty industries – or indeed anyone that requires a level of protection against spillages. VALENTO

The Matrix Sublimation T-Shirt from Valento is a classic cut, with a cotton touch which makes it very soft. It is made from 100% polyester and features a ribbed round neck, shoulder to shoulder reinforcement, double stitching on neck, bottom and sleeves. It is specifically designed for the sublimation process. Matrix PR167 BG955

completely obstruction-free printing surface; there are no buckles, Velcro or clasps to hinder the printing process.

SF (SKINNIFIT) With athleisure dominating the high street, the new SK236 Fashion Crop Top is an absolute must-have. Made from 96% polyester/4% elastane, 240gsm single jersey, this crop is perfect for a cool workout/leisurewear look and the polyester base makes it suitable for sublimation printing.

Brand up the soft-touch jacquard waistband, or decorate with a

trendy print to ensure the wearer stands out. Ideal for fashion- forward brands, the SK236 Fashion Crop Top has an easy tear- out label for fast and simple re-branding.

KUSTOM KIT Kustom Kitʼs new Fashion Fit Tee is crafted from a combination of polyester and ring spun cotton providing maximum comfort and longevity as well as the ideal surface for transfer films, screen printing, DTG and sublimation.

Create garment designs with style and individuality using each of the decoration methods. Special effect transfer films are a quick and easy way to produce a striking finish.


Sublimation is achievable on 10 of the 12 colourways of the new tees. A vintage effect to the print can be replicated on the pink marl and light grey marl garments. While the denim marl and dark grey marl options are the perfect bases for on-trend silhouette designs.

Print achieved using Special Effect Glitter Film

VAPOR APPAREL The Menʼs and Ladies Short Sleeve Solar Shirt by Vapor Apparel is ideal for spring and summer events. Powered by Pure Tech wicking technology it offers superior moisture management. Available in several Sublimation Certified colours, this shirt is ideal for retail and resort shops.

Production tip: Looking for perfect transfers time after time with no lines for the transfer paper or the press? You may want to get the Vapor Foam kit for sublimation, which prevents these types of production issues and puts more pounds in your pocket.

Ladies Short Sleeve Solar Shirt

To have your product featured in P&P’s The Industry Recommends feature email P&P editor Melanie Attlesey ( for details.

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