Sublimation Printing – Sleeve Design

Our dye sublimation t-shirts are constructed, and then generally printed on flat print beds post construction. This means that the design on the sleeves needs to be the same as the design on the body; with the design on the body flowing onto the sleeves.

Lets say we start with the photo below as our design.


If we were to all-over sublimation print this onto a t-shirt, the design on the left would be totally fine. However, the design on the right wouldn’t work. The design on the right requires a process called cut & sew, which is generally more expensive and comes with high minimum order quantities.

When designing for all-over printing, ensure your design flows onto the sleeves, rather than creating a separate design or colour for the sleeves.

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