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What is Dye Sublimation Heat Transfer?

It’s the system used to apply colour to a fabric’s fiber without having to submerge it into dye. The colour motive is impressed with special ink and paper. Then the fabric is set over this impressed paper and is inserted into a large format heat press. When it reaches temperatures in the region of 200º and a pressure between 3 and 4 bars, the ink gassifies and the pigment it contains is seeped into the fibers touching the paper. That’s why fabrics that have been treated/dyed through this process have a white as well as a coloured side.

What are impressable colours?

The fabrics chosen by virKlon can be divided into two main groups: impressable and unimpressable.

IMPRESSABLE: They are white polyester fabrics (with our without elastane) that have undergone a previous factory heat treatment and accept the sublimation transfer.

DYE SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFER: It’s the system used to apply colour to a fabric’s fiber without having to submerge it into dye. The colour motive is impressed with special ink and paper. Then the fabric is set over this impressed paper and is inserted into a large format heat press. When it reaches temperatures in the region of 200º and a pressure between 3 and 4 bars, the ink gassifies and the pigment it contains is seeped into the fibers touching the paper. That’s why fabrics that have been treated/dyed through this process have a white as well as a coloured side.

UNIMPRESSABLE: Those polyester or polyamide fabrics that have undergone a factory immersion dyeing process and that we receive with the solid colours we have chosen. Both sides of the fabric have the same colour.

 

What’s order tracking in the top menu?

 

There are two types of order tracking: an internal virKlon tracking and an external carrier’s tracking.

Once you have made your purchase, you will receive a code that you will be able to use to track your order via the top menu. You will be able to know whether the order is still in the production queue, in production, en route...

And once the order leaves our premises, we will send you a tracking code so that you can track your order directly on the carrier’s website.

 

What do the colours/codes on the colour palette mean?

The colours refer to the most popular colour standard in the world, especially in graphic arts. In any case, we insist that they are only a “reference”, because our colours are CMYK (4 inks) and the original standard is one colour or a unique flat ink. 

It is important to bear in mind that the colour we see through the monitor is not the real one, and that is so for two main reasons:

- The colours we see through appliances like monitors or TVs are primary light colours, where the sum of colours is white and black is missing. On the contrary, the CMYK impression (pigment colours) obtains black as the sum of colours, and white is missing. A primary light colour will never be a true reflection of a pigment colour.

- Apart from that, the monitors allow to change the original settings (brightness, contrast, saturation...) so that it’s difficult to know if what we see is the same that will be printed. 

However, and as a general rule, we could say that colours always look clearer and brighter on the monitor than once they are printed.