What is Sublimation Printing?

Sublimation Printing is a special method of applying an image to polyester cloth, rock, metal & any specially coated ceramic materials. The production technique is relatively simple, it’s the chemical process which separates it from any other form of digital printing. When Sublimation Inks are heated, they turn into gas & dyes polyester fabric or coated items. The result is a premium full-colour, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. Sublimation dyes are not opaque & therefore the printable items need to be white or pastel colour.

There are 5 main materials & methods you need to know in Sublimation Printing, which are :

  1. Sublimation Inks


    Sublimation Ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid gas without going through a liquid form. Liberty Printing Sdn. Bhd. supplying high quality of Sublimation Inks including cartridges & ink refills for bulk ink systems supported with the relevant ICC colour profiles for vivid colours. You may choose either Sublimation Inks or Sublimation Inks Korea .

  2. Sublimation Papers

    sub papers These Sublimation Papers are designed to absorb as much ink as possible to ensure strong & vivid colours. Sublimation Paper does not have a coating on them & has a special finish on the surface. After you print the Sublimation Paper, placed it on the product to be applied with a Heat Press Machine.

  3. Printer


    The Sublimation transfer process only works with selected inkjet printers that are using a piezo-print-head technology. Specifically, Epson Inkjet Printer T60, Epson Inkjet Printer 1390 & also RICOH SG3110DN Printer are the best printers as it have been used over these years. These types of printers are not sold directly from Epson or Ricoh with these sublimation inks.

  4. Sublimation Blanks

    PrintItems such as ceramic, metals, etc. requires a special coating to accept & to be printed with the sublimation inks. You must purchase the mugs, tiles, metals, etc. with the coating already on them, it is not something you can coat yourself. But when you apply to 100% polyester (ie: our mouse pads and puzzles) it doesn’t need any coating because it can be applied directly to the 100% polyester fabric. We carry a full line of these Sublimation Blanks.


  5. Heat Transfer Machine


    To ensure safe & consistent production of Sublimation items, we recommending using professional & reliable equipments. All swing-head presses which covers 90% of the applications are supplied with a lifetime guarantee on the heat platen itself. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with the right pressure and time. Other available Heat Press Machines are for mug production & the decoration of caps & hats & also have a year warranty.

    Advantages of dye-sublimation over other methods of textile printing:

    • Images are permanent and do not peel or fade.
    • Dye does not build up on the fabric.
    • Colors can be extraordinarily brilliant due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibers of the synthetic fabric.
    • Truly continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to photographs, without the use special techniques such as half-screen printing.
    • The image can be printed all over the entire item, with no difficulty in printing all the way to the edges.



    • The printer speed is low.
    • Any creases in the apparel during printing leave blank spots behind.


    If there are any needs of our products or services, please feel free to contact with us at enquiry@libertyprinting.com.my or call our sales persons at  019-985 8151 (Angeline).
    All of our staffs will be more than happy to assist you.


KL International Gifts, Premium & Stationery Fair KLIGP 2014 ( BOOTH M06 )



The 6th KL International Gifts, Premium & Stationery 2014 Fair (KLIGP 2014) had been organized by the Malaysian Gifts & Premium Association (MGPA). The KLIGP 2014 is basically featured creative retail gifts, promotional premium items, specialty printings, product packaging on display & lots more. There are more than 450 exhibitors from across Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia), Taiwan, Hong Kong and also Japan have took the chance to promote their companies in the KLIGP 2014.

KLIGP 2014

Date: 4th – 6th June 2014
Venue: Hall 1 & 2, PWTC

As one of the biggest international event in Malaysia, Liberty Printing Sdn Bhd was truly honored to be part of the largest annually event for the entire 3-days period. We were endeavouring to provide the best inspiration for the retail community by giving retailers an exposure to the latest new products, new ideas, new knowledge and new skills via our participant in this exhibition.

While we have loved exhibiting at KLIGP, as well as sourcing new products and machines for our showroom, we are excited to test out the international market. Eventually, the exhibition was a great success for us as the visitors were very attracted to visit our booth to browse and to try out themselves on our latest series of Heat Press Machines , Cutting Plotter MachineThermal PrinterButton Badge Machine etc. We were also having a live demo & quick training to visitors to give them a clear look & guidelines of DO’s and DON’Ts in this business.



We want also to take this opportunity to thank all of you that came & took your time to visit our booth during KLIGP 2014 in Malaysia – PWTC. It was a pleasure to meet you personally, giving us the great opportunity to share and exchange our thoughts and experiences with you all. Overall, we’re proud to say that we were having great time at KLIGP 2014 this year & it was really impressive. Definitely can’t wait for KLIGP 2015!

If there are any needs of our products or services, please feel free to contact with us at enquiry@libertyprinting.com.my or call our sales persons.
All of our staffs will be more than happy to assist you.

KLIGP 2014 – Liberty Printing

KLIGP 2014

KLIGP 2014

We extend our cordial invitation to visit our exhibition booth number M06 at the 6th Kuala Lumpur International Gifts, Premium & Stationery fair (KLIGP 2014). Organised by the Malaysian Gifts and Premium Entrepreneur Association (MGPA)

Event Type: Exhibition

Date: 4 Jun 2014 – 6 Jun 2014
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The annual grand exhibition that continues the tradition to showcase new innovation from the Gifts, Premium & Stationery industry of Malaysia.

Drop by our booth at M06, to know latest trendy about Printing Machine and Material Supply.