Q: How are socks printed?
A: Great question. I’ve seen it a lot online. Socks that have a printed design on them are usually printed using sublimation.
Sublimation (also called dye sublimation) is the process by which an image is added to specially coated products (ceramics, metals, fabrics) using sublimation ink and heat. Most people/companies use special sublimation printers (Think: a commercial inkjet printer with that special ink that prints on garments and other products.)
The whole sublimation process gets its name from the ink’s ability to go from a solid state to a gaseous state without becoming a liquid.
Can a sock help you in the kitchen? Absolutely. One use that is just coming to mainstream attention is using them to ripen avocados. If you put a not-quite-ripe avocado in a sock and leave it overnight, the next day it’ll be ready for use in your favorite guacamole. One lady, Diane Sherwood, a former...
Q: What is the most effective way to produce socks with colours, prints & patterns of high quality? A: This is a tough question to answer, as I am not sure what you actually mean when you say “effective.” If you are talking about speed, sublimation printing is an excellent way to get socks with designs...
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