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Sublimation?

SUBLIMATION

Sublimation is a digital form of printing that enables you to have almost any design you want on a polyester garment. A design is created on a computer and then printed directly on to the polyester using the equivalent of huge inkjet printers as shown in the pictures. When printed the inks bond with the fabric so you don’t get a raised surface like embroidery or heat transfer printing. This means your design and logo’s will never come off.

When you get a sublimated rugby shirt from us you pay one price; for that price you get your design and you can add as many logos to it as you need without the price going up. It is a great way to save money if you have 2 or more sponsors on your shirt.

Here is the sublimation process in more detail… if you really want to know.

 

Sublimation printing is the application of sublimation inks onto a surface using a heat press to provide the required combination of heat, time and pressure. This combination causes the inks to be converted from a solid to a gaseous state enabling them to penetrate the sublimatable surface so that a permanent, full colour image is formed. The colour penetrates the surface of the item so that the result is colourful, long lasting and resistant to scratching unlike some other printing methods that merely print onto the surface of the item.

Dye sublimation printing is always done on a polyester, polymer, or polymer coated item. At high temperatures, the solid dye converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid. The same high temperature opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state. It has now become a part of the polymer. For this reason true dye sublimation cannot be done on natural materials such as 100% cotton. Natural fibres and non-coated materials have no “pores” to open.

Testimonial

What people say
about Terminator

Jamie Beaney - Coach and player

I have been using Terminator Clothing since 2008. John and the team are very helpful, offer a Professional service and to top if off, they offer good quality kit. Their design work is contemporary, lives up to your expectations. I Highly recommend their services.

Vanessa - Aylesford Bulls

The shirts have been delivered and they look AMAZING!! So so pleased with quality and colour. One very chuffed tour organiser. THANK YOU!

Andy Frend

Terminator provide a fantastic service in all aspects; innovative design, quality manufacturing and a very quick production. New Milton RFC have been loyal customers for many years and will continue to be so.

Rushden & Higham

Saturday we played our first game in our brand new Terminator shirts! The lads couldn’t wait to put them and didn’t want to take them off! They look great and feel just as good to wear. The material is strong yet very comfortable and has a high quality feel. Great customer service from people that know rugby. Speedy and reliable, ordering through Terminator is simple with a range of custom options easy to choose from.

Laura Lee

Can’t thank Terminator enough for our amazing tour shirts, everyone loved them and am sure it was the reason that we won the shield! We will be back to you with hopefully a lot more teams next season, like Aylesford who said they use you guys too(their minions shirts were great) and probably wilder shirts!

Jeremy Allen

Helpfull in creating bespoke tour shirt design. Best price on the internet. Very impressed with the quality of the shirt and all ready in under 4 weeks. Will definitely continue to use Terminator 

Will Avery

We were really impressed with the Terminator kit which is excellent quality at a great price. Their staff was very helpful at all stages and helped simplify the process of organising a bulk order for the team. We have ordered multiple kits from Terminator and would happily do so again in the future.

Brent Green

I think the main difference between Terminator and others is the extra service and attention to detail. The order went smoothly and without any drama which when you are trying to co-ordinate a tour and 40 tourists is worth its weight in gold. Last minute changes were dealt with without fuss.

Luke Gayton

We were so impressed, we continued to “upgrade” our kits over the years, so much so all teams are now adorned with Terminator clothing. The quality is brilliant and the price is competitive. I am constantly approached recently by email, where other companies are attempting to take our custom away with a cheap “three piece kit order” shirt, socks and shorts. Although the price would be tempting, I would not risk the quality and service we currently get from Terminator. I am the club secretary and have great pleasure in organising the kit for our club, we will continue to use Terminator for many MANY seasons to come.Ring me for a chat if you want me to back this testimonial up, I believe in Terminator that much

Clive Thorp

Great support in assisting in design, style and sizes. Regular feedback on progress and many opportunities to finalise designs before final submission. Shirts had to be strong enough to stand up to the game as well as look good for those not playing (Dads).

These shirts and socks will be used afterwards for 7s tournaments and training so great value for money. Shirts and socks arrived well packaged and protected and in time for the tour. I would recommend Terminator to any club wishing to get great service and reasonably priced.

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