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Dye Sublimation offers full-color, edge-to-edge designs. We print, cut and sew each shirt in-house for awesome results.

Dye Sublimation is the next level in custom shirts and Design Odyssey does it best.  Some of the benefits of this cutting-edge process include:
  • A permanent graphic imprint that will never crack or fade.
  • Dye does not build up on the garment.  Fabric remains breathable and comfortable.
  • Unlimited colors. Graphics are sharp and eye-catching.
  • Truly continuous tones that are equivalent to photographs.
  • Full coverage graphics from edge to edge.  Our cut & sew team constructs each garment after printing to achieve this result.
  • Works great with performance dry-fit fabrics.
  • Custom names/numbers are achievable with minimal setup.

Our Brands

Kruit Vat Hunting Apparel

Odyssey Fishing Apparel

More about Design Odyssey's Dye Sublimation

  • Dye Sublimation Process

    The dye sub industry is growing in popularity each year. There are advantages to this process and many customers want to know more. Here’s a quick walk-through of how it works…

    1. Design:  Just like all our processes, it begins in the computer. The difference with dye sublimated apparel is the graphics are fitted to each piece of the pattern.  Every sleeve, collar, pocket and bodice gets imprinted with anything you can imagine.  This is FULL coverage, FULL color, LIMITLESS design options. Individual names and numbers can be added with a few keyboard clicks.

    2. Print:  Once our design is set, each shirt gets printed at full size on a large format digital printer. Our printer uses formulated sublimation inks which are jetted onto specially coated paper.

    3. Heat:  The imprinted rolls of paper are unwound and fed into a rotary heat press.  At the same time, rolls of fabric are unwound and joined with the paper as it feeds through.  As the paper and fabric are pressurized and heated together, the dye-sub ink transfers from solid state to gas (bypassing the liquid state, this is the scientific meaning of “sublimation”). The gas dyes the design into the fabric.  The dye is permanent and will not fade.  There is no ink buildup so the fabric maintains its original texture and breath-ability.

    4. Cut:  Our shirts contain anywhere from 2-6 pieces each. They are cut by hand in our shop. Each piece is labeled and organized for sewing.

    5. Sew:  The last step is an entire process unto itself. Our sewing team has years of experience in the apparel industry. Each shirt goes through multiple steps and sewing machines before completion.  They are then custom tagged, folded and bagged.

    We’re excited to offer dye sublimated shirts and apparel to our customers. These garments are great for designs that incorporate multiple logos or individual names.  They’re also the perfect way to capture designs that are bold, detailed and colorful.  The fabrics we use are moisture-wicking and UV protected. Our handcrafted quality is second to none and all made in South Africa. We offer low minimums and quick turnaround on every product. Dye Sublimation can set you apart with a cutting-edge look.  Contact us today!

  • Classic Tee

    Tshirt 3 150x150 - Sublimation
    Our standard T-shirt with traditional fit.  Great for athletic jerseys or everyday wear.

    • 2 collar options:
      • Round Neck
      • V-neck
    • Short sleeves

    Button Polo

    button 1 150x150 - Sublimation
    Look professional while you support your team or business! Great for trade shows, Friday Wear, Fishing Apparel and team management.

    • Full collar
    • 1 button with inner placket
    • Short or Long sleeves

    Chinese Zip Panel Polo

    Chinese 150x150 - Sublimation
    This is an amazing high-quality sport shirt.  It stays looking crisp and vibrant no matter what you throw at it. Great for Fishing Apparel.

    • collar options:
      • Chinese Collar
    • Exposed zipper
    • Short sleeves, Long Sleeves
  • 2 Fabric options:

    • TRILOBAL
      Trilobal 300x300 - Sublimation
       
      Composition: 100% Polyester
      Finish: Knitted
      Yarn: Spun
      Shrinkage Max: 3%
      Colour Fastness: Excellent
      Width: 150cm
      Weight: 120gms
      Customs rebate code: N/A
      Care Labelling:
      coldwash - SublimationCold water wash
      CoolIron - SublimationCool iron only
      DryClean - SublimationDry cleanable
      DontBleach - SublimationDo not bleach
      NoSoak - SublimationDo not soak
    • BIRDSEYE / HONEYCOMB
      Birdseye 300x300 - Sublimation
       
      Composition: 100% Polyester
      Finish: Moisture management
      Yarn: Polyester
      Shrinkage Max: 3%
      Colour Fastness: good
      Width: 150cm
      Weight: 140gm
      Customs rebate code: N/A
      Care Labelling:
      coldwash - SublimationCold water wash
      CoolIron - SublimationCool iron only
      NoDryClean - SublimationNot dry cleanable
      DontBleach - SublimationDo not bleach
      NoSoak - SublimationDo not soak

    We have a wide variety of Polyester materials available for each application. Contact Us if you need help with deciding which one suits your application best.

a Collection of our in-house brands, Corporate Designs, and leisure apparel.

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a Collection of our Hunting apparel.

Fat - Sublimation

a Collection of our Fishing apparel. Available on Order!

Our Client’s Custom Designs. 

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