As you may have read in our blogabout shipping and its carbon footprint, we’re big fans of planning ahead and getting your order in as much in advance as possible so you can ship via ocean freight and reduce your carbon emissions. Different products and printing capabilities are available at various timelines, so let us know what you’re looking for.
While dye sublimation can be more expensive than screen printing for simple artwork (such as a one-color logo on a solid bag), the design will last significantly longer than the same design applied through screen printing. Think about it this way: if your bag or utensils serve as an advertisement for your company, you want as many eyeballs on them as possible. The longer the product lasts and the design is visible, the more people will see it over time. In general, you’ll get a much better return on your investment by choosing dye submlimatinon v. screen printing, as the cost per impression will go down with every day the product lasts--despite it starting at a higher price point.
The best way to describe the difference between the two is probably back to our good old tattoo analogy. Dye sublimation is like a permanent tattoo by George Burchett, made even better because it will never fade or turn a weird navy color over time.