What is Sublimation and Why is it So Popular


I’m sure you’ve noticed the unique sublimated styles that are displayed at every meet. Whether it’s a crazy design, ombre color gradient, or a gymnastics warm up with their team name printed on the back, sublimation is everywhere!Aly Raisman Summer Sublimation leotard

We all know that sublimated technology opens up a new layer of creative designs that the traditional cut and sew styles can’t come close to: but, do you ever wonder what exactly sublimation is?

What is Sublimation

Men's sublimation gymnastics shirtIt all begins with an idea from a customer. That idea gets submitted to an elite team of design and production professionals who take that idea and turn it into a gymnastics apparel design.

Next, by using top of the line equipment, that design is printed on paper in a state of the art temperature and humidity controlled room. After that, a piece of fabric that is cut into the shape of the garment is lined up on top of the printed out design and fed through a large heat transfer system. This machine heats the ink off the paper and onto the fabric. All that’s left is to sew the garment together to bring your design ideas to life!

GK Sublimation

Sublimated designs by GK have been years in the making. We have searched worldwide for the best inks available. The Italian inks that we selected are known as the professionals’ choice for their bright colors, unsurpassed ink release, very best in wash-fastness and printability. As a result, your print will have intense colors, clear lines and less fading.

Even with the best designers, highest quality inks, and top of the line technology; nothing would matter without the best fabrics. After a rigorious testing period, we have found the highest quality fabrics available. Because of this, your products will last longer with less than a 5% color loss after 50 washings, so your garment will continue to look great for years to come.GKids sublimation leotard

Sublimate Your Ideas

  1. Pick your style
  2. Tell us your team colors.
  3. Give us your print ideas.

Have a unique idea you want to see come to life? Contact your local Gymnastics Sales Representative or our Customer Service Department to submit your artwork. Our talented designers will create a one of a kind print that will reflect your team’s personality. Click here for more information. 

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