Yesterday I addressed one solution to prevent bleeding when printing polyester jerseys, which is to use Thermo-FILM. But an even bigger hot topic we’re hearing about is how to print on sublimated jerseys. If you’re not sure whether or not a jersey is sublimated, look inside. If the fabric inside the garment is white and the outside is colorful, it’s probably sublimated. The hot button with everyone is sublimation blocking. If you’re applying logos or names to a sublimated jersey, you will need to use a material designed to minimize bleeding. Many of our customers have found Stahls’ SuperTEK™ Sublistop™ to prevent bleeding. It can be used as is in white, but it’s also printable, which means you can use it with any eco-solvent printer/cutter. In addition, it can be applied on just about any fabric, including performance wear, since it applies as low as 300 degrees. It not only prevents bleeding from sublimated jerseys, it is also extremely stretchable. You can use it in any vinyl cutter to cut what you need in white, or in your eco-solvent printer if you want to do full color designs. If you need to customize any type of sublimated jersey with a heat press, this is your top solution.