Sublimation onto metal is a groundbreaking, cutting edge process of reproducing an image. Sublimation is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid-entirely skipping the liquid state.
The image is first printed onto transfer paper and then adhered to pretreated aluminum.
The aluminum and transfer paper are placed in a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas and are pressed into the surface of the metal, which then solidify into the treated aluminum.
As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.